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BACKPACK BLOWERS Three new Kawasaki backpack blowers offer landscape and turf care professionals more power, comfort and convenience. The KRB650B features...

Predicting Turf Performance 

Imagine that you had a supernatural gift, one that would allow you to predict how any given turf type or management practice would perform at your location....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Non-Selective Chemicals 

Most often, as grounds managers you are looking to kill out a weed in the midst of turf without damaging the surrounding turf and ornamentals. For that...

How to: Design, lay out and plant formal bulb displays 

Spring bulb shows make a huge impact. You may have trouble convincing your client to spend the money on spring bulbs, but they are such a welcome sight...

Chemical Update: Adjuvants/Wetting Agents 

There are many reasons for you to want to make spray mixtures more effective. Sometimes factors are present that prevent the pesticide from doing as it...

Long on Design 

All architects will be a lot more comfortable when the powers that be in golf finally solve the ball problem If the distance to be gotten with the ball...

Slit Seeders 101 

It's tough to beat slit seeders for achieving a consistently high level of seed-to-soil contact for successful germination. And while a slit seeder alone is no guarantee of success, modern slit seeders are well-respected among landscape professionals for the quality results they can deliver....

Selecting the Right Commercial Generator 

From pond aeration to nighttime construction at an office park to cooling golf greens with fans all of these activities require dependable, portable power. Enter the portable generator....

Making Amends 

Many green-industry textbooks describe an ideal growing media as having the following volumetric proportions: 50 percent solids, 25 percent air-filled...

I.Q. Smart 

Usually, if you're I.Q. smart, it means you're good at figuring things out and taking tests to prove it. But this month, I'm more concerned with your...

Leasing vs. Purchasing Your Equipment 

Choosing the right tool for the trade at the right price is just the beginning of the purchasing decision. Sealing the deal comes with an option: whether to lease or purchase....

Finding Answers 

CANKER SORE Q I have an oak tree, which I believe is a water oak, that has bark falling off in patches around the trunk. The top of the tree isn't looking...

Finding the next All-American  

Although, researchers have not identified an American elm that can take the place of the American elms that once graced our neighborhoods and highways,...

PLANET and ANLA agree not to merge at this time 

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced that they have decided not to proceed with...

Short Cuts 

EPA TO RAISE CONSUMER AWARENESS THROUGH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing details of its program...

Hand-Held equipment forecasts decrease for 2006 

Although a 4.3 percent contraction is expected in 2006, hand-held blower unit shipments will still remain above 2 million units. Backpack blowers will...

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LASER-GUIDED MOWER McMurtry Limited introduces the MAS Mower 01, the electrically-powered machine that combines a conventional 36-inch-wide, six-bladed...

FOCUS ON: String Trimmers 

Don't leave for your first scheduled job without making sure you have a string trimmer or two in tow. To achieve that well-groomed and manicured look...

How To: Test Irrigation Water Quality 

As we try to grow a large variety of plants in areas where only the toughest survive, irrigation becomes a major player. Water shortages and poor water...

In the Grind 

While maybe not the most common piece of equipment in your fleet, owning a stump grinder can prove to be very profitable. Whether your client wants to...

Rx for Turf 

When diagnosing turf for possible renovation, you need to recognize the difference between renovation and re-establishment. Renovation usually involves...

How to: Find a pressure Problem in your Irrigation System  

Irrigation systems are more than just a convenience tool. For some professionals, installing and maintaining these systems is their livelihood not to...

Talking Turf 

There is nothing I love more than using this page in the magazine to recognize someone in our industry who is working to benefit each of you reading this...

Striping Athletic Fields 

Athletic field striping is an art and like any good artist, you need the proper tools and products to deliver a quality result. The time it takes and the view you take towards athletic field striping is directly related to the equipment and products you use to perform the task....

United States records warmest April teamperatures and near-average precipitation 

According to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climate Data Center, the continental United States experienced...

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