HANDHELD POWER EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS NEAR 10 MILLION 

According to estimates prepared by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), 9,850,603 gasoline powered handheld products were shipped in Model Year...

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U.S. HOUSING STARTS EDGE HIGHER IN JANUARY Construction of new homes and apartments rose in January to the highest level in 16 years as low mortgage rates...

Stop Ornamental Diseases before they Start 

Ornamental plant diseases can significantly affect the aesthetic quality of many plants in the landscape. Not only do some of these diseases impact appearance...

Customize your Equipment 

The use of compact equipment in lawn and landscape maintenance is growing in popularity. Compact equipment usually describes skid steer loaders, mini...

Focus On: Topdressers 

Whether you're using them for light, frequent topdressing or traditional heavy applications, topdressers are important tools for managing your fine turfgrass....

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

REPELLENT Bird-B-Gone Inc. introduces Goose-B-Gone, a repellent that makes grass areas impaletable to geese and ducks. Apply the product by spraying it...

In the Running 

The potential for runoff from turf to pollute our drinking water concerns many people and is a theme commonly found in newspapers and magazines throughout...

Back to Basics 

Diesel engines have become very popular in the grounds-maintenance equipment market. They are durable, fuel-efficient and provide the power you need to...

Driving Out Roadside Weeds 

Weed control along roadsides can be more complicated than it needs to be because roadside groundcover is often uncomfortably positioned between functional...

NFL PLAYERS PREFER GRASS SURFACES 

The NFL Players Association announced the results of its latest league-wide player survey concerning NFL playing surfaces. The written survey was conducted...

Filling Up your Tank 

With the coming of spring and the muggy days of summer to follow, you are no doubt hoping for little or no turf disease this year. This is a nice concept,...

Resistance is (not) Futile 

Penncross is the best-known creeping bentgrass, and historically this durable plant has been the standard by which all other varieties of creeping bentgrass...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Turfgrass Insecticides 

This is the second segment of Grounds Maintenance's Chemical Update series. Revised each year to provide a current and comprehensive guide to pesticides...

FIGHTING fire 

A Florida golfer dies as a result of massive fire ant stings; a 91-year-old bedridden woman was bitten more than 600 times in a Texas nursing home. Although...

FINDING ANSWERS 

PET PEEVES Q What should I tell my customers when they ask me about the dangers that lawn pesticides pose to their cats and dogs? via the Internet A You...

LONGEVITY: IN LIFE, BUSINESS AND PRINT 

Longevity is something to strive for. This becomes more and more evident to me as I approach that age where it's dawning on me how quickly a year passes,...

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2003 GIE BOARD SEATED The Green Industry Expo Board announced its 2003 slate of officers and directors. The nine-member Board includes three representatives...

ENGINEERED BENTS: A CONCERN? 

We've been hearing a lot about the promises of genetically modified organisms (GMO). Herbicide resistance is one trait that companies have successfully...

DETERMINING SOIL TEXTURE 

There is a simple way to get an estimate of the percentages of sand, silt and clay that are in your base mix. This experiment provides a nice, inexpensive...

PEST SET FOR QUARANTINE? 

The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman and the Department of Agriculture to move swiftly...

FOCUS ON: Aerators 

Turf aerators have long offered grounds managers and golf course superintendents a tool to promote strong, healthy turf. Equipment manufacturers offer...

2002 UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES 

Monthly national figures published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show unemployment either rose or stayed the same in all regions except for the Midwest...

How To: Identify White Grubs 

White grubs are one of the most destructive insect pests of turf. They feed on grass roots and can destroy the entire root system of the plant, killing...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

SCREENER/CLEANER Use the Harley screener/cleaner to screen athletic infields and make your own topsoil. Screen horse tracks and arenas for use on landscape...

Cricket Control 

Mole crickets have traditionally been considered Southern golf course pests, but their impact goes beyond just golf courses and just the South. Athletic...

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