Broadleaf weed control 

It is a usually a necessary evil to perform some postemergence broadleaf weed control in the spring whether you are a professional lawn care operator...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout February on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. What is the resource...

How To: Calibrate A Rotary Spreader 

Properly calibrated and maintained equipment will increase its performance, not only making your job easier, but more accurate as well. This is especially...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Turf Fungicides 

Fungicides are the subject of our third Chemical Update for 2003. Compiled and updated with the help of chemical manufacturers, this is the most complete...

FLORICULTURE AND NURSERY CROP SALES 

Although actual 2002 year-end results won't be released until May, the USDA's forecasted floriculture and nursery crop sales still give an idea of what's...

FINDING ANSWERS 

FOR LEASE Q I'm thinking of leasing some mowing equipment for my landscape maintenance business. What would be some of the advantages of leasing instead...

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...

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...

SHORT CUTS 

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...

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...

Don't Give up on Ground Pearls 

Ground pearls represent one of the most unusual turfgrass insect pests that grounds managers experience. They are a type of scale insect, a group of bugs...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout January on the Grounds Maintenance Web site www.grounds-mag.com. How have you responded...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

SHORT CUTS 

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

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...

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...

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...

FOCUS ON: Aerators 

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

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...

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