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...

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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...

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...

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Snow Conference coming to Quebec City Public works professionals who have known the chaos caused by a heavy snowstorm, freezing rain or frost on a bridge...

HOW TO: CALIBRATE A SPRAYER 

Calibration is sometimes considered a tricky matter involving formulas, charts and conversion factors. But you can complete a thorough calibration for...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

INSECTICIDE Merit 2.5 G ornamental insecticide from Bayer Environmental Science is available in a new granular formulation that provides an even, easier-to-use...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Turfgrass Herbicides 

Here's the first segment of Grounds Maintenance's Chemical Update series. Each year, we revise the Updates to bring you a current and complete guide to...

On Track 

It performs a variety of tasks. It can dramatically reduce labor costs. It's easy to operate. And many can fit in the bed of a pickup truck. What is this...

Crabgrass Control 

Probably the most common weed in turf is crabgrass. Actually, the term crabgrass encompasses several species, including smooth crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum),...

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Snow blowers As a work tool for skid-steer loaders, Caterpillar Snow Blowers operate on standard flow hydraulics and are intended for a variety of winter...

Timing is Everything 

Pre-emergence herbicides can be useful chemical tools for you as you attempt to manage weeds before they can compete for valuable space in your turf....

THE TIME IS NOW 

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. That's not to say I don't make a few of my own, along with nearly everyone else if for no other reason than...

RESEARCH INDICATES LESS IS MORE 

Water restrictions have been prevalent in many areas of the United States in recent years. While the arid West has always had to deal with drought, the...

FINDING ANSWERS 

SALT OF THE EARTH Q What are Epsom salts and how are they used? via the Internet A Epsom salt is hydrated magnesium sulfate (about 10 percent magnesium...

SHORT CUTS 

WEST COAST TURF GOES TO SUPER BOWL XXXVII West Coast Turf, grower and installer of sod and stolons, is once again going to the Super Bowl this time Super...

U.S. 2002 SNOWBLOWER EXPORTS AND IMPORTS 

The Office of Consumer Goods reports latest numbers on U.S. snowblower exports to 25 countries and imports from 15 countries. Year-to-date (YTD) 2002...

Program Preview and Pre-Registration 

Presented by the American Public Works Association Hosted by the Qubec Chapter of APWA. The 2003 APWA North American Snow Conference offers a unique learning...

READER POLL 

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

FOCUS ON: String Trimmers 

Your mowing job isn't really done until you manicure the grounds with a gas-powered string trimmer. The following models are available in varying weights...

Harvard University, Landscaping with Sculptures Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Firm: Pressley Associates, Inc. Design team: William Pressley, FASLA Client: Harvard University; George Oommen, Planner Henry Moore sculpture This donated...

Finding the Right fit 

Recent changes in regulations and the availability of new pesticides may change the way we do business. The loss of old products is being offset by the...

University of Illinois at Chicago, South Campus Expansion Chicago, Illinois 

Firm: Wight & Company Associated firm: South Campus Development Team Design team: Wight & Company, Master Planners and Site Engineering; Wolff Clements,...

EPA ASSIGNS SMALL-ENGINE REGULATIONS 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports small, spark-ignited engines at or below 25 hp contribute about 20 percent of hydrocarbon emissions...

Pingree School, Campus Study Plan South Hamilton, Massachusetts 

Firm: Olson Lewis & Dioli Architects & Planners, Inc. Design team: Arthur L. Dioli Jr., AIA, Principal; Christopher T. Doktor, AIA, Associate Principal...

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