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Snow Conference set in Columbus, April 14-16 Make plans to attend the premiere snow and ice removal summit in North America on April 27-30 in Quebec City,...

What goes around 

Next to fuel, tires are your biggest vehicle-operating cost. Making poor choices when selecting your tires often results in higher costs for you in the...

CONTINUING THE TRADITION 

This year is the 15th year I've been a member of the Grounds Maintenance editorial team. I've been involved in its continuing evolution and have implemented...

TRUCK SALES INCREASE 

The National Truck Equipment Association reports Class 1 and 2 truck sales increased in July 2002 compared to the same month for 2001. Class 1 experienced...

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COMPUTERS GREEN INDUSTRY GRAPHICS Turfmarketing.com announces the new Premium Collection CD of lawn care and landscaping graphics for the green industry....

BEETLE MANIA 

A new exotic beetle from Asia was discovered feeding on ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees in southeastern Michigan. It was identified in July 2002 as Agrilus...

ROAD RULES 

This preview of 2003 commercial trucks highlights new models from every manufacturer, as well as significant changes for their current offerings. Despite...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout August on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. What hourly wage...

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Skid steer plow The BOSS Snowplow has expanded its Trip-Edge Snowplow lineup and now offers skid-steer owners three new Trip-Edge Plow options including...

HOW TO: CHANGE A SPARK PLUG 

Not all spark plugs are created equal, so always follow the engine manufacturer's recommendation for a replacement spark plug. Not long ago, there were...

Ornamental Products 

Ornamentals may not receive the regular chemical applications that you often provide for turf, but pesticides are a critical tool for managing pests that...

Focus On: Utility Vehicles 

Whether you're looking to increase your current utility vehicle fleet or thinking about buying one for the first time, the following light- and mid-sized...

Landscaping on a Slope 

If you could change one thing about the property you manage, what would it be? A few years ago, I had the opportunity to present that question to an industry...

SOIL MICROBIOLOGY FACT AND FICTION 

Dr. Roch Gaussoin, a turfgrass scientist at the University of Nebraska, recently wrote about turfgrass microbiology fact and fiction in the newsletter...

Plants Worth Your Time 

Without a doubt, plants are the foundation of the landscape industry, and the diversity of ornamental species and cultivars on the market allows for creative...

apw anews 

APWA Snow Conference packs 'em in Snow, snow, beautiful snow. Fun to play in if you're a kid. Not so fun to deal with if you're an adult. Which is why...

FINDING ANSWERS 

VARMINT PROBLEMS Q We have serious mole problems in my part of Texas. I've heard about mole traps that you place in the tunnel and then bury. Where can...

Poa annua: Australian for green 

I just completed a sabbatical in Melbourne, Australia. It's a fun place with of trendy restaurants, fine wines and great people. But it's also a strange...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

CHEMICALS PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. has obtained marketing rights to Phyto-Fos Foliar Fertilizer. Phyto-Fos contains phosphorus in the...

You've come a long way, baby 

Not too many years ago, tall fescue mostly meant one of two things Kentucky 31 (K-31) or Fawn. For decades, most tall fescues were similar to these types:...

Maintaining the ultradwarfs 

The those bermudagrasses that can be routinely mowed at 0.125 inch or less, have received substantial publicity during the past five years. Some of the...

SHORT CUTS 

GREENHOUSE GAS GIVES ADVANTAGE TO PLANTS VS. BUGS Dr. Robert Balling, Jr., of Arizona State University, reports that two recent studies indicate that...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Vertebrate Pest Controls 

Vertebrate pests rodents, birds and deer can be incredibly difficult pests for landscape managers. Not only are these pests a little more clever than...

HOW TO: ESTABLISH TURF FROM SEED 

A primary benefit of seeding turf is low cost compared to other techniques. However, you must follow certain steps. The following procedures help ensure...

READER'S POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout July on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Given the economic...

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