Choosing the right herbicide formulation 

Experts often stress the value of proper weed identification. This makes it possible to determine the best cultural and chemical strategies for control....

SHORT CUTS 

Longhorns in Central Park A sugar maple and a Norway maple in New York's Central Park have been found to be infested with Asian longhorn beetles. These...

Nature is a mother (of invention) 

Harnessing nature's power describes many of the most important medical advances. Vaccines, for example, arguably the most significant medical advances...

Residential and nonresidential construction 

The prosperity of the construction industry during the economic slowdown last fall may be a mixed blessing for 2002. Construction activity had been stronger...

At this Minnesota golf course Players take time to smell the roses 

An exceptional array of flowers and well-groomed ornamentals awaits golfers at Creek's Bend Golf Course, a family-oriented golf course located 3 miles...

STROBILURIN FUNGICIDES: Nature's Cleanup Crew 

It's a jungle out there. At least, that's what it must seem like to a fungus. Maybe that's why fungi have evolved some of the most potent biological weapons...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment ALL-WHEEL-STEER LOADER Bobcat announces its new A220 all-wheel-steer loader with skid-steer loader capabilities. The A220 offers two different...

SHORT CUTS 

Washington bans clopyralid This, from the Washington State Department of Agriculture Web site: Effective March 1, 2002, herbicides containing the active...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: TURF FUNGICIDES 

Fungicides are the subject of our third Chemical Update for 2002. Compiled and updated with the help of chemical manufacturers, this is the most complete...

Handle with care 

Of all people, applicators have the greatest risk of exposure to pesticides. That's because applicators must handle the concentrated forms of pesticides,...

RESEARCH UPDATE: GLOBAL ANTI-GOLF MOVEMENT 

Did you know there was a Global Anti-Golf Movement afoot? They even have their own available online. An anti-pesticide bent is clear in the document,...

How To: Calibrate a sprayer 

Too often, a spray application doesn't work quite as well as you hoped. There are many possible reasons why this might happen, but improper calibration...

In control 

Irrigation systems have come a long way since the first sprinkler was developed around 1900. Today, manufacturers offer a diverse mixture of products...

Protect yourself 

Applying chemicals may seem like routine work for anyone employed in grounds care. Yet, some applicators may be overlooking the need to wear the right...

Figuring out fairy rings 

When we see circles of mushrooms growing in a lawn, why do we refer to mushrooms growing in turfgrass as fairy ring? Does it make you think of mischievous...

Aerators create a hole new life for turf 

So many machines, so little time There are more aerators than ever to choose from. Take a look at what's available to you by checking out the latest models...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Poa in zoysia Are you aware of any post-emergent herbicide selective for Poa annua that could be used on Zoysiagrass while dormant or while actively growing?...

RESEARCH UPDATE: FINDING A BETTER ASH 

Cool, wet springs in many parts of the United States bring an unwelcome invader: anthracnose. This disease is known for causing defoliation of several...

EPA alert 

During this time of heightened security, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a precautionary alert to all pesticide industry organizations,...

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS: Mulch spreaders 

Take a look at some of the latest models of mulch spreaders available, and brush up on mulching basics. For more information, use the circle numbers provided...

How To: Map pest infestations 

Efficiency and effectiveness is important in any business, including turf management operations. When you think of pest management in turf, you know that...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment RUBBER-TRACKED LOADER ASV introduces the RC-50 to their line of equipment to compete directly with skid-steers. The RC-50 is the exact same...

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...

Are you prepared to lose your OP shield? 

CHANGE best describes the turfgrass industry during the past 20 years, as well as what we can expect for it in the future. This is especially true as...

Keeping mole crickets in check 

Of all the pest challenges facing turf, the soil insect pests can be the most challenging to diagnose and treat. There are a number of reasons for this...

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