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...

PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE: Aeration for all seasons 

While aerating turf is a common enough practice these days, many turf professionals restrict this important cultivation practice only to the spring or...

ON SITE: Friends University 

It's mid-October in Wichita, Kan. Several frosty mornings have turned the leaves on the trees, what few still cling to the branches after a record number...

Mini-earthmovers break new ground 

Compact skid steers compact utility loaders miniloaders mini-earthmovers. Call them what you will. You get the idea: They're small. But when it comes...

University of Connecticut, Mansfield Road and Fairfield Road Storrs, Connecticut 

Firm: Pressley Associates, Inc. Associated firm: EarthTech Design team: William Pressley, FASLA; Marion Pressley, FASLA; Christopher Kohl, ASLA Client:...

Agnes Scott College, Woodruff Quadrangle Decatur, Georgia 

Firm: Carol R. Johnson Associates Design team: Carol R. Johnson, Principal-in-Charge; Chris Jones, Eric Lucas Client: Agnes Scott College;William Gailey,...

Swimming in profits 

As with the marine boat industry, cosmetic issues plagued early fiberglass pools in the 60s and 70s, but these issues were resolved with advances in material...

Keep trees on course 

Turf is usually the focus and primary objective on golf courses; trees often are a secondary issue. Yet, with a few noteworthy exceptions (the links of...

Tired out 

If tires had emotions, they'd probably feel overworked, abused and under-appreciated. Few vehicles or pieces of equipment work without them, so they're...

Small progress 

I recently read an opinion piece in which the author was skeptical of calls to reduce energy use to combat global warming. The writer took issue with...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Catch 'em napping I hear a lot about dormant oil sprays, but I've never used one, and I don't know anyone who does. If they're effective, why don't more...

SHORT CUTS 

Good chemistry Becker Underwood's aquatic vegetation control product, Admiral, has received EPA registration for packaging in Water Soluble Packets (WSPs)....

RESEARCH UPDATE: BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR CALCIUM 

So-called biostimulants have gained increasing attention in recent years for their apparent ability to increase turf's resistance to stresses, including...

Construction spending 

Given the economic disarray surrounding the country right now, the green industry is fortunately not losing that much ground. In September, construction...

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS: Skid-steer loaders 

Selecting the right skid-steer loader for your operation can be baffling there are so many choices. In addition to the several manufacturers of skid steers,...

HOW TO: Protect trees from construction damage 

It is not a matter of luck that some trees survive construction damage and continue to live long, useful lives. It's usually a combination of events,...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment ALL-PURPOSE ROTARY MOWER The Toro Co.'s Groundsmaster 328-D is an all-purpose rotary mower with a choice of four different cutting units. It...

SHORT CUTS 

EPA TO REGULATE DIESEL, DIESEL-BURNING ENGINES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting emission standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses...

Business management software 

With all of the decisions and choices you have to make with your grounds care business, one of the last things you want to worry about is if you have...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Winterizer Is IBDU a good choice for winterizing turf? Via the internet. It depends on what you mean by a term thrown around a lot, usually without any...

Meeting in the middle 

Considerable research has been conducted over the years in developing the technology for constructing better golf greens. U.S. Golf Association specifications...

Using AVL to keep your fleet on track 

Think of it as pennies from heaven, but with long strings attached. By using the Global Positioning System and a phone or computer, you can now track...

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS: Easy rider 

Time management. It's the key to productivity and, in business, to profit. The principle is common sense: If you can do more work in an hour, you can...

HOW TO: Increase your business 

Many companies today spend a significant amount of energy trying to increase the size of their business. At the same time, few give as much thought to...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment BLOWER-SHREDDER-VACUUM The Mantis BSV (Blower-Shredder-Vacuum) serves as a multi-task machine that blows, vacuum-shreds and recycles yard debris...

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