Penn State wins turf bowl 

Penn State won top honors in the recent Turf Bowl competition held during the GCSAA conference and trade show in Dallas. Sixty-one teams from more than...

Turfco Direct's online service center provides new troubleshooting tables 

Turfco Direct Service Department announces the addition of troubleshooting tables for all Turfco lawn care products on its online service center. The...

PLCAA Poll on Fertilizer Prices 

The Professional Lawn Care Association of America recently polled its members about the current and future prices of fertilizer. Ninety-one percent of...

Bobcat celebrates 500,000th skid-steer loader 

Bobcat celebrated its 500,000th skidsteer on Feb. 14th, 2001 at its Gwinner, N.D. plant. The skidsteer originated when a Minnesota farmer needed a loader...

Seed Research offers velvet bentgrass samples 

Seed Research of Oregon is offering free one-pound samples of its new velvet bentgrass - SR 7200 - to qualified customers through its normal distribution...

New Diseases: hatching near you 

Part 1: Turfgrass pathogens Fortunately, diseases that affect turfgrass are limited. However, their effects can be severe. By Andy Hamblin, University...

Plant-derived chemical demand to increase 

US Demand for plant-derived chemicals is projected to advance more than 7 percent per annum to $2.9 billion in 2005, according to The Freedonia Group....

Briggs & Stratton Corp. to acquire Generac Portable Products, Inc. 

Briggs & Stratton Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire the common stock of Generac Portable Products, Inc., of Jefferson, Wis., for $55 million...

Survey Finds Men Want to Mow White House Lawn: Women Would Like to See Tom Cruise Cut Their Grass. 

Murray, Inc., one of the nation's largest manufacturers of lawn mowers, has conducted its first ever Murray Mowing Survey. It uncovers consumers' hidden...

Golf range owner jailed for zoning violation 

In 1994, John Thoburn, owner of the Golf Park at Hunter Mill in Fairfax County Virginia, planted more than 700 trees at his newly opened practice range....

April is National Lawn Care Month 

In recognition of spring, the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) has designated April as National Lawn Care Month. “Lawn grasses are...

Invasive Aquatic Weed Threatens Ponds 

Salvinia molesta, also called giant salvinia, was first discovered in the U.S. in 1995. Today it's found in 12 southern-tier states from California to...

Texas Nursery and Landscape Assoc. releases economic impact figures 

The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (Austin, Texas) has released its 2000 Economic Impact Study of the Nursery and Landscape Industry in Texas....

Good tune-ups and proper maintenance are the key to efficient mowing 

As lawns once again green up, it’s time for consumers to tune-up their outdoor power equipment. So to be sure all lawn mowers and related equipment give...

OSHA ergonomics standard repealed 

On Wednesday, March 21, President George W. Bush signed a bill that repealed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) published ergonomics...

US shipments of power lawn and garden equipment on the rise 

US shipments of power lawn and garden equipment are projected to rise more than 3 percent annually through 2005, reaching $9.8 billion, according to the...

Recall of backpack blowers 

STIHL Inc. is recalling about 890 backpack blowers. The blowers have a model number of BR 420C and a serial number in the following ranges: 47988257 through...

John Deere Turf Care receives ISO 9000 certification 

After an 18-month qualifying process, in December the John Deere Turf Care facility (Raleigh, N.C.) received its ISO 9000 certification. ISO 9000 is a...

Recall of backpack blowers 

STIHL Inc. is recalling about 890 backpack blowers. The blowers have a model number of BR 420C and a serial number in the following ranges: 47988257 through...

Turf Seed/Pure Seed Testing Field Day slated for June 15. 

Turf Seed Inc. and Pure Seed Testing Inc. are holding their Field Day 19 in Rolesville, NC. The event will take place on June 15, 2001, from 10:00 am...

Recall of backpack blowers 

STIHL Inc. is recalling about 890 backpack blowers. The blowers have a model number of BR 420C and a serial number in the following ranges: 47988257 through...

Dow AgroSciences LLC purchases agrichemical unit from Rohm and Haas 

On March 8, 2001, Dow AgroSciences LLC announced plans to purchase the agricultural-chemical business unit of Rohm and Haas. The deal, worth nearly $1...

You've never seen a mower like this one! 

Recently, a German gardening supply company, Wolf-Garten GmbH & Co., unveiled prototypes of its “Zero”, high-tech riding lawn mower. The name was chosen...

How soil type affects management 

How soil type affects management Water movement. Because soil particles are solid, water obviously cannot move through them. Instead, it must move around...

Soil chemical properties 

Chemical properties Soil chemistry is the interaction of various chemical constituents that takes place among soil particles and in the soil solution—the...

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