The Low-Down on Greens Height 

The demand for faster putting greens is putting added stress on turfgrass - and on golf course superintendents, according to Charlie Hadwick, superintendent at The Country Club of Lincoln in Nebraska's capitol city....

Pest Prophecy 

Cost effective insect management often begins with the cost of the insecticide selected to control the pest. However, many other factors can be equally...

CERTIFICATION: A MUST? 

In January, I had the opportunity to attend the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) show in San Diego. On the way from the airport to the hotel, I...

FINDING ANSWERS 

CERTIFIABLE Q I recently read of a Golf Course Irrigation Auditor certification. How does one obtain this certification? Where is the training available...

GCSAA CONFERENCE AND SHOW SAILS INTO SAN DIEGO 

The 75th Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) International Golf Course Conference and Show will be held at the San Diego Convention...

INVASIVE PLANTS IN THE UNITED STATES 

Protecting your greens and landscapes from weather, insects and invasive exotic plants isn't your only job, but it sure can take up a lot of time. There...

Weed Control: It's Only Natural 

Science has done a great job in discovering chemicals to kill or suppress weeds in turfgrass. Conventional wisdom also indicates that cultural methods...

READER POLL 

Look for this new reader poll question at www.grounds-mag.com. What do you view as your No. 1 pest problem as a grounds manager? A. Turf weeds B. Turf...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Turfgrass Herbicides 

January begins the first segment of Grounds Maintenance's Chemical Update series. Each year, we revise the Updates to bring you the most up-to-date and...

A New Approach 

Don't mess with Mother Nature! How often have we heard that refrain? But do we actually walk the walk, or, more often, do we just talk the talk? When...

FOCUS ON: Reel Mowers 

Knowing your options for trim and surrounds mowers will help you choose the right equipment for your needs. Take a look at what manufacturers are offering....

Revive Your Cold-Blooded Engine 

Storage presents unique challenges to gasoline engines that power landscaping and turf equipment, especially when the storage exceeds 60 days. While a...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

UTILITY VEHICLE Snapper's Grounds Cruiser utility vehicle has a 9.5-hp Kawasaki OHV engine with full pressure lubrication and a heavy-duty air filter...

Post-emergence Weed Weaponry 

Crabgrass (Digitaria spp.) and goosegrass (Eleusine indica) are among the most common and troublesome turf weeds. These grasses germinate in the spring...

HOW TO: IDENTIFY & TREAT GIRDLING ROOTS 

There are times in the season when there is not much going on. Take this opportunity to inspect your properties for girdling tree roots. Roots can girdle...

Snow professionals heading for Lexington 

If spring blizzards don't keep them home, more than 1,000 ace snowfighters of the United States and Canada will meet in April to discuss the stickiest...

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Under tailgate spreader Fisher Engineering's Under Tailgate Spreader fits 96-inch-wide standard dump bodies and features a poly spinner to provide longer...

THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS 

Weed. It's one of the biggest four-letter words in this industry and it's been known to provoke turf managers to spout a few of their own, as well. Like...

MULCHING MATTERS 

Q Which is better for mulching new turfgrass seedings: farm hay or wheat/oat straw? Via the Internet, Kewaunee, Wis. A The answer is somewhat dependent...

SAME MANAGEMENT, NEW GREENS GRASSES 

The new A and G series bentgrass cultivars and DW-184 creeping bluegrass (Poa annua var. reptans) are more aggressive than their greens predecessor, Penncross,...

BUSH PROPOSES NEW PROGRAM FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS 

President Bush is proposing a new temporary worker program to match willing foreign workers with willing U.S. employers when no Americans can be found...

FOCUS ON: Utility Vehicles 

Whether you're hauling equipment and materials or maneuvering through terrain where trucks and cars can't go, a utility vehicle is available to fit your...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE Exaktime, Inc. has introduced the Jobclock, a hardware and software package that allows remote job time and attendance tracking using...

Strength in Diversity 

Hispanics constitute the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, following a surge in population growth...

True Colors 

Bermudagrass (Cynodon spp) is one of the most important and widely adapted warm-season turfgrass species. Advantages of bermudagrass are that it forms...

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