FERTILIZER SALES 

The International Fertilizer Industry Association reported in November 2001 that nitrogen fertilizer consumption in North America fell off slightly in...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout March on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Do you use soil testing...

Focus On: Fertilizer Spreaders 

Spreaders are one of those essential elements for turf managers. Whether you need to fertilize an entire sports field or just spread seed on a residential...

How To: Calculate Fertilizer Rates 

It is difficult to generalize about fertilizer rates on turf. Different species require different amounts of Nitrogen. Climate and other environmental...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

LANDSCAPE SERIES INJECTION SYSTEMS Turf Feeding Systems introduces injection systems for commercial landscapes for three to 30 acres. These are wall-mounted...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Fertilizer/Pesticide Combinations 

As an expansion of our Turfgrass Chemical Updates, Grounds Maintenance publishes additional Updates throughout the year. After all, you use more than...

On Course 

After two and a half years as compliance coordinator for International Golf Maintenance (IGM), a Meadowbrook Golf company, Lyne Page is still excited...

Taking Control 

Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a weed found throughout the United States on closely mowed areas, such as golf course greens and fairways. It is also...

The Wind, she Blew 

Anyone who remembers the days of pushing a broom to clean off paved areas after mowing can appreciate what the introduction of blowers has meant to the...

Don't Give up on Ground Pearls 

Ground pearls represent one of the most unusual turfgrass insect pests that grounds managers experience. They are a type of scale insect, a group of bugs...

Feast or Famine Fertility 

No single nitrogen fertilizer program is ideal for all lawns, grounds, athletic fields or golf courses. The type and amount of nitrogen fertilizer used...

Service sells 

Landscaping is the most service-oriented business in horticulture. Learn why the strategies and tactics used in conventional goods marketing frequently are inappropriate for services marketing. Understand how you should develop an appropriate and effective marketing program....

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 

If you haven't adjusted your rates to compensate for rising fuel costs this season, you may want to pull the calculator back out and start doing some...

NITROGEN STRATEGY: SPOON-FEED OR NOT 

Recent research at North Carolina State University suggests that, in the long run, turf response to spoon-feeding and fertigation is not much better than...

FINDING ANSWERS 

TESTING TOLERANCE Q In our area, salt presents turf problems. How do turfgrasses rank in salt tolerance? via the Internet A Not sure where you reside,...

SHORT CUTS 

AOSHA BEEFS UP Employers who expose their workers to serious safety and health hazards and who continue to defy worker safety and health regulations will...

SUPERINTENDENTS SURF THE NET 

A recent survey by Bayer Environmental Science of superintendents at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) International Conference...

FINDING ANSWERS 

FOR LEASE Q I'm thinking of leasing some mowing equipment for my landscape maintenance business. What would be some of the advantages of leasing instead...

HANDHELD POWER EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS NEAR 10 MILLION 

According to estimates prepared by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), 9,850,603 gasoline powered handheld products were shipped in Model Year...

Customize your Equipment 

The use of compact equipment in lawn and landscape maintenance is growing in popularity. Compact equipment usually describes skid steer loaders, mini...

SHORT CUTS 

U.S. HOUSING STARTS EDGE HIGHER IN JANUARY Construction of new homes and apartments rose in January to the highest level in 16 years as low mortgage rates...

Stop Ornamental Diseases before they Start 

Ornamental plant diseases can significantly affect the aesthetic quality of many plants in the landscape. Not only do some of these diseases impact appearance...

Focus On: Topdressers 

Whether you're using them for light, frequent topdressing or traditional heavy applications, topdressers are important tools for managing your fine turfgrass....

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

REPELLENT Bird-B-Gone Inc. introduces Goose-B-Gone, a repellent that makes grass areas impaletable to geese and ducks. Apply the product by spraying it...

In the Running 

The potential for runoff from turf to pollute our drinking water concerns many people and is a theme commonly found in newspapers and magazines throughout...

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