CONTINUING THE TRADITION 

This year is the 15th year I've been a member of the Grounds Maintenance editorial team. I've been involved in its continuing evolution and have implemented...

TRUCK SALES INCREASE 

The National Truck Equipment Association reports Class 1 and 2 truck sales increased in July 2002 compared to the same month for 2001. Class 1 experienced...

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COMPUTERS GREEN INDUSTRY GRAPHICS Turfmarketing.com announces the new Premium Collection CD of lawn care and landscaping graphics for the green industry....

BEETLE MANIA 

A new exotic beetle from Asia was discovered feeding on ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees in southeastern Michigan. It was identified in July 2002 as Agrilus...

ROAD RULES 

This preview of 2003 commercial trucks highlights new models from every manufacturer, as well as significant changes for their current offerings. Despite...

READER POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout August on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. What hourly wage...

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Skid steer plow The BOSS Snowplow has expanded its Trip-Edge Snowplow lineup and now offers skid-steer owners three new Trip-Edge Plow options including...

HOW TO: CHANGE A SPARK PLUG 

Not all spark plugs are created equal, so always follow the engine manufacturer's recommendation for a replacement spark plug. Not long ago, there were...

Ornamental Products 

Ornamentals may not receive the regular chemical applications that you often provide for turf, but pesticides are a critical tool for managing pests that...

Focus On: Utility Vehicles 

Whether you're looking to increase your current utility vehicle fleet or thinking about buying one for the first time, the following light- and mid-sized...

Loaded Questions 

Nearly everyone who has a driver's license has hauled something at one time or another, but if you're a landscape contractor, hauling equipment from one...

Avoiding trouble with wage-hour law 

Picture yourself in this situation: You're a grounds manager, minding your own business, busy with the work you need to get done. One day, you're unexpectedly...

Poa annua: Australian for green 

I just completed a sabbatical in Melbourne, Australia. It's a fun place with of trendy restaurants, fine wines and great people. But it's also a strange...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

CHEMICALS PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. has obtained marketing rights to Phyto-Fos Foliar Fertilizer. Phyto-Fos contains phosphorus in the...

You've come a long way, baby 

Not too many years ago, tall fescue mostly meant one of two things Kentucky 31 (K-31) or Fawn. For decades, most tall fescues were similar to these types:...

Maintaining the ultradwarfs 

The those bermudagrasses that can be routinely mowed at 0.125 inch or less, have received substantial publicity during the past five years. Some of the...

SHORT CUTS 

GREENHOUSE GAS GIVES ADVANTAGE TO PLANTS VS. BUGS Dr. Robert Balling, Jr., of Arizona State University, reports that two recent studies indicate that...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Vertebrate Pest Controls 

Vertebrate pests rodents, birds and deer can be incredibly difficult pests for landscape managers. Not only are these pests a little more clever than...

HOW TO: ESTABLISH TURF FROM SEED 

A primary benefit of seeding turf is low cost compared to other techniques. However, you must follow certain steps. The following procedures help ensure...

READER'S POLL 

Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout July on the Grounds Maintenance Web site, www.grounds-mag.com. Given the economic...

August 2002 

Deicers: Melting away winter woes PART I: A STUDY IN THE MELTING EFFECTIVENESS OF SOLID CHEMICAL DEICERS Cities around the United States use thousands...

PLANNING AND PLANTING 

It's axiomatic in the green industry, and every turf manager and horticulturist has heard it many times: Right plant, right place. That can mean many...

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Skid steer plow The BOSS Snowplow has expanded its Trip-Edge Snowplow lineup and now offers skid-steer owners three new Trip-Edge Plow options including...

A premium BLEND 

A blend of turf varieties, it's been said, is like carrying a full bag of golf clubs. Each club is well-suited to a particular situation: woods work better...

INCREASE IN BIOCIDE DEMAND 

According to The Freedonia Group, Inc., the demand for biocides is expected to increase 5.3 percent annually to $2.3 billion in 2006 in the United States....

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