Kansas City on ice 

January 29 marked the arrival of an historic ice storm that devastated large portions of the Midwest. One of the hardest hit locales was the Kansas City...

Learning from the past 

The philosopher George Santayana penned the famous saying, Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. I'm pretty sure Santayana wasn't...

Figuring out fairy rings 

When we see circles of mushrooms growing in a lawn, why do we refer to mushrooms growing in turfgrass as fairy ring? Does it make you think of mischievous...

Aerators create a hole new life for turf 

So many machines, so little time There are more aerators than ever to choose from. Take a look at what's available to you by checking out the latest models...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Poa in zoysia Are you aware of any post-emergent herbicide selective for Poa annua that could be used on Zoysiagrass while dormant or while actively growing?...

Nature is a mother (of invention) 

Harnessing nature's power describes many of the most important medical advances. Vaccines, for example, arguably the most significant medical advances...

Residential and nonresidential construction 

The prosperity of the construction industry during the economic slowdown last fall may be a mixed blessing for 2002. Construction activity had been stronger...

At this Minnesota golf course Players take time to smell the roses 

An exceptional array of flowers and well-groomed ornamentals awaits golfers at Creek's Bend Golf Course, a family-oriented golf course located 3 miles...

STROBILURIN FUNGICIDES: Nature's Cleanup Crew 

It's a jungle out there. At least, that's what it must seem like to a fungus. Maybe that's why fungi have evolved some of the most potent biological weapons...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment ALL-WHEEL-STEER LOADER Bobcat announces its new A220 all-wheel-steer loader with skid-steer loader capabilities. The A220 offers two different...

SHORT CUTS 

Washington bans clopyralid This, from the Washington State Department of Agriculture Web site: Effective March 1, 2002, herbicides containing the active...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: TURF FUNGICIDES 

Fungicides are the subject of our third Chemical Update for 2002. Compiled and updated with the help of chemical manufacturers, this is the most complete...

Handle with care 

Of all people, applicators have the greatest risk of exposure to pesticides. That's because applicators must handle the concentrated forms of pesticides,...

RESEARCH UPDATE: GLOBAL ANTI-GOLF MOVEMENT 

Did you know there was a Global Anti-Golf Movement afoot? They even have their own available online. An anti-pesticide bent is clear in the document,...

How To: Calibrate a sprayer 

Too often, a spray application doesn't work quite as well as you hoped. There are many possible reasons why this might happen, but improper calibration...

In control 

Irrigation systems have come a long way since the first sprinkler was developed around 1900. Today, manufacturers offer a diverse mixture of products...

Protect yourself 

Applying chemicals may seem like routine work for anyone employed in grounds care. Yet, some applicators may be overlooking the need to wear the right...

Your government at work 

For better or worse, the gears of government administration grind unstoppably on, churning out regulations and laws that dictate what we can and cannot...

Rolling along 

Rolling, rolling, rolling was the refrain from the classic TV show, I am sure that Rowdy Yates did not foresee the interest in rolling turf among golf...

SHORT CUTS 

Transitional ryegrass introduced Pickseed West has released its new transitional ryegrass: Transist 2200. Specifically designed for overseeding and nurse-grass...

Time to get online? 

Thirty-five years ago, Michael Jacoby needed only a wheelbarrow, a shovel and a pickup truck to run his Southern California landscape business, which...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Granular vs. liquid What is the difference between granular and liquid broadleaf herbicides? via the Internet Liquid products can be applied with thorough...

RESEARCH UPDATE: FINDING A BETTER ASH 

Cool, wet springs in many parts of the United States bring an unwelcome invader: anthracnose. This disease is known for causing defoliation of several...

EPA alert 

During this time of heightened security, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a precautionary alert to all pesticide industry organizations,...

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS: Mulch spreaders 

Take a look at some of the latest models of mulch spreaders available, and brush up on mulching basics. For more information, use the circle numbers provided...

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