Does your equipment suffer from MDD? 

Have you ever heard comments such as, Why should I check to see how the unit runs or what's needed? I get paid whether my equipment is running or not!...

Playing the infield 

Caring for turf can be a challenge even under normal conditions. Factor in heavy use and time constraints, and it becomes even more challenging. Add to...

Controlling deer ticks 

Considering the large amount of press given to mosquitoes and West Nile virus in recent years, it may surprise you to know that when it comes to public...

Managing nuisance ants on golf courses 

Ants can be a real nuisance on golf courses when their nesting and mound-building occur in high profile areas. Ant mounds disrupt the smoothness and uniformity...

Bridging the culture gap 

Today's green industry workforce looks much different than it did 10 years ago. I think it's safe to say it will look even more diverse 10 years from...

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...

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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...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Not a fruit lover Is there a chemical that will suppress the flowering of black walnuts to keep them from fruiting in the fall? via the Internet Try ethephon....

Communication for superintendents 

Human interaction is complex and can be difficult to understand. This is largely due to the fact that each individual possesses unique values, beliefs...

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Terrorists give pesticides a bad name In recent attacks, Palestinian suicide bombers may have laced their bombs with chemicals, possibly pesticides, according...

The best defense is a good offense 

My weed science professor in college once told the class that according to one estimate, controlling weeds consumed more human energy and time worldwide...

10 Steps to Prepare for a Down Economy 

Recessions, or periods of reduced cash flow, are not singular monolithic events that affect all industries and all parts of the country equally....

Broadleaf weed warfare 

A common misconception is that weeds are the reason for a weakened turfgrass stand. Generally, it is the other way around: weeds are the result of weakened...

Algae crusty foes for golf greens 

Surface algal crusts are a long-standing problem in turfgrass management. Management practices such as reducing irrigation water, improving drainage and...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: TURFGRASS HERBICIDES 

Here's the first segment of Grounds Maintenance's Chemical Update series. Each year, we revise the Updates to bring you a current and complete guide to...

RESEARCH UPDATE: SCIENTISTS RESOLVE SALTY PROBLEM 

Scientists from the University of California at Davis and the University of Toronto have used genetic engineering to create a true salt-tolerant tomato...

Equipment that wins the job 

As a landscaper, it's likely that you rely heavily on word of mouth to obtain new business. Sure, you may run an advertisement now and then, perhaps even...

HOW TO: Forecast pest problems 

Ever notice how some pests occur consistently and cause problems every year, while others are more sporadic? Sometimes the more sporadic pests are the...

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS: Turf sprayers 

Here's a rundown of some of the latest models of sprayers available for turf use, as well as a few helpful facts and formulas. For more information, use...

Pesticide tolerances 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluates each pesticide thoroughly to make sure it will not endanger the health of humans or the environment....

WEED CONTROL 

Herbicide technology has revolutionized our ability to manage a variety of common turfgrass weeds. However, these granular, powder and liquid marvels...

Breaking the rules 

Consider the gardens and landscapes that inspire you the ones you think of when someone asks you which are the most remarkable you've ever seen. It is...

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