WEED CONTROL 

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

SHORT CUTS 

Good chemistry Becker Underwood's aquatic vegetation control product, Admiral, has received EPA registration for packaging in Water Soluble Packets (WSPs)....

RESEARCH UPDATE: BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR CALCIUM 

So-called biostimulants have gained increasing attention in recent years for their apparent ability to increase turf's resistance to stresses, including...

Construction spending 

Given the economic disarray surrounding the country right now, the green industry is fortunately not losing that much ground. In September, construction...

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS: Skid-steer loaders 

Selecting the right skid-steer loader for your operation can be baffling there are so many choices. In addition to the several manufacturers of skid steers,...

HOW TO: Protect trees from construction damage 

It is not a matter of luck that some trees survive construction damage and continue to live long, useful lives. It's usually a combination of events,...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment ALL-PURPOSE ROTARY MOWER The Toro Co.'s Groundsmaster 328-D is an all-purpose rotary mower with a choice of four different cutting units. It...

PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE: Aeration for all seasons 

While aerating turf is a common enough practice these days, many turf professionals restrict this important cultivation practice only to the spring or...

ON SITE: Friends University 

It's mid-October in Wichita, Kan. Several frosty mornings have turned the leaves on the trees, what few still cling to the branches after a record number...

Mini-earthmovers break new ground 

Compact skid steers compact utility loaders miniloaders mini-earthmovers. Call them what you will. You get the idea: They're small. But when it comes...

University of Connecticut, Mansfield Road and Fairfield Road Storrs, Connecticut 

Firm: Pressley Associates, Inc. Associated firm: EarthTech Design team: William Pressley, FASLA; Marion Pressley, FASLA; Christopher Kohl, ASLA Client:...

Agnes Scott College, Woodruff Quadrangle Decatur, Georgia 

Firm: Carol R. Johnson Associates Design team: Carol R. Johnson, Principal-in-Charge; Chris Jones, Eric Lucas Client: Agnes Scott College;William Gailey,...

Swimming in profits 

As with the marine boat industry, cosmetic issues plagued early fiberglass pools in the 60s and 70s, but these issues were resolved with advances in material...

Keep trees on course 

Turf is usually the focus and primary objective on golf courses; trees often are a secondary issue. Yet, with a few noteworthy exceptions (the links of...

Tired out 

If tires had emotions, they'd probably feel overworked, abused and under-appreciated. Few vehicles or pieces of equipment work without them, so they're...

Small progress 

I recently read an opinion piece in which the author was skeptical of calls to reduce energy use to combat global warming. The writer took issue with...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Catch 'em napping I hear a lot about dormant oil sprays, but I've never used one, and I don't know anyone who does. If they're effective, why don't more...

Fairway mowers: lightweight division 

Lightweight fairway mowers came on the scene in the late 1980s as superintendents sought lighter equipment to minimize turf damage and compaction. The...

RESEARCH UPDATE: EASY ADVICE FOR PREVENTING SUNSCALD 

Sunscald is a common problem, notably for young, thin-barked trees. This is often attributed to the thawing and refreezing brought about by sunlight shining...

what is it worth? 

Determining the value of a company in the green industry can be a complex matter. Individuals examining the financial statements of a green-industry company...

What lies ahead 

As our economy has slowed, economists have been diligently sifting through the numbers in an attempt to divine our current and future status. Are we in...

When leaves turn into litter 

Autumn. It's a word that conjures up vivid images of brilliant colored hillsides and city streets due to the maturing of deciduous tree growth. However,...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS 

Plant growth regulators, or PGRs, offer several useful benefits. People often think of them in terms of growth reduction, but this is just one of their...

SHORT CUTS 

EPA TO REGULATE DIESEL, DIESEL-BURNING ENGINES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting emission standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses...

Business management software 

With all of the decisions and choices you have to make with your grounds care business, one of the last things you want to worry about is if you have...

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