Perennial ryegrass inhibits the switch to Zoysiagrass 

Many golf course managers are attempting to switch their perennial ryegrass fairways to zoysiagrass...

Front-Mount riding units experiencing growth 

Front-Mount riding units experiencing growth...

PRODUCT PREVIEW 

BLADE GRINDER Bernhard and Company introduces the Rotamaster 4000 that has a new clamp mechanism and fast-aligning jig bars, which makes blade mounting easier than before....

HOW TO: Maintain fountains and water features 

Any project or feature involving water can cause myriad problems, especially if the water utilized is “dirty” water.The following tips should reduce trouble and help resolve problems more efficiently...

Keeping an Eye on Nitrogen 

The almost automatic response to the sight of stressed turf is to apply nitrogen. But sometimes this is exactly the worst thing that you can do....

WASTE NOT 

My dad refuses to buy bottled water. It's not that he doesn't see the convenience of it or wouldn't appreciate the taste. For him, it's the principle of the thing....

FINDING ANSWERS 

Our apartment complex is close to the lake and I am concerned about nitrate leaching into the lake from our fertilizer applications....

CONTROLLING GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT TURFGRASS 

The news that glyphosate-resistant turfgrasses are under development is terrific. The potential to control weeds with one herbicide is awesome to consider....

GOLF ROUNDS UP FIRST TWO MONTHS OF 2006 

Same-store rounds played in the United States increased 3.6 percent in February 2006 vs. February 2005, based on data from operators at 1,899 golf facilities....

U.S. FERTILIZER EXPORTS STABILIZE 

Fertilizer exports for the United States have begun to stabilize after their numbers fell just a few years back....

GOLF 

ROTORS Hunter Industries introduces the G900 series of large turf rotors, which uses the G90 series gear drive and inlet valve all packaged in a serviceable...

Grass Roots 

Although they are often ignored because of their nature, roots are an integral part of plants, playing important functions in regulating whole-plant growth....

CHEMICAL UPDATE: Fertilizer/Pesticide Combinations 

Perhaps the biggest (and most obvious) advantage of combination products is that you can fertilize and control pests with a single application....

FOCUS ON: Aerators 

When taking care of turf, you need to make sure you are giving it everything it needs: nutrients, water, disease and pest control, and air to battle soil compaction....

Standing Tall 

Tall fescue is a cool-season perennial grass that has gained popularity with homeowners in some regions of the United States due to its year-round color and relatively good heat tolerance....

New & Emerging Turf Diseases 

New diseases are constantly cropping up in the turfgrass industry. Pathologists are often asked to explain this phenomenon, and we have heard just about every theory in the book....

Understanding Emissions Regulations 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations have dominated the news lately, especially because Tier 3 standards for off-highway diesel engines started taking effect in January 2006....

Control Options 

Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) is a problem nearly everywhere that the game of golf is played. It is commonly found throughout the world in both cool-season and warm-season regions where it invades well-maintained golf courses and increasingly is found in highly maintained sports turf....

In Season 

Cool- and warm-season turfgrasses differ in their vulnerability to diseases. In the mid-South, bentgrass suffers from a wide range of diseases....

HOW TO: CAPITALIZE AND REDUCE STORMWATER RUNOFF IN YOUR LANDSCAPES 

Reducing the amount of stormwater runoff from roadways, parking lots and rooftops, which can become polluted with oil and other vehicular fluids, deicing chemicals, brake dust and other debris....

Reel-Mower Attachments 

To maintain quality turf effectively, you have many choices when it comes to reel-mower attachments and options. Exploring each reel-mower option will give you an idea of what to expect....

NEW TREE-CARE RESOURCE 

An idea borne of researchers at Pacific Southwest Research Station, Berkeley, Calif., back in the 1960s and '70s has reached international status, with the help of the Internet....

2005 WARMEST YEAR IN MORE THAN A CENTURY 

The year 2005 was the warmest year in over a century, according to NASA scientists studying temperature data from around the world....

BEDDING AND GARDEN PLANTS DRIVE UP NURSERY CROPS OUTLOOK 

Despite relatively healthy growth of the U.S. economy, sales prospects for ornamental crops in 2005 are modest. A two-percent gain for all greenhouse and nursery sales is projected following a 1.3 percent growth in 2004....

THE UNEXPECTED 

Since when did great customer service become something that we are surprised by? We have grown so accustomed to little, if any, customer service that even the smallest gestures often catch us off guard....

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