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...

Fall Aeration and Overseeding 

Since the beginning of civilization, the seasons have been used as life's markers. Spring? Time to plant. Summer? Tend the fields. Fall? Harvest the crops,...

Equipment shipment forecast 

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has updated its Economic Forecast for consumer equipment and commercial turf products. As of August 2001,...

SHORT CUTS 

TOMA BECOMES HALL-OF-FAMER On August 3, 2001, George Toma was presented with the Daniel F. Reeves Pioneer Award, an acknowledgment of Tomas decades of...

Goin' vertical 

Sooner or later, just about any lawn or turf area accumulates excess thatch, that layer of dead stems, roots and runners that builds up on the soil surface....

RESEARCH UPDATE: ORGANICS TAKING ROOT 

Researchers are exploring the value of organic-based strategies in turf establishment and finding positive results. In one study, a University of Missouri...

Prep school 

Making the bed. It may be a chore you don't like to do with your own bed, but when it comes to your seedbed, it's a chore that you can't opt out of. Whether...

HOW TO: Take a soil sample 

You can't tell anything without a soil sample. This clich has been repeated so often sometimes as the punch line of a joke people often overlook the truth...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment LANDSCAPING APPLICATIONS Caterpillar utility grapple buckets and forks are designed for handling bulky and irregularly shaped debris encountered...

Pulling the plug on turf problems 

Most turf managers are sold on the value of aeration. After all, what's there to argue about? You know that a loose, aerated rootzone that drains well...

LIVING in the SHADOWS 

Turf in shaded sites requires different management practices than turf in full sun. Realizing the differences between sun and shade environments will...

Greening our grounds 

Rejuvenate the landscape, save energy and decrease water use. These goals may seem contradictory at first glance, but at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

Tipping the scales 

Scale insects are among the more unusual and mysterious insects associated with landscape plants. Sedentary creatures, a few kinds are economically useful,...

Giving turf the breath of life 

The growing environment of the turf on and around a green complex essentially is determined by sunlight penetration and air movement. These factors contribute mightily to the rate at which the putting green complex dries out....

Against the grain 

Grain can be defined simply as the direction in which the grass is growing, or laying, as the case may be. Controlling grain on your golf greens is an important step in ensuring that they putt true to their contours. ...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

Get reel! I have been having serious problems with scalping at one of my hybrid bermuda mowing accents. I recently tried using a Walker rotary mower at...

Grass seed production 

Most of the cool-season grass seed in the United States comes from the Pacific Northwest in particular, Oregon. Therefore, the state's trends for grass...

EQUIPMENT OPTIONS: Just over do it 

It's that time of year. Turf has taken a beating after a long, hot summer. Bare patches may have appeared here and there, and areas of weak turf have...

How To: Calculate pure-live seed 

Turfgrass seed is frequently under-applied. Obviously, anyone who simply ignores proper seeding rates has only himself or herself to blame if the stand...

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