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...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment MOWER COLLECTION SYSTEM The Grasshopper Company's Power-Vac Collection System is engineered especially for the True ZeroTurn M1 Series Models...

CHEMICAL HOTLINE: Life after methyl bromide 

University of Virginia uses alternative to methyl bromide for successful field renovation. When Thomas Jefferson designed and founded the University of...

Where is turf going? 

Grasses comprise one of the largest plant families for the scientifically inclined, they are the Poaceae (or Gramineae, which is synonymous). With the...

Flowering shrubs 

When it comes to choosing flowering shrubs, it's tempting to stick with a handful of tried and true favorites. And with good reason! You need plant material...

Nematodes: turf's hidden enemy 

The decision to use a nematicide on established turf is based on the determination that the population levels of plant nematodes are high enough to reduce...

Troubleshooting irrigation controls 

Too often, golf course irrigation system problems are not identified until it's too late. Suddenly, you're faced with a large area of stressed or burnt-out...

Keeping wildlife on course 

Three great horned owl chicks peer down from the branches of a nearby oak. A spotted sandpiper totters along the shore of the new wetland. Fifteen species...

Small trees make a big impression 

As you drive through various neighborhoods and commercial properties, you tend to see the same plants over and over again. The reasons for this phenomenon...

Hydraulic seeding: It's all in the slurry 

Rapid growth after World War II created the need for an easy method of grass establishment for the new highways and buildings being built around the United...

Variety is the spice of life 

I enjoy trying out uncommon plants to see how they'll do in my yard. Sometimes they thrive, and I am thrilled that I've found another species that will...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

What's in this stuff? I have been using a well-known brand of turf fertilizer in the fall on my tall fescue accounts. The turf greened up very well, but...

HOW TO: Install drip irrigation in new plantings 

The first year after planting is the most critical time for trees and shrubs. They are adapting to different exposures, temperatures and available water...

RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE 

BMPs I've heard about BMPs for turf several times, including in your magazine. What are they and who produces them? via the Internet Best Management Practices...

Don't let buying take you for a ride 

The focus of many grounds professionals tends to be on their equipment. This is not unreasonable. These are the tools that get the job done; having a...

CHEMICAL UPDATE: VERTEBRATE PEST CONTROLS 

They're the only landscape pests that the public sympathizes with. Most landscape managers don't share that sentiment. Critters, varmintscall them what...

Equipment sales 

Shipments of commercial and consumer turf equipment increased in the model year 2000 (September 1, 1999 through August 31, 2000); however, some are expected...

Healthy to the core 

Proper aeration can breathe new life into turf. Soil compaction and thatch buildup are two of the biggest obstacles you face as you care for turf. Just...

SHORT CUTS 

Pennsylvania may end tax on lawn care A bill introduced by Pennsylvania state Rep. Larry Curry (D-Montgomery) would remove the Pennsylvania state sales...

Buying smart 

PART I:IS IT TIME FOR NEW EQUIPMENT? Purchasing equipment can be a lot like purchasing a car: intimidating and, in many cases, just as expensive. But...

Sprayers get SMART 

Although technological advances GPS, for example promise to revolutionize turf spraying in the upcoming years, you don't have to wait to take advantage...

PRODUCT PARADE 

Equipment LOADER-ATTACHMENT SYSTEM Bobcat's Loader X-Change Mount allows a number of compact excavator attachments to be used on Bobcat loaders. The Cutter...

RESEARCH UPDATE: NEW BROADLEAF HERBICIDE ON THE WAY 

New herbicide active ingredients aren't introduced to the turf and ornamental market very often. So when they are, it's an important event. An introduction...

The Canada goose: A wildlife success story? 

Did wildlife professionals do their job too well? Surprisingly to many Americans, Canada geese (Branta canadensis) were almost extirpated from most of...

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