Effluent water has positive potential 

Golf courses are by far the leading recreational turfgrass users of wastewater. The reasons are simple: golf courses have intensively managed turf, they...

What's New: Large-area mowers 

Mowing large turf areas efficiently is challenging work. You must make many decisions when bidding and planning your strategies for managing large turf...

Researching Maintenance 

Pesticide certification What are the regulations governing pesticide availability and sale to non-certified applicators and homeowners?-New JerseyThis...

The Pentagon 

Located in the nation's capital, the Pentagon is a landmark recognized for its five-sided architecture. It is a tremendous symbol of stability and strength...

Identifiable apparel: An image-making marketing tool 

Currently, a revolution of sorts is sweeping across the country as more and more service companies are paying attention to the messages their employees...

Establish mowing patterns 

How many times have you watched or attended a baseball or football game and noticed how beautifully manicured the fields were? The turf was striped with...

Selecting turf and ground covers 

A well-designed landscape that includes trees, shrubs, annuals, ground cover and turf can be beautiful to casual strollers who take it all in as they...

Plantings can provide pedestrian and traffic control 

Plants serve multiple purposes. They provide aesthetic beauty and human comfort. They produce oxygen and can help cleanse the air of particles. They provide...

The basics of heat stress 

When the thermometer rises, it can-and often does-create a multitude of problems. Anyone, given the right (or wrong) conditions, can get heat stress....

Benefits of oil analysis 

A detailed analysis of engine, transmission and hydraulic oils enables you to identify potential problems before a major repair is necessary. Oil analysis...

Living-and succeeding-with kikuyugrass 

No one plants it, but it gets into everything and seems to be everywhere. After it's established, you can't get rid of it-it's tough and it's strong....

Part I: Cool-season turf, Diagnosing and managing nematodes 

Plant-parasitic nematodes-microscopic worms that feed on plant roots-occur widely in soils and attack a variety of plants including turfgrasses. The geographic...

Part II: Warm-season turf, Diagnosing and managing nematodes 

Nematodes are among the most difficult pests to diagnose and manage in warm-season turf. No one can simply look at poor turf and be sure that its condition...

Managing bentgrass fairway growth with PGRs 

The use of plant growth regulators (PGRs) in the management of fine turf such as golf-course fairways has changed greatly during the past 10 years. When...

Recent years' weather has challenged disease control 

Those who pride themselves in finding the silver lining in even the worst situations must have loved the last couple of years. Mother Nature has presented...

Lots of turf to go around 

The latest surveys indicate that about 47 million acres of turf are found in the United States, and annual maintenance costs total about $30 billion....

Mower sales 

Battery-powered equipment 

From all the information we have been able to gather and interpret, battery-powered grounds-care equipment is a long way from being the solution. Most...

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This month, Grounds Maintenance blasts off with the introduction of our new Web site at http://www.grounds-mag.com. Here you'll find an unparalleled source...

Pests 

In the early 1990s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) surveyed turf entomologists from land-grant universities around the country to...

A case in point 

Allen James, executive director, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)Absolutely! The responsible use of pesticides and fertilizers has...

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Choosing the proper spraying equipment can make pesticide application either a simple or a difficult task. The following set of guidelines will help you...

Notes on testing and mixing 

Tank mixing-combining two or more pesticides or fertilizers in one mix-is a common practice in the turf and ornamental industry. Because tank mixing allows...

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Jim Medeiros felt like he'd "died and gone to heaven" 3 years ago when he became golf-course superintendent at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, R.I....

Research Update 

Pruning sealant I've heard that pruning sealant is not recommended anymore. Is this true? -- KansasYour question demonstrates the power and persistence...

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