1996 Salary survey of golf-course personnel 

Working on a golf course in the United States won't necessarily make you rich, but you can earn a comfortable living at it.Grounds Maintenance conducted...

Service strategies that succeed 

Exceptional customer service is, as business-management consultant and author Tom Peters says, the competitive edge. It is the difference between a stagnant,...

Talking labels 

Noise pollution is receiving more public attention than ever before as some municipalities enact restrictions on leaf blowers. But a new source of noise...

Research Update 

Bermudagrass invasion I maintain several zoysiagrass lawns that have bermudagrass growing in them. Is there any herbicide that I can use to eradicate...

Sna Francisco pesticide ban 

Should cities and towns have the right to arbitrarily regulate and, in the case of San Francisco, ban the use of pesticides? This is an issue that has...

Deal with the media 

People have given seminars, recorded tapes and written numerous articles, training materials and books on the subject: "How to deal with the media." An...

Rotary tillers 

Rotary tillers prepare soil in flower beds, gardens, landscape beds, and turfgrass seed and sod beds. More specifically, tillers break up heavily compacted,...

George Washington University 

Located in the historic district of Washington, D.C., known as the Foggy Bottom, George Washington University is neighbor to many attractions including...

Planting palms 

For successful, rapid establishment of palms you need to follow just a few, simple rules. Commercial operators with the right equipment routinely move...

Microbiology of turfgrass soils 

Turfgrass soils vary considerably in physical and chemical composition. However, regardless of their properties, most contain a vast array of living organisms,...

Turfgrass Chemical Update: Fungicides 

Staying ahead of turf disease is always a challenge. Fortunately, manufacturers continue to develop a wide array of fungicidal products that help you...

Cost of safer packaging 

Bruce Williams, CGCS, immediate past president, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)Improvements in formulations and packaging mean...

Honor thy wetland commitment 

What does a wetland look like? It depends. A wetland can be a salt marsh on the coast, smelling of sea air and sulfur. Or it can be the Okefenokee Swamp...

What's the risk of rain shutoffs? 

So you are designing or installing an irrigation system. Have you included a rain shutoff? If you work in an area of the country where it rains only a...

Phytotoxicity: The unexpected danger 

When growers or landscape managers use a chemical to solve a pest or nutritional problem, the last result they want or expect is plant injury due to the...

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