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Lawn Care Corner: Dealing with Sedge and Crabgrass

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Sponsored Content As fall approaches, there are two foes still lingering about in turf: sedges and crabgrass. Is there a solution out there that can help? Of course! The season is winding down, turfgrass growth is slowing, but weeds continue to be a thorn in your side. What are your options for managing crabgrass and […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Mature Weeds

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Sponsored Content Managing mature weeds is an uphill battle. Biologically, they’re at a stage in their life cycle when they’re producing seeds or other reproductive structures, perpetuating their survival for potentially years to come. Their leaves are nice and thick and covered with thick, waxy cuticle or leaf hairs, and roots have grown deep into […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Drought and Other Causes of Brown Spots in the Lawn

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The picture illustrates a tall fescue clump in a stand of Kentucky bluegrass ryegrass lawn.
Photo: FMC Professional Solutions

As I am writing this article, we are witnessing a heat wave impacting much of the U.S. and this brings about a significant impact on cool-season grasses, as this weather pattern impacts turfgrass growth and overall appearance. On the other hand, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months; however, the hot and humid weather conditions […]

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Featured Content

The Agronomist: Reviewing the Year’s Successes and Failures

It’s been a long, hard season, hasn’t it? Every year it’s something: last year, it was armyworms eating half of the lawns in America; this year, for most of us, it simply did not rain. Will it be a plague of locusts next year? Who knows? On the one hand, the challenges we face in […]

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How Lawn Care Marketing Has Changed Over the Years

If you asked Tabitha Coker, director of sales and marketing for King Green, to define marketing, she’ll admit the term is broad and used too inconsistently for a simple definition.   Coker has been with King Green since 2001, and over the years, their marketing efforts have expanded and evolved significantly. She says she realized […]

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The Agronomist: A Good Spring Lawn Starts in the Fall

You know when people start making jokes incorporating camels and lawns that it wasn’t a banner summer for most of us. The U.S. Drought Monitor map, released each Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, depicted ever-increasing areas of the country that were deficient in precipitation, while evapotranspiration data from […]

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Legislative and Regulatory News

Bayer Announces Withdrawl of Glyphosate from Lawn and Garden Market

In a press release issued Thursday, Bayer updated their five-point plan to bring closure to litigation surrounding the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. The company is seeking a Supreme Court decision that would review the Hardiman decision in California that found that the herbicide was responsible for causing lymphoma in a man who used Roundup as part of his job as a groundskeeper and Bayer failed to adequately warn consumers that the product […]

Pesticide Safety Educator Meet, Discuss Future of IPM, Other Issues

Over two years after initial planning commenced, the 2021 Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training meeting finally took place in Denver, Colorado this week. The goal of the PACT meeting is to provide State Lead Agencies (SLAs) and Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) staff and other stakeholders with the most up-to-date regulatory information to support implementation and compliance […]

NALP Submits Comments to EPA on Modifications to the Minimum Risk Pesticide Listing Programs

This week, NALP staff submitted suggestions to EPA on how the agency might improve the process of granting exemptions to pesticides registration requirements. Known as the 25(b) products, these minimum risk pesticides have been determined to present little risk to humans and the environment. NALP comments focused upon lack of efficacy testing, public perceptions of safety, and […]