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Lawn Care Corner: Not All Lawn Brown Spots Are Created Equally!

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

The summer months bring about environmental conditions that challenge the development, growth, and health of cool-season grasses. Conversely, warm-season grasses thrive in the summer months. However, the hot and humid weather conditions promote pathogens that could impede turfgrass health, if not managed properly. The most common impact of the summer conditions is the appearance of discolored, […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Managing Summer Weeds

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Yellow nutsedge is one of the many weeds you'll see in the summer.
Photo: FMC Professional Solutions

Depending on your location, what summer weeds your clients see popping up will vary in the coming months. “In general, annual grasses like crabgrass and yellow foxtail have emerged,” says Ken Hutto, Ph.D., product development manager with FMC Professional Solutions.  “Yellow nutsedge and Kyllinga species are more noticeable in cool-season turfgrass markets this time of year. […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Insect Pests Begins in May

Photo: FMC Professional Solutions

Depending on your location in the country, May is prime time for certain insects to begin attacking your customers’ lawns. How you go about identifying the damage and treating it properly is crucial so check out the prime suspects that may find their way to your customers’ susceptible turf. Scouting for these insects in May […]

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Featured Content

Rise of the Machines: Robotic Mowers’ Place in the Industry

Photo: Blades of Green

Robotic mowers have been on the scene for years now and many landscape maintenance companies have been watching and waiting to implement these machines at the right time. Most company owners acknowledge that robotic mowers aren’t a fad and expect them to become even more prevalent in the future as their technology improves. If you […]

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The Agronomist: Take a Leaf Out of a Farmer’s Book and Till Your Customers’ Properties

Photo: Bob Mann

I must admit that I really enjoy watching farming videos on YouTube. The Millennium Farmer and Farmhand Mike are some of my favorites. I live in a part of the country where my food comes from a supermarket so seeing how crops are tended on such an enormous scale is something that fascinates me.   What stands out in these videos is something […]

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Lawn Care: Dealing with Summer Pests

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Photo: M. Bertone/NC State

Summer months are the most likely time your clients will want to be out enjoying their yard and the last thing you want are pests ruining their green lawns. Below are some of the insects you can expect to be common in the summer months as well as how to detect and control them. Chinch […]

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Legislative and Regulatory News

EPA Solicits Nominations for Pesticide Group

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that nominations would be accepted for seats on the Pesticide Policy Dialog Committee (PPDC). The group of stakeholders from across the entire spectrum of opinion on pesticides and their use meets biannually to discuss a wide range of issues. NALP had been a long-standing member of the group in the past and we will be submitting […]

SFIREG Meets, Releases Issue Paper on Illegal Pesticide Use in Pollinator Community

The State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) met this week virtually. This group serves as a platform for EPA and states to work through problems encountered in the regulation of pesticide products. An issue of interest to the lawn and landscape industry has been a topic of discussion at the past couple of meetings dealing with charges of […]

Glyphosate Update

Over the last several weeks there have been some significant updates concerning litigation involving glyphosate. NALP would like to take this opportunity to provide some updates and context for what this means for the landscape industry. Glyphosate Settlement   Bayer and Attorneys representing a class of petitioners reached a second agreement to settle pending litigation involving […]