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FMC Lawn Care Corner

Lawn Care Corner: Proper Tank Mixing Practices

Photo: FMC Professional Solutions

As a lawn care operator, efficiency is key, especially as you add more customers and need to cover more properties in one day. One method for efficiency is to take advantage of tank mixing multiple products to treat several lawn issues in one visit. “Tank mixing is needed for lawn care operators because oftentimes they’re […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Why Knowing Your Soil pH Is Important

Soil

When it comes to managing your customers’ soil fertility, knowing soil pH values is critical. “By definition, soil pH is a measure of the soil Hydrogen ion (H+) content in the soil solution,” says Ben Hamza, Ph.D., product development associate director with FMC Professional Solutions. “This measure falls on a scale from 0 to 14, […]

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Lawn Care Corner: The Science Behind Preemergence Herbicides

It’s that time of the year again. Time to treat customers’ properties with preemergence herbicides before weeds like crabgrass can rear their ugly heads. But do you understand the science behind this practice? Dr. Tina Bond, technical service manager with FMC Professional Solutions, shares some insight into preemergence herbicides and how to use them effectively. […]

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Featured Content

Lawn Care Corner: Proper Tank Mixing Practices

Photo: FMC Professional Solutions

As a lawn care operator, efficiency is key, especially as you add more customers and need to cover more properties in one day. One method for efficiency is to take advantage of tank mixing multiple products to treat several lawn issues in one visit. “Tank mixing is needed for lawn care operators because oftentimes they’re […]

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Technically Speaking: Controlling Nutsedge

Nutsedges are perennial weeds that are aggressive and difficult to control. While the weed may look grassy, it is not a grass or a broadleaf weed but a sedge. Sedges have triangular stems and three rows of leaves. They grow at a much faster rate than turfgrasses, making them very noticeable in yards. Sedges require […]

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Lawn Care: Preventing Customer Call Backs

Call Backs

With the official start of spring just around the corner, lawn care crews are ramping up for the season. One way to make sure this season is particularly productive is to cut down on customer call backs. “Call backs are very costly to a business: the inefficiencies on your time and labor, fuel, wear and […]

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Legislative and Regulatory News

Court Rules on Chlorpyrifos Risks or Ban It, Ninth Circuit Tells EPA

The EPA has 60 days to either write a new rule to allow for the safe use of chlorpyrifos or halt all food residue tolerances of the insecticide, which would effectively ban most uses of it, according to a ruling handed down by a federal court on Thursday. READ MORE

NALP Participates in Labels Live event with EPA

Over 240 people attended an informative live presentation targeting EPA officials at the Office of Pesticide Programs on Thursday afternoon as part of the Crop Life/RISE annual Regulatory Conference. NALP’s Bob Mann spoke on the topic of Turfgrass Benefits Reimagined in an Era of Climate Change. Engaging with EPA to articulate lawn and landscape industry […]

NALP Joins with Industry Allies in Urging Biostimulant Reforms to USDA and EPA

Plant biostimulants are agricultural products that improve natural plant nutritional processes, which can result in improved plant health; tolerance to abiotic and other environmental stresses; and improved overall growth, quality, and yield of crops. In doing so, biostimulant products can increase the uptake and utilization of existing and applied nutrients, thus reducing the potential for off-farm nutrient runoff into […]