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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

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 […]