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Best Pre-emergent treatment after bitter cold

If there was ever a time to use Ronstar, this is the spring to do so. The cold weather could cause extensive root damage.   Conventional pre-emergents tend to be root pruners, thus weakening your root system.   Ronstar is not a root pruner and is better to use during extreme weather conditions. Apply Ronstar mid-march [...]

Best Pre-emergent treatment after bitter cold2016-03-02T17:55:41+00:00

President of Turfgrass Producers International term ends in Chicago

The term President gives images of grandeur and power. The ability to make people do exactly what you say when you say it. Not so fast. The President of Turfgrass Producers International is changing a forklift tire before a conference call. I am greasing a piece of equipment right before I sit down to write [...]

President of Turfgrass Producers International term ends in Chicago2017-03-08T16:16:13+00:00

Fire Ant Control

Fire Ants have become a major problem in lawns and pastures.  I have attached an article that provides some good information on Fire Ant Control.  Check frequently for new mounds and treat immediately. Please be aware, some baits can become rancid and lose their effectiveness over an extended period of time. Click here to learn [...]

Fire Ant Control2016-03-02T17:52:29+00:00

Artificial Turf vs. Natural Turfgrass

Every year about this time, many athletic field superintendents begin contemplating what to do to get their playing surfaces looking better. Many times the thought of artificial turf will come to mind because “the school up the road has it”. This is definitely one time you should not try to keep up with the Jones’. [...]

Artificial Turf vs. Natural Turfgrass2016-03-02T17:54:19+00:00

In Chicago

I am in Chicago reviewing the 2011 budget for turfgrass producers international. Good time to be away from the farm. The cold and wet weather has slowed us down.  As soon as it dries out, we will be ready to harvest some grass!

In Chicago2016-03-02T17:59:10+00:00