Category: Turf

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How To Calibrate Your Sprayer: Handheld or Spot Application

Calibrating Your Sprayer for Spot Application If you’ve been following your GDD Tracker, or watching the Forsythia and other plants flower and begin to leaf out, you know that for much of the Midwest it’s time to put away the preventative crabgrass treatments and move towards post-emergent broad-leaf control. Most of you will be utilizing some sort of small-volume, single-nozzle sprayer throughout the growing season to...

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Resource of the Week: Grub Control From MSU

Grub Control Terry Davis from Michigan State University studies grubs for a living. I’ve dug in the dirt with him looking for the little white larvae. He gets real excited when he finds them. I’ve never shared his enthusiasm. What I took away from my grub-digging sessions at MSU was a surprise at how prolific grubs could be, how much damage they could do, and shock...

Calibrating a Spreader

How To Calibrate Your Spreader

Calibrate Your Spreader Introduction The following is meant to serve as a simple, yet accurate approach for the use of material spreaders in general turf and landscape applications. This is written for the groundskeeper who needs to apply product properly without spending excessive time becoming laser-focused on the details. More scientific (and a little more accurate) approaches can be found in the resources at the end...

Resource of the Week: Growing Degree Day (GDD) Tracker

Growing Degree Day Tracker atĀ www.gddtracker.net If you live in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio, this tool is essential. Developed by the good people at Michigan State University and further supported by the Turf Foundations of surrounding states, it is completely free to use. The Growing Degree Day (GDD) Tracker monitors and displays GDD information by specific geographical area, allowing you to more accurately time your product...