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Summer Weed Control

June 24, 2020 | By: Craig Fryman

Summer weed control can be a challenging, but often necessary task. Important factors to consider, include proper understanding of product labels and environmental implications, i.e. not-target effects. As soil temperatures reach a certain range in degree, above 65 degrees, turfgrass root growth starts to become less active. As air temperatures reach 75 degrees and over,… ( read more )

What’s Your Turf Hydration Gameplan?

June 24, 2020 | By: Craig Fryman

Turf hydration, hydration, hydration. As the summer months approach, we know that our turf is going to need a drink or two to survive. In general, a rule of thumb is that most turfgrasses require approximately one inch of water per week – whether from rainfall or irrigation, to sustain growth during warmer conditions. Water… ( read more )

Summer Means Insects

June 12, 2020 | By: Gary Snyder

It might seem that insects choose to annoy us during the summer months. The truth is insects are ectothermic, or “cold-blooded” creatures, meaning that their body temperature depends on their external environment. So, when the summer temperatures ramp up, so does the insect activity. It’s up to you to figure out how to manage these… ( read more )

Treat Grubs and More Grubs

June 12, 2020 | By: Dax Gruber

When summer approaches, it’s time for you to be thinking of “insurance plans” for your properties against the infamous White Grub. Were you one of the many last year that had damage? Maybe you were one of the unfortunate ones that had Grub damage even after doing a treatment. How do we approach the issue… ( read more )

Ticks and Fleas

June 4, 2020 | By: Doug Swope

Ticks and Fleas – if you have pets these are the two most problematic pests you and your animals will be up against during spring, summer, and fall. Ticks are found in a wide variety of habitats that are suitable for birds, large and small mammals such as mice, deer, squirrel, coyotes, and livestock. All… ( read more )

The Wild Violets are Back. Need Help?

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May 18, 2020 | By: Larry Coriell

Spring is here finally sunshine and green grass … and broadleaf weeds, what to do? First thing is to figure out what broadleaf weeds need to be controlled. Dandelions, Henbit and Chickweed are common early spring weeds that are easily controlled with standard 3-way herbicide. There are some spring weeds that 3-way herbicides do not… ( read more )

Short Stops are for more than Baseball.

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May 18, 2020 | By: Gary Snyder

Arborjet’s product Short Stop slows the above-ground growth of trees. So, for trees that your customer wants to be pruned constantly, trees that will be exposed to construction, or trees that are subject to drought stress, this may be worth a look. Short Stop from Arborjet helps in fine root hair development which helps the… ( read more )

Resolving Post-Emergent Problems

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May 18, 2020 | By: Mike Spicer

Weeds in turf and landscaped areas are going to happen. So you need a tool that can keep your areas clean and looking good. Post-emergent products are plentiful, but do you know which one is right for your application? Select the Right Post-Emergent Not all post-emergent herbicides are created equal. Selecting the correct post-emergent is… ( read more )

It’s about that time…SCAB!

May 18, 2020 | By: Gary Snyder

If you didn’t remove the infected leaves from around your crabapples, hawthorn, or pears last fall, you may be in for another round of Apple Scab or just Scab. Release of spores from fallen leaves usually occur about bud break in the spring and continues into the flowering stages. Foliar applications or basal bark sprays… ( read more )

Defeat the weeds before they emerge in 2020

May 18, 2020 | By: Scott Robinson

Controlling weeds in maintained turf and ornamental beds here in Ohio is a constant battle for anyone who manages these areas. The most common methods used to control them are pre-emergent herbicides, post-emergent herbicides and cultivation/manual removal. Pre-emergent herbicides applied with the correct product for the target weeds, application timing and rate following label procedures… ( read more )

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