Turf+Ornamental Care

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  • Fungicide focus

    July 18, 2018By
    Man spraying fungicide

    For many lawn care operators (LCOs), fungicide applications are an add-on service for their customers battling turf diseases. It’s important for LCOs to stay up to speed on new products, regulations and customer expectations to ensure they are using the right products as efficiently as possible. “The fungicide market is always changing—and for numerous reasons,” says Paul Giordano, a Bayer... read more

    United Turf Alliance launches three new products

    July 10, 2018By

    United Turf Alliance added three new product additions to its ArmorTech portfolio: ArmorTech Tetra, ArmorTech Gold Standard 45 and ArmorTech ZOXY-PG. “Introducing one new product is a task these days,” said George Furrer, CEO of United Turf Alliance. “The launch of three products simultaneously confirms our owners’ ongoing commitment to be the supplier of choice to professional turfgrass managers.” ArmorTech Tetra... read more

    Koch celebrates record production, breaks ground on expansion in Alabama

    June 26, 2018By

    Following a period of record fertilizer production, Koch Agronomic Services is breaking ground on a new tank farm expansion in Sylacauga, Ala. The facility—which produces both Polyon and Duration enhanced efficiency fertilizers for the turf and ornamental, specialty crop and consumer markets—is experiencing record demand for its products. Building on this success, the plant has begun construction on a new... read more

    Mirimichi Green to put carbon in all liquid products

    June 26, 2018By

    Mirimichi Green will mix liquid carbon into all of its liquid fertilizers and biostimulants. “Carbon is key. Getting carbon back into the soil will improve overall soil health,” said Web Cowden, COO of Mirimichi Green. “We have seen the success of our carbon products over the years and wanted to extend that to the rest of our product line. We... read more

    Brookside Agra develops new conservation-focused soil amendment

    June 20, 2018By

    Brookside Agra, an O’Fallon, Ill.-based company, developed H2OExcel, a proprietary, natural water conservation agent and soil amendment. The product improves the health and appearance of turfgrass when heat and drought conditions are high, all while using 30 to 50 percent less water, according to a study conducted by researchers at Purdue University. “Water will always take the path of least... read more

    Show me the money: A look at incentive programs

    June 18, 2018By

    They say money talks. And it seems lawn care technicians are listening. Companies are offering commission, bonus and incentive programs to increase production rates and motivate their lawn care crews to go the extra mile. “In today’s competitive workplace, it takes a whole lot more than just a flat hourly rate to attract someone to be part of your company,”... read more

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