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  • PBI-Gordon Corp. announces EPA approval of new fungicide

    November 6, 2019By

    PBI-Gordon Corporation announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved Union Fungicide SC (pending state registration). It will be available for sale in early 2020. Testing has shown that Union is effective in the preventative and curative treatment of Pythium diseases (blight, damping-off, root dysfunction, root rot), brown patch, anthracnose, cool-weather brown patch, yellow patch, fairy ring, gray... read more

    Bayer releases Specticle Cost-in-Use Calculator

    November 4, 2019By

    The Turf and Ornamental business of Bayer, within the company’s Crop Science division, has announced its first cost-in-use calculator for both Specticle Flo and Specticle G, the Specticle Cost-in-Use Calculator. The new tool will help lawn care operators (LCOs) make more informed business decisions by calculating the overall cost of different herbicide programs. With this new tool available online, LCOs... read more

    Precision Laboratories introduces nonionic surfactant

    October 21, 2019By

    Precision Laboratories introduced Pen-A-Trate Eco, an OMRI-certified, nonionic surfactant, drift reduction agent and deposition aid. The formulation maximizes performance with drift reduction technology that ensures spray applications stay on target, maximizing droplet spread and retention. Additionally, Pen-A-Trate Eco is approved for use in and around aquatic areas. The high-surfactant load also provides improved performance for turf and ornamental spray mixes.... read more

    Biologic and organic fertilizers and savings

    October 21, 2019By
    LawnAmerica truck and spray operator (Photo: Chris Seagraves)

    Biologic and organic fertilizers have been working their way into the lawn care business for quite a while. How deep into the business? While it’s difficult to measure market sectors exactly, data analysis company Mordor Intelligence projects the biological/organic fertilizer market at 13.3 percent compound annual growth between 2019 and 2024, with North America being the largest market. Increased organic... read more

    New herbicide from PBI-Gordon to treat sedges and kyllinga

    October 15, 2019By

    The new Vexis Herbicide Granular from PBI-Gordon Corp. is formulated to provide lawn care professionals with targeted, postemergent control of sedges and kyllinga species, including purple and yellow nutsedge, cockscomb and false green kyllinga. Sold in a 2-pound shaker can and in a 15-pound bag, the granular formulation helps reduce off-target drift and volatility compared to products currently available. It... read more

    Get grubs gone

    October 10, 2019By
    Taking a preventive approach to dealing with grubs is often the most effective control method. Photo: Bayer

    Here are a few tips for controlling European chafers and Japanese beetles, two prevalent types of grubs lawn care operators may encounter. read more