WeedWatch

Maximizing manpower

May 31, 2019By

Lawn care operators should implement tools and strategies to increase efficiency during the busy summer months. As Gil Del Rosario travels around the country, he hears lawn care operators (LCOs) discuss one common problem: finding and retaining quality labor. “Through my travels, I get the chance to talk to many LCOs and one problem that is ubiquitous is the labor... read more

Nipped in the Bud

March 20, 2019By

Lawn care operators can control crabgrass after it emerges using Dimension Specialty Herbicide, as well as using a number of cultural practices. When the redbud trees begin to bloom, or when the first signs of growth start to appear on the forsythia bush, lawn care operators can be certain that crabgrass is not too far behind. “In general crabgrass will... read more

A tough transition

October 31, 2018By

LCOs can overcome the challenges of winter by being prepared with the right products. The transition from winter to spring can be a challenging time for lawn care operators. In many parts of the country, LCOs are at the mercy of Mother Nature when trying to determine the right time to kick off their busiest time of the year. But... read more

A jumpstart on spring

September 25, 2018By

Using the right products at the right time can help LCOs keep their commercial customers happy while decreasing their heavy spring workloads. Research shows that one of the main reasons customers replace their lawn care provider is because of poor weed control. Particularly on large commercial properties, customers want to see lush, green, weed-free stands of turf. Using the right... read more

Keeping it simple

July 16, 2018By

With Dow AgroSciences’ newest postemergent product, Relzar™ specialty herbicide, simplicity is key. The product, pending regulatory approval, offers lawn care operators maximum application flexibility with one low use rate, no temperature restrictions on actively growing turf types and control of more than 60 broadleaf weeds. Federal registration of Relzar is expected this fall and the product is expected to be... read more

New and improved

March 7, 2018By

Two new specialty herbicides developed by Dow AgroSciences are expected to hit the lawn care market by fall 2018. Dow AgroSciences has developed two new specialty postemergent herbicides for the turf market. GameOn™ specialty herbicide delivers complete broad-spectrum postemergent control of more than 100 broadleaf weeds including clover, dandelion, ground ivy, henbit, oxalis and plantain. Relzar™ specialty herbicide controls more... read more