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7 Simple Steps to a Better Homelawn

Adjuvants and the Power of the Spray Droplet: Improving the Performance of Pesticide Applications

An Agricultural Retailer’s Guide to Customer Care

Animal Urine Damage in Turf


Building a Backyard Putting Green

Calibrating Ride-on Pesticide Sprayers and Fertilizer Spreaders: Keys to Application Accuracy

Calibrating the Hose Reel Lawn Care Sprayer

Chiggers and Their Control

Control of Broadleaf Weeds in Homelawns

Control of Crabgrass in Homelawns

Don’t Bag It

Establishing Lawn Areas From Seed

Facts About Phosphorus and Lawns

Farm Truck Accidents: Considering Your Liability Management Options

Fertilizing Established Lawns

Fiberglass Tanks for Storage, Transport, and Application: Designing Your Customized Tank

ID and Control of Annual Bluegrass and Rough Bluegrass in Lawns

Identification and Control of Perennial Grassy Weeds

Impact of Water Quality on Pesticide Performance

Improving Lawns in the Shade

Irrigation Practices for Homelawns

Japanese Beetles in the Urban Landscape

Keep the Trailer Connected to the Truck: Understanding the ‘Hitch’ System

Landscape Pesticide Application Equipment: A Guide to Selection and Calibration of Liquid Sprayers

Lawn Improvement Programs

Lawncare Pesticide Application Equipment: A Guide to Selection and Calibration of Granular Spreaders

Maintaining Lawns on Sandy Soils

Maintenance Calendar for Indiana Lawns

Managing Billbugs in Turfgrass

Measuring Pesticides: Overlooked Steps To Getting the Correct Rate.


Mowing, Thatching, Aerifying, and Rolling Turf

Offering Sound Pest Management Advice to the Public

Pesticides and Container Management

Pesticides and Fleet Vehicles Transporting Pesticides Safely

Pesticides and Formulation Technology

Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment

Poly Tanks for Farm Businesses Preventing Catastrophic Failures

Protecting Pollinators from Insecticide Applications in Turfgrass

Purchasing Quality Grass Seed for Your Lawn

Securing The Load

Seeding a Turf Area in the Spring

Should I Hire a Professional Lawn Care Service?

Soil Testing for Lawns

Steel Tanks for Storing and Transporting Pesticides and Fertilizers

The Aftermath of a Farm Truck Crash: Lawsuits, Settlements, and Court Proceedings

The Benefits of Pesticides, A Story Worth Telling

The Role of Pesticides in Urban Integrated Pest Management

The Selection and Inspection of Hoses: An Integral Component of Everyday Equipment

The Tractor Hitch Pin: A Critical Component in Keeping Control of Implements

The Way to Spray

Turf Insect Management

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Anthracnose

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Brown Patch

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Dollar Spot

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Fairy Ring

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Gray Leaf Spot

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Gray Snow Mold

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Leaf Spot/Melting Out

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Necrotic Ring Spot

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Pink Snow Mold

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Powdery Mildew

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Pythium Blight

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Red Thread

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Rhizoctonia Large Patch

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Rust Diseases

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Seasonal Activity of Turfgrass Pathogens

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Slime Molds

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Smut diseases

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Summer Patch

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Take All Patch

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Turf Disease Identification

Turfgrass Disease Profiles: Yellow Patch

Turfgrass Insects: Managing White Grubs in Turfgrass

Yellow Nutsedge Control

Zoysiagrass for Indiana

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