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2007


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12/27/2007
Still time left to sign up for Indiana Green Expo!
Attention Professional Lawn Care Operators: Interested in Organic Options?

11/19/2007
Winterkill in warm-season turfgrasses
Upcoming Education: Basic Training Turfgrass Management

10/25/2007
Three Invasive White Grubs Found By Indiana Survey
IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course to be offered again in Indiana this year
Winterizer Fertilizers?
Keep Mowing to Mulch Those Tree Leaves!
November fertilization is critical for turf performance next year
How late can you seed?

10/8/2007
Rust on the rise in turf

9/282007
Renovating Turf: Just fertilize? Add seed? Start Over?
How Late is Too Late to Control Dandelions and Other Weeds?  
MRTF’s Turf and Ornamental Seminar in Nov 13-14 
Grub damage reports beginning to come in

9/24/2007
Dr. Aaron Patton Receives 2007 Musser Award
MRTF Golf Day at Coyote Crossing on Oct. 11

9/13/2007
September is Crucial for Fertilizing All Cool-Season Turfs
Fertilization: Do it right and protect the environment
Renovating Turf: How long should I wait to seed after a glyphosate (Roundup) application?

8/23/2007
Rejuvenating Turf Areas After Drought
Gray Leaf Spot Update
Precipitation Deficit Map as of August 15

8/3/2007
How much perennial ryegrass Kentucky bluegrass in a mix?

7/31/2007
Something New in Golf Course Turf…Ghost Grass and Mad Tiller Disease???

7/23/2007
Preemergence herbicides starting to break in hot spots
Turf Field Day Held July 17

7/16/2007
Now is the Time to Start Improving Your Lawn
Nematode Survey Still On-Going

7/3/2007
Midwest Regional Turf Field Day on July 17
Crabgrass and Yellow Nutsedge
White Clover in Golf Courses, Sports Turf, and Lawns

6/20/2007
Lawn blemishes exposed by drought
Misery loves company: Yesterday's state rainfall map

6/15/2007
Facts and Advice on Turf Survival in Drought
Don't raise the mowing height during drought

6/11/2007
Early Japanese Beetles

6/6/2007
Early billbug activity
Turf Field Day--July 17, 2007

6/1/2006
Brown Ring Patch / Waitea Patch
Controlling ground ivy and/or violets
Controlling Poa trivialis in sports fields

5/24/2007
Weed Control in Newly Seeded Bermudagrass
We need help tracking new white grub species

5/17/2007
Winter damage on bermudagrass
Bermudagrass Winter Survival and Cultivar Selection

5/16/2007
Lawns turning brown overnight?
Seedheads Make for Tough Mowing
Late May is Good Time to Fertilize Lawns
Brown Tracks in Lawn

5/1/2007
Sand Topdressing Programs

4/30/200
Managing Surface Organic Matter in Bentgrass Putting Greens
Time to Switch Crabgrass Control Strategies
Spring Dandelion Control for Professionals

4/13/2007
Cold Weather Yellowing or Bleaching Newly Mowed Turf


4/10/2007
Purdue Turfgrass Research Report Available On-Line
Downy brome growing fast and furious in turf stands
Turf Field Day, July 17, 2007

4/5/2007
Effect of cold snap on turf?
A New Threat to Indiana Turfgrass: Two Species of Invasive Scarab Beetles (White grubs) Found in Northern Indiana
Star of Bethlehem , Spring Beauty Emerging in Shaded Areas
Do-It-Yourselfer: Is it Crabgrass or Tall Fescue?
Controlling Wild Onion or Wild Garlic

4/2/2007
Knotweed germinating next to sidewalks and other hotspots
Timing of Preemergence Herbicides: Part 2
If You Must Seed, Do it Now

3/29/2007
Voles (remember the V)

3/22/2007
For Home Owners:
Choose Preemergence herbicides with as Little N as Possible
Control of Quackgrass in Turf
Fire up the Mower!

For Professionals:
Tracking Growing Degree Days
GCSAA’s Nutrient Use Survey

 

3/6/2007
Earthworm Activity in Lawns

2/20/07
Timing of Preemergence Herbicides
Calculating the pounds of fertilizer to apply
Choosing a Preemergence Herbicide

1/30/07
There are still openings for the IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course
Thanks to Everyone who Attended Indiana Green Expo

1/2/07
Indiana Green Expo Next Week in Indianapolis
There are still openings for the IN-IL Turfgrass Short Course


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