Protect trees when applying herbicides to weeds

by Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia

It can take years for a tree to reach full maturity, but it only takes one or two seasons of damage to irreparably harm the biggest and most expensive piece of a well-designed landscape.

Drought, insects and blight can all cause damage to mature trees. But more often than not, when a mature tree takes a turn for the worse, the culprit may be human error. Continue reading

UGA mobile apps help professionals, homeowners care for lawns

Four mobile applications designed by University of Georgia specialists are putting lawncare information at your fingertips, literally.

The turfgrass apps created by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty make turf management in Georgia readily available. Turfgrass Management, Turf Management Calculator, Turfgrass Weeds and Turf Management Quiz can all be downloaded from the UGA Turfgrass Team website at www.GeorgiaTurf.com or straight to a mobile device through iTunes.

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Trying to grow grass? Tackling stubborn weeds? NC State has an app for that

Just in time for spring landscaping, the North Carolina State University Turfgrass Program has launched the android version of its popular NCSU Lawn Care app. Focusing on the key categories of lawn care and maintenance, such as grasses, pest problems and irrigation, the app is a convenient, valuable tool for homeowners and commercial landscapers alike.

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AgriLife Extension expert: Proactive lawn weed control best bet

By Dr. Paul Baumann and Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Proactive herbicide weed control for lawns is the key to remaining weed-free when the turf turns green in the spring, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said.

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In time for summer, four new NC State apps tackle the great outdoors

From pest management to landscape care, four new apps recently unveiled by scientists in the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provide critical information on timely outdoor topics.

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Maintaining a Mean, Green Lawn with IPM

Most homeowners enjoy a thick, green lawn, and as the weather gets warmer, keeping that lawn green and clean will get more challenging. Too much water can leave a lawn susceptible to disease, while too little water makes it dry and brown. Soil-borne insects such as grubs can eat the roots, and weeds can make the lawn look unkempt. But does a homeowner have to attack problems with a barrage of insecticides and herbicides?

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