Turn your turf into a NO ZOMBIE ZONE with FMC herbicides featuring sulfentrazone.

In 2012, you thought you killed them. But, they’ll be back. That’s right; I’m talking about ZOMBIE WEEDS. You may think zombies are just fictional monsters you see on AMC’s The Walking Dead or in the upcoming major motion picture featuring Brad Pitt, World War Z. But in reality you probably see zombies invading your turf every season, and know firsthand how difficult controlling them can be. ZOMBIE WEEDS are perennial weeds like yellow nutsedge, green kyllinga, wild violet and ground ivy that seem to come back from the dead year after year and often times with a vengeance! Did you know that one yellow nutsedge tuber can produce 700 new tubers within six months if left untreated. Purple nutsedge is even more prolific than yellow nutsedge. Yikes! I’d even argue that ZOMBIE WEEDS include the increasing number of weeds that are becoming resistant to certain herbicides. In the agricultural crop market, the incidence and rapid onset of resistant weeds is doubling every three years and experts estimate that it could soon double every other year due to overreliance on certain chemistries. In our world of turf, we’ve already seen the rise of resistant goosegrass and Poa annua, just to name a few. As a turf professionals, we need to continually remind ourselves to be good stewards of our industry and rotate chemistries to minimize the onset and incidence of resistant ZOMBIE WEEDS. Luckily, there are solutions that can help turn your turf into a NO ZOMBIE ZONE: FMC herbicides featuring an optimized amount of sulfentrazone! A two-year study was conducted on both our straight sulfentrazone products like Dismiss®...

Top Tweets: A Virtually Dust Free Granular Insecticide

Check out the most popular @FMCturf tweets from the past two weeks, including a granular insecticide that is virtually dust free and tips to add value to your golf course. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for turf care industry news, expert advice and the very latest turf product updates from FMC Professional Solutions. Tired of coming home covered in dusty residue after making a granular insecticide application? We have the solution: ow.ly/jhWad — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 21, 2013 Five ways you can add real value to your course. ow.ly/ja4Nn Via @gcimagazine — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 18, 2013 Baseball season is around the corner! Groundskeepers for the @padres are at work prepping the field. ow.ly/j0mxn — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 16, 2013 What we’re reading: “Just Don’t Call it Grass” from @itsjustclecour. ow.ly/iKGD7 — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 14, 2013 Eliminate weeds now AND reduce future populations. ow.ly/iKBej — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 12, 2013 Do you love turf as much as we do? Then you should check out our current read, “I Love Turf,” ow.ly/iKCFW via @lawnsprayguy. — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 13, 2013 Read about @fmpestcontrol’s program that controls white-footed ants and reduces retreats. ow.ly/iVCC8 — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 14, 2013 A painful video compilation from @clip_nation for our golf course superintendent friends. ow.ly/jiCD2 — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 21, 2013 A chart from @boilermakerturf shows the differences in weather this year and last, affecting crabgrass germination. ow.ly/jhI9L — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) March 21, 2013 Talstar XTRA review: “Better knockdown, a broad-spectrum label and provides excellent residual control.” Read more: ow.ly/iVCPk — FMC...

Does your granular insecticide pass the “Tuxedo Test?”

Tired of coming home covered in dusty residue after making granular insecticide applications? Now, thanks to Talstar® XTRA featuring Verge™ Granule Technology, you and your equipment will no longer wear the product home. And to prove it, FMC Professional Solutions filmed the “Tuxedo Test,” a short video demonstrating how clean you’ll stay after using Talstar XTRA. What keeps Talstar XTRA virtually dust free is its Verge granule technology, exclusive to FMC. This technology ensures less dust, less odor and a perfectly spherical granule that flies off the spreader evenly for a more uniform application and more consistent coverage. Plus, it rapidly disintegrates once it is watered-in. Talstar XTRA is labeled for broad spectrum control of surface-feeding pests, including fire ants, carpenter ants, billbugs, chinch bugs, earwigs, scorpions, fleas and ticks. On fire ants, it provides the fastest control available, controlling mounds in 15 minutes! Plus, its low application rates make it a cost-effective granular insecticide solution for broadcast, mound or perimeter pest control. For more information on Talstar XTRA featuring Verge or to find a distributor in your area, visit www.fmcprosolutions.com or contact your FMC Market...

QuickSilver®: The ultimate tank mixing weed control performance enhancer.

There has been a lot of buzz in the past few years with the term “performance enhancers”. It seems that every night on the sports news channel, another famous athlete’s career is smeared with the news that they used “performances enhancers” to become faster and stronger than any human being. While many people question the legitimacy of these athletes, the team at FMC has a “Performance Enhancer” for weed control called QuickSilver® that turf professionals can use every day to enjoy all the benefits these performance-enhanced athletes get: speed, strength, and increased revenue without ever ending up on the front page of the news! One of the biggest performance enhancing benefits that QuickSilver provides is a much improved broadleaf application than is currently in the market. On its own, QuickSilver is very active on many broadleaf weeds. But, when tank mixing it with other herbicides such as a typical phenoxy-based herbicide, the performance of the three way increases dramatically. Not only does QuickSilver improve the performance of your current herbicide, but it also reduces the amount of herbicide required to achieve control. The chart below shows that normal herbicides on their own require higher labeled application rates and provide less control than those same herbicides combined with QuickSilver. Here is why the speed of QuickSilver is going to matter to you. More than likely, you manage lawns in the same neighborhoods as your competition. Luckily for you, you now have the added “performance enhancer,” QuickSilver, in your tank and you are even using less pounds of the active ingredient than your competitor. In as little as 48-72 hours after...

Turf In Focus: San Diego Padres Sports Turf Manager Preps for Opening Day

This edition of In Focus is dedicated to sports turf managers and groundskeepers everywhere who prepare and manage the playing fields for one of America’s favorite past times. Baseball fans all over the country are patiently waiting for Opening Day, which is always a sure sign spring and summer are on the way. Sports turf managers are vigorously working hard to make sure the playing fields are in top shape for the first pitch and Luke Yoder, head groundskeeper for the San Diego Padres, is giving his Twitter followers an inside look at the hard work and extra care that goes into preparing the field for the first game of the season. Wrapped up laying sod @padres Thanks to my crew for giving it 110% & putting up w/ me. We still have a long way to go twitter.com/luke_yoder/sta… — Luke Yoder (@luke_yoder) March 9, 2013 Today fresh white hair roots is a good sign the new @padres sod is off to a good start. twitter.com/luke_yoder/sta… — Luke Yoder (@luke_yoder) March 10, 2013 Getting our 1st cut on the new @padres sod today.Keeping height of cut @ 7/16″ for now in prep for fert & top-dress twitter.com/luke_yoder/sta… — Luke Yoder (@luke_yoder) March 11, 2013 Watered in our fert this morning with our @hunter_ind remote while making adjustments & fine tuning our new heads twitter.com/luke_yoder/sta… — Luke Yoder (@luke_yoder) March 12, 2013 Top-dressing new @padres sod today. Going for 50 tons in 2 different directions. Trying to fill in seams & smooth out twitter.com/luke_yoder/sta… — Luke Yoder (@luke_yoder) March 13, 2013 Stay tuned for more great snapshots — and if...