Top Tweets: A Year Of Incredible On-The-Job Turf Industry Photos

Check out the most popular @FMCturf tweets from the past two weeks, including a collection of incredible turf industry photos captured by turf professionals on-the-job this past year, plus 10 ways to help field employees grow their skills and retain what they learn. 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. 10 best practices to help your field employees grow their skills and retain what they learn. http://t.co/GGKzKotRoR Via @landscapemgmt — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 17, 2013 We highlighted great photos captured by #turf professionals this past year. See them all in our latest #TurfInFocus: http://t.co/lXS5QdJ55U — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 23, 2013 You're invited! Come join us as we introduce Dismiss CA turf herbicide for sedges and Segway fungicide for Pythium. pic.twitter.com/b1hlmJibwy — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 20, 2013 Don't let silvery thread #moss take over. Conquer it with these four steps: http://t.co/pdwOAtLIsB #lawncare #turf — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 25, 2013 Look for these signs of Pythium blight in your #turfgrass before it’s too late: http://t.co/ozWdMUnCkX — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 14, 2013 What we're reading: @nccgreens shares the fruits of a long-term #turf maintenance program. http://t.co/oaWVesIRzC — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 24, 2013 #Turf pros: have you heard about the changes at @yg_pro? Check them out: http://t.co/BdOVr3yfMR — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 24, 2013 #Turf pros, if you have a blog and have not been added to our blogroll yet, submit your link today! http://t.co/BB5g4LSQXM — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) June 27, 2013 An inside look at how @superin10dent and...

Dismiss® Herbicide Now Labeled for Ornamental Sedge Control Applications

Dismiss® herbicide is now labeled for use as an ornamental sedge control option. Dismiss may be used in established container plants, around field-grown ornamentals or in landscape beds, as well as around newly transplanted containers or field-grown ornamentals after the plants have formed roots and are well established. When applied as a directed spray around the base of the plant, do not spray over the top, Dismiss herbicide provides control of yellow nutsedge, purple nutsedge and green kyllinga in just 24 – 48 hours. Dismiss attacks weeds on the surface through foliar contact, but also works through root uptake to control sedge tubers underground. As a result, nursery and landscape professionals will see a noticeable reduction in new ornamental sedge populations the following season. Studies have shown that Dismiss reduces the number of yellow nutsedge tubers the following year by 60 percent. This reduces the chance that perennial weeds – or ZOMBIE WEEDS – will take hold in nursery or landscape beds. Dismiss is available in easy-to-use 6-ounce and 64-ounce (1/2 gallon) bottles. Tolerant species include: arborvitae, rhodeodendron, azalea, holly, Norway spruce, and crape myrtle, among many others. See the Dismiss label for more information. For more information on ornamental sedge control, contact your FMC Market...

Not All Bifenthrin Products are Created Equal: Discover the Talstar® Difference

Bifenthrin was first introduced to the pest control industry by FMC Corporation under the Talstar® Brand in 1990. Talstar, from FMC Professional Solutions, is the original bifenthrin brand, and as such it has undergone the most rigorous efficacy and quality assurance testing of any bifenthrin product. From formulation technology to packaging ease of use, Talstar is the number one trusted brand on the market today. Bifenthrin is a fourth generation pyrethroid with several unique characteristics. When looking at the chemical structure of bifenthrin, a few key characteristics stand out versus other pyrethroids. Unlike permethrin, cypermethirn, deltamethrin, cyfluthrin and cyhalothrin, bifenthrin does not have a phenoxy-benzyl bridge that can quickly hydrolyze (break down). This results in bifenthrin’s longer residual activity. Bifenthrin also has a trifluoro group which adds true miticidal activity to this insecticide. Perhaps even more important, bifenthrin does not have an alpha-cyano group, thus making it less irritating to the skin than other pyrethroids such as; cypermethirn, deltamethrin, cyfluthrin, cyhalothrin and others. All pyrethroids are synthetic compounds similar to naturally occurring pyrethrum, an extract from chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium and C. coccineum). Pyrethroids are used widely due to their wide range of pest activity and stability under UV light. Pyrethroids work on insects by keeping the sodium channels open in their neuronal membranes. When the sodium channels are kept in an open state, the nerves rapidly fire and cannot de-excite, leading to paralysis and eventually, death. It’s important to note that not all bifenthrin products are created equal. FMC bifenthrin has a long track record of consistent quality and formulation. Some non-FMC bifenthrin products can vary widely in key...

Turf In Focus: A Year of Great Turf Industry Photos

In the turf industry, you often come across interesting situations. Strange turf diseases. Huge fire ant mounds. And for some of you, even the occasional alligator. Many of you take pictures to document these encounters. As true turf industry enthusiasts, we wanted to see them and share them with the turf industry, and that’s exactly what we did! Over the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of finding incredible snapshots taken by members of the turf industry through our Twitter account and featured them for everyone to see. What better way to mark the first full year of Turf In Focus than to take a stroll down memory lane and feature them all together? Enjoy, and keep the great photos coming! JUNE 2012 Turf In Focus: A Superintendent Herds Cattle At Colbert Hills Golf Course Herding cattle off the golf course. #BeefItsWhatsForDinner twitter.com/mattgourlaycgc… — Matthew Gourlay CGCS (@mattgourlaycgcs) May 21, 2012 JULY 2012 Turf In Focus: A Colorful Guest Appears Over West Hills Country Club   @FMCturf Just another Saturday morning here at West Hills twitter.com/GuyGurney/stat… — Guy Gurney (@GuyGurney) June 9, 2012 AUGUST 2012 Turf In Focus: A Golf Course Superintendent Saves Baby Turtles Saving hatched turtles from certain fairway doom twitter.com/mbverticutter/… — Dave Pitkins (@mbverticutter) July 13, 2012 SEPTEMBER 2012 Turf In Focus: A Golf Course Assistant Superintendent Has Very Special Help   Apparently she is good for finding irrigation leaks. That’s my girl…. twitter.com/DLProcter/stat… — David Procter (@DLProcter) August 20, 2012 OCTOBER 2012 Turf In Focus: A Crane Fly Larva Hatches Into Adult Stage My assistant snapped this awesome pic today of a crane fly hatching...

Get XTRA CONSISTENCY with a Fully-Equipped Granular Insecticide

When it comes to controlling outdoor pests like ants, including fire ants, chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, scorpions, earwigs and mole crickets, you need a reliable granular insecticide that delivers fast and effective results. At FMC Professional Solutions, we developed a granular insecticide featuring many XTRAS that will optimize your outdoor pest control. With Talstar® XTRA featuring Verge™ granule technology, all the XTRAs, come standard without the added cost. The highly advanced clay-based formulation of the Verge granule was created by Oil-Dri®, the leading experts in micro particles and mineral processing. Each granule is engineered to be uniform in size and shape for improved ballistics and consistent, dependable control. More consistent insecticide coverage Granules disintegrate rapidly upon watering in, delivering the AI to the desired area Non-staining granules blend into the landscape with no unsightly mess Virtually odorless formulation with significantly less dust which means you won’t wear the product home The images below show granules poured into spreading equipment from a height of four feet. As you can see, the Verge granule produces up to 137 times less dust than competitive granules. This reduces the potential for applicator exposure and off-target drift. Discover even more XTRA benefits by watching this short video and contact your FMC Market Specialist to learn more about how this fully-equipped granular insecticide can kick your outdoor pest control into high gear. Biodac is a trademark of Kadant GranTek Inc. EcoGranule is a trademark of Cycle Group, Inc. Verge is a trademark of Oil-Dri Corporation of...