Top Tweets: Acronym for Herbicide Tank Mixing

Check out the most popular @FMCturf tweets from the past two weeks, including a simple acronym for herbicide tank mixing order, instructions for conducting an irrigation audit and one turf pro’s encounter with a fox on the 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. Great infographic from the EPA on outdoor water usage to share with your customers. http://t.co/k0ScaEQ28X — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 24, 2013 From the Turf Wire archives: This simple acronym will help you remember the correct tank mixing order: http://t.co/iQ4oi74xkh — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 23, 2013 Foxes are one of many animals a #turf pro could bump into. See @DPlunkettS’s encounter with one here. #TurfInFocus http://t.co/kooZQD5wm3 — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 19, 2013 What we're reading: Los Angeles is paying homeowners to kill their lawns. Via @FastCoExist http://t.co/vLFDcUUt2v — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 22, 2013 Step-by-step instructions for conducting an irrigation audit via @Aquatrols http://t.co/SQzKAc8VRw — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 15, 2013 .@agrilife’s guide to keeping your #lawn alive during a drought. http://t.co/IS2OdtkRrG — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 19, 2013 #Turf pros, are any of your customers using the Water My Yard irrigation assistance tool? http://t.co/SvNnOVPMpm — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 19, 2013 New EPA calculator will help reduce stormwater runoff. Via @TLCmagazine. http://t.co/m6P0CvYaTR — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 25, 2013 7 steps to leverage social media marketing to your advantage. Via @yg_pro http://t.co/RzUF832b8A — FMC Turf (@FMCturf) July 25, 2013 Don't let silvery thread #moss wreck your #turf. Conquer it with these four...

Get XTRA VERSATILITY With a Fully-Equipped Granular Insecticide

As a turf care professional, you deal with lots of different lawn pests in very unique settings. Why not choose a product with a flexible label to control a variety of outdoor pests that’s also approved for use in a wide variety of application sites? At FMC Professional Solutions, we created a granular insecticide featuring many XTRAS that will kick your outdoor pest control into high gear. With Talstar® XTRA featuring Verge™ granule technology, all the XTRAs come standard without the added cost. Here are some of the XTRA VERSATILITY benefits you’ll get with Talstar XTRA featuring Verge granule technology: Controls outdoor pests including most ants, fire ants, chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, crane flies, scorpions, earwigs and mole crickets Labeled for broadcast lawn, perimeter and mound treatments Approved for use in a wide variety of application sites, including residential lawns, institutional grounds, parks, recreation areas and athletic fields Not restricted use Furthermore, Talstar XTRA featuring Verge granule technology provides additional value by achieving impressive results at low application rates, making it the ideal granular insecticide for effective and dependable control. Take a look at this comparison between Talstar XTRA and other granular insecticides for mound and broadcast treatments: For mound treatments: For broadcast treatments: To discover even more XTRA benefits this fully-equipped granular insecticide has to offer, check out our XTRA CONSISTENCY blog in this series of XTRAS from Talstar XTRA featuring Verge. For more information, contact your FMC Market...

Keep Your Hands Safe: Follow Lawn Mower Safety Tips

Lawn mower safety is essential knowledge that every turf professional should be equipped with. In this blog I will share statistics regarding lawn mower injuries and discuss how following these simple lawn mower safety tips from FMC Professional Solutions can help to prevent incidents. According to the ASSH, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, each year, more than 74,000 small children, adolescents and adults are injured by rotary, hand and riding power lawn mowers due to improper handling. First, let’s look at the kinetics of rotary power lawn mowers. Kinetic energy (motion) imparted by a standard rotary blade is comparable to the energy generated by dropping a 21-pound weight from a height of 100 feet which is equivalent to three times the muzzle energy of a .357 Magnum pistol. Blade speed can eject a piece of wire or object at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Who’s getting injured? According to the ASSH, among injuries involving adults 25-64 years old and children under age five, 22% involve the wrist, hand or finger, 14% involve the foot, ankle or toes with 25% of all hand and foot injuries resulting in amputation. Deaths occurred in children under six years of age. Common Injury Patterns from Disregarding Lawn Mower Safety: Direct contact with rotating or jammed blade causing serious avulsion(tearing/separating) injuries to soft tissue and bones Gross contamination from contact with grass and soil harboring pathogens Injuries requiring multiple staged surgeries to cleanse wounds and provide soft tissue coverage (to regenerate healthy tissue/skin) Common Hazardous Weather Conditions for Mowing: Wet grass Damp ground Avoid These Scenarios to Ensure Lawn Mower...

Turf Professional Spots a Foxy Visitor

This month’s Turf in Focus was taken by turf professional @DPlunkettS of Harrell’s LLC in Miami, Florida. The photo shows a brave fox wandering the golf course at Melreese Country Club and, as David (facetiously) suggested, “Checking on [their] fertility.” Having interesting encounters with local wildlife on the job is one of the perks that David and other turf professionals like him get to enjoy every day. A rare sight @HarrellsLLC; this #Fox in broad daylight, checking on our fertility at Mel Reese GC #GooseControl pic.twitter.com/Vs9hinZ0nJ — David S Plunkett (@DplunkettS) July 10, 2013 Stay tuned for more turf industry snapshots—if you have a photo as great as this wild fox snap that you’d like to be featured on In Focus, please send it our way. On Twitter? Share your photo with @FMCturf or just add the #TurfInFocus hash tag to your tweeted photo! What is In Focus? As a turf care professional, 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, and as true turf enthusiasts, we want to see them and share them with the world! That’s why FMC Turf Wire runs Turf In Focus, a monthly feature highlighting some of the most eye-catching photographs captured by turf care professionals on the...

Top Tweets: 10 Tips To Master Pythium Control

Check out the most popular @FMCturf tweets from the past two weeks, including five aerosols no turf pro should be without plus 10 tips to help turf pros master Pythium control. 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 his team prepares for a tournament at @PHCCGreens. http://t.co/rRKYqv2IKf Via @turfrepublic #turf...