Weed Control That Works – Even in Sizzling Houston Summers

Summers are so hot in Houston that Bob Cook does all of his herbicide spraying in the very early morning hours. “That’s how we ensure getting best results in this high heat and humidity,” says Cook, golf course superintendent at Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club. With Championship ultradwarf bermudagrass on greens and 419 bermuda on tees, roughs and fairways, Cook doesn’t have a huge weed problem. “As long as we maintain good fertility rates and don’t let bare areas open up, we can stay pretty weed-free with bermudagrass,” adds Cook, who has been in the Houston area for 14 of the 37 years he’s been in the golf maintenance industry. The exceptions to that rule are the areas around sprinkler heads where sedges, dandelions and clover often accumulate. In the past three years, he’s solved that problem with postemergence applications of Solitare® herbicide from FMC. An all-in-one postemergence weed control product designed to combat crabgrass, sedges and broadleaf weeds, Solitare provides powerful, broad-spectrum control without the hassle of tankmixing other herbicides. Its dual action delivers visible results within a few days after treatments. “We use Solitare once in the spring and once in the summer for cleanup around greens, green surrounds and tee surrounds,” he notes. “It really cleans up weeds. I completely trust it and plan to keep using it.”...

Tweet Now to Win Free Disarm® Fungicide from FMC!

Just by retweeting a message from @FMCturf, eight qualified golf and lawn care professionals can win a free 16-oz. bottle of Disarm® 480SC fungicide during the month of May. Two winners per week will be selected in random drawings throughout the month. Early each week during May 2015, a tweet about the contest will be posted on the @FMCturf Twitter channel encouraging followers to retweet the original tweet for a chance to be entered in the drawing. Tweets will also will be posted on the FMC Turf Wire blog. How to Win! Follow @FMCturf Retweet contest tweet Must be a licensed applicator Must be a U.S. resident Disarm must be a registered product in the winner’s state There is a limit of 1 free sample per customer The contest will end each week at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Winners of the 16-oz. bottle of Disarm will be randomly selected from all eligible retweeters. At that time, the two winners will be notified and addresses confirmed for delivery of the product. Disarm 480SC is an ideal fit as a foundation strobilurin fungicide, used alone or tank-mixed with DMI or contact products. It controls all major turfgrass diseases, including anthracnose, brown patch, zoysia patch, summer patch, gray leaf spot and Pythium.  Plus, Disarm is the only strobilurin fungicide labeled for control of light-to-moderate infestations of dollar spot. Always read and follow label directions.  Disarm is a registered trademark of Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC. FMC and FMC logo are registered trademarks of FMC Corporation. ©2015 FMC Corporation. All Rights...

Media Center

April 2015 Lawn & Landscape April 14 FMC Announces Promotion PestWeb by Univar April 15 QuickSilver ‘Enhance Your Performance’ Promotion Turf Magazine April 15 FMC Announces ‘Enhance Your Performance’ Promotion Landscape Management April 16 FMC Rolls Out QuickSilver Promotion Landscape Online April 20 FMC Promotes QuickSilver ‘Enhance Your Performance’ SportsTurf April 26 FMC Announces QuickSilver Herbicide Promotion Agri-Marketing April 27 FMC Completes Acquisition of Cheminova   March 2015 Landscape Management Product Spotlight March 6 FMC Corporation QuickSilver Herbicide   February 2015 Golf Course Industry February 20 Southern Weed Science Society Honors FMC’s Dr. Bobby Walls Landscape Management February 20 FMC’s Bobby Walls Receives SWSS Fellow Award Lawn & Landscape February 20 FMC Manager Honored with Award   January...