Doubling Down on Drainage Issues

Drainage-related issues have steadily increased in the 15 years Dave Smith has been golf course superintendent of Fawn Lake Country Club, in Spotsylvania, Va. Woven through wetlands, the course sits on heavy clay soils and excess rainfall often leads to moisture-related problems.

Act Now to Get Instant Rebates on all Dismiss® Herbicide Products

Turf professionals needing fast, effective sedge control are in luck! By purchasing now through August 15, 2015, turf professionals receive instant rebates on Dismiss® South, Dismiss® CA and both sizes of Dismiss®, FMC recently announced. The savings include: $12.50 instant rebate on each half-gallon jug of Dismiss Turf Herbicide $10 instant rebate on each pint of Dismiss South Herbicide $5 instant rebate on each 6-oz. jug of Dismiss CA Turf Herbicide $5 instant rebate on each 6-oz. jug of Dismiss Turf Herbicide “While most sedge herbicide products take weeks to show visible signs of control, Dismiss herbicides deliver results you can see within 48 hours after treatment,” said Jay Young, Herbicide Brand Marketing Manager for FMC. “Dismiss often provides total control in about a week.” Dismiss herbicide controls yellow nutsedge and green kyllinga in warm and cool-season turf. It attacks sedges at the surface for quick visible control, while also controlling tubers. This dual action helps prevent future sedge outbreaks and the need for retreats. For turf managers fighting purple nutsedge, Dismiss South herbicide achieves fast, effective results against purple nutsedge, yellow nutsedge and green kyllinga in warm-season turf. Registered for use in California and Arizona, Dismiss CA Turf Herbicide delivers fast, visible control of sedges like yellow nutsedge, purple nutsedge and green kyllinga, as well as a significant reduction in new sedge populations. Don’t wait to start saving on fast sedge control. Get a jump on the season by purchasing now! To learn more about this promotion, visit http://www.fmcprosolutions.com/Home/Promotions.aspx. To learn more about FMC and its products, visit http://www.fmcprosolutions.com/ or FMCturf on YouTube. Follow us on Twitter...

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...