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Helpful notes on insecticide selection and use for various turf sites

Original Source: 
Will Hudson, UGA Extension Entomologist
Taken from the Commercial Turf section of the UGA Pest Management Handbook
 
Not all turfgrass sites are created equal. It is important to read the label on the product before purchasing an insecticide for a particular site use.
 
An insecticide may not be labeled for all turfgrass uses (e.g., lawns, athletic field, sod farms, or golf course). Some products are only labeled for use on golf courses or sod farms.

Disposing of Excess or Old Pesticides (The Right Way!)

Original Source: 
Willie Chance, Outreach Coordinator, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture
Most certified pesticide applicators eventually run into a situation where they have old or excess pesticides that they no longer use.

UGA Turfgrass Information Available on ‘Smart’ Phones!

Original Source: 
Patrick McCullough, UGA Extension Weed Scientist
Original Source: 
Will Hudson, UGA Extension Entomologist
Original Source: 
Alfredo Martinez, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist
Original Source: 
Clint Waltz, UGA Extension Turf Specialist

September 8, 2009 

Turf managers spend a lot of time out of the office. Mobile phones with email, internet, and application programs help turf managers communicate and access information. Advanced “smart” phones (Blackberry, iPhone, etc.) allow greater work flexibility while away from the office or in the field.
 
Downloadable applications are relatively new features for mobile devices. Applications are programs compatible with phones that provide quick and easy access to information. 
 
Several UGA faculty members have created the first mobile program specifically for turf information. “Turfgrass Management”, is a comprehensive program that contains pictures, information, and recommendations for managing turf weeds, diseases, and insects.  The application is designed to be user-friendly and easy to search on mobile devices. 

Calibrating Your Spreader

Application of the correct amount of fertilizer and pesticide to a lawn is important! Too much fertilizer may burn the grass. Too little herbicide gives ineffective weed control. 

There are many brands of lawn spreaders. Each spreader has its own method for setting the rate of application. To confuse matters even more, a spreader setting that accurately dispenses the correct fertilizer rate at one setting might not dispense the same amount of pesticide or seed at that setting.