Category Archives: Columns

Learn The Proper Way To Apply Pesticides

Philadelphia, Penn. – Summer months mean higher pest pressure in most areas of the country — so it’s more important than ever to know how to properly apply pesticides. That’s why FMC Corporation is reintroducing three videos showing proper guidelines for liquid pesticide applications and demonstrating how to apply Talstar® Professional Insecticide. The videos take viewers step-by-step through applications of Talstar  for outdoor spot and perimeter treatments, as well as indoor applications.  Now live on the FMC Turf YouTube channel, “How to … Continue reading

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By Your Deeds

Living a life of truth can provide you with peace.
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You’re standing at the line and with one more roll of the ball, you will accomplish the first 300 game of your life. You’ve been bowling for 20 years now, since you were just in first grade. Your friends are watching you silently not wanting to put undue pressure on you and your heart is beating like a drum. Suddenly there’s a blaring message over the PA system. ”May I have everyone’s attention?! Stop bowling immediately and leave the building in an orderly manner. The building … Continue reading

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LBWA — Protecting The Canopy

Photo: Courtesy of Zumbrota City Staff

Editor’s Note: This column, “LBWA” (Leadership By Wandering Around), is based on the premise that, in order to find out what’s going on in the field, a parks and rec leader has to leave his or her desk and “wander around” the area of operations, talk to people, ask questions, and kick around ideas with the individuals in the thick of delivering services to the public. So the author will bring up issues and ask the leaders among the readership … Continue reading

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August Is Tree Check Month

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Make the most out of that stroll in the park, fun in the backyard, or hike in the woods. Keep an eye out for a devastating tree-killing pest. Mark your calendars for this August and help watch over our nation’s hardwoods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging people to take ten minutes to get outside and take a closer look at their trees. August is a peak time of emergence for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Since its … Continue reading

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Lightning: Think Like The Animals

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Earlier this week, we had a monster thunderstorm roll through our area on the coast of South Carolina. This was a massive system that started from the Gulf of Mexico, went across Florida out into the Atlantic and then curved back to hit the southeastern coast. There was a lot of lightning in the system–the kind that is so close you can hear the sizzle before it lights up and the thunder is less than a three-count away. My wife and I love to … Continue reading

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