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Marybeth Whalen: Could Vs. Had: A Post For Moms Everywhere

Purdue Turf Tips Website - a GREAT site to bookmark and visit often ... #yard…

Purdue Turf Tips Website - a GREAT site to bookmark and visit often .

Dealing with Drought Affected Lawns    Posted on August 8, 2012 by djsoldat      With the drought abating in many parts of the state, we’ve seen lawns begin to green up[1]. However, after the severe stretch of drought, nearly every lawn is expected to have some areas where the grass has died. These dead patches were likely undesirable species of grass, areas with very poor soil underneath, or weakened by another stress before or during the drought.

Dealing with drought affected lawns. Doug Soldat, UW-Extension turfgrass specialist at UW-Madison, provides tips for dealing with drought affected lawns.

Sunflowers - Pioneer Hi-Bred Sunflower Information Page

Traditional breeding combined with extensive field testing and leading-edge genetic technologies produces sunflower hybrids with superior production and food processing characteristics.

Red Thread Lawn Disease Treatment

Learn how to identify, treat and prevent the common lawn disease Red Thread by having a read of this post and making use of the advice shared.

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"The Oatmeal is hilarious" - Who looks at who in the gym. From The Oatmeal…

BAM Science! Credit: Kyle Rutherford

BAM Science! Credit: Kyle Rutherford

Lawn Maintenance/ Healthy Lawn/ Mowing Pattern/ Burning Bush Hedge

Lawn Maintenance/ Healthy Lawn/ Mowing Pattern/ Burning Bush Hedge

>>>Good stuff on Fairy Rings here.  "The good news is that fairy ring fungi don't actually infect turfgrass like brown patch, dollar spot, etc. The bad news is that they leave behind a coating on the soil particles that renders the soil hydrophobic (repels water) and may ultimately kill the turf. This is important to know when it comes to controlling the symptoms caused by fairy rings."

>>>Good stuff on Fairy Rings here. "The good news is that fairy ring fungi don't actually infect turfgrass like brown patch, dollar spot, etc. The bad news is that they leave behind a coating on the soil particles that renders the soil hydrophobic (repels water) and may ultimately kill the turf. This is important to know when it comes to controlling the symptoms caused by fairy rings."

Pictures in our Canola, April 2013

Pictures in our Canola, April 2013

Annual White Grub is the most serious turfgrass pest in Illinois.  Grubs feed on turfgrass roots, that will damage and can kill the grass. Grub damage appears as brown areas and when enough feeding   damage has occurred, lawns may be rolled up like carpeting.Moles,skunks, and birds often dig for the larvae and also damage the lawn.  Grub damage can vary from year to year. During dry summers, grubs may be more concentrated in well-watered lawns. During wet summers, damage may not appear at…

What's wrong with our lawn - Annual White Grub Larva

How to Make Your Own Organic Worm Compost System

How to Build a Worm Composter

An article that talks about GMOs and if they are safe to feed your family. What are GMOs? Why do we need GMOs? Myths of GMOs

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