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No Snow, No Problem? Not so Fast.

March 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Most of the Upper Midwest received below average snowfall this past winter but it still managed to rattle our bones with long, repetitive bouts of subzero temperatures.  As we look to Spring, we’re anxious to jump on something and start driving around on our still-dormant, water-logged, brown turf.  Settle down, cowboy!  This isn’t a road race.

Recap: Offseason Tips for Superintendents

January 22, 2018 at 9:57 am

Make the offseason a productive one through rest and relaxation, but also marketing yourself and your golf course. You should actively look for opportunities to distribute positive messages regarding the turfgrass industry and the work you're doing at your course.

Toro Outcross 9060 – Coming Summer 2018!

January 11, 2018 at 11:38 am

What happens when you put the power of a tractor in the body of a super-duty utility vehicle? Toro's newest commercial equipment offering, the Outcross 9060, is a time and labor saver, a multi-purpose monster of a machine. This isn't your grandfather's agricultural tractor.

Plant Food for Thought @ Cog Hill: A Reinders Event Recap

December 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

Midwestern superintendents, turfgrass managers, and assistants descended upon Cog Hill, just southwest of Chicago, for a seminar on plant health nutrition. Numerous speakers were on hand including Tom Weinert and Greg Moore of Plant Food Company, Inc., while industry-renowned professor Dr. Bruce Clark spoke about Rutgers 2017 university research.

New Video: We Are Reinders

September 21, 2017 at 10:35 am

We haven’t lost our roots. Founded in 1866 by a family in search of the American Dream; today, we’ve grown to more than 200 employees with 13 locations serving 10 states. We’re a friend in the field, reachable at all hours and always open online.

The Goose Deuce Nuisance

August 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

Grazing geese can cause quite a bit of harm to golf course-quality turfgrass. They flock to greens, fairways, lakes and ponds – hallowed turf in the eyes of a superintendent. Similarly, business, park and grounds managers don’t want geese on their properties, walkways and fields. Their trail of feathers and, well, “goose deuce” isn’t hard to miss.

Local Field with a Big League Feel — Meet Adam Vecitis From Glendale, WI

June 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

As a second-generation turf management professional, Adam Vecitis has played a major role in what has made the Glendale Complex look as excellent as it does today. We talked with Adam about what it takes for the crew to turn a field from ordinary to spectacular and how he became interested in turf.

Toro Workman GTX Superior Drive Tour – Schaumburg, IL

June 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm

The Toro Company has taken the new Workman GTX utility vehicle on a cross-country tour showcasing its seemingly endless configurations, diverse abilities and overall comfort. The Workman series of utility vehicles have been the pillars of maintenance staffs across the world for decades.

A 101 on the Rule of 3: Fertilizer NPK by the Numbers

April 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

What do the numbers on the fertilizer bag mean? Understanding the information on fertilizer bag labels will help you choose the right products for you or your customer's lawn and garden needs. Creating a lush lawn and a garden with beautiful blooms and bountiful harvests can be made easier by following the Rule of 3.

Take Back Your Ball Fields

April 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

As a professional sports turf manager, you take a pro-active approach to the smallest detail associated with the care, performance and safety of your ball fields or campus grounds. Yet you may be outsourcing more turf management work than you should, perhaps because you’ve always let someone else do the work.