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A New Perspective on Drones: A Q&A with Urban Ecosystems’ Sam Geer

April 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Sam Geer says drones are no longer out of reach for the Green Industry. Geer, a geospatial design teacher at the University of Minnesota and a design professional with Urban Ecosystems in Minnesota, feels it isn’t a matter if drones will be used, but how soon.

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.

The Latest in WiFi Irrigation: Compare, Contrast & Connect

March 7, 2017 at 2:31 pm

WiFi at your home is nothing new. However, controlling your entire irrigation system through your smartphone? That's fancy. WiFi Res/Com irrigation has taken off over the last year but with all of the bells and whistles how can you make a well-informed decision without the proper information? We decided to gather several different product offerings and present their features in an organized manner.

The Golf Guys on Advances in Technology – Vol. 3

February 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Midwest golf courses and turfgrass suppliers have always been early adopters of “new technology” such as reel mowers and moisture meters. Advances in on-course technology have allowed golf course experts to be more accurate, efficient and ultimately save money by using less product, more precisely.

The Golf Guys on Superintendent Challenges – Vol. 2

February 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Ask any Superintendent what their biggest obstacle is in 2017 and you’re likely to hear it’s a lack of quality and reliable laborers. Our Wisconsin turfgrass experts explore various old & new school avenues to reach out and “recruit” workers.

Get to Know Kati Bernardy — Territory Manager of Soft Goods, IL

February 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Kati has joined Reinders as our newest Territory Manager of Soft goods in Illinois. Her career began as an intern performing fertilizer trials at golf courses in six different states. For the past four years, Kati served as the First Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Merit Club in Libertyville, IL.

The Golf Guys on Climate Change – Vol. 1

January 31, 2017 at 11:02 am

Superintendents are typically in total control of any on-course activity, however “climate changes” in more ways than simply weather patterns have presented a serious challenge. Daytime temperatures were relatively static during the summer of 2016, however, nearly historic night-time temperatures brought about concern for plant sustainability and recovery.

NuTone Haven Mosquito Repellent System Follow-Up

January 19, 2017 at 9:57 am

The Moyer’s found the Haven system to work so effectively they found themselves outdoors during all times of the day. From coffee in the a.m. to cookouts in the evening, the Moyer’s 8-fixture system was soon expanded to 12 — almost completely protecting the family from pesky mosquito bites throughout the summer and fall.

Turfgrass Goes Hollywood

December 16, 2016 at 10:54 am

Whether you spend your days tirelessly working to get your clients’ requests just right, or are looking for something to do on a rainy day – here are five classic movies that somewhat capture the day-to-day humor of the green industry.