The 2014 edition of UMass Extension’s Professional Guide for IPM in Turf for Massachusetts is AVAILABLE NOW in a new electronic, web-based format. The guide is intended for use by professionals as a tool in the management of all types of turf: from roadsides and utility areas, to lawns, to fine playing surfaces.
The freshly revised 2014 edition features the latest techniques critical to environmentally responsible, integrated management of turf pests.The guide contains research-based strategies for turf grass selection, as well as comprehensive pest management guidelines and pesticide regulation compliance information. Alternative and cultural pest control options are highlighted, and advice on pesticide use is based on minimal impact to non-target organisms, natural resources and human health.
While some aspects of discussions such as turfgrass selection, timing of management practices and pesticide regulations are specific to Massachusetts, much of the material presented is pertinent to the management of cool-season grasses throughout the Northeast and beyond. Some of the updated, distinctive pieces of information you will find in the 2014 Professional Guide include:
- latest recommended turfgrass cultivars for MA, based on NTEP data
- cultural management approaches for turf diseases
- revised fungicide listings with resistance management tools
- biological management of turf damaging insects
- efficacy, residual, and optimal timing for turf insecticides
- monitoring and management of turf weeds
- detailed herbicide profile listings
- turf pest damage & cultural practice timing calendars
- updated MA pesticide regulation compliance information
Visit https://extension.umass.edu/turf/proguide to access the guide right now!
The Noon Times spring issue has arrived! Read it here!
Starting your spring cleaning? Let Noon Turf Care help you! Noon Turf Care will give you a healthy green lawn and keep those lawn destroying pests away. Use the advertisements below for your first flea and tick treatment free!
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The New York Department of Environmental Protection has started removing ash trees from around a reservoir in Ulster County to prevent the infestation of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. Below are two articles with more information about the little beetle.
The TODAY show hosted a segment titled “What’s Bugging You,” about spring pests and the threats they come with. Missy Henriksen, NPMA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, discussed termites, ants ,ticks, stinging insects, occasional invaders including stink bugs, centipedes, silverfish and crickets. The segment featured a myriad of live insects and related props.
We are proud to announce the opening of our new pest prevention division in Marlborough, Mass covering our full line of pest prevention services! Read the press release for more information!!
With the excitement of winter turning to spring at the end of the month we’re sending out a friendly reminder to watch out for mosquitoes that come along with the changing climate. For more information check out this BBC Nature website’s facts and videos about those annoying little critters.
A big “Congratulations” to our Noon Turf consultants Steven LaPrade, Brian Sabine, Ruben Paz and Jason Aliskevicz on completing the UMass Managers Turf Grass Program; a 7-week intensive program.
During this time the graduates classes were broken up into four categories which included: plant sciences,construction and engineering,pest management and business management.
Being taught with well qualified teachers and experts about their lecture topics, the graduates were also able to attend lectures given by James Skorulski, Senior Agronomist for United States Golf Association Green Section and William Spence, Superintendent of The Country Club, Brookline, MA.
Noon Turf Care has announced the acquisition of Grasshopper Lawn Inc. of Naugatuck, Conn.
Grasshopper Lawns, owned and operated by Doug Columb, has been serving the Southern Connecticut area for more than 43 years. The company offers service and products to a large base of residential and commercial customers in Connecticut.
The acquisition represents Noon Turf Care’s first footprint in the Connecticut market. Noon Turf Care was started in 2001 by brothers Christopher and Matthew Noon. It started as a small Internet-based lawn care company that provides Massachusetts residences and businesses with fertilization services for lawns, trees and shrubs. Noon Turf Care serves more than 10,000 customers and employs more than 50 lawn and horticulture specialists.