Thoughts on Iron Nutrition

Iron nutrition in plants is a very complicated subject. It’s difficult to get your head around it. One of the reasons is that there are many chemical forms of iron in soil, and they vary in their solubility and availability to plants. It can comprise up to 5% of the...

Understanding Phytotoxicity

In the pest management business, we apply pesticides in numerous ways for our clients. Spraying is extremely popular, although there are also granular applications, dusts, injections, fumigants, and other styles of applying pesticides in order to achieve control of...

Fall and Winter Fertilizing Considerations

Simple Science Whether you are working with container ornamentals, field grown trees, landscape plants or turfgrass, understanding fall and winter fertilization strategies is important. Despite this being a steamy August in much of the country, believe it or not your...

Patch Diseases of St. Augustine Turf

I get a lot of calls from PCOs, golf courses and homeowners about patch diseases in turf. These diseases tend to happen suddenly, seemingly overnight, where normal looking turf suddenly browns out and becomes quite ugly. The pest control company may have done...