Winter Thaw about to Begin

If the 10-day forecasts are correct, the winter thaw we’ve all been waiting for is about to begin this weekend.

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Winter thaws are when most of the phosphorus enters our lakes and streams from “nonpoint” or “runoff” pollution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As managers of landscapes, we need to keep in mind that: [Read more…]

Update on ProFACT

Turf response to a uneven application of N fertilizer.

As the start of the 2013 growing season draws near, I thought an update on the Professional Fertilizer Applicator Certification and Training (ProFACT) program would be useful. Be advised that all professionals need to be certified or trained to apply fertilizer to turf in NJ. Additionally, all certified and trained professionals need to renew their certificate for 2013 before applying fertilizer in 2013. Recall the that N & P fertilizer cannot be applied to turf (lawns, park, sports fields, etc.) in NJ before March 1st.

There were 1,634 professionals that received [Read more…]