Agronomy
Noted Kelowna, B.C. horticulturalist Gwen Steele is passionate about her work in promoting xeriscaping—a landscaping strategy which either greatly reduces the amount of water needed or eliminates it altogether—and strives to protect the environment in any way she can.
A project forged between the Town of Lincoln, Ont. and the Ontariogreen Conservation Area will ensure that trees that do not belong in a particular setting will not be planted. The project will promote local biodiversity and offset the destruction caused by the emerald ash borer.
Aerator shoes—pairs of strap-on, spiked soles meant to be worn atop regular shoes—have become a hot-selling item on Amazon among those who wish to improve air flow and relieve compaction on their home lawns.
With winter right around the corner, golf courses in Canada are preparing to blow out their irrigation systems and prepare them for winter. An irrigation and water supply specialist has prepared a checklist for golf courses to follow as they get ready to winterize their systems.
Raking leaves from a lawn in the fall is common practice. Removing them, however, robs the soil of good organic matter. The better approach, an authority on the subject says, is to mow them, leaving small fragments behind that provide the soil with helpful organic matter and nutrients.
Are mushrooms harmful to a lawn? Are they perhaps beneficial?
By Kelly Daynard for AgInnovation Ontario. The differences between two young oak trees in a greenhouse at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) are immediately noticeable. Not only is one twice the size of the other, but its root base is much thicker.
Club de Golf St. Raphael in Montreal played host to the second annual Syngenta Challenge and Education Day in July, featuring a friendly golf match between members of the Ottawa Valley Turfgrass Association (OVTA) and the Surintendent Region de Montreal (SRM).
Aeration is one of the most valuable turf management practices in the industry. It helps address challenges like soil compaction, layering, poor drainage, poor gas exchange, excessive thatch, the need to modify heavy soils in the root zone, and improves the establishment of sod or overseeding. The key is to choose the right method to match the problem you need to overcome.
Raking and bagging leaves from a home lawn in the fall may not be the best approach when thinking agronomically. Running over leaves with a mower, thereby mulching them, is the better option.
A 35-square-metre portion of land situated in front of a local Peterborough, Ont. business, has been transformed into a new green area, complete with native plants aimed at attracting pollinating bee populations.
One of the highlights among attendees at the recent CanWest Hort Expo in Abbotsford, B.C. was their interaction with the "electric daisy."
ALTHOUGH golf course superintendents are largely able to keep dollar spot under control through the first few months of a season, the disease traditionally makes an aggressive comeback in the early fall.
By Julia Webber The spring has brought many problems for pond owners this year with an abundance of algae and other problems quickly getting ahead of us. 
Not even seven years ago, Greg Lampman was an employee of the Ford Motor Company in Oakville, Ont. Two months ago, he was named by Sports Turf Canada as its sports turf manager of the year.

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