When you’re in the field you don’t always have the time or the means to search for solutions to problems that arise. You can’t sit down at your laptop, perform a Google Search, and then spend 20 minutes looking for what you need.
Even more challenging can be finding the right solution on your mobile device in a mess of partial content or misinformation. Whether you want to identify specific weed varieties, turfgrass diseases, or find the best control product to solve your problem, you need a solution and you need it fast.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of seven turfgrass resources to help you quickly find what you need when you’re on the jobsite.
WeedAlert by PBIGordon, is an excellent site for weed identification and control. You can search by Name, Appearance, or Region. In addition, WeedAlert includes links to all the major turf schools in each state, industry publications, and environmental research links.
2. TURF MD (App on iOS or Android)
TURF MD in a mobile app by The American Phytopathological Society. Users can access photo galleries, identification tools, decision support tools, diagnostic keys, and other features of Turf MD. Once the app is installed you can access this tool without internet connection. This easy-to-use app includes high-quality, peer-reviewed information based on reviews by the world’s top experts in turfgrass disease. Keyword search that allows you to instantly find diseases by name or by words associated with the disease description and its symptoms. Finally, a convenient tagging function that lets you mark ‘favorite’ diseases for quick reference.
3. CDMS Pesticide Label & SDS Database+
The CDMS Database+ works as a search engine for pesticide labels and SDS. You can search by product name, common name, and manufacturer.
4. Soil Temperature Map
GreenCast offers an online tool for soil temperature maps. Access 24-hour and 5-day soil temperature averages city and state or zip code. Certain insects, weeds and diseases thrive in certain soil temperatures. Having updated information about your local soil temperature and the pests common to your area can help you prevent and treat for optimal turfgrass quality.
5. National Turf Grass Evaluation Program
NTEP offers sponsored trials that show how various seed varieties performed under various conditions through multiple testing. You can access information by state/region or variety.
6. Nufarm Insider
NufarmInsider by Nufarm offers industry content curated for your job function: lawncare operator, superintendent, or greenhouse/nursery. It is a comprehensive resource for information about Nufarm products, training webinars and other resources—including articles, podcasts and videos.
7. Lebanon Turf
LebanonTurf offers extensive product education for their various Lebanon fertilizer technologies. You can quickly access the right product based on a two-step process. First, you identify the category such as fertilizer, weed control, insect control, and disease control. Then, you choose the function of the product, i.e. insect control with fertilizer, insect and weed control with fertilizer, etc.
Finally, CentralTIS.com is another resource for you, whether it’s the latest in turfgrass technology or newest equipment in landscaping, we stay at the leading edge of the industry. Our goal is to keep you in the know. Our category-specific experts have the knowledge and resources available to help you solve the most complicated questions. Rely on Central with any questions or concern you have, we’re ready to help you grow!
See what the resources look like below: