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The Gilba Turf blog covers a wide range of turf and grass related topics ranging from Slow release fertilizers to what are the differences between generic and branded turf chemicals.

Turf combination fungicides. 21

Turf combination fungicides. 21

In recent years there has been an increase in the market of Australian turf combination fungicides. With the launch of Clean Sweep Trio from Indigo Specialty we think it is time to put some information together on fungicide combination products. Combination fungicide...

Guide to turf pesticides. 20

Guide to turf pesticides. 20

Free Guide to Australian turf pesticides. Our friends at International Greenkeepers for Hire have produced the free guide to Australian turf pesticides. It can be downloaded below. It has been written so turf managers, lawn owners, contractors, and councils have an...

Generic vs branded pesticides. 19

Generic vs branded pesticides. 19

Generic vs branded pesticides The question of whether to use generic vs branded turf pesticides is one turf managers are constantly faced with in any purchasing decision. With the economy struggling and inflation increasing it's a choice that is becoming more relevant...

Split apps of pre-M herbicides. 18

Split apps of pre-M herbicides. 18

    This blog covers split apps of pre-M herbicides and is an update on our recent turf blog on using pre-emergent herbicides. It discusses some newer research and split or sequential applications for better control. Using split apps of pre-M herbicides can...

Managing nutgrass. 17

Managing nutgrass. 17

Managing nutgrass. This turf blog discusses the best options for managing nutgrass and how to correctly identify it. Nutsedge also known as nutgrass is an aggressive weed that can become a major problem in the summertime in both lawns and sports turf. There are two...

Selecting a Fertilizer.16

Selecting a Fertilizer.16

Selecting a Fertilizer With over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and developing granular fertilizers here are some tips to ensure that you get the best possible value for money when selecting a fertilizer. One of the perpetual debates in the turf and amenity...

Dealing with turf in shade. 15

Dealing with turf in shade. 15

  In dealing with turf in shade the management principles are the same for both unless your going to splash the cash for turf grow lights or turf fans. Shade results in a reduction in both light quantity and quality and can be an issue for both professional turf...

Herbicide Resistance Chart. 14

Herbicide Resistance Chart. 14

An Australian turf herbicide resistance chart showing herbicide groups and sites of action to better help turf managers delay the development of resistance. There is also an example of a pre-emergent and post emergent strategy to manage this. Herbicide resistance in...

Disease and scarab ID. 13

Disease and scarab ID. 13

Disease and scarab ID.  These are pretty useful for turf disease and scarab ID in the field. Indigo Specialty have very kindly donated this handy disease ID chart which has some nice clear images plus control options. The key to managing disease and scarab larvae is...

Bio-stimulant use in turf. 12

Bio-stimulant use in turf. 12

Bio-stimulant use in turf is becoming common as turf managers become aware of the impact of many synthetic fertilizers and pesticides on the environment. There is a constant stream of new products coming onto the market all making claims which are often unfounded and...