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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.

Sulfonylurea herbicides. 26

Sulfonylurea herbicides. 26

This blog is a guide to all the sulfonylurea herbicides that are currently registered for Australian turfgrass. All the chemical labels and SDS sheets are listed in the turf chemical section and in this turf pesticide manual. Up until recently, the sulfonylurea...

How to manage flooded turf? 25

How to manage flooded turf? 25

How to manage flooded turf? We have put this together on how to manage flooded turf. With recent flooding having had a major impact on the turf production areas and sporting venues throughout NSW and VIC this will hopefully help get your turf back as soon as possible....

The best wetting agent. 24

The best wetting agent. 24

A common question we are asked is what is the best wetting agent for lawns and turf in Australia? Before we can answer this we need to know what a soil wetting agent. The use of soil-wetting agents to simply reduce surface tension and aid water movement into...

The science behind soil aeration. 23

The science behind soil aeration. 23

This blog discusses the science behind soil aeration. You may also find our soil aeration case study and our flood management blog article interesting. Turf roots grow in small air pockets within the soil. As soil becomes compacted, these air pockets disappear. Soil...

7 reasons for pre-emergent failure. 22

7 reasons for pre-emergent failure. 22

7 reasons for pre-emergent failure. Here are 7 reasons for pre-emergent failure. A question we are often asked, is why am I having problems with using pre-emergents herbicides? Timing is the obvious reason but there could be a number of other causes. Obviously, the...

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 in Australia 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....