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

Generic vs branded pesticides. 19

Generic vs branded pesticides. 19

Generic vs branded pesticides Turf managers face the choice of using generic vs branded turf chemicals on an everyday basis. The recent release of the Guide to Turf chemicals by IGFH will help in any choice you make but with the economy struggling and inflation...

Split apps of pre emergent herbicides.

Split apps of pre emergent herbicides.

Split apps of pre-emergent herbicides. This discusses split applications of pre-emergent herbicides and is an update to our recent blog on using pre-emergent herbicides. Our blog on pre-emergent failure may also be of interest. New research shows that split...

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....

Selecting a Fertilizer.16

Selecting a Fertilizer.16

Selecting a Fertilizer Here are some tips to make sure that you get the best result when selecting a turf fertilizer, whether it be slow release or otherwise. A fertilizers physical make up has a major impact on the performance of any product applied. Blended or...

Dealing with turf in shade. 15

Dealing with turf in shade. 15

  Most turf managers and lawn owners cannot splash the cash for turf grow lights or turf fans so if your dealing with turf in shade these basic management principles will get your turf areas will look better in no time. Shade results in a reduction in both light...

Herbicide Resistance Chart. 14

Herbicide Resistance Chart. 14

An Australian turf herbicide resistance chart showing herbicide groups, such as the sulfonylureas, and pre emergent herbicide groups. Use this along with our weed ID chart and the free Guide to turf chemicals. This also shows herbicide sites of action to better help...

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...

Biostimulants for turf. 12

Biostimulants for turf. 12

The public has become more aware of the impact of synthetic fertilisers and chemicals on the environment. The result is many turf managers have begun to use biostimulants for turf managment in Australia. At very low rates these have many benefits and give a positive...

How to use pre-emergent herbicides. 11

How to use pre-emergent herbicides. 11

What is a pre-emergent herbicide? A pre emergent herbicide prevents weeds from becoming established. This is in contrast to a post emergent such as a sulfonylurea herbicide that kills weeds once they have grown.The key to the successful use of pre-emergent...

Weed ID Chart. 10

Weed ID Chart. 10

Turf Weed ID ChartThe turf weed ID chart This is an easy-to-use turf weed Identification chart for Australian turf weeds, including lawn weeds. This discusses the conditions that favour common weeds and what your weed control options are. At the end of this article is...