Showing posts from June, 2017

Welcome, HALO!

Welcome, HALO! by Jenna Messier
After much anticipation, ICT Organics released its new 25(b) weed killer, HALO, this Spring!  Our customers have been trialing the product over the past few months, and we have heard some great reports about the efficacy of this product.  

Here are some tips for using HALO:
HALO offers two rates of application, per the label, which you will choose depending upon the weed pressure in your lawn.
Low Rate: 7 oz. HALO in 1.5 to 2 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft.High Rate: 10 oz. HALO in 1.5 to 2 gallons of water per 1000 sq. ft.Spot spray: 10 oz. in 1 gallon of water.
Additional Tips from the Manufacturer: To maximize results of HALO, apply with PRE-EMERG liquid, a product also produced by ICT, pre-emergent weed killer to kill both visible weeds (with HALO) and weed seeds (with PRE-EMERG). HALO and PRE-EMERG are highly compatible and can be tank mixed and sprayed together.For optimal results, apply to weeds during ear…

Red Thread - Plan Your Attack on This Fungal Disease!

Red Thread & Pink Patch – Plan your attack on these fungal diseases!
by Joe Magazzi
We have been receiving many questions about Red Thread and Pink Patch, which are fungal diseases that can occur in turf grass.  These diseases are usually easy to identify by patches of pink or red discoloration on turf grass. These diseases tend to appear and be most active when temperatures are around 70°F, but they can start to grow with lower temperatures.  These diseases also appear during periods of wet weather, such as we have experienced in the Northeast this Spring.  Due to a convergence of these warm and wet weather conditions, Red Thread and Pink Patch are thriving and very prevalent in turf grass. 
Red Thread and Pink Patch are generally aesthetic diseases that can be controlled both by adjusting your fertility and cultural practices. However, in severe cases, these diseases (especially Red Thread) can be destructive to rye grasses and fescues – species prevalent in the northern part of t…