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If you are looking for grass seed mixtures or other turf products, count on National Seed for top-performing, proprietary products and expert consulting. We distribute grasses that grow in virtually any habitable climate or soil on Earth, with the ability to custom blend mixtures to your specifications.

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National Seed

National Seed is a full-service distributor of proprietary grass seed, chemicals, fertilizers, ice melt and turf maintenance products to the turf and horticulture marketplace, operating from Lisle, Illinois in the Midwestern United States.

National Seed is one of the leading distributors of world class Kentucky Bluegrasses produced by Jacklin Seed.

National Seed supports various charities and organizations, including the Egon Herrmann Turf Scholarship, Dale Ruth Scholarship, the Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest, Sertoma, and The Walter & Connie Payton Foundation.

National Seed’s origin dates back to 1991 and growth continues today with a concentrated focus on exceeding customer expectations. We look forward to the opportunity to help grow your business.

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POSTEMERGENCE CRABGRASS CONTROL WITH QUINCLORAC

Posted on: 8/4/17

Quinclorac has shown to be a good-excellent post crabgrass herbicide. Quinclorac also exhibits some broadleaf activity, especially on legumes like black medic and clover. Drive activity is very rapid, with crabgrass kill occurring within 1-2 weeks after herbicide application. Young (non-tillered) crabgrass may brown & die in less than one week.

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Posted on: 7/12/17

The Good Guys

Every once in a while it pays to stop and think for a minute. It is human nature to see an insect and want to get rid of it. We should rethink that. There are a lot of insects that are harmless. More importantly there are some that help us.
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Viburnum Leaf Beetle

Posted on: 6/7/17

viburnum leaf showing the larvae and feeding damage

Viburnum leaf beetle has been known in some eastern states since the early 1990’s. It is a relatively new pest to the Chicago region. A few possible sightings of this pest were reported in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, the beetle was reported across the Chicago region with some regularity. This insect feeds as both larvae and adults and can do extensive damage. If left unchecked it can lead to the death of the shrub.
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