July 2021 News
Grass Seed Crop Update
As the 2021 grass seed harvest gets underway, the initial indications are that the yields will be down significantly this year. Low precipitation combined with record heat in the western united states will likely reduce yields by 25%-50%, depending on the species. Additionally, demand has been abnormally high the last 15 months due to previous COVID restrictions, which has virtually eliminated any carryover seed from the 2020 harvest.
Whereas we are confident that we will secure enough seed for your Fall needs, pricing will be up significantly in the near future. Firm numbers are still a couple of weeks away, but an increase of 30%-40% is certainly a possibility, depending on the mixture.
One possible solution is to add or increase the amount of turf-type annual ryegrass in your seed mix. Our turf-type annual ryegrass blends in well with other grasses and germinates quickly, helping to reduce erosion and thus protect the other seed. Another possibility is trying to maximize the germination by using a nutrient-coated mix. The coating helps protect & nourish the seed until it germinates and the increased germination percentage helps to offset the reduced seed count in the bag. For questions or more detailed information, please contact your sales representative.
The Latest in Turfgrass Breeding Development
Legend®, Field of Dreams and Greenskeeper Professional Turf Grass Seed product line is used by professional sports field managers, High School & College Athletic Directors, Golf Course Superintendents and Park District Grounds keepers through out the Chicagoland & greater Milwaukee areas. Choose from:
- Sunny or Shady Mix
- Athletic Elite ProNitro™ Plus
- Cold Start, Landscape Mix, or Sport
- Elite Kentucky Bluegrass or Perennial Rye
- And others...
Legend®, Field of Dreams and Greenskeeper are available exclusively through Conserv FS. Find out more by talking with your Certified Turf Specialist
ProNitro™ Plus Seed Treatment
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ProNitro™ Plus enables you to achieve stronger germination, faster establishment, and save time and money. The targeted combination of products in the ProNitro™ Plus seed coating makes essential nutrients and water available to each germinating seedling for better germination and improved nutrient utilization during early plant growth. Improved Continuous Growth - Resistance to Drought/Stresses - Strong Healthy Plants.
Find out more by talking with your sales representative.
CLEARY 3336 DG LITE GRANULAR FUNGICIDE
Cleary 3336 DG Lite Granular Fungicide is a systemic fungicide products for the prevention and control of turf diseases and the diseases of annual and perennial flowers, bedding plants, foliage plants, ground covers, plus deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.
ILSTMA VENDOR FIELD DAY 2021
The ILSTMA Vendor Field Day is a great opportunity for our Professional and Commercial Members to network and learn about new sports turf related products, equipment, and services in a trade show style environment.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the vendor booths set up around the sports fields at Stuart Sports Complex, and we will have 20 minute educational presentations/demonstrations throughout the day from our vendors. We are extremely excited to host our first in-person event in over a year, and we really hope that you can join us.
When: July 14, 2021, 8am - 1pm
Where: Stuart Sports Complex, 39W143 Jericho Rd. Aurora, IL 60506
2021 Virtual Summer Conference
Introducing the Illinois Arborist Association 2021 Virtual Summer Conference Series that will be held Monday, July 19 – Thursday, July 22 from 2:00 – 4:00pm each day. This will include one, two-hour presentation and two, one-hour presentations each day for a total of eight hours of virtual learning and engagement.