Brass hose swivel

The new brass hose swivel from Dramm is a live swivel, meaning it swivels while under pressure, allowing for unencumbered movement between the hose and the watering tool. Kinks twist free seamlessly, without having to manually twist the hose. Watering is easier without having to fight the natural tension in the hose. The Brass Hose Swivel is machined from brass bar stock and is built for durability.

For more information: http://www.dramm.com.


Midwest landscaping guide

Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest describes 65 desirable tree species, their characteristics and their uses. Scott Zanon provides more than 325 color photographs to illustrate the appearance of each species, including height, shape, bark,flowers and seasonal colors-as well as other details that influence selection and siting.This guidebook also considers trees as a factor in overall environmental health and gives special consideration to the effects of the emerald ash borer, which continues to wreak havoc in wooded areas of the Midwest, offering replacement alternatives for vulnerable areas.

For more information: http://ohioswallow.com/book/Landscaping+with+Trees+in+the+Midwest.


Gallery® receives Federal registration

Dow AgroSciences announces that Gallery® SC specialty herbicide-in a new, convenient liquid formulation-has received Federal registration. The easy-to-use suspension concentrate formulation provides excellent plant tolerance and long-lasting control of more than 95 species of broadleaf weeds—including chickweed, spurge and oxalis—for up to six to eight months, depending on environmental conditions. The new concentrated formula greatly reduces rinsing and disposal. Applied at a rate of 1 quart per acre, Gallery SC in the 2-gallon jug will cover 8-1/4 acres in a single container. Gallery SC is available in 1-quart and 2-gallon containers.

For more information: http://www.DowProvesIt.com.


Fulcrum® insect growth regulator

Fulcrum® insect growth regulator now is available through authorized OHP distributors. With its active ingredient pyriproxyfen, Fulcrum controls a number of troublesome pests on ornamentals, shrubs, foliage plants, flowering plants, and other plants; it is especially effective against whiteflies, fungus gnats and shoreflies, three pests that are extremely difficult to control. For maximum effectiveness, users should apply Fulcrum as part of an overall IPM program and rotate with products from a different mode of action (MOA). Fulcrum is both a contact and ingestion insecticide with translaminar activity. While it does not control adults, the product negatively affects development of viable eggs.

For more information: http://www.ohp.com/Products/fulcrum.php.