The corporate website for Spraying Systems Co. features information about
the wide range of spraying related products they manufacture and offer for
sale. They have current buyer’s guides (metric and U.S.) and product
literature available for download in PDF format. In addition the FAQ
section (Questions) also offers support for a number of areas where problems
are likely to be encountered such as valves, plumbing and nozzles.
The Tech Support has many useful tidbits. There is an online spray
calibration calculator, conversion tables and glossary. There are bulletins
on tip wear, drift and sprayer calibration.
www.canadagolfguide.com (Canada Golfing Guide)
Canadagolfguide.com bills itself as Canada’s on-line resource for golfing.
Over the next months the site will continue to grow. Currently it is
really just an expansion of BCgolfguide.com. From the main page you
can view lists of golf courses sorted by province. The BC page is setup
in E-zine format, with articles, interviews, and maps. You can even
request tee times on-line. These features will be available for the
rest of the country in the near future when the site promises to be the most
comprehensive website for golf in Canada for Canadian and traveling golfers.
www.pgc.nrcan.gc.ca(Geological Survey of Canada)
Did you think western Canada was geologically silent? The Pacific Geoscience
Centre of the Geologic Survey of Canada website offers a compendium of information
on seismic activity in the west. From their main page follow the link
to “earthquake information”. You will find maps of recent earthquake
activity, seismic data plots, and general earthquake history. Past
earthquake activity is logged here. You can find your specific region
or location and see the earthquakes you missed as well as the earthquakes
that were felt. They also have links to seismic activity occurring
in the rest of the planet. The site also contains lots of basic earthquake
information relevant to school children and interested adults. There
are links to other educational resources on a variety of related topics from
volcanoes to tsunamis and to the numerous publications prepared by PGC staff
members and their affiliated colleagues. The website also links to
the Natural Resources of Canada main site, which features information on
a variety of earth sciences topics.
www.weather.com (The Weather Channel)
Yes, this is the web home of the American Weather Channel. But it does
have some neat features that make it useful even for us Canadians.
Follow the links to My Weather. The My Weather customized weather page,
gives you the capability to display today's weather news, current weather
information including a 10-day forecast and your own set of weather maps.
All of this data is presented together for your specific city or region.
The detailed daily forecasts are broken down into 3-hour time blocks.
The site also boasts all sorts of historical weather data, allowing the end
user to view past weather trends and try to predict what might come in the
www.uoguelph.ca/GTI (Guelph Turfgrass Institute)
The Guelph Turfgrass Institute was established in 1987 to conduct research
and extension and provide information on turfgrass production and management
to members of the Ontario turfgrass industry. The first of its kind
in Canada, the institute is already recognized as a world-class center for
research, extension and professional development. Building on the University
of Guelph's long-standing expertise in turfgrass science, the research activities
of the institute continues to focus in areas such as the environmental aspects
of pesticide use (fate and persistence), evaluation of grass species, varieties
and seeding methods, sports field construction, fertility and management
programs, pesticide use and the biological and cultural control of diseases
and weeds. The Guelph Turfgrass Institute's mandate is to expand and
enhance turfgrass research, to expand extension and information services,
prepare young people for careers in the industry and in research through
undergraduate and graduate programs, and to develop a world-class turfgrass
facility. In particular, there is a Turf Managers’ Bulletin Board that
offers an area for announcements, upcoming events, jobs available, jobs wanted,
a buy/sell board, and a turf management forum that discusses a variety of
If you come across any interesting web sites (turf or non-turf related) please
forward this information to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jeff at email@example.com.