Golf Course Management

DEC 2018

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82 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 12.18 vehicle platform, pairing the accuracy of the Ninja system with the power and reliability of the Kubota RTV series vehicle. The RTV boasts the reliable Kubota diesel engine, hydrostatic transmission with high and low range, 4WD and all-wheel independent suspension. The sprayer carries 200 gallons and has a 15-gallon clean-water rinse system. Other features include a 20-inch X-fold boom, rear nozzle camera, spray illumination and the Ninja GPS spray control system. The result, the company says, is a quiet, smooth and stable machine that has the intelligence to spray only where it should. Visit Frost Inc., www.frostserv.com. Oasis manufactures a wide range of vandal-re- sistant coolers , fountains and bottle fillers designed with rough use in mind. Whether the abuse is caused by carelessness, boisterousness or maliciousness, repairs and replacements can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Oasis vandal-resistant options are available across multiple product lines, including VersaCooler II, Radii fountains and heavy-duty on-wall fountains. Many include bi-level and bottle-filler configurations, as well as Bernhard and Co. announced earlier this year its partnership with MLR Sports , provider of lighting solutions for sports stadiums since 1998. They are now launching a golf rig specifically designed for golf courses. The Eagle is compact and easy to move around the course to spot-treat problem areas. It can be disas- sembled in less than 30 minutes, so it's easy to store when not in use. MLR general manager Hermann Sather said, "MLR is proud to launch the world's first supplemen- tary lighting rig designed specifically for golf. There's a great deal of pressure on greenkeepers to produce quality surfaces all year round, and the Eagle can be a crucial weapon in that battle. This is our first venture into the golf market, but it won't be our last. Expect more exciting de- velopments in the near future!" Steven Nixon, director for Bernhard and Co., says: "This is an exciting time for Bern- hard. By combining our strong experience and knowledge of the golf market with MLR technical expertise, we are bringing a unique product that will revolutionize the way turf professionals manage difficult growth areas around their golf course." Visit Bernhard, www.bernhard.co.uk. Frost Inc. introduced the Ninja GPS spray control system on the Kubota RTV-X1140 (product news) Weed CONTROL Syngenta introduced Manuscript herbicide for selective control of mature weeds in turf. It is specially designed to provide post-emergence control of weeds like tropical signalgrass, thin (bull) paspalum, crabgrass and dallisgrass in certain warm-season turf species on golf courses, sod farms and sports turf. Manuscript is powered by pinoxaden, a new active ingredient for the turf industry. This herbicide can be used whenever the weeds are actively growing, including in the heat of the summer when desired turfgrass is also actively growing and fills in more rapidly. For sod growers, Manuscript may be used on St. Augustinegrass, in addition to bermudagrass and zoysiagrass. Manuscript also features a built-in safener that speeds the metabolism of pinoxaden in desirable turf to help improve turf safety, without sacrificing control of mature, difficult-to-control weeds. This allows for effective spot treatments, further improving selectivity against tough weeds. Manuscript is packaged with Adigor surfactant from Syngenta, which is custom-built for use with Manuscript for improved rainfastness and faster weed control. Using Adigor with Manuscript maximizes the quantity and rate of absorption of pinoxaden, as well as the degree of translocation once pinoxaden is in the plant. When applied to desired turf according to the label, Manuscript has been shown to be safe to use around ornamental beds and shrubs. Visit Syngenta, www.greencastonline.com/manuscript. Bernhard and Co.

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