Golf Course Management

APR 2019

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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56 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.19 putting green pin position scheduling and much more. Visit Stevens, www.pogoturfpro. com . For golf course superintendents and their crews, efficiently irrigating around obstacles, on slopes and in windy weather can be a real challenge. Now, Rain Bird Golf has a new low-angle nozzle housing for its 751 Series Rotors that can enhance distribution unifor - mity under these tough conditions, making it easier to direct water under trees or weather stations, fight the wind and improve coverage around mounds and bunkers. Rain Bird's low- angle nozzle housing kit includes a low-angle housing assembly (a low-angle nozzle housing and pre-installed dual spreader nozzle for 751 Series rotors), stator and stator poppet. Install - ing the kit is a straightforward process requir- ing only a flathead screwdriver. Visit Rain Bird, www.rainbird.com/golf . Union Fungicide SC from PBI-Gordon Corp. is specifically formulated to provide ex - cellent disease control on golf courses, residen- tial and commercial properties, sod farms and sports fields. Testing has shown that Union is effective in the preventive and curative treat - ment of pythium diseases (blight, damping off, root dysfunction, root rot), brown patch, anthracnose, cool-weather brown patch, yel - low patch, fairy ring, gray leaf spot, red thread, summer patch and rhizoctonia. A flowable liq - uid, Union is a formulation of the active in- gredients azoxystrobin and cyazofamid. Union will be labeled for use on all cool-season and warm-season turfgrasses: Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescues, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, bentgrass, bermudagrass (common or hybrid), bahiagrass, buffalograss, centipedegrass, ki - kuyugrass, seashore paspalum, St. Augustine- grass and zoysiagrass. Other proposed features of Union fungicide include no temperature restrictions. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for the fungicide is antici - pated for mid- to late-2019. Visit PBI Gordon, www.pbigordon.com . SiteOne Landscape Supply introduced LESCO NOS, LESCO NOS Plus, LESCO PolyPlus-Opti, LESCO CarbonPro-L with MobilEX and LESCO CarbonPro-G. All five new products utilize the latest agronomic technology to maximize turf performance for superintendents and greens crews, no mat - ter the present challenges or budget. The new products offer enhanced-efficiency fertiliza - tion programs and innovative supplementary products that improve the soil and optimize future fertilizer applications. LESCO NOS, or Nitrogen Optimization System, is what the company calls the industry's first fully incorpo - rated DCD-stabilized nitrogen fertilizer that prevents nitrogen loss. The exclusive LESCO NOS Plus is a fertilizer for a one-time applica - tion that feeds nitrogen over time and reduces nitrogen loss. PolyPlus-Opti is an optimized source of polymer-coated urea. Its proprietary formula provides a linear, consistent release of nitrogen that maximizes greening between nutrient applications. CarbonPro-L with Mo - bilEX is a revolutionary nutrient-optimizing system that harnesses the power of plant- microbe interactions and organic soil sciences to maximize plant health and performance. Now in granular form, CarbonPro-G is a microbial and carbon-based plant-health nutri- ent optimizer that can be applied with a stan- dard broadcast spreader to turf and landscape plantings. Visit LESCO, www.lesco.com . Belchim Crop Protection USA's Be- loukha, a biodegradable herbicide, recently received approval for EPA registration and is now available for state registration across the U.S. Beloukha is a nonselective, broad-spec - trum, foliar-applied herbicide that acts exclu- sively by contact, attacking and destroying the cell membranes of the plant epidermis, caus - ing rapid tissue dehydration. Made up of 51.98 percent pelargonic acid, a naturally occur - ring substance sourced from sunflowers that breaks down into carbon dioxide and water, Beloukha provides burndown of both annual and perennial broadleaf and grassy weeds, plus most mosses and other cryptogams. Approved for and proven effective on turf, landscape, hardscape and ornamental areas, Beloukha is a fast-acting weed-control solution that keeps golf courses, cart paths and clubhouse patios looking pristine. Visit Belchim USA, www. belchimusa.com . The Andersons Inc. Plant Nutrient Group launched its new and improved Turf Nutrition Tool. The Turf Nutrition Tool is a web-based platform that allows turf manag - ers to create customized, season-long nutrition NEW PRODUCTS

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