Golf Course Management

APR 2013

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

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trol System. Enhance- ments include sensor input support, which monitors fow, pressure, rain, temperature and status inputs for Network P and E-OSMAC feld hardware. Sensor information is presented in both text and graph formats, with user-defned alarms and preprogrammed responses. Lynx also provides advanced diagnostics for your GDC twowire system to make sure it's always operating correctly. Turf Inputs Syngenta showcased Appear fungicide and Avid miticide/insecticide. Appear has two components that work together to enhance control of pythium and anthracnose while improving summer stress tolerance and overall turf quality, the company says. On the inside, a phosphite fungicide is immediately available and quickly absorbed by the plant in its most active form. On the outside, a unique pigmented formulation provides turf a deeper green color that results in greater quality, the company says. Appear can be used under extreme summer temperatures, and it mixes easily with Daconil Action fungicide or Secure fungicide in a 14-day control program on greens and tees. Meanwhile, Avid, with the active ingredient abamectin, is an extremely active nematicide with a very low use rate that has received 24C registration from several states and the EPA. It can be applied throughout the season for improved turf quality above ground and stronger root development below. 74 GCM April 2013 Bayer CropScience introduced Bayer Specticle G, a granule herbicide made to simplify turf and landscape maintenance, offering long-lasting control at unparalleled low use rates, Bayer says. Bayer Specticle G protects against a broad spectrum of more than 80 grassy and broadleaf weeds, as well as annual sedges. The product requires up to 40 times less active ingredient than current standards, Bayer says, resulting in signifcantly less herbicide placed in the environment. The applicatorfriendly formulation won't stain or leave any odor behind after treatment. can accelerate root growth to build healthier and denser root systems for optimal nutrient uptake and water retention, Ostara says. J.R. Simplot Co. re- leased its new dual-reactive, layered polyurethane fertilizer coating Gal-Xe. This new technology in controlled-release fertilizers can assure the predictable release of nutrients in any climatic condition for time frames of three, six, nine and 12 months, the company says. The patented, polymercoated fertilizer was invented in part with assistance from NASA through its Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program. Gal-Xe utilizes next-generation polymers that enable the encapsulation of unique fertilizer materials. Civitas One fungicide comes in an easy-to-use, premixed formulation and can be used in a regular IPM program to help prevent disease. Civitas says 2.5 gallons protects about 18,800 to 37,600 square feet at label rates. Ostara developed Crystal Green, an enhanced effciency fertilizer that it says is the frst plant-activated, nutrient technology to offer sustainable, plantavailable, slow-release phosphorus, with nitrogen and magnesium, in one granule. Balancing citrate solubility with low water solubility, Crystal Green increases fertilizer effciency, decreasing the application rates and minimizing nutrient loss through leaching and runoff. Crystal Green has a 160- to 200-day release cycle, and Dismiss South herbicide from FMC Professional Solutions achieves visible results against yellow nutsedge and green kyllinga, the company says, and its enhanced performance against purple nutsedge in one application makes it unique, FMC says. It features two powerful active ingredients specifcally engineered for increased effcacy and long-lasting residual control of purple nutsedge in most warm-season turf. Brandt has parasitic nem- atode control for turf with its Neo-Tec S.O. and

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