Golf Course Management

APR 2013

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rotors, the rotor's warranty is extended from three to fve years. LASCO is a major producer of PVC fttings and swing joints for the irrigation industry. Contact Hunter Industries, 760-744-5240 (www. hunterindustries.com). The Pilot Golf Central Control System from Hunter Industries is designed exclusively for golf course irrigation control. It is available as an aboveground system using conventional feld controllers or a belowground system using decoders. The new equipment can be used stand-alone or networked into a whole system with Pilot central control software. The only service tool required is a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver. The Pilot Golf Central Control System can be used in retroft, upgrade and new construction situations. Contact Hunter Industries, 760-744-5240 (www. hunterindustries.com). Defendor specialty herbicide from Dow AgroSciences is a postemergence product that is designed for application when it is too cold for other broadleaf herbicides to be effective, the company says. Defendor is made to provide early-season control of unsightly dandelions, clover and other winter annual and perennial broadleaf weeds, giving lawn care operators and golf course superintendents a head start on weed control. Defendor is labeled for use on both cool- and warm-season turf, and it comes in a sprayable formulation and can be applied from late fall to early spring. Contact Dow AgroSciences, 317-3373000 (www.dowagro.com). Ergodyne's ProFlex Back Support Series has been refreshed and updated. "Ergonomics are in our name and in everything we do," says Tom Votel, president and CEO of Ergodyne. "It's where we grew up and where we still work diligently to make the workplace a better place every day. We've got your back. Literally." Contact Ergodyne, 800-225-8238 (www. ergodyne.com). Larson Electronics has a multitude of products to showcase. The LEDLB-24-VISRED LED light bar is a high output, dual color LED fxture that gives operators the power and functionality of two lights in one compact fxture, and is ideal when colored light is desired. The BLWP40LED blasting light provides a highly convenient way for operators to supply high power illumination wherever it is needed without requiring obtrusive mounting, the company says. It is designed to be mounted to any surface constructed of steel, iron or any material that will accept a magnet. The BPLI-2K-120 portable power supply provides operators with a reliable and convenient source of 120 VAC-power anywhere it is needed, regardless of location, the company says. The HALSBCRNM-LED hazardous area LED beacon light is designed to provide operators with a hazardous-location-compliant beacon featuring high visibility and resistance to the effects of corrosive materials and environments. The PLM-18 Pneumatic Light Mast is made to allow operators to quickly and safely deploy lighting and electrical devices without the need of a hand crank and winches, and provides high stability in windy conditions. Contact Larson Electronics, 800-369-6671 (www.larsonelectronics.com). plication. Contact Valent Professional Products, 800-898-2536 (www. valentpro.com). Amplivox Portable Sound Systems' Radio Hailer can be used from up to one mile away, is wireless and needs no cabling. Amplivox says it is ideal for communications for superintendents, weather alerts and emergency evacuations. You can use your iPod, iPad or CD player with the Radio Hailer. Contact Amplivox, 800-267-5486 (www.ampli.com). Regalia Professional Turf & Ornamental is a bio-fungicide from Engage Agro USA. It is an advanced bio-fungicide that triggers a plant's natural defenses to inhibit a broad spectrum of damaging fungal and bacterial diseases including dollar spot on turf and powdery and downy mildew on ornamentals. Regalia can be used alone or in combination with most commercially available fungicides and is proven to make protection programs better by enhancing plant growth and improving turf and ornamental The Scorpion Ball Sweeper introduced The Scorpion Ball Sweeper is designed to make it easier and faster to move balls off the practice green. The unique patented design of the roller assembly along with the rotating handle makes it possible to clear off 60 or more balls in one pass in seconds with very little effort, the company says. The Scorpion is designed to maneuver easily with two fngers, not two hands. The Ball Sweeper has the same action as a home carpet sweeper. The handle moves up and down with very little effort and the arms stay level to the turf, allowing you to push the sweeper at any angle. All exposed handles, arms and push bar are shrink-wrapped with hunter green vinyl. Each unit comes with a stand. Contact Scorpion Ball Sweeper, 775-843-5040 (www.thescorpionballsweeper.com). Clipper Aquatic herbicide from Valent Professional Products is now available for use by golf course superintendents and lawn care operators. Clipper controls aquatic plants including duckweed and watermeal and has activity on some algae. It is now available in 1-pound packages, available as a water dispersible granule for easy mixing, transport and apApril 2013 GCM 115

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