Golf Course Management

MAY 2013

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Products, 800-648-7626 (www. growthproducts.com). Growth Products introduced its new line of retail plant food called Simple Success. The Simple Success retail line of nutrients for master gardeners is made from high-quality and pure sources of plant food at the same concentrations as the company's professional products, Growth Products says. This translates into products free of nitrates, chlorides, salts, heavy metals and GMOs, the company says. Simple Success's formulas contain natural and organic materials for a more sustainable ecosystem. The quart-sized packaging is styled with an ergonomically designed handle reminiscent of a watering can and has an easy-to-use measuring cap on the bottle. Contact Growth Hawaiian Turfgrass, the exclusive licensed producer of TifGrand Certifed Bermudagrass in Hawaii, announced that this shade-tolerant turfgrass is now available for harvest and sale from the company's sod farm based in Mililani, O'ahu, Hawaii. TifGrand is suitable for use on home lawns, sports felds and golf courses. It was scientifcally developed to thrive in 60-70 percent continuous shade, meaning TifGrand requires approximately fve hours of direct sun. The grass is also certifed by the state of Hawaii. Benefts of TifGrand, the company says, are superior quality in full sun, semi-dwarf nature with naturally dark green blade, dense turf with vertical blade orientation, signifcantly reduced fertilizer (nitrogen) requirement, reduced water requirement, increased cold tolerance, spreads by stolons and rhizomes and is resistant to tawny mole cricket. Contact Hawaiian Turfgrass, 808-3710527 (www.hawaiianturfgrass.com). Kasco unveils Vari-Slice Seeder Kasco Manufacturing introduced a new 10-foot-wide VariSlice Seeder. It is suitable for applications including golf courses and sports turf for worked or no-till conditions and where tight germination of grass seed is needed. The disc angle can be adjusted quickly to move more aggressively over the ground with rugged cutting coulters to cut through roots, limbs and debris. Other widths of 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8-feet are also available. The seeder features a unique metering system for planting a variety of seeds such as bermudagrass, alfalfa, timothy, rye and oats. A patented, optional positive feed agitator system is also in a second box to plant native or warm-season grasses. Vari-Slice units with a standard seed box and warm-season grass box are able to plant virtually any seed variety. Contact Kasco Manufacturing, 800-458-9129 (www.kascomfg.com). At NufArm, we believe more is better. More than 90% of our products to protect and enhance golf course turf are formulated right here in the United States. Which means you can count on Nufarm for more quality products supported by people you know and trust. Learn about our complete line of products, including the Cleary brands, at Nufarm.com/USGN More where it matters most. www.nufarm.com/us May 2013 GCM 113

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