Golf Course Management

JUL 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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PRODUCTnews What's new and hot for your course tors mounted in weather-resistant enclosures. They use completely loomed automotive-style wiring harnesses and draw power from the tractor's battery. To maximize material fow, the spreaders are equipped with vibrators and use Snow Ex's patented inverted "V" hopper design. Other standard equipment includes a top screen and ftted lid. The units are compatible with Category 1- and 3-point hitches. SD 600 is also offered with an optional receiver hitch or utility bed mount. Contact TrynEx International, 800-725-8377 ( Standard Golf introduced its new "Think Pink" product line. The line's pink products include custom event fags, aluminum and plastic golf cups, fagsticks and tee markers. "'Think Pink' was developed specifcally to cally reducing the need for laborintensive manual application. Contact Bio S.I. Technology, 866-393-4786 ( support breast cancer awareness and honor lady golfers who are such an important part of the golfng community," says Jim Nygren, director of marketing for Standard Golf. "It's not only a nice, classy touch, because the vibrant pink color really stands out on the course, but it's also a really great, highly visible way for the guys to demonstrate their support for women's golf and breast cancer events throughout the year." A portion of the "Think Pink" product line goes to the fght against breast cancer. Contact Standard Golf, 866-743-9773 ( BASF launched Pylex herbicide, a post-emergent that is said to improve control of bermudagrass, goosegrass, crabgrass, nimblewill, white clover and speedwell. The active ingredient is topramezone. Pylex is ideal for use on most cool-season grasses, including Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fne fescue and perennial ryegrass. Warm-season turfgass is sensitive to the product, with the exception of centipedegrass, which is tolerant. Pylex is labeled for use on golf courses, lawns, athletic felds and sod farms. Contact BASF, 800-526-1072 ( Bio S.I. Technology specializes in proprietary soil inoculants that are composed of the benefcial microbes that maintain soil health and maximize healthy turf growth all year. The Turf and Turf Select formulas contain selected microbes for a broad range of activity to support maximum productivity in even the most high-traffc turf environments. The company says the formulas are made to decrease costs of fertilizer and irrigation inputs by supporting a healthy soil. The formulas can be injected directly into irrigation systems, drasti98 GCM July 2013 SnowEx launched two new tractormounted Drop Pro spreaders for controlled application of bagged ice melters and bulk rock salt. Model SD-600 has a 6-cubic-foot capacity with a 36-inch spread width; model SD-1400 has a 14-cubic-foot capacity with a 48-inch spread width. Both units include a polyethylene hopper and variable-speed auger feed system, which is run by a self-diagnosing digital controller. They offer a wide range of material application rates to help operators minimize material waste. The spreaders are fully electric powered with sealed, direct-drive mo- SipcamAdvan expanded its ETQ fungicide portfolio for season-long use with the addition of four new products: Echo Dyad ETQ, E-Scape ETQ, Eclipse ETQ and Sipcam Clearscape ETQ. Echo Dyad ETQ contains chlorothalonil; E-Scape ETQ contains chlorothalonil and tebuconazole; Eclipse ETQ contains iprodione; and Sipcam Clearscape ETQ contains tebuconazole. All incorporate SipcamAdvan ETQ technology to optimize turfgrass color, strength, density and consistency by protecting turf from UVA and UVB rays, heat and other stress factors. Contact SipcamAdvan, 919226-1195 ( The U.S.-patented Shoe-Cleaning Sand Rake is designed for two purposes: to smooth sand and clean shoes. Adding brushes to the back side of the rake head provides a means to clean golf shoes of sand, mud and grass that might be tracked onto the greens surface or fairway.

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