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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Growth Products introduces a salt-reduction program for golf courses, landscapes and arbor care. Its products Essential Plus, Re-Store Plus and Palm Pro can help correct high salt content in soil, the company says. Packets of BioNutrients also can be added to any spray tank mix again to improve organic materials in salty ground. Contact Growth Products, Ltd., 800-6487626 (www.growthproducts.com). Standard Golf is showcasing its Dye Sub Golf Flags. Maximum UV-resistant inks help maintain long-lasting color, while exclusive quadruple-stitched edges extend fag life, the company says. Dye Sub Flags can be individually customized for each hole. Contact Standard Golf, 866-7439773 (www.standardgolf.com). Turf Max announced product label and application rate updates for Turf Screen with enhanced solar protection. Previously, the label provided rates for individual grass species only and included a broad seven- to 21-day application interval. Now, the updated label rate includes both a seven-day and 14-day application interval on greens, as well as separate rates for greens, tees, fairways, bunkers and roughs. Contact Turf Max, LLC, 215307-7712 (www.turfscreen.com). Underhill introduced SuperKey XL, an updated version of its all-in-one golf sprinkler-servicing tool that is now available for use with Rain Bird, Toro and John Deere golf heads. Known as the "Swiss Army knife of golf maintenance," SuperKeyXL can be used on all electric valve-in-head sprinklers. It features a range of functions, including manual on/off sprinkler control; on/off control assembly removal; solenoid plunger removal; on/ off control for debris removal; bottom valve snap ring and rotor assembly snap ring removal; pilot valve (regulator) removal; and cap disassembly or pressure regulator adjustment. The device also has an on/off control pointer. It measures approximately 12 inches long and is constructed from aircraftgrade stainless steel and high-strength composite for long-lasting durability. Contact Underhill, 866-863-3744 (www.underhill.us). Netafm USA now features 100 GCM July 2013 multi-function hydrometers, water-saving devices that monitor irrigation fow rates and usage on golf courses. The hydrometers provide visible, real-time data to help course managers evaluate water consumption on a daily basis. The versatile device features four functions: built-in master valve, water meter, fow sensor and pressure-regulating valve. Hydrometers can be used in either dripline or overhead irrigation systems and are compatible with controllers from most major manufacturers. Its globe-shaped master valve has a double chamber that provides positive openings and closings. It can function as a remote master valve for automated operation. It also has an exclusive straightening vane that minimizes concern about water turbulence. The vane straightens water fow and results in uniform movement, which can be read more accurately by the fow sensor. Contact Netafm USA, 888-638-2346 (www. netafmusa.com). A new hardcover book, "Turfgrass: Biology, Use, and Management," from ASA, CSSA and SSSA, was edited by John C. Stier, Brian P. Horgan and Stacy A. Bonos. The book presents a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and issues in the feld of turfgrass research and management, including genetics and breeding, diseases and pests, and the ecology of turfgrasses. Society members can order online at the society's website or phone 608268-4960. The book also is available on Amazon. Xp3 launched a new website designed to help golf course managers reduce fuel-related maintenance issues on all course machines that use any kind of fuel, reduce the carbon footprint and reduce fuel consumption. The website is www. davesfueldirectxp3.com/welcome.html Ansell and DuPont Protection Technologies collaborated to develop HyFlex 11-515 work gloves. The product combines comfort and an exclusive, highvisibility DuPont Kevlar Stretch Armor liner. The new gloves offer ANSI Level 4 cut protection and a high-visibility appearance to keep workers' hands safe in low-light situations. An orange foam nitrile-coated palm provides ANSI Level 4 abrasion resistance and

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