Golf Course Management

OCT 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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Katana product earns state registration PBI-Gordon's Katana Turf Herbicide received registration with the State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation, allowing its use as a spot treatment on residential lawns. Additionally, there are expanded-use directions for professionally managed sports turf. Previously, Katana had been approved only for professionally managed college and professional sports felds. The labeling permits Katana to be used on golf courses (fairways, roughs and tees) and the following turf areas: industrial parks, tank farms, sod farms, seed farms, cemeteries, professionally managed sports felds, commercial turf and residential turf. The herbicide is labeled for control of 58 weeds, including sedges, grasses and broadleaf weeds, with post-emergence and some pre-emergence activity. Contact PBI-Gordon, 800-821-7925 (www.pbigordon.com). inch in size. The micro-chip drum can also be converted to a normal chipping confguration for standard-sized chips, allowing users to conveniently produce several different chip sizes to serve multiple purposes. The micro-chip drum works in conjunction with Bandit's fowcontrol option for the feed system, which fne-tunes the feed rate of the machine to achieve minimum chip size with maximum production and fuel effciency. Contact Bandit Industries, Inc., 800952-0178 (www.banditchippers.com). The BMS Railmaster from British Manufacturing Solutions is a new hole-cutter that is designed to cut a perfect 4.25-inchdiameter hole. Key features include a solid one-piece frame construction, which ensures accuracy of all moving parts, the company says. The BMS Railmaster includes a mid-height carry handle to keep blades from touching the ground and gives extra bracing to reduce fexing. Black Diamond BMStoughened steel blades are another key feature. A bearing guide for parallel blade travel when cutting holes helps avoid crowning on plug removal. The depth stop adjuster locks, allowing the operator to fx cutting depth at 6 to 8 inches in increments of ΒΌ-inch. Contact BMS Products, www.bms products.com. BASF's Lexicon Intrinsic and Xzemplar are expected to be available for sale in the spring of 2014. Both contain the active ingredient fuxapyroxad; Lexicon Intrinsic also contains pyraclostrobin. Contact BASF, 973-245-6000 (www.basf.com). Vista Professional introduced its 5000 Series Up & Accent Fixtures. They offer the energy savings of LED with the fexibility and performance of Vista's new MR-16 LED lamps, which the company says provide up to an 80 percent energy savings over standard halogen lamps. A patent-pending silicone diaphragm gasket enables them to breathe during thermal cycling, which prevents moisture from being drawn into the lamp and socket and lengthens life. Each 5000 Series fxture is shipped with a factory-installed 4.5- or 5.5-watt LED lamp; no assembly is required. Contact Vista, 800-766-8478 (www.vistapro.com).

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