Golf Course Management

FEB 2014

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Holganix introduced its Holga- nix Golf Product line. Holganix, a completely natural, organic, bionutritional product that contributes to a robust soil ecosystem by promoting turf, plant and tree health, offers a highly concentrated plant-based compost tea. Holganix then adds a variety of benefcial microorgan- isms and nutrients, including endomycor- rhizae and ectomycorrhizae as well as humic and fulvic acids, to its formulation. Contact Holganix, 866-563-2784 (www.holganix.com). Standard Golf has a trio of new offerings. Gator Grip Handles for bunker rakes feature a specially formu- lated polymer coating that adds durability and strength capable of withstanding even the worst conditions, the company says. They are designed to eliminate splintering, chipping, peeling and fading. They come in green and brown in 60- and 72-inch lengths and ft Standard Golf's Tour Smooth II and Tour Pro bunker rakes . Tour Pro Bunker Rake features wider, more versatile heads and an all- new premium handle. They are available with 20- and 25-inch heads. All-Flex Markers are new hazard markers that can be run over in any direction without damage. They feature a super-tough polyurethane joint that allows them to fex back 360 degrees, saving mainte- nance crews' time when mowing around hazards. Contact Standard Golf, 866-743- 9773 (www.standardgolf.com). GrnFxr repair tool is a mechanical device designed to safely fx a ball mark. The operator simply sets the tool for the type of turf, positions the tool over the mark, pushes down so the sleeve is rest- ing on the turf, gently turns the handle 90 degrees, then relaxes the handle, removes the tool and steps on the repaired area. The GrnFxr tool's slotted external sleeve has settings that will extend the forks for bentgrass, a shortened setting for bermu- dagrass and a closed setting that covers the forks for safety and storage. The tool permits the operator to remain standing when repairing ball marks. Contact GrnFxr, 336-763-1762 (www.greensfxer.com). Clear Water Recycling Systems is a water-saving technology developed in the United Kingdom and recently installed at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The system, approved under the United Kingdom-backed Water Technology List, ensures compliance with pollution prevention requirements and is unique in that it is installed safely below the ground. It provides a low operating temperature, allaying fears of possible formation of harmful bacteria. Contact ClearWater at www.clearwatertv.co.uk. CTR Golf released the Buchko Brush designed for the Greensmaster Flex series of cutting units from Toro. This represents the frst-ever rotary turf brush system designed to ft multiple manufac- turers' equipment, the company says. The company's initial development and pro- duction on the Buchko Brush was focused on Jacobsen's Eclipse series walk-behind mowers. Since the initial launch, featuring RPM and multidirectional rotation, quick- release brush change-out and a variety of brush stiffness attachments for use on cool- and warm-season grasses, CTR Golf has completed development of the brush for fxed-head walk-behind and riding models from Jacobsen. Contact CTR Golf, 803-810-1571 (www.ctrgolf.com). Global Turf Equipment (GTE) launched its redesigned mobile website. It features increased functionality and improved navigation. Its home page orga- nizes GTE's 650-piece inventory into 20 product categories. Portals for Global Turf branches in the United Kingdom (www. globalturfequipment.co.uk) and Denmark (www.globalturfequipment.dk) have also been optimized for mobile devices. Contact GTE, 866-588-3092 (www. globalturfequipment.com). Defendor from Dow AgroSci- ences received registration in New York and Massachusetts. Defendor is a specialty post-emergence herbicide for early-season broadleaf weed control that controls dandelions and prevents the dreaded dandelion bloom. It also controls clover, chickweed and other annual and perennial broadleaf weeds. Contact Dow AgroSciences, 800-255-3726 (www. dowprovesit.com). Witt Industries added to its exten- sive line of waste and recycling receptacles with the Mason Series . They are stylishly designed yet durable with a heavy gauge steel body and 40-gallon large capacity size, the company says. The se- ries is made in the U.S. from 100 percent post-consumer recyclable steel. The slatted design makes for both indoor and outdoor use. The receptacles have four lid options (fat top, dome top, ash top and rain cap) and are available in black, green or brown. Contact Witt Industries, 800-543-7417 (www.witt.com). Submit items for "Product News" to hrichman@gcsaa.org 106-109_Feb14_ProductNews.indd 108 1/17/14 11:48 AM

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