Golf Course Management

JUL 2014

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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SeaStar Paspalum was licensed by Hawaiian Turfgrass , which is O'ahu's producer of certifed, low-water- use turf. SeaStar paspalum may be used for golf courses wall-to-wall, sports turf and home lawns. Paul Raymer, Ph.D., at the University of Georgia developed SeaStar paspalum, which was in testing and development for nine years before it was released. Results of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program placed SeaStar in trials at eight locations from 2007 to 2009, and the grass rated highest for quality, color and texture, according to Hawaiian Turfgrass. Other benefts of SeaStar include a high level of salt tolerance, tested and confrmed short- term drought tolerance and the ability to be mowed with a reel or rotary mower. Contact Hawaiian Turfgrass, 808-371- 0527 ( The Oregon 40V Max Cordless Tool System is designed to make course grounds maintenance easy and cost effective. The lithium ion battery-powered tools feature a trimmer/edger. With a fip side edge guide and a quick-load trimmer head, it has been redesigned with 50 percent more power than the previous model. The pole saw has a tool-free telescoping shaft that offers up to 15 feet of reach for branch trimming without a ladder. The hedge trimmer has a 24-inch precision cutting blade and a 3 ⁄4-inch cutting capacity. The tools also free up groundskeepers from the hassles associated with gas- powered tools, including fuel spillage, toxic emissions, noise and endless maintenance. In addition, the batteries are compatible with all tools in the Oregon tool system. Contact Oregon Cordless, 888- 313-8665 ( Bayer CropScience launched an app for golf course superintendents and lawn care operators. Download the free app at the iTunes store for solutions and preventive tips to combat troublesome weeds, turf diseases and pests. The app offers comprehensive product information, a rate calculator, weather information and access to Bayer sales representatives, distributors and current promotions. Contact Bayer, 866-992-2937 ( Turf Max introduced the Turf Max Pigment Remover , designed to remove pigment stains and buildup quickly and easily from spray equipment and keep golf course equipment clean. To use, apply to stained equipment, wait fve minutes and pressure wash the mess away. Turf Max Pigment Remover is safe on almost all turf equipment surfaces. Contact Turf Max, 215- 307-7712 ( Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies developed Propane Conversion Kits , which are EPA-certifed, for the PERC Mower Incentive Program. The Hendrix kit can convert mower models featuring any of nine Kawasaki engines in three block sizes, including the 852cc, FX 751V, 726cc and FS 600V. The kits are designed to provide optimal fuel effciency and performance for geographic elevations ranging from sea level to 2,500 feet and from 2,500 feet to 5,000 feet above sea level. Contact Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies, 847-526-1700 ( Vanguard 810cc engine from Briggs & Stratton won an Excellence Award from the Business Marketing Association of Milwaukee. It also received a Merit Award in the American Marketing Association's Prism Awards contest. Launched last fall, Vanguard 810cc engines have the optimum 810-cc displacement for higher torque to take on heavy workloads common in commercial mower settings, the company says. Contact Briggs & Stratton, 800-444-7774 ( Aqua Control launched its newly designed Select 2 Series of aerating fountains, made for improved durability and increased performance at lower cost. Aqua Control says Select 2 Series fountains double the fow and still have plenty of pressure (30 feet of head at 500 gallons per minute). Contact Aqua Control, 800-377-0019 ( OpenTee acquired GolfSwitch and its online tee time business. GolfSwitch had partnerships with more than 3,700 golf courses worldwide. OpenTee, which was scheduled to start last month, is available on both desktop and mobile devices. Contact OpenTee, 855-223-9575 ( Solu-Cal USA received Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Listing for its fagship Golf Preservations Inc. Nationwide Golf Course Drainage Company Specializing in Drainage Installation on Existing Greens, Approach and Fairway Drainage Golf Preservations Inc. 504 Gloucester Ave Middlesboro, KY 40965 606-499-2732 Email: 092-095_July14_ProductNews.indd 94 6/17/14 2:33 PM

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