Golf Course Management

FEB 2017

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

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02.17 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 91 tissue. It provides rapid leaf protection and long-lasting control of sucking and chewing insects. In turf and orna- mental applications, Quasar 8.5 SL controls key or- namental and greenhouse pests, including aphids, beetles, leaf miners, scales, thrips and whiteflies. Quasar works on contact and through translaminar movement or systemic activity for quick knockdown and long residual control of sucking and chewing pests. Visit Kohler Engines has expanded the distribution network for its KDI diesel engines through formal- ized partnerships with five sales organizations: Superior Diesel in Rhinelander, Wis.; Northstar Power in Ankeny, Iowa; Engines Inc. in Jonesboro, Ark.; Flint Power in Albany, Ga.; and CK Power in St. Louis. The new distributors bring marketplace recognition as well as advanced packaging capabilities to equipment manufacturers seeking premium diesel solutions. "We're pleased to extend our distribution network as part of our ongoing commitment to broadening and enhancing our relationships with leading equipment manufacturers across the country," says Kyle Brandemuhl, director of diesel engines for Kohler Engines. "Our new distributors all have proven track records and understand the unique value proposition that Kohler's KDI technology brings to manufacturers seeking powerful and compact diesel engines." Visit Signature Control Systems launched its new controllers , the 8210 and 8310 , which provide high-power, agronomic-driven irrigation control at accessible prices, the company says. The products are a response to strong residential market demand for cost- efficient intelligent irrigation control that operates with the best available technology. The Wi-Fi-based controllers leverage Signature's Share platform (currently used around the world to power intelligent irrigation control for cities, homeowner associations, golf courses and large-scale commercial entities) to deliver unrivaled irrigation precision. The controllers run off the Share mobile app, free for Apple and Android devices. The user-friendly app includes simplified intelligent irrigation programming that can be performed by contractors or homeowners, the company says, and also supplies real-time agronomic data to each controller, which then automatically adjusts watering (to 0.01 inch) based on plant needs. This precision-based approach results in water savings of up to 40 percent in residential yards while still giving plants what they need to thrive. Contact Signature Control Systems, 866-474-4628 ( Aquatrols unveiled its new digital home with the launch of the completely revamped The new website serves as a central information hub for Aquatrols' distributors, industry partners and end users. Visitors are able to access product information, sales collateral, product- specific research and seasonal promotions with just a few clicks. The website emphasizes visual content, with special attention to the mobile experience. For the first time, mobile visitors can access the full website from a tablet or hand-held device. The new website also taps into Aquatrols' growing social media audience, with the goal of creating a two-way conversation that strengthens Aquatrols' relationships with its customer base. Implements GALORE Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, announced the expansion of its current agriculture and landscaping implement offering to include more than 275 high-quality, competitively priced implements and accessories compatible with Kioti's tractor models. Kioti's new implement line comprises 19 product families, including rotary cutters up to 20 feet, finish mowers, rear blades and scrapers, gear- driven tillers, landscape rakes, post hole diggers, disc harrows, and snow blowers. The products are available in a variety of duty classes, ranging from low-horsepower to extreme-duty, and give users the power to tackle the toughest cutting, mowing, earthmoving and groundskeeping projects. "This addition to Kioti's offering makes Kioti dealerships the one-stop-shop for the best tractors and implements in the market," says Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, president and CEO of Daedong-USA's Kioti Tractor division. Visit Signature Control Systems

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