Golf Course Management

MAR 2018

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

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03.18 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 75 models except the general-purpose model). The heavy-duty steel cargo box on the RTV-X1120 models provides ample room to haul gear, supplies, tools and materials around the job site. With the switch of a lever, the hydraulic lift (work site models only) cargo box rises to dump materials, allowing greater efficiency and less manual labor in unloading cargo. Standard 2-inch receivers are located at the front and back of the vehicle, allowing a tow capacity of up to 1,300 pounds. Visit Kubota, www.kubotausa.com. Paris Site Furnishings introduced the TuffBoxx family of lockable, animal- resistant, secure storage containers. Available in sizes capable of holding four, six or eight waste bags, the containers are constructed of galvanized steel for strength and rust resistance, and are finished with a textured powder-coat paint for aesthetics and durability. Each model features gas shocks on all top-lid-access containers for safe and easy lid control with no pinched fingers. The lockable lids ensure security in all environments. With capacities from 13 to 25 cubic feet, TuffBoxx containers are ideal for use as garbage bins or for storage of sports field equipment, deck, dock or beach equipment, agricultural feed, equestrian tack, firewood, and more. Each TuffBoxx design undergoes rigorous testing — even for resistance to grizzly bears. The base model will keep out smaller critters such as raccoons, squirrels and rats. For certified bear resistance, bear guard brackets can be added. TuffBoxx containers are made in a ready-to-assemble design and can be shipped unassembled or assembled on a pallet. Visit TuffBoxx, www.usetuffboxx.com. Golf course superintendents, pros and golfers have a new tool in their ball mark and brown spot repair arsenal: the jabAERATOR , invented by Felix Paz and a product of Felmar Products . The tool features a sleek, ergonomic design that makes it easy to use and eliminates the need to bend down to repair ball marks. Users simply place the jabAERATOR over the ball mark or brown spot and step on the base, which releases 16 pins designed to flatten the depression while allowing air, water and nutrients to regenerate the turf faster. A video at www.jabaerator.com shows the device in action. The jabAERATOR is 29 inches long with stainless steel pins, a 4-inch stainless steel base and an anodized aluminum cap and handle. It weighs 3.7 pounds and has space to engrave a name or logo. The product is currently in use in a pilot program in the Southeast. Visit jabAERATOR, www.jabaerator.com. Researchers from Platinum TE Paspalum published an original white paper titled "What does turfgrass salinity tolerance really mean?" The paper compares turfgrass species based on salinity tolerance, discusses the effects that environmental, genetic and physiological mechanisms have on turfgrass salinity tolerance, and highlights the science that makes paspalum the most salt- tolerant turfgrass. Salinity tolerance mechanisms, such as plant tissue tolerance and avoidance, vary among turfgrass species and cultivars, affecting the overall impact of salt on the plant. Platinum TE, introduced in 2007 by Ron Duncan, Ph.D., is an environmentally sustainable, salt-tolerant turfgrass that the company says has superior appearance, playability and maintenance benefits for golf courses, sports venues and other turfgrass areas. You can read the paper at http://goo.gl/FE8XS4. jabAERATOR

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