Golf Course Management

APR 2015

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

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Spectrum Technologies Inc. released a new version of WatchDog 2900ET weather station that is compatible with the Toro Lynx Central Control for golf course irrigation systems. The package includes mid-range wireless radio communications to transmit data up to 2 miles. Contact Spectrum Technologies Inc., (815) 436-4440 (www.specmeters.com). SipcamAdvan has become the exclusive marketer and seller of Rotam North America's line of turf and ornamental products. It became effective March 1. Under terms of the agreement, SipcamAdvan is responsible for the Rotam products Lucid and Lada insecticides, Offset fungicide and Rowrunner ATO and Rometsol herbicides. Contact SipcamAdvan, (919) 226-1195 (www.sipcamadvan.com). BASF (www.betterturf.basf.us) says superintendents and turf professionals have witnessed powerful results from applications of Xzemplar fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide on their turf since those products received EPA registration in 2014. Lexicon Intrinsic battles disease, including dollar spot, brown patch, summer patch and fairy ring. John Deere's 7400A TerrainCut Trim and Surrounds Mower and 8800A TerrainCut Rough Mower (www.deere. com/en_US/industry/golf/golf.page?) won AE50 Awards. Both models were introduced in 2014 at the Golf Industry Show. Both mowers feature the new TechControl display to enable more precise control of results, LoadMatch to maintain cut quality in long, lush conditions, internal wet-disk brakes and eHydro traction pumps for superior hill climbing. grubGONE! From Phyllom BioProducts is a new turf grub control. It is designed to provide superintendents with an effective grub control without any potential adverse side effects to humans, wildlife, aquatics or bees. It is made to have consistent season-long control with one application in cool-season and transition zones. It features a new mode of action for resistance management. It is the frst Bacillus thurningiensis strain to target the scarab and weevil turf grubs, the company says, and it is a spreadable granule. A foliar spray formula also is available, called beetleGONE! Contact Phyllom BioProducts, 650-322-5000 (www.phyllombioproducts.com). AlturnaMATS ground protection mats from DICA Outrigger Pads are made to virtually eliminate the chance of equipment becoming stuck or causing rut damage. Black AlturnaMATS in 4- x 8-foot and 3- x 8-foot sizes are available. The standard confguration features a tough diamond plate tread design on both sides. A one-sided traction option is also available and is ideal for crews wanting to prevent traction imprints or slide the mats easily on and off one another for storage. They are constructed of 0.5-inch-thick engineered high-density polyethylene material. The mats support up to 120 tons and can be linked together to build temporary roadways, walkways, work platforms or parking areas. Contact DICA Outrigger Pads, 800-610-3422 (www.dicausa.com). Syngenta announced that Ference insecticide and Secure fungicide now are registered in New York to tackle turf pests. Ference contains the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, which helps control all larval stage of annual bluegrass weevil both inside the stem (frst to second instar) and outside the stem (third to ffth instar). It can be applied to all turfgrass areas on the golf course, including tee box areas, roughs, fairways, greens and collars. Secure features the active ingredient fuazinam, which disrupts energy production at multiple metabolic sites with the fungal cell, resulting in a low risk of resistance development. Contact Syngenta, 866-796-4368, (www.syngenta.com).

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