Stress Rx from Ocean Organics promotes heat, UV, drought and salt stress tolerance

Stress Rx from Ocean Organics promotes heat, UV, drought and salt stress tolerance

We stopped by the Ocean Organics booth and chatted with Bill Middleton and his wife Veronica Sanitate, who told us about their new product, Stress Rx™. Stress Rx contains a diversified combination of stress tolerance and plant strengthening constituents to help intensively-maintained turf better tolerate the physiological effects of heat, drought, salinity, sodicity and UV […]

Cushman Hauler Pro goes 50 miles on a charge

Cushman Hauler Pro goes 50 miles on a charge

The new Cushman Haulter Pro by E-Z-GO is a fully electronic turf utility vehicle with a 1,000-pound load capacity and a range of up to 50 miles on a single charge. Powered by a 72 volt AC electric drivetrain and nine 8-volt batteries, the Hauler Pro has an on-board charging cable that plugs directly into […]

Toro Multi Pro 1750 now delivering

Toro Multi Pro 1750 now delivering

Toro previewed the Multi Pro 1750 spray vehicle at GIS last year in San Diego, and the units are in production and available for delivery now. A totally new sprayer from the ground up, the MP 1750 takes its spray system design from the larger Multi Pro 5800, 300-gallon sprayer. It utilizes a Hardi six diaphragm pump […]

Zero-Turn Bunker Rakes… Chicken or the Egg?

Zero-Turn Bunker Rakes… Chicken or the Egg?

How do we do this delicately? Let’s see… we knew the Toro Sand Pro 2040Z was coming, as it had been profiled in the Dec 16, 2013 issue of the Toro Advantage e-magazine.  We were somewhat surprised, however, to see the Smithco Sand Star Zee in the Smithco booth. Admittedly, first thoughts were of little […]

LebanonTurf’s Country Club MD line still expanding

LebanonTurf’s Country Club MD line still expanding

When LebanonTurf revived the Country Club line of turfgrass nutrients last year with its Country Club MD granular fertilizer, the folks at the company in eastern Pennsylvania figured they were on to something big. The Country Club MD portfolio has grown to eight separate products, all of which incorporate Lebanon’s Meth-Ex slow-release nitrogen, stress-buffering stimulants, […]

Hunter touts power of Pilot Central Control System

Hunter touts power of Pilot Central Control System

Software enhancements are playing as great a role as hardware innovations in making golf course irrigation systems more efficient. The Pilot Central Control System from Hunter Industries allows users to manage up to 80 stations through a wireless field interface that links the controller to the Pilot Central Control software. Each field controller manages up […]

Baroness showed concept slope mower, triplex, electric sand rake and GPS controlled fairway mower

Baroness showed concept slope mower, triplex, electric sand rake and GPS controlled fairway mower

Baroness showed three “prototype” or concept machines in their booth at GIS this year to gauge interest from the North American market.  All are currently in production and available in Japan. The GM1700 rotary slope mower has a low center of gravity, pivoting seat and a 60″ belly-mounted 3-pan contour mowing deck.  Powerplant is a […]

Jacobsen introduces CPO – certified pre-owned – program

Jacobsen introduces CPO – certified pre-owned – program

Jacobsen has launched a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program to provide lower-cost, “second-generation” remanufactured equipment to golf courses, sports turf facilities, landscape contractors and government agencies. Off-lease and “gently-used” late model machines are sourced in the field and brought into the Jacobsen factory in Charlotte, NC, where they undergo a 90-point inspection. They are then reworked […]

McCord Golf Safety Videos – easy and economical staff training

McCord Golf Safety Videos – easy and economical staff training

You had to look hard to find Mickey McCord at GIS, since he was so busy making his golf-specific safety videos in English and Spanish that he didn’t get a chance to get a booth. BUT, he was helping out Dennis Hurley at the Turf Drainage Co. of America booth and circulated at the TurfNet […]

Smithco updates mid-size spray vehicle

Smithco updates mid-size spray vehicle

Smithco introduced the Spray Star 1760, a refreshed and upgraded version of the Spray Star 1600.  The hydrostatic traction drive, hydraulic power steering, high volume stainless steel centrifugal pump and Quad-Jet agitation system have been retained from the 1600 platform. The operator station was redesigned to add additional room for comfort and ease of operation. […]

Engage Agro introduces Integrate P surfactant pellet

Engage Agro introduces Integrate P surfactant pellet

Engage Agro USA introduced Integrate P soil surfactant pellets in the New Product Display section at GIS. Integrate Pellets are 100 % active and include 10% seaweed extract, which elicits the production of cytokinins, auxins and other plant hormones by the turf. One of the unique features of Integrate P is a very stable formulation that […]

FMC ramps up kill power with Triple Crown

FMC ramps up kill power with Triple Crown

For superintendents who need a broad spectrum insecticide with multiple modes of action, FMC recently launched Triple Crown. With three active ingredients, bifenthrin, imidacloprid and zeta-cypermethrin, Triple Crown is labeled for control of nearly three dozen insect pests, including white grubs, annual bluegrass weevils, mole crickets, ticks, mites, billbugs and fire ants. A restricted use […]

Dow touts Defendor, Dimension herbicides

Dow touts Defendor, Dimension herbicides

Dow AgroSciences was giving top billing to two new herbicides – Defendor and Dimension – during the Golf Industry Show. Dimension, with the active ingredient dithiopyr, is registered for control of nearly four dozen grassy and broadleaf weeds, including pre- and post-emergent control of crabgrass. Once dithiopyr is absorbed by the roots, the roots swell […]

Resin packs provide sample test results without the mess

Resin packs provide sample test results without the mess

Winfield is promoting what it says is an easier, cleaner way than standard soil testing to determine the health of a golf course rootzone. WinField’s NutriTech Tool is a resin packet that mimics the properties of a turfgrass rootzone. Developed by Unibest International of Walla Walla, Wash., the packet, when placed in the soil, absorbs […]

Signature Share enables web control of irrigation system

Signature Share enables web control of irrigation system

SIGNATURE SHARE™ from Signature Control Systems is an internet-based central control system used with Signature Share -compatible products. It communicates with irrigation field controllers using cellular connectivity, and allows management of controllers from anywhere in the world via the internet. The Signature Share platform software maximizes water efficiency by using unique irrigation management techniques, incorporating localized data such as evapotranspiration (ET) […]

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