POGO adds Mini, weather station

POGO adds Mini, weather station

Carmen Magro manned the POGO booth at GIS and introduced a new POGO Mini version that is affordable enough ($890) for multiple staff members to carry and take moisture, EC and temperature readings on the fly. A new self-contained solar-powered weather station is also available from Stevens/POGO. It integrates seamlessly with the Pogo Turf Pro […]

PERC makes pitch for propane-powered mowing

PERC makes pitch for propane-powered mowing

The Propane Education & Research Council was at GIS to spread its message about the clean-burning benefits of propane and how it might fit into the plans of golf course superintendents and equipment managers. Recently PERC wrapped up its Golf Demo Program that helped eight golf courses reduce fuel costs and lower emissions by operating […]

Kohler introduces line of new EFI engines

Kohler introduces line of new EFI engines

Kohler Engines introduced at GIS San Diego its new Command PRO EFI ECH440 and the Command PRO EFI ECH980 electronic fuel injection engines. Both models offer Kohler’s closed-loop EFI technology designed to provide improved reliability and easier starting in a wide variety of conditions. Both also offer enhanced fuel efficiency, delivering savings of about 25 […]

Par Aide captures GIS through time-lapsed video

Par Aide captures GIS through time-lapsed video

Ever wonder what the Golf Industry Show looks like through the lens of time-lapsed video? Par Aide, the Lino Lakes, Minnesota company that manufactures and markets golf course accessory products, captured the GIS experience, from touchdown at the airport through the show’s conclusion. Included are more than 30 hours of video that capture booth set […]

Civitas Turf Defense turns disease triangle upside down

Civitas Turf Defense turns disease triangle upside down

All turf managers are familiar with the disease triangle that says a suitable host, environment and pathogen are necessary for a disease to manifest. Civitas has aligned itself on the plant side of the triangle, in an effort to tilt the scale in the superintendent’s favor in managing healthy turf in what the company calls […]

Koch T&O focused on helping identify custom solutions to turf nutrition

Koch T&O focused on helping identify custom solutions to turf nutrition

The emphasis in the Koch Turf and Ornamental booth during GIS was on finding customized turf-nutrition solutions for golf course superintendents. The emphasis in the Koch Turf and Ornamental booth during GIS was on the 4 R’s: using the right product at the right time in the right place at the right rate. Koch offers […]

New STEALTH series kit for Toro INFINITY sprinklers

New STEALTH series kit for Toro INFINITY sprinklers

Prompted by a very TV-visible chip shot out of some well-known azaleas that landed on a green-side sprinkler head and bounced like landing on a cart path, the new STEALTH series kit for Toro’s INFINITY sprinklers was born. The patent-pending STEALTH Series Kit has a top-mounted, self-draining 1.5″ deep cup that allows turf to grow on top of […]

Ecotronics offers new high speed mix/transfer station

Ecotronics offers new high speed mix/transfer station

Ecotronics (distributed by SynaTek) has a new high-volume, high-speed mix/transfer station that allows you to store, mix, transfer and fill your entire liquid spray application in less than 15 minutes. Powered by a 3hp single phase electric motor and incorporating a Sotera digital flow meter for precise measurement of chemicals and nutrient inputs and outputs, the […]

Cushman’s electric Hauler Pro can go all day

Cushman’s electric Hauler Pro can go all day

Cushman rolled out the Hauler Pro, a heavy-duty electric version of its utility vehicle for those who need reliable power all day but prefer the quiet of an electric vehicle over the noise of a gas-driven engine. Powered by nine 8-volt batters, the Hauler Pro is mix of power and electrical efficiency. It’s array of […]

Turfco upgrades TriWave 40 to TriWave 45

Turfco upgrades TriWave 40 to TriWave 45

Turfco has added significant improvements to the TriWave 40 seeder, enough to warrant a model change to the TriWave 45. Foremost among the upgrades is an improved depth control, which functions much like a HOC adjustment on a rotary mower would.  All that is required is pulling a pin, adjusting the handle to the desired […]

Foley adds auto-infeed to 672 Bedknife Grinder

Foley adds auto-infeed to 672 Bedknife Grinder

Foley United will be adding auto-infeed to the Model 672 bedknife grinder (making it the 673).  With a push of one button, the machine infeeds .002″, makes two passes, then infeeds another .002″, makes another two passes and then shuts down. In situations where a heavier grind is desired, the operator just has to push twice […]

Our award selection process explained…

Our award selection process explained…

Some might wonder how we arrive at our finalists and ultimate winner for the Superintendent of the Year and Technician of the Year awards.  Here you go: We have a panel of 10-12 judges from a wide cross-section of the turf industry, including TurfNet personnel and those of the sponsoring company. John Reitman compiles all […]

 

Video: Superintendent of the Year Award Presentation

AccuSeed from Par Aide spikes to 5/8 inch and seeds in one motion

AccuSeed from Par Aide spikes to 5/8 inch and seeds in one motion

The Accurform AccuSeed from Par Aide is a back-saving tool that aerates and seeds small areas of thinning turf in one motion. With specially designed stainless steel spikes that puncture turf to five-sixteenths of an inch, the AccuSeed prepares the surface for maximum seed-soil contact then drops just the perfect amount of bentgrass seed only […]

Macro-Sorb/SMS share research results

Macro-Sorb/SMS share research results

The focus in the Macro-Sorb/SMS Additives booth this year was on Poa seedhead suppression and Pythium blight control and control of localized rdy spot. A recent study showed that products from Macro-Sorb, Inc. were effective in enhancing Poa annua seedhead suppression and improving plant health to aid in managing Pythium blight development in golf course turf. In […]

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