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8/15/2014 - Happy National Honey Bee Day

Bees are rebounding in numbers, according to Bayer Bee Care Program
Aug. 16 is National Honey Bee Day and the Bayer Bee Care Program says it's celebrating the recent good news about honey bees, which suggests bees are rebounding when compared to previous years. Honey bees have a tremendous impact in our lives, backyards and communities, including pollinating many of the fruits and vegetables we love to eat. Without them, feeding our families and growing beautiful...


8/14/2014 - FMC Will Develop, Market DISARM and XONERATE

Company signs license agreement with Arysta LIfeScience
FMC Corp. and Arysta LifeScience North America have signed an exclusive licensing agreement in which FMC will develop and market two key turf and ornamental products - DISARM Fungicide (fluoxastrobin) and XONERATE Herbicide (amicarbazone) - in the U.S. and Canada from Arysta LifeScience. The agreement is effective immediately. "This exclusive agreement unites two complementary product lines,...


8/13/2014 - Reversible Course

Tom Doak to design Forest Dunes Golf Club in northern Michigan
After two decades spanning the globe from New Zealand to China designing golf courses, Traverse City, Michigan, resident Tom Doak is coming home to create a course at Forest Dunes Golf Club in northern Michigan that legendary golf architects could only dream of doing. Doak and his Renaissance Golf Design team will design and build a reversible course - two distinct layouts using the same greens...


8/13/2014 - Toro Honors Reinders

Company names 2013 Partner in Excellence for Best in Parts
The Toro Company presented Reinders, Inc. of Milwaukee with two awards at Toro's recent 100th-anniversary celebration in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mark Robel received the 2013 Green Blazer award and Reinders was named the 2013 Partner in Excellence for Best in Parts. Robel's award recognizes his accomplishments in customer-focused sales and service programs in the turf equipment market. The prestigious...


8/13/2014 - Proper Pesticide Application

Videos from FMC show proper guidelines
FMC Corp. is reintroducing three videos showing proper guidelines for liquid pesticide applications. The videos take viewers step-by-step through applications of Talstar for outdoor spot and perimeter treatments, as well as indoor applications. Live on the FMC Turf YouTube channel are, "How to Properly Apply Liquid Pesticides" (http://bit.ly/1rT6tep) and "How to Properly Apply Talstar Professional...


PBI-Gordon Goes to Washington - Company representatives volunteer landscaping services at Arlington National Cemetery and ...

8/13/2014 - PBI-Gordon Goes to Washington

Company representatives volunteer landscaping services at Arlington National Cemetery and then meet with members of Congress as part of industry legislative day
Representatives of PBI-Gordon recently traveled to the nation's capital to participate in two annual events coordinated by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for landscape industry professionals. The outreach included the Renewal & Remembrance volunteer cleanup and maintenance event at Arlington National Cemetery and a Legislative Day on Capitol Hill. Gordon's...


8/13/2014 - Syngenta Launches Ference

Insecticide controls ABW
Syngenta has launched Ference insecticide to help golf course superintendents systemically control annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) at all larval stages (one through five). Ference offers increased control of ABW through the enhanced Syngenta Optimum Control Strategy found on GreenCastOnline.com/Ference. The active ingredient in Ference, cyantraniliprole, will control larvae inside the stem (first...


Redexim Turf Products Adds Staff Member - Kevin Rome joins factory direct store - Redexim Turf Products, the factory direc...

8/13/2014 - Redexim Turf Products Adds Staff Member

Kevin Rome joins factory direct store
Redexim Turf Products, the factory direct store for Redexim North America based in Fenton, Mo., has added a new staff member: Kevin Rome of Piper, Kansas. Rome joins Redexim Turf Products after previous experience as a regional sales manager with Mid America Golf & Turf in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and surrounding counties. He also served as a territory manager for Textron Turf &...


8/13/2014 - Sustainable Products

Campey Turf Care's Simon Gumbrill believes excellent playability on golf courses can be achieved through environmental means without sacrificing quality
Editor's note: The June issue of Superintendent magazine features a special supplement on golf and sustainability. We were fortunate to have several advertisers/sponsors involved in the supplement to make it possible and to help educate superintendents about sustainability. We asked the sponsors to share their philosophies about sustainability as it pertains to their products. It's clear these companies...


8/13/2014 - When's the Last Time You Went to the Doctor?

If you're over 40 and haven't been in awhile, make an appointment to go today
By Lawrence Aylward/Editorial Director
"No cancer." I was thankful to hear the doctor speak those words and breathed a sigh of relief. In May I had my annual physical, which includes a prostate exam. It's not enjoyable, but it's vital, as is an annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures protein produced by cells of the prostate gland in the blood and is sometimes referred to as a tumor marker. Two days...


7/28/2014 - Second Phase of Rounds 4 Research Coming Up

Valhalla and other top courses will be featured
Golfers will continue to have a chance to claim a tee time at their favorite courses, including PGA Championship host Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., when the second phase of the 2014 Rounds 4 Research offerings become available for online bidding Aug. 1-10 at www.biddingforgood.com. Valhalla and other top courses, such as TPC San Antonio (Texas) and French Lick (Ind.) Resort, are among...


7/28/2014 - PERC Teams With Audubon

Two organizations will encourage the use of low-emission propane equipment
ropane Council Partners with Audubon International Partnership will encourage the use of low-emission propane equipment and advance environmental stewardship The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is partnering with environmental nonprofit Audubon International to advance the use of clean, low-emission propane equipment, which aligns with Audubon International's mission to facilitate...


7/28/2014 - Bayer Appoints Batisky as Sales Manager

Former superintendent will support distributors and end-users in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, appointed Darrin Batisky as the newest area sales manager for the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In his new role serving the Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Central and Southern Ohio markets, Batisky is responsible for the growth and maintenance of user relationships and initiating buyer opportunities. "As Bayer...


7/28/2014 - Straka Honored for Renovations

GoGolf Inc. presents architect with two awards
Two Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design principal designed courses won awards in Golf Inc.'s 2014 Renovation of the Year Competition, a contest which annually recognizes the best renovation projects of the past year from around the world. Jason Straka, a principal in Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, oversaw both projects, designed on behalf of Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design. In...


7/28/2014 - In the Business of Doing More With Less

BioDirt addresses sustainability on the golf course
By Lawrence Aylward/Editorial Director
Editor's note: The June issue of Superintendent magazine features a special supplement on golf and sustainability. We were fortunate to have several advertisers/sponsors involved in the supplement to make it possible and to help educate superintendents about sustainability. We asked the sponsors to share their philosophies about sustainability as it pertains to their products. It's clear these companies...


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