Want to keep up with the latest news for superintendents? Check back for a quick recap of recent happenings in the golf course maintenance and management industry.

Randy Rider

Randy Rider

ed brockman

Ed Brockman

Performance Nutrition Hires Ed Brockman and Promotes Randy Rider
Performance Nutrition hired Ed Brockman as Territory Sales Manager for Turf & Ornamental Products and will be based in the Midwest region. Brockman has more than 20 years of experience in the turf and ornamental industry and was the 2008 president of the Kentucky Turfgrass Council. Randy Rider was promoted to National Sales Manager for Turf & Ornamental Products. Rider has worked for Performance Nutrition for the past six years serving as a territory manager and as regional sales manager.

Toro Irrigation Helps Support Water Conservation Efforts in Rio
Toro Irrigation will provide a fully integrated irrigation system to help save water and energy on the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro. The golf course will incorporate Toro’s GDC 2-wire system with the Lynx central control system. More than 2,200 Toro DT Series sprinklers with integrated GDC decoder modules were installed throughout the course.

Koro Field Top Maker Promotes New Growth on Olympic Golf Course
Green Grass Brazil started growing the grass for the new Olympic course at Barra da Tijuca in Rio in 2013. In 2014, they purchased a Koro Field Top Maker (FTM) with Universe Rotor from Campey Turf Care Systems to maximize the harvesting of sprigs for transplanting. Turf was grown using Zeon Zoysia and SeaDwarf Seaside Paspalum. Koro FTM’s Universe Rotor and its ability to be adjusted to a working height to produced great results on both cool and warm season grasses.

Syngenta Business Institute (SBI) Accepting Applications
The Syngenta Business Institute (SBI) is now accepting applications from golf course superintendents who want to learn more about business strategy and management. Each year, Syngenta and the Wake Forest University School of Business partner up to teach superintendents business and management skills to further their careers.

Featured photo: Koro Field Top Maker in Rio 

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