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

BIGGA Supports 6,000 Members
The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has reaffirmed its pledge to support its almost 6,000 members. This announcement came in wake of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. BIGGA currently has 5,700 greenkeepers and turf professionals as members.

Bayer Announces EPA Federal Registration For INDEMNIFY Nematicide
Bayer INDEMNIFY nematicide has been EPA registered. INDEMNIFY delivers preventative and curative nematode control without course closures and can be used on both warm and cool season turf and on all areas of the golf course. It’s effective on Sting, Root Knot, Spiral, 
Anguina pacificae, and many other species of nematodes.

EarthWorks Hires Sales Representative
Kirk Castner joined EarthWorks as a regional sales representative and consultant to the company’s distributor partners. Castner will provide soil- and carbon-based fertility information to distributor sales representatives and end users.

Calcium Products Hires Paul Cushing
Calcium Products has added Paul Cushing to the professional turf sales team where he will be representing the company in Denver, Colorado and west of the Rocky Mountains. In his past, he managed four top-100 golf courses in the United States and hosted ten PGA Tour events and a PGA Championship as a golf course superintendent.

Engage Agro USA Hires Edward A. James
Edward A. James has joined Engage Agro USA as southeast regional manager. James will be responsible for the Agricultural, Turf and Ornamental Markets in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

PrimeraTurf Changes Name to Primera, Inc.
PrimeraTurf officially changed their name to Primera to reflect the depth of their market expansion. The new name is effective immediately and will be implemented across the company’s website and business communication throughout the remainder of 2016.

Syngenta Avid Miticide Registration To Be Cancelled
The Syngenta Avid 0.15 EC Miticide will be cancelled effective June 30, 2016. The cancellation affects the use of Avid on golf course greens to control nematodes in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahomta, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Superintendents will have one year after the cancellation date to continue using existing product under the 24(c) SLN. The Avid + Heritage fungicide and Avid + Heritage Action fungicide Multipaks are also available for use under the 24(c) SLN until June 30, 2017. The cancellation does not affect the availability of Avid for ornamental plants.

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