United Turf’s Sweet Solutions

United Turf Alliance announces the introduction of Optimizer Sweet Iron. This sprayable iron polysaccharide product boosts turfgrass color, enhances nutrient uptake and improves overall plant health by enabling both foliar and root absorption of the product by turfgrass plants. It is applied at a much lower rate than traditional iron products. Optimizer Sweet Iron combines a water-soluable form of iron with a complex natural polysaccharide to provide delivery and residual color without the use of urea. In addition, the new iron product contains plant-available amino acids to promote the optimum plant metabolism required for efficient nutrient uptake and utilization. This product also feeds and stimulates soil microbial populations as the polysaccharide breaks down.


Efficiency in Sports Field Maintenance

The Drainblaster is the newest product in Underhill International’s lineup of hose-end nozzles. This is a solid metal, high-pressure hose-end nozzle that goes after dirt and debris clogging sports field drains, and is also useful in clearing catch basins. Drainblaster’s two-stage flushing action uses a front jet to cut through any blockage, while the rear jets propel the nozzle upline. Drainblaster is bullet-shaped and constructed from heat-treated, grade 303 stainless steel, and optimal operation occurs from 70 to 100 PSI. Drainblaster also features a wire attachment connector for mapping drain locations.


The New Way to Cut Field Lines

New from Turf Sewing Machines, the Rasor Greencutter GC-09. This unit is designed to cut field lines, sidelines and even curved lines. The Greencutter GC-09 is equipped with two cutting heads that guarantee even, parallel cuts, and can cut any turf thickness with ease and fluidity. The cutting width is easily changed, and the cutting heads are driven by .75 hp motors. The GC-09 features fingertip controls, a blade speed of 650 RPM and a push-button blade sharpening system. The GC-09’s cutting base plate eliminates subbase interference.


New Software Enhancement

Onset announces a new enhanced version of the company’s HOBOlink Web-enabled software platform that provides 24/7 data access and remote management for Onset’s Web-based HOBO U30 data logging systems. HOBOlink now makes accessing building performance and weather data faster and more convenient. It enables users to schedule automatic delivery of exported data files and gives them the flexibility to configure the data export in a highly customized way. For example, a user who has four HOBO U30 systems measuring multiple parameters may configure HOBOlink to automatically export temperature data only, and within a specified time range.


The ESP-SMT Gets Upgraded

New from Rain Bird, the ESP-SMTe, an enhanced version of the ESP-SMT smart control system that features numerous enhancements and the ability to manage up to 22 zones. The ESP-SMTe consists of two key components: a controller chassis with an integrated smart panel and an on-site weather station that includes a temperature sensor with an integrated solar shield and a unique tipping rain bucket for instantaneous rainfall measurement. An intuitive on-screen wizard prompts users for site-specific and zone-specific information to create a customized irrigation schedule. The ESP-SMTe also combines historical data along with actual temperature and rainfall data to determine how much water is needed to maintain the optimum level of moisture in the soil.


New ETQ Fungicides

SipcamAdvan expands its ETQ fungicide portfolio for season-long use with the addition of four new products. Echo Dyad ETQ, E-Scape ETQ, Eclipse ETQ and Sipcam Clearscape ETQ combine proven active ingredients with SipcamAdvan’s exclusive ETQ technology. Echo Dyad ETQ contains chlorothalonil, E-Scape ETQ contains chlorathalonil and tebuconazole, Eclipse ETQ contains iprodione, and Sipcam Clearscape ETQ contains tebuconazole. All four products incorporate SipcamAdvan ETQ technology to optimize turfgrass color, strength, density and consistency by protecting turf from UVA and UVB rays, heat and other stress factors.