Foliar Fertilizer

BioPro Technologies, LLC has enhanced its foliar fertilizer line with the addition of CytoGro Root Hormone Biostimulant. CytoGro is an EPA-registered liquid hormone biostimulant derived from seaweed extracts. The primary ingredients are cytokinins and auxins, which promote deep, dense root development. Because it encourages a healthier root system, CytoGro helps plants withstand stress from harsh environments, temperature extremes, drought stress, insect damage, and more. In high-traffic areas CytoGro produces rapid root repair and recovery of damaged turf. CytoGro conditions plants to tolerate salinity from poor irrigation water or fertilizer salt buildup.

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In the Trenches

STEC Equipment is introducing the Trench It product line to North America, including the Trench It TCT trencher with conveyor, designed specifically for the sports and turf industries and drainage. This PTO-driven chain trencher provides a complete soil clear-up system and a clean trench. The soil is elevated using the conveyor system and then deposited onto a running vehicle alongside the machine. This model can also be converted into a conventional trencher by removing the conveyor system. Designed for tractors with 40 to 70 hp.

New from Quali-Pro

Quali-Pro, a division of Control Solutions, Inc., introduces NEGATE 37WG herbicide. NEGATE’s synergistic formulation allows turf managers to control more than 35 grasses and broadleaf weeds in bermudagrass and zoysiagrass. NEGATE inhibits the growth enzyme acetolactate synthase (ALS), providing fast and complete postemergent control. NEGATE also allows turf managers to control problematic grasses such as Poa, and ryegrass, as well as broadleaf weeds. NEGATE is labeled for golf courses, professionally managed college and sports fields, industrial commercial turf and landscape ornamentals, sod farms and other similar nonresidential areas to provide cool-season weed control management for warm-season turf.

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Tackle Tough Turf

The new RA-21 Reciprocating Aerator by Classen offers a wide 21-inch aeration swath for exceptional coverage in a single pass made possible through an eight-tine bank that penetrates the toughest soil conditions at a depth up to 2.75 inches. The core tines reciprocate at 450 revolutions per minute and cover up to 26,000 square feet per hour. An open design allows for unobstructed access to the engine. The rust-resistant tine shield is lightweight and easy to remove for access to the tines and drive belt.

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Super Striping

New from Newstripe, Inc., the NewRider 1700 HPA high-pressure, airless, ride-on athletic field striping machine. The NewRider 1700 is a smaller, more economical version of the NewRider 5000. The 25-gallon paint tank will stripe up to four soccer fields with one filling. Its American-made paint pump can be adjusted from 0 to 3,000 PSI, and the onboard purge tank eliminates clogging of spray tips. The NewRider HPA 1700 features a hydrostatic drive and a 10.5 hp Briggs and Stratton OHC engine with electric start.

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Improved Ultraplex Formulation

Grigg Brothers introduces a new and improved formulation of Ultraplex 4-0-3 +2% Fe and Micros. Ultraplex is a sophisticated combination product containing Grigg Brothers exclusive Elicitor Technology and is designed for use in all seasons. The reformulated Ultraplex now includes additional effective natural biostimulants, amino and organic acids; additional sea plant extract (Ascophyllum nodosum); a water buffering agent; macro-nutrients (N and K); a fully organic chelated micronutrient package that includes iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper and boron; and a natural, nonionic and organic surfactant for improved leaf coverage and absorption.

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Mow Like the Pros

Planned as a mid-2013 production release, the TDR-30 Tri Deck mower features an innovative Flex-Deck design and Progressive’s exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn. The TDR-30 provides a 34 percent increase in productivity compared to a 22-foot mower and features maintenance-free blade spindle bearings, extended PTO greasing intervals and greaseless joint bushings. The innovative, contour-hugging floating “Flex Deck” wing design and four-way hinge connection combined with Progressive’s Pro Lift-N-Turn system allows the TDR-30 to deliver a quality cut.