http://googletranslate.webeden.co.uk

BAYER STANDS BEHIND IT’S CHIPCO CHOICE

Bayer's Topchoice product
I have to say that I love when people and companies keep their word. This spring, I contracted to have over 30 acres of turf treated with Bayer’s Chipco Choice for control of mole crickets. Chipco Choice’s active ingredient is fipronil which is very safe and effective at ultra-low doses. The product was sliced into the turf with perfection and carries a six month guarantee. We hit the tee tops, collars and all of the fairways.Mole cricket damage on 419 Bermudagrass

The application provided 98% control and I recently noticed small areas of cricket break through on a few fairways. I picked up my phone, took a picture of the damage, sent it to my vendor and within less than a week, I had Top Choice at my door step to treat the areas. Great job Bayer, and way to stand behind your products.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Why Are The Fairways So Good This Year?

Eric von Hofen
Sometimes you have to go through hell to get to heaven. Same is true when preparing bermudagrass fairways for the winter golf season. Every summer we schedule a heavy verticutting on the fairways which removes five semi truck loads of thatch. This thatch accumulates all year long and if not removed it shuts down the drainage to almost zero. In a area of the country that receives almost 70 inches of rain a year this process is key to having good fairways. While the fairways are ripped up from the verticutting we take it a step further and run the spiker over them. This helps reduce compaction and gets oxygen to the root system. The next step is to circle mow the fairways, taking the rest of the grain out of them.  The height of cut is lowered to .375  for this part of the process.  We then double vacuum the fairways and get ready for the fertilizer/Ronstar application.  The following day we treat the fairways with TopChoice for mole crickets. The fairways take about a month to recover from all of this work.  This is a small price to pay to have perfection for seven months out of the year.  Please watch the video below showing how we verticut fairways.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter
SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline