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Quali-Pro launches Negate herbicide

f90690670868cb425607681f8869fcbf-.jpgQuali-Pro, a division of Control Solutions Inc., launched Negate 37WG herbicide.


With the active ingredients metsulfuron-methyl and rimsulfuron, Negate 37WG is a wettable granular formulation labeled for control of more than 35 grassy and broadleaf weeds in warm-season grasses.


Negate works by inhibiting the growth enzyme acetolactate synthase and moves systemically through the plant by absorption through the foliage and the roots.


For more information, visit www.quali-pro.com/negate.


Netafim adds dripline-building app

Netafim USA has released a free mobile application for use with iPhone and Android devices. The Techline Calculator app is an irrigation system design program that calculates and displays project specifications and recommends products for an efficient dripline plan.


The user enters the square footage of the area that needs to be irrigated (whether a garden or turf grass), along with the soil type, and the program does the rest. This includes calculating dripline length, placement, flow requirements, application rates and run times.


The Techline Calculator additionally provides a list of components required for the installation, indicating which filter or pressure regulator is needed, even the quantity of staples.


For more information, visit www.netafimusa.com.


Georgia DNR recognizes superintendent's efforts

Billy Rousey from Arrowhead Pointe State Park Golf Course near Elberton, Ga. was named Golf Course Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.


He received the award during a recent conference held by the Georgia State Park system and the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.


According to state park golf course operations manager Arnie Page, Rousey was chosen for his "hard work and dedication" in maintaining the golf courses at Highland Walk and then Arrowhead Pointe after being named acting superintendent.

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