Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Research on Reduced Rates of Fungicides for Anthracnose Control in Annual Bluegrass Putting Greens

There are so many curious things in University Research. Each time we commit to a research project its always nerve wracking waiting for the results. Most recently we have been participating in a Research project with Rutgers University in particular Anthracnose Control with reduced rates of Fungicides and GenNext Products.  The label rate for Daconil Ultrex 82.5 is 3.2 oz. per 1000 sq. feet. This research was done reducing the rate by 25% to 2.4 ounces and 50% to 1.6 ounces

The table below shows the average result of four plots, through July 27 of this year, using Daconil Ultrex 82.5 plus GenNext A&B at the 8 oz. of GenNext  A and 8 oz. GenNext B per 1000 square feet.

Anthracnose Trial
Product Rate
Percent Turf Area infested (%) plot
/1000 sq feet
APP Sch
27-Jun
7-Jul
17-Jul
27-Jul
Daconil Ultrex 82.5
3.2
14 day
8.5
10.3
13.5
9.3
A&B +Daconil Ultrex 82.5
1.6
14 day
4.8
5.0
3.5
6.3
A&B +Daconil Ultrex 82.5
2.4
14 day
4.3
4.3
2.0
3.8
A&B +Daconil Ultrex 82.5
3.2
14 day
3.5
5.3
1.8
4.0
DAT
DAT
DAT
DAT
(DAT) Days after last treatment
10
6
2
12
was applied.

Values below 15% turf area infected with anthracnose are typically judged to be acceptable in research on this disease.


So as you can see we had significantly better control of the anthracnose using GenNext A&B and Daconil Ultrex at reduced rates.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Near Detroit Michigan Recovery Photos



Here is an update from the field on spring recovery. These pictures are from a course near Detroit Michigan after three treatments over six weeks of the GenNext A&B products. I think these pictures tell it all!

Practice Green before first application


Practice Green after second application

Practice Green Friday June 13, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring on GenNext


Spring is here and a lot of courses are now opening up.  Dubbed the #worstwinterever it was a tough winter on greens and superintendents across the country.  Here in Minneapolis greens came through relatively unharmed, other areas of the country haven’t been so lucky.  If you were one of those unlucky superintendents, consider putting GenNext in your recovery program.  We’ve helped superintendents recover from winter injury before, we can help you too. 

Here’s a couple pictures from Scott Thayer, a GenNext customer here in the Minneapolis area.  The greens are healthy and showing no signs of a rough winter.  Scott says the greens are ‘glowing’ and it’s not from pigments, and no they weren’t covered.  It’s the natural green from chlorophyll!




 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here’s to a great start to the 2014 golf season.  If you haven’t tried GenNext, what are you waiting for?  Give me a call at (509) 881-7144.
-Tim Fleegel

   

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Winter Kill? Recovery is easy as A+B

Its been a long hard winter, where a number of courses are starting to look at the damage caused by this weather. We have taken some pictures from a few years ago to show how rapidly the turf recovers if you use the GenNext A&B products in early spring. These pictures are from 2011, if you would like more recent contacts from the 2013 season send us an email and we will be glad to forward contact information.

If you're serious about quick recovery contact us today!

In May of 2011 we started a recovery project with Sandstone Golf Club here is the pictorial history and the average temperatures from that period. Sandstone used the A&B products:


MAY 4 First Application

MAY 9

MAY 16

MAY 20

MAY 24 Twenty days later

Add caption

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Long Winter

It's been a long winter here in Minneapolis.  Generally guys are reporting no ice and a nice layer of insulating snow cover.  Other areas of the country aren't looking so good.  I've heard reports of ice from Idaho, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, the list goes on.

I want to re-link to a couple blog posts from a few years ago about winter damage and recovery.

http://sandstonegolf.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-product-trial-but-no-free-hat.html

http://gennextcomplete.blogspot.com/2011/10/sandstone-golf-update-great-turf-less.html


If you have damage once this brutal winter is over, consider GenNext as a tool to help get you back to the conditions you, and your membership, expect.  We've helped others, we can help you too.

Tim Fleegel

Friday, January 24, 2014

Useage Rates and Nutrient Loads




The topic of rates and nutrient loads often comes up when discussing GenNext products.  The label doesn’t tell the entire story, the products are formulated with micro and macro nutrients (chart below), water soluble carbon (readily available to the plant), simple and complex carbohydrates and our “key complex”. This combination provides superior greening, critical feeding of microbes and overall superior plant and root health.

The answer to what rates to apply vary by what you’re trying to accomplish.  If you’re a new client that wants to see superb playing conditions with the GenNext products then our standard 6-8oz/M rates are for you.  If you’re after aggressive healing from aerification or trying to really make a dent in the poa annua populations then a more aggressive rate is for you, 12-16oz/M.  If you really want to harness the power of GenNext and see a complete turf overhaul then dive in with rates ranging from 24-64oz/M.  Yes, we have clients that make applications that high!

Every superintendents needs are slightly different based on their geographic location, water source, OM content, and previous fertility practices. If your situation is critical or you have specific plant issues call us, we can put a custom program together to meet your needs. The typical rates applied are the 8oz/M rates of both A&B.  Below is a breakdown of the nutrient contents of A&B at different rates ranging from 8-64oz/M. 
 


APPLICATION RATES
/1000 sq ft
/1000 sq ft
/1000 sq ft
/1000 sq ft
GenNext A
8
16
32
64
Nitrogen   (N)  
0.0447
0.0893
0.1787
0.3574
Soluble Potash   (K2O)
0.0064
0.0128
0.0255
0.0511
Sulfur   (S)
0.0064
0.0128
0.0255
0.0511
Copper   (Cu)
0.0003
0.0006
0.0013
0.0026
Calcium   (Ca)
0.0191
0.0383
0.0766
0.1532
Iron   (Fe)
0.0059
0.0117
0.0235
0.0470
Manganese   (Mn)
0.0013
0.0026
0.0051
0.0102
Zinc   (Zn)
0.0062
0.0124
0.0248
0.0495
 
APPLICATION RATES
/1000 sq ft
/1000 sq ft
/1000 sq ft
/1000 sq ft
GenNext B
8
16
32
64
Nitrogen
0.0772
0.1544
0.3088
0.6175
Potash
0.0178
0.0356
0.0713
0.1425
 
 
 
Below is a table of the consolidated Nitrogen rates
:
 A
 A
 B
 B
Per 1000 sq. ft.
Rates OZ/1000 sq. ft.
Nitrate
Organic
Nitrate
Organic
Pounds of N
8
0.003063
0.041606
0.030816
0.046372
0.122
16
0.006126
0.083212
0.061631
0.092744
0.244
32
0.012252
0.166423
0.123263
0.185488
0.487
64
0.024504
0.332846
0.246525
0.370975
0.975