Now approved for golf, turf, ornamental and sod, Vigeo plant growth enhancer from Vivid Life Sciences improves germination, emergence, root growth, seedling development, sod establishment, tillering and lateral growth. Details about Vigeo are available at booth #1814 during the Golf Industry Show in San Diego.
With a unique balance of three active ingredients, – growth-stimulating plant hormones cytokinin, IBA/auxin and gibberellic acid – Vigeo also mitigates short-term stress and supports faster turf recovery from stress events.
As a powerful new tool to drive growth, Vigeo works best when tank mixed with fertilizers or used around soil or foliar fertilizer applications. Vigeo has also been rigorously tested for tank-mix safety with most all turf and ornamental fungicides and pesticides.
Prime uses for Vigeo in golf include seed soak (pre-germ) and over-the-top with liquid fertilizer for seed germination. With foliar fertilizer, use Vigeo for grow-in or pretreatment prior to stress and during stress recovery.
Being in the same industry for 100 years is an achievement few family businesses can claim. From their grandfather who started National Mower Company in 1919, to the third generation Kinkead executives who run Turfco today, the Kinkead/Turfco ‘family’ recognizes the privilege of being part of an industry where everyone loves what they do. Now at the century mark, the Kinkeads and Turfco want to express their gratitude for all the support, collaboration and partnership that the company has received from golf, sports and turf industry professionals over the 10 decades.
“Turfco just wants to say ‘thank you, golf and turf industries,’ for all the great time spent together working to solve challenges and grow these great industries,” say George and Scott Kinkead, president and executive vice president, respectively, of Turfco Manufacturing in Blaine, Minnesota.
Turfco is making a $25,000 contribution to the Environmental Institute for Golf foundation to fund ongoing turf research. The EIFG is the philanthropic arm of the GSCAA, and the company wishes to recognize the challenge the industry is under to help in the pursuit of delivering beautiful, playable golf courses.
The corporate donation will be presented by company owners George and Scott Kinkead to the GCSAA at the Golf Industry Show at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego Wednesday, Feb. 6 at a 3 p.m. media event at Turfco booth #1629.
To further celebrate this milestone, the company has also launched a “100 Years of Thanks” giveaway for customers in the golf and sports turf industries featuring a Turfco WideSpin 1550 Broadcast Topdresser as the grand prize. Five GoPro HERO7 Silver cameras will also be awarded over the coming months through the Sept. 30 giveaway close.
“Scott and I have spent our whole careers in this industry, and these are tangible ways to express our heartfelt ‘gratitude’ for the opportunities and collaborative partnerships we’ve experienced working with so many great professionals,” says George Kinkead.
The family’s lineage as makers of turf care equipment dates back to 1919. World War I, the “war to end all wars” had recently ended when Robert Stanard Kinkead, a veteran of the war, founded National Mower Company, based in St. Paul, Minn. He started off making reel-type, sickle bar and pull-behind lawn mowers that could be hitched to horses or tractors. Robert was an engineer during the war and he noticed sickle-bar equipment while overseas. Through the years the company continued its growth with power mowers while rising to national and international prominence as an innovator in commercial-grade mowing products for golf clubs, parks, agriculture, sports, and landscaping industries, among others.
Wiedenmann announced its debuting the SUPER 1300 S at the Golf Industry Show Feb. 6-7 in San Diego.
The SUPER 1300 S is an ideal solution for efficiently collecting grass clippings, leaves, and other debris on athletic fields, golf courses, and other turf surfaces. The SUPER 1300 S is equipped with double sweeping rotors. Each sweeping rotor has four sweeping rails which ensure great results while completely filling the 1300 S during backward maneuvers collection container.
The machine is mounted on the three-point hitch of the tractor and is extremely maneuverable giving a significant advantage when working around trees and when the container is approximately 90 percent full.
The SUPER 1300 S will be on display at booth #3442.
Covia announced with the joining of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin last June to form Covia, Best Sand and UNIPAR bunker sand and topdressing can be sourced from the same company. Nearly half of top 100 golf courses in the U.S. are using Best Sand and UNIPAR bunker sand – making Covia products a choice of America’s best facilities.
Whether on the tees, the greens, or the hazards, consistency and playability set Covia’s golf sand apart. The cleaner, pure white sand that is always playable — with championship-level performance and enduring aesthetics ¬— is an important reason why country clubs and courses can attract new members.
Superintendents and course maintenance directors, thinking about spring restoration projects, can count on Covia’s coast-to-coast supply capabilities to ensure fast, door-to-door solutions with a comprehensive distribution network. Nearly 50 plants with more than 50 million tons of annual production capacity are strategically located, defining Covia as a dependable supplier.
“We’re a new company with the same enduring commitment to our customers, which was the promise of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin,” said Terry Gwinn, regional sales manager for golf and turf products. “Our name has changed, but our desire to see golf courses impress their players is permanent.”
Covia is showcasing its golf sand product lines in booth #1919 at the Golf Industry Show Feb. 6-7 at the San Diego Convention Center.