Safety Share: Gators, Golf Courses and When to Let the Ball Go

Sometimes it’s best to let that golf ball go. I took this picture in Charleston, SC last year at a customer golf outing after my tee shot went a little far right. Instead of trying to recreate a scene from “Happy Gilmore” I chose to let this guy have my Top Flight. I was unaware that alligators lived that far north and if my partner had not pointed this out I would have likely walked up on him without noticing. This is a good example of why, when planning any trip, you should look over the local climate, forecast and, in this case, wildlife you may encounter. You should also keep a constant eye on your surroundings so as not to stumble into a dangerous situation. Looking for more safety tips? Check out our collection of FMC Safety Shares! If you like seeing interesting or unconventional happenings on the golf course, there are plenty more in our Turf In Focus...

QuickSilver®: The ultimate tank mixing weed control performance enhancer.

There has been a lot of buzz in the past few years with the term “performance enhancers”. It seems that every night on the sports news channel, another famous athlete’s career is smeared with the news that they used “performances enhancers” to become faster and stronger than any human being. While many people question the legitimacy of these athletes, the team at FMC has a “Performance Enhancer” for weed control called QuickSilver® that turf professionals can use every day to enjoy all the benefits these performance-enhanced athletes get: speed, strength, and increased revenue without ever ending up on the front page of the news! One of the biggest performance enhancing benefits that QuickSilver provides is a much improved broadleaf application than is currently in the market. On its own, QuickSilver is very active on many broadleaf weeds. But, when tank mixing it with other herbicides such as a typical phenoxy-based herbicide, the performance of the three way increases dramatically. Not only does QuickSilver improve the performance of your current herbicide, but it also reduces the amount of herbicide required to achieve control. The chart below shows that normal herbicides on their own require higher labeled application rates and provide less control than those same herbicides combined with QuickSilver. Here is why the speed of QuickSilver is going to matter to you. More than likely, you manage lawns in the same neighborhoods as your competition. Luckily for you, you now have the added “performance enhancer,” QuickSilver, in your tank and you are even using less pounds of the active ingredient than your competitor. In as little as 48-72 hours after...