A GIS Recap

Each year around the beginning of February, thousands of Golf Industry Professionals migrate to the Golf Industry Show (GIS) or “The Show” as we affectionately refer to it. GIS provides opportunities for education, networking and engaging with vendors who supply the industry with the necessary tools needed for these professionals to do their job.  According to the GCSAA, this year’s show saw attendance reach 13,600, a number that has not been seen since the days before the recession in the late 2000’s. The attendance numbers may not be what they were during the golf boom and the show floor may be a little smaller than in years past, but attendance numbers are a sign that the industry is still very healthy. Many of today’s attendees are taking time out of their schedule to make the journey to attend GIS where labor and budget dynamics challenge them on a daily basis.  They are taking advantage of the opportunity to better themselves through an array of educational seminars that are offered, share knowledge from past experiences with their peers and check out the latest and greatest from manufacturers.  Speaking of latest and greatest, FMC took advantage of GIS to introduce its newest innovation in the battle against Sedge and Kyllinga.  Dismiss® NXT will be available later this year, providing end users with a new, innovative solution to post emerge weed control. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of this industry in various aspects over the last 18 years. To this day, one thing that still impresses me the most and what makes this industry so unique, is the...

Guest Post: Dollar Spot Control with Fame and Fame +T Fungicides

During summer 2015, we conducted a trial at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Farm in Raleigh, N.C. The study took place on a native soil (clay loam) ’Crenshaw’ creeping bentgrass fairway/tee area maintained at 0.375”. In previous work conducted in cooperation with Dr. Damon Smith, we determined that relative humidity above 70% for five consecutive days with a minimum air temperature above 57̊ºF is conducive for dollar spot development.