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Jul. 18, 2016
Matt Falvo, director of golf and grounds at Turningstone Golf gets control of switchgrass with Segment® herbicide

A Legacy of Respect

One New York resort finds a BASF chemical solution for switchgrass that allows it to adhere to its strict environmental mandate.

Jul. 01, 2016
Plant Health Update

Oakmont stands up to the challenge
Despite strong Wednesday/Thursday storms, the 2016 U.S. Open course passed the test

Nothing ventured, nothing gained
BASF’s Elite Rejuvenation program convinces two superintendents to step outside their comfort zones in hopes of achieving better conditions.

New greens for Old Memorial
Located in Tampa, Florida, it is 18-hole walking course, with singlebag caddies advising golfers on its challenging but beautiful layout. It’s also highly regarded, landing on several rankings for best golf courses soon after it opened in 1997.

Jun. 10, 2016
BASF Sponsored Podcasts and Webinars

Hear the latest in turf research, education and recommendations from university and industry experts, hosted on TurfNet.

Jun. 01, 2016
An Interview with John Zimmers

An Interview with John Zimmers, Oakmont Country Club’s Superintendent

Oakmont Country Club and BASF collaborated to incorporate BASF chemistry into Oakmont’s agronomic program, helping Oakmont become ready for tournament play.

May. 01, 2016
Part 2: Staying on Course with Xzemplar Fungicide

When Chris Flick began his job as director of grounds operations at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club two years ago, one of his first orders of business was to develop a spray program on fairways to combat disease, most notably dollar spot.

Apr. 04, 2016
Be dollar spot-less all season long

Dollar spot has met its match. For effective control all season long, follow the Dollar Spot Foundation Program from BASF. Featuring Xzemplar® fungicide as a key foundational product, this cool-season program provides the ultimate in protection from dollar spot, summer patch, and brown patch.

Apr. 01, 2016
Maryland superintendent Dean Graves wipes out bermudagrass in his cool-season turf with Pylex® herbicide

One Maryland superintendent needed a new way to finally gain control over Bermudagrass on his course.

Mar. 01, 2016
Part 1: Spring Spray Keeps the Dollar Spot Away

Come spring at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield, Michigan, a major production kicks in at the 36-hole facility. This production is not on Broadway, but it is on fairways — and it involves early season control of dollar spot.

Nov. 01, 2015
Longboat Key Superintendent John Reilly on sustainability, plant health, and seashore paspalum

Converting to paspalum will help The Resort at Longboat Key Club solve its salinity issues. Relying on a critical relationship will help director of agronomy John Reilly handle any disease issues the change produces.

Oct. 20, 2015
BASF fungicides keep the turf at Maplewood Country Club healthy and beautiful

Superintendent Mark Miedler relies on two BASF innovations to keep his historic course in top shape. For his fairways, he uses Xzemplar® fungicide to knock dollar spot down fast and keep it down for up to 28 days. For his greens, he uses Lexicon® Intrinsic® brand fungicide. "We haven't had any disease breakthrough on greens all season," Miedler said.

Oct. 13, 2015
Clean sweep: Xzemplar® fungicide eliminated dollar spot at StoneRidge Golf Club

In 2007, Jeff Girard faced a daunting challenge as the new superintendent of StoneRidge Golf Club, which he called “a dollar-spot factory.” Existing fungicides had to be sprayed often, which proved too costly. Then, in September of 2014, he tried a new product, Xzemplar fungicide. “It completely wiped out the dollar spot and I was completely clean through the rest of the fall,” he said.

Oct. 06, 2015
To eliminate dollar spot, Superintendent Jeff Sweet turned to Xzemplar® fungicide

Just days before the biggest tournament of the year, the fairways at Bucks Run Golf Club were overrun with dollar spot. Superintendent Jeff Sweet turned to Xzemplar fungicide for the solution. “We had knockdown within 24 hours,” said Sweet, who was equally impressed with the fungicide’s long residual. “It will be in our arsenal going forward.”

Sep. 30, 2015
Lexicon® Intrinsic® brand fungicide takes root at Sycamore Hills Golf Club

John Thompson, Superintendent at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, saw the difference healthy roots make in his turfgrass. Two days after it was in the ground, his bentgrass sod was sprayed with Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide, and the roots took hold quickly. The result? His turf is healthy and resilient, and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide is now a mainstay of his spray program.

Sep. 23, 2015
Historic Scioto Country Club relies on Xzemplar® fungicide

Scioto Country Club is located in Ohio, an area where troublesome dollar spot flourishes. As this historic club prepares to host a national tournament, Superintendent Bob Becker relies on Xzemplar fungicide for long-lasting curative and preventive control of this disease. Becker, who has been head superintendent since 2007, says “Xzemplar is going to fit into our summer program very well."

Jul. 27, 2015
Plant Health Series Provides Tips for Healthier Turf

BASF is a proud sponsor of the Plant Health Series in Golfdom Magazine, which features articles on topics of key interest for golf course superintendents. These informational articles offer valuable tips on controlling disease, improving growth efficiency and managing turf through stress.

Apr. 10, 2015
Learn how BASF helps Pinehurst deliver championship conditions

In 2014, BASF introduced Lexicon® Intrinsic® brand fungicide, our foundational product for ensuring the optimal health of greens and tees. It provides excellent control of 27 diseases and long-lasting residual of up to 28 days.


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