Current Featured Stories
Oct. 20, 2015
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
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. 09, 2015
Register now for free webinars on bermudagrass diseases and the use of pigments and paints on turfgrass.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two prominent industry experts speak about key topics for superintendents.
Oct. 06, 2015
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
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
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
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.
Jun. 26, 2015
The 2015 Disease Solutions Education Seminars are a unique opportunity for you to learn about the latest advancements in disease control.
Apr. 10, 2015
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.
Mar. 06, 2015
For the second consecutive year, BASF is set to host a series of Disease Solutions Education Seminars for turfgrass professionals throughout the United States. The seminars are aimed to educate golf-course superintendents and turf professionals about troublesome turfgrass diseases and effective solutions for those diseases.
Jan. 29, 2014
Oct. 10, 2013
A healthy root system is essential to having healthy turfgrass – no roots, no turf. Hermen Van Dunk, superintendent at Leewood Golf Club in New York, experienced this firsthand when he started and had to revive 19 dead greens.
Oct. 10, 2013
Golf course superintendents across the country are experiencing the excellent disease control and plant health benefits from Intrinsic™ brand fungicides. Superintendent Paul Kaufman from Prestwick Country Club in Myrtle Beach, SC, is the latest superintendent to share his success using Honor®Intrinsic™ brand fungicide.
May. 30, 2013
BASF is adding two new products to your toolbox: Pylex™ herbicide and Siesta™ Insecticide Fire Ant Bait. Both products will be available for sale this month.
May. 28, 2013
Intrinsic Brand Fungicides – Rooted in Resilience: Protect turf from disease and help roots endure summer stress
Enjoying the summer weather? Is your turfgrass? High temperatures and humidity can cause weaker roots, blades and sheaths putting turfgrass in danger of disease.
Apr. 26, 2013
After a cool start to spring for many regions across the U.S., turfgrass professionals are gladly welcoming the spring rains and warmer temperatures needed for healthy turfgrass growth.
Mar. 26, 2013
This spring, BASF is expanding its portfolio with the launch of two new products – Pylex™ herbicide and Siesta™ fire ant bait.
Mar. 04, 2013
Controlling dollar spot requires a smart, year-round, preventive approach. BASF developed the Emerald First, Emerald Last fungicide application strategy to keep the turf industry’s most pervasive problem at bay.
Feb. 13, 2013
Jan. 04, 2013
It’s not too early to start thinking about GIS! Be sure to stop by the BASF booth, #2426 in San Diego, to learn about Intrinsic™ brand fungicides’ benefits, win turf books, earn cash and receive product samples!
Aug. 01, 2012
In the coming weeks, golf course superintendents across America will aerate their golf course turfgrass to support water movement in the soil profile, increase space for oxygen near roots, reduce organic matter accumulation and relieve compaction.
Feb. 14, 2012
This winter’s above-average temperatures have turfgrass professionals anticipating spring and summer turf diseases. With new Pillar™ G fungicide from BASF, they now have a convenient, highly efficacious granular fungicide to add to their disease control programs.
Jul. 05, 2011
Summer heat and humidity can stress turfgrass, leaving roots, blades and sheaths weakened and susceptible to disease infection. With Honor® IntrinsicTM brand fungicide and Insignia® SC Intrinsic brand fungicide from BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals, turf professionals get up to 28 days control of a broad spectrum of diseases, including dollar spot, fairy ring, anthracnose, as well as patch and root diseases, and added plant health benefits.
Apr. 01, 2011
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BASF Turf Disease Control, the Web app from BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals, gives U.S. golf course superintendents immediate access to free, comprehensive disease control program recommendations specific to Northeast, Midwest, Transition and Southern regions and turf types.