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Jan. 01, 2017
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
Oakmont stands up to the challenge
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
New greens for Old Memorial
Jun. 10, 2016
Jun. 01, 2016
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Apr. 04, 2016
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
Nov. 01, 2015
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
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. 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.
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.