American Nurseryman Magazine - Horticulture Magazine and Horticulture Books - Hot Products - November, 2013 - DEPARTMENTS

American Nurseryman Magazine - Horticulture Magazine and Horticulture Books - November, 2013


Hot Products

Micro-irrigation spray stake

The Spot-Spitter spray stake from Primerus Products is the simple and foolproof way to save water while irrigating large nursery containers from 1-gallon pots to 48-inch boxes. According to Jack Butler, Primerus president, "Growers converting from overhead sprinklers to Spitters regularly see water savings up to 70 percent along with dramatic reductions in diseases caused by wetted foliage. In areas where water use is not an important factor, growers are attracted by savings in pumping cost due to reductions in both pressure and flow. The economics of switching from hand-watering to Spitters are even more compelling than overhead when the cost of labor is given its full consideration."

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Repeat-blooming azaleas

The Gardener's Confidence Collection from McCorkle Nurseries offers a new series of repeat-blooming azaleas, carefully selected for their multiseason bloom and exceptional cold hardiness. Bloom 'N Again azaleas establish quickly, especially if planted in fall, and are ideal for shrub borders or in naturalized areas. Pink Explosion is pictured here.

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Fungicide for ornamentals

Now registered in 49 states, Strike® Plus fungicide from OHP Inc. is a WDG formulation that contains two active ingredients for dual modes of action, giving more broad-spectrum control of troublesome foliar diseases. Strike Plus can be used both inside and outside as a preventive or curative; users simply adjust the rate accordingly. The product contains triadimefon, the active ingredient in Strike® 50 WDG fungicide, plus trifloxystrobin, the active ingredient in Compass® fungicide. With the combination of a sterol inhibitor (triadimefon) and a strobilurin (trifloxystrobin), Strike Plus provides comprehensive control of many diseases including powdery mildew, rusts, anthracnose, leaf spots, botrytis, boxwood blight and others.

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'Zorro' hydrangea

Hydrangea 'Zorro' from PlantHaven is a rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with broadly ovate, toothed, veined, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, dark purple-brown stems bearing large, lace-cap heads of flowers, deep blue in acid soil, pink in alkaline conditions. Flowers are held on dark stems that contrast well with the mid-green foliage. Looks great in a mixed border.

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Premixed, 2-cycle engine fuel

PowerFuel from ECHO is a blend of ethanol-free, premium 93-octane gasoline and ECHO Red Armor OilT and comes pre-mixed at a 50:1 ratio; it's specially formulated to aid engine break-in and extend the life of 2-cycle power equipment engines. Red Armor oil contains powerful detergents that remove carbon deposits and protect against future buildups without losing lubrication or film strength. Red Armor oil also stabilizes fresh fuel for up to two years. PowerFuel is ready to use right out of the can with no measuring or mixing needed.

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Multifunction hose-end nozzle

Underhill offers Turbo Shift, a multifunction, dual-variable flow hose-end nozzle that delivers light fog and low-volume jet stream patterns before shifting to high-gear, high-volume outputs. It is designed for use in greenhouses and nurseries and can facilitate wash-downs and equipment clean-ups. Turbo Shift is offered with either pistol or firefighter grips. A Low Flow model opens with 7 to 12 gpm and turbo shifts from 14 to 17 gpm; the High Flow model opens with 12 to 17 gpm and turbo shifts from 20 to 43 gpm; the Super High Flow model performs from 34 to 104 gpm. All flow rates are based on 80 psi.

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Broad-spectrum algaecide/fungicide

From BioSafe Systems: Broad-spectrum granular algaecide/bactericide GreenCleanPRO is fast acting and destroys algae buildup on hard surfaces. It quickly biodegrades, making it safe to use during production and around plants. GreenCleanPRO is also labeled for algae treatment in irrigation ponds.

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Jonathan Bardzik's Simple Summer cookbook

Perfect for the garden center bookshelf or for client gifts: Jonathan Bardzik, ANLA's director of marketing and industry relations, has just released his first cookbook, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease. Bardzik's a genius at creating tempting-and satisfying-dishes with fresh ingredients that look just as good as they taste. For a few years now, he's been demonstrating his original recipes at Washington, D.C'.s historic Eastern Market, and he's gleaned 40 of them for the book. It's illustrated with gorgeous photos of each finished dish, guaranteed to make you start a new shopping list. You won't be able to resist!

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EmpressT IntrinsicT fungicide

EmpressT IntrinsicT fungicide BASF has launched EmpressT IntrinsicT brand fungicide, a drench product for soilborne diseases with added plant health benefits. Empress Intrinsic brand fungicide, with the active ingredient pyraclostrobin, provides protection against four root and crown disease pathogens-fusarium, phytophthora, pythium and rhizoctonia. Additionally, research shows Intrinsic brand fungicides control disease and give plants resilience to stresses that can occur during production. Labeled use sites include greenhouses, lathhouses and shadehouses, interiorscapes, outdoor nurseries (field and container) and retail nurseries.

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SiestaT Insecticide for fire ants

BASF has introduced SiestaT Insecticide Fire Ant Bait with the proprietary active ingredient metaflumizone that delivers fast and long -lasting control of native and imported fire ants. Metaflumizone is formulated on corn grit along with soybean oil, a proven attractant bait for native and imported fire ants. For optimal results, the product should be applied as a broadcast treatment so foraging ants and hidden or unnoticed mounds receive coverage. The product is labeled for use on golf courses, residential turfgrass and ornamental landscapes, production field and container nurseries, commercial and industrial areas, and recreational areas. For a full listing of use sites, consult the product label.

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Premixed fuels

TruSouth Oil offers TruFuel, premixed, engineered fuels for two- and four-stroke small displacement engines. Engineered with premium, high-octane, ethanol-free fuel and mixed with the highest quality synthetic oil, TruFuel dramatically increases reliability and performance in both types of engines. Because it is ethanol free, the product prevents the corrosion and buildup issues that plague users of pump gas for their fuel or premix, ensuring peak performance, and protecting your investment in power equipment.

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Slip-on overshoe

The ShoeIn, available from the Weinbrenner Shoe Co., is a patented, lightweight slip-on overshoe that can easily be put on or taken off without bending over. It is designed for indoor or outdoor use, with a variety of configurations available: open-toe, closed-toe, studded (Ice-Ts) for ice traction and steel-toe for temporary toe protection. Each style offers different amounts of traction and protection. The patented gripper teeth design provides hands-free use. The molded EVA overshoes fit either foot and most shoes and boots up to size 16.

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