American Nurseryman Magazine - Horticulture Magazine and Horticulture Books - Hot Products - April, 2012 - DEPARTMENTS

American Nurseryman Magazine - Horticulture Magazine and Horticulture Books - April, 2012

DEPARTMENTS

Hot Products

Geum

Intrinsic Perennial Gardens has introduced the fifth and sixth additions to the company's cocktail series of Geum - G. × 'Banana Daiquiri' PPAF and G. × 'Cosmopolitan' PPAF (pictured). 'Banana Daiquiri' is a fresh, lemony yellow color held on fuzzy green stems while 'Cosmopolitan' has a unique color combination of creamy white drenched in rose pink edges on single and semi-double flowers, all on burgundy red stems. These new selections start blooming in late April or May and continue around three to four weeks or more. The short clumping plants reach around 10 inches tall and wide with the stems reaching 18+ inches tall. Both are hardy in zones 4 to 9.

For more information:

www.intrinsicperennialgardens.com/
introductions.htm#Current_Introductions


RootShield+ biofungicide

RootShield® PLUS+ from BioWorks now provides preventive control of soilborne Phytophthora and improved control of hot-season Pythium (P. aphanidermatum) with the help of two active ingredients: Trichoderma harzianum strain T-22 and Trichoderma virens strain G-41. The new formula also controls Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Pythium, Thielaviopsis and Cylindrocladium by inhibiting and actively attacking pathogens, ensuring uninterrupted plant growth. RootShield PLUS+ Granules has a 0-hour REI and a 0-day pre-harvest interval; the wettable powder formulation has a 0-hour REI when drenched into potted crops and potting media, 4-hour REI when used as a dip or dust, and a 0-day PHI.

For more information:

http://bioworksinc.com/products/rootshield-plus.php


Alkaline and acid cleaners

BioSafe Systems introduces GreenClean cleaners, with formulations designed for acid and alkaline sanitation. The cleaners lift away organic mineral deposits and clean contaminated surfaces, and are safe for use in greenhouses. The GreenClean Acid Cleaner removes stubborn calcium and rust deposits and is ideal for wherever scale, oxide, or lime buildup is an issue. The GreenClean Alkaline Cleaner eradicates grease and dirt and is effective against most water- or oil-saturated soils.

For more information:

www.biosafesystems.com/Product-HORT-GCAcid

Lift trucks

A new generation of mid-sized, electric, pneumatic tire lift trucks has arrived with Cat's 2EPC5000 - 2EP6500 Series, 5,000- to 6,500-pound capacity machines. Offering energy efficiency and performance, the new models come equipped with 3-phase AC technology, sealed wet-disk brakes, standard finger-tip controls - with enhanced operator comfort built in.

For more information:

www.cat-lift.com/

Mulching head attachment

The Carbide Cutter G3 mulching head attachment for skid steers (from Loftness) is available in 51-, 61- and 71-inch cutting widths; all models are offered with a variety of carbide-tipped and heat-treated steel teeth. A two-stage cutting chamber with staggered counter teeth and a shear bar produces small particle sizes, while eliminating the jamming and wrapping issues associated with competitive products. An optional primary-stage shear bar is also available for ultra-fine mulching.

For more information:

www.loftness.com/VM-Logix/Carbide-Cutter-G3.php


Tourney fungicide

Tourney fungicide from Valent helps defeat the toughest diseases in lawns and ornamental trees and shrubs. The product delivers control of more than 16 tough turf and ornamental diseases-including apple scab, rust diseases, powdery mildews, brown patch in turf and more-for up to 28 days. Low use rates allow you to do more with less, saving you money. It's available as a foliar spray or soil drench for root and crown diseases, providing application flexibility.

For more information:

www.valent.com/professional/products/tourney/index.cfm

Gardener's "Hollow Leg" Jr.

This handy fabric bag allows gardeners to pick veggies, weeds, posies - virtually anything - hands free. It comes with its own belt and a convenient side pocket for pruners or shears. And if you've got a bumper crop to gather, there's a larger version.

For more information:

www.thegardenershollowleg.com