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

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


Hot Products

Golf/utility truck

It's the latest in recycling: KJS Products introduces Golftrucks; late model conversions of golf cars to efficient utility trucks featuring 4-, 6-, and 8-foot flatbed decks. Low deck heights make hand loading or unloading easier. And a 1,000-lb. load capacity makes these utility vehicles a preferred choice for many hauling jobs. Golftrucks come standard with backup alarm, front headache rack, rear window and stake pockets. Electric trucks also include state of charge meter (gas gauge for batteries) and charger. Additionally, they offer a line of deck bodies that can quickly and temporarily convert the flatbed into a specific use vehicle, such as plant picking racks for nurseries that include a second shelf to double its capacity, and adjustable flower racks for greenhouses.

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Waterfall kit

The Vianti Falls Kit from EasyPro Pond Products, recently recognized in the specialty category at the International Irrigation Show, features a trouble-free stainless steel spillway, LED light strip, basin, pump and plumbing. Water conservation is achieved with its "no-splash" design, lower power consumption (only 3.5 watts required for the 50,000 hours LED light strip) and a smaller pump requiring only 90 watts to operate.

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Pageant® Initrinsic fungicide

Said to be the ornamental industry's first fungicide labeled for disease control and plant health, Pageant® Initrinsic from BASF has "superior, broad-spectrum control of fungal diseases." Further, "Research has shown it to provide plant health benefits in the form of enhanced tolerance to stress and increased efficiency of plant processes." Effective on all four classes of fungi, Pageant Intrinsic helps control downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, Botrytis, fungal leaf spots, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Cylindrocladium and others.

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Soil conditioner

Newly reformulated, The Landscaper's BioNutrition combines 11 strains of endo- and ecto-mycorrhizae, five strains of beneficial soil bacteria, natural bio-stimulants and organic soil conditioners for the ultimate in tree and landscape preservation. When added to the soil at the time of planting, the product makes the underlying soil more conducive to plant growth and health, and thus greatly reduces stress on trees, shrubs and ornamentals.

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Bird repellent

Plagued by flocks of hungry, feathered beasts? Then try Avian Controlfrom the Stone Soap Co. Recently approved by the EPA, the product can be applied by fog or spray and offers enhanced rain resistance. It's said to be effective against all types of nuisance birds and is non-toxic to humans, plants and mammals.

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Injector cleaner

Dosa-Klean is a water soluble concentrate that removes rust and calcifications from fertilizer injectors, while it lubricates the injectors' interior seals and all moving parts. As part of the injectors' yearly maintenance, clean injector parts by soaking them overnight in the Dosa-Klean solution, then just rinse and replace injector seals with new ones from a seal kit. Little or no scrubbing is necessary.

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