Micro-irrigation spray stakeThe 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."
For more information: http://www.PrimerusProducts.com
Repeat-blooming azaleasThe 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.
For more information: http://www.GardenersConfidence.com
Fungicide for ornamentalsNow 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.
For more information: http://www.ohp.com/Products/strike_plus.php
'Zorro' hydrangeaHydrangea '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.
For more information: http://www.planthaven.com
Premixed, 2-cycle engine fuelPowerFuel 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.
For more information: http://www.echo-usa.com/PowerFuel
Multifunction hose-end nozzleUnderhill 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.
For more information:http://www.Underhill.TurboShift.asp
Broad-spectrum algaecide/fungicideFrom 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.
For more information: http://www.biosafesystems.com/Product-HORT-GCPRO.asp
Jonathan Bardzik's Simple Summer cookbookPerfect 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!
For more information: http://www.jonathanbardzik.com
EmpressT IntrinsicT fungicideEmpressT 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.
For more information: www.IntrinsicPlantHealth.com
SiestaT Insecticide for fire antsBASF 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.
For more information: http://www.BetterTurf.basf.us
Premixed fuelsTruSouth 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.
For more information: http://www.trufuel50.com
Slip-on overshoeThe 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.
For more information: http://www.weinbrennerusa.com