90 cultivars added to Dimension® 2EW herbicide label

More than 90 ornamental cultivars have been added to the label for DIMENSION® 2EW specialty herbicide, bringing the total list of tolerant ornamentals to 444. New tolerant ornamentals added to the label include: European white birch, blood grass, chrysanthemum, saucer magnolia, tree philodendron, groundcover rose, Japanese wisteria and several different varieties of palm. Also added to the label under weeds controlled are dandelion, sowthistle and willowherb. DIMENSION 2EW can be applied to landscape and field- and container-grown ornamentals, controlling both grassy and broadleaf weeds without harming desirable plants. It also can be used on established warm- and cool-season lawns; golf course fairways, roughs and tees; commercial sod farms; and noncrop and industrial sites.

For more information: http://www.dowagro.com

Cosmos varieties

PlantHaven International has released a couple of new Cosmos. ‘Dark Secret’ (pictured) has elegant, deep chocolate to burgundy color blooms with a light chocolate fragrance and striking bright yellow pollen. ‘Spellbound’ has a unique, deep crimson color, rounded tulip-shaped blooms with a strong chocolate fragrance and striking bright yellow pollen. Both are bred for increased vigor. This variety is great for cutting, attracts bees and butterflies, and is perfect in containers, borders and mass landscape plantings.

For more information: http://www.planthaven.com

Water clarifier receives EPA registration

Aquascape Inc. has announced EPA registration of its 2013 IonGen™, the company’s electronic water clarifier for use in ornamental ponds and waterfalls. The IonGen™ effectively kills algae without the use of traditional liquid chemicals, and is designed with a microprocessor that sends a signal to its probe. The probe then produces ions to help control algae throughout the entire water feature. The IonGen™ drastically reduces pond maintenance requirements; helps to eliminate unsightly algae without the use of liquid chemicals; is simple to install; is compatible with water containing fish and plants; and is energy efficient.

For more information: http://www.aquascapeinc.com

ML3 moisture and temp probe

With its 1 percent accuracy, the new ML3 ThetaProbe from Dynamax continues to set the standard for soil moisture measurement but now also measures soil temperature. The ML3 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture Sensor makes it easy to take reliable, accurate soil moisture measurements. Simply insert the soil moisture probe into the soil, connect to your data logger or readout unit, provide 5 to 15 volts DC at 20mA, and within seconds you can be logging soil moisture.

For more information: http://www.dynamax.com

Plastic fan nozzle

Dramm introduces a new nozzle to the horticulture industry: The Plastic Commercial Fan Nozzle has a corrosion-proof head, creating a precise and gentle water pattern that won’t harm delicate plants and seedlings. The new nozzle is made from high-impact plastic, easily attaches to any hose and hose attachment and is available in bright blue for visibility.

For more information: http://www.dramm.com

Tractor-mounted drop spreaders

SnowEx introduces two new tractor- mounted Drop Pro spreaders for controlled application of bagged ice melters and bulk rock salt. Featuring precise, gate-free operation, the units are ideal for use on sidewalks, campus parking lots, parking structures and other off-road applications. Model SD-600 has a 6-cubic-foot capacity with a 36-inch spread width, and model SD-1400 has a 14-cubic-foot capacity with a 48-inch spread width. Both units include a polyethylene hopper and variable-speed auger feed system, which is run by a self-diagnosing digital controller. They offer a wide range of material application rates to help operators minimize material waste. The units are compatible with Category-1, 3-point hitches. Model SD-600 is also offered with an optional receiver hitch or utility bed mount.

For more information: http://www.trynexfactory.com