Flowering grasses program

Emerald Coast Growers has introduced a new flowering grasses program designed to help growers gain more profit and more market share. Six selections have been chosen to start: Briza maxima (pictured here); Eragrostis tef ‘Ruby Silk’; Lagurus ovatus; Melinis nerviglumis ‘Savannah’; Panicum elegans ‘Frosted Explosion’ and Pennisetum villosum Feathertop. With a range of colors, textures and sizes, these tender annuals offer a wealth of possibilities for mixed containers, patio pots and window boxes. Fast, easy production adds to their appeal.

For more information: www.ecgrowers.com


Fertilizer management software

Smart Fertilizer Management has released an innovative SMART Fertilizer Management and Optimization software, claimed to be the first comprehensive software for managing fertilizer utilization for any crop, under any conditions. The software, which is compatible with all PCs, is designed to be an authoritative, user-friendly algorithmic platform of chemical, agricultural and technical data.

For more information: www.smart-fertilizer.com


Patio Tropics relaunch

Hines Growers is relaunching its Patio Tropics line with new proprietary genetics and exclusive plants perfect for decks, patios and landscapes. All plants in the line feature abundant blooms on unique and substantial plants. New selections include Crinum, Adenium (‘Kissable Pink’ pictured), Ixora and Euphorbia milli. Plants are available in branded 10-inch to 14-inch sizes with branded tags, labels, signage and Q-R codes for smart phone users.

For more information: www.hineshort.com


Ground-drive spreaders

SnowEx has introduced two new ground-drive spreaders for use on sidewalks, parking lots and other off-road applications. Equipped with lawn-and-garden style hitches, they are designed to tow behind compact tractors, ATVs and utility vehicles. The SP-725G and SP-1225G offer 7- and 12-cubic-foot capacities, respectively. They feature corrosion-resistant polyethylene hoppers and 12-inch, adjustable stainless-steel spinners. They spread up to 30 feet wide at 5 miles per hour and are available with a deflector skirt kit for narrowing the spread width on sidewalks.

For more information: www.snowexproducts.com/


Telescopic handler

The RS5-19 telescopic handler from Gehl has received an engine upgrade: The machine now features an EPA-certified Interim Tier IV Yanmar 68 hp, naturally aspirated engine, which meets the latest emissions standards.

For more information: www.gehl.com/


High pressure pumps

The WH15XK1C1 and WH20X K1AC1 high pressure pumps from Honda Power Equipment are designed for moving clean, uncontaminated water at lower decibel levels and lower flow. Both feature a compression ratio of 8.5:1. Discharge capacity for the WH15 is 115 gallons per minute; 134 gallons per minute for the WH20. Maximum pressure for the WH 15 is 55 psi; 61 psi for the WH20.

For more information: www.hondapowerequipment.com/