Around the Industry: June 7, 2010

June 4, 2010 - 06:58

Departure Herbicide Now EPA-Registered for Ornamental Uses

Departure nonselective herbicide from Syngenta recently received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for many new uses, including ornamental production. The product is a highly-concentrated, liquid formulation of glyphosate for broad-spectrum, systemic and nonselective control of more than 170 emerged annual and perennial grass and broadleaf weeds. Departure is also labeled for a broad range of turfgrass applications including turf renovation and winter weed control in dormant bermudagrass. Departure is not currently registered for sale or use in all states. Please check with your state or local extension service before buying or using this product. To learn more about Syngenta products and services for the golf, lawn and landscape, ornamental and vegetation management businesses, visit www.greencastonline.com or call 866.SYNGENTA (866.796.4368).

Terrazole Now Available In Liquid Formulation

OHP recently announced the introduction of a new liquid Terrazole (etridiazole) product to the production ornamentals and golf markets. Terrazole L provides effective control of damping off, root rot and stem diseases caused by Pythium and Phytophthora. Advantages with the new liquid formulation include ease of mixing and application, lower use rates and less odor than competitive liquid etridiazole-based fungicides. The new formulation is also ideal for chemigation applications, saving growers time and labor. Research has shown this new formulation mixes readily with water and does not clog screens or filters. For more information, visit www.OHP.com.

Aquatrols Launches New Website

Aquatrols, a provider of surfactant and other technologies used to optimize soil-water-plant interactions, recently launched a redesigned website, www.aquatrols.com. According to Director of Marketing Andy Moore, the site is easier to use and will include video, podcasts and access to a search portal. We hope it will greatly improve the experience of users. Aquatrols also developed a profile on Facebook to keep customers apprised of news, products, seminars and trade show information, and on YouTube to post videos of experiments, product demonstrations, testimonials, employee presentations and interviews. Visit the new website at www.aquatrols.com, or call 800.257.7797 with questions or comments.

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