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Irrigation Ultimatum

Water is scarcer and costlier, but golf courses can continue to operate successfully if they're willing to change.


  You've heard the dire talk about the world running out of fresh water. You also may have heard that the next big war could be fought over water, not oil or land.
  The talk is unnerving, but it's real. A national water crisis is impending and is already impacting the Southwest.
  The golf course industry is and will continue to be on the front lines of the crisis, meaning golf courses will continually be scrutinized for their water use. Golf courses can expect more water restrictions, not just in the West but everywhere. Water costs will continue to escalate.
  A ... (Read More...)

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8/28/2014 - A More Sustainable Variety


Superintendents in the transition zone who are forward thinkers and on the leading edge are turning to Champion to replace their courses' bentgrass greens, Champion's Mike Brown says.
Lawrence Aylward/Editorial Director
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8/27/2014 - Jacobsen Offers Tractor-Mounted Hydraulic Mower


MH5 provides productivity and versatility, company says
Jacobsen has launched the MH5 five-reel tractor-mounted hydraulic mower, which provides a reel-quality cut and excellent ground following on a variety of turf areas including golf roughs, surrounds, fairways, driving ranges, sports fields, parks and ...More

8/27/2014 - Green Industry's Schlossberg Honored by RISE


President of Pro-Lawn-Plus receives Grassroots Excellence Award
During its 24th annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona, this week, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) recognized Mark Schlossberg, president of Pro-Lawn-Plus, with the 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award for his work on the front line in Maryland's ...More

8/27/2014 - Aquatrols Appoints Bywater


Veteran is new international accounts manager in the Pacific Rim
Aquatrols named Matthew Bywater as its international accounts manager in the Pacific Rim. Bywater joins the Aquatrols team with many years of experience in the turfgrass industry. He previously served in sales and marketing positions with the Australian ...More

8/27/2014 - The Long Run


Pellant celebrates 35 years at Topeka Country Club
The Topeka (Kansas) Country Club (TCC) is congratulating Leo Pellant, its golf course superintendent for 35 years. On Aug. 12, 1979, Pellant started his career at The Topeka Country Club as assistant superintendent. He had recently graduated from ...More



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