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Ineos Golf – Product Testimonial

Ineos Golf in Newton Aycliffe have previously suffered severe problems with moss, disease and dry patch. Indigrow recommended a cost-effective application programme to head greenkeeper Shaun Collier in an attempt to resolve the pre-existing conditions.

The targeted wetting agent application programme began in April, using the recommended 20lt/ha of Magnum 357 Calibre. This was followed up by further applications at four-week intervals at 10lt/ha, following the guidelines set out by the Indigrow representative.

Head greenkeeper Shaun Collier stated: “I used Magnum 357 Calibre wetting agent on a programme throughout the growing season, to assist with our re-occurring dry patch problem. To date I have not had any issues with dry patch. I would without doubt recommend Magnum 357 Calibre to any other greenkeepers suffering with the same issues”.

The first fertiliser application of Impact Perk 4-0-14 was made in May 2017 at 35g/m². This application was aimed at reducing turf stress on the greens.

“I applied Impact Perk as a tonic/stress relief to my greens. The results after one week were far beyond my expectations. My greens have never responded so well and quickly to a granular fertiliser. I do believe this fertiliser contributed massively to my moss and disease control programme.

“The playing surface has been quoted to be “the best year to date” by our members. The use of Impact Perk with slow release iron raised questions about the drying out of my greens, as they suffer annually with severe dry patch, but the wetting agent programme utilising Magnum 357 Calibre prevented any dry patch occurring.”

Shaun also noted a cost saving to the club by using Magnum 357 Calibre and Impact Perk 4-0-14. With relatively low application rates, he was able to purchase less product, and the effective turf management programme recommended by Indigrow led to fewer man hours on the greens and less use of irrigation in maintaining the excellent playing surface.

Shaun Collier, Head Greenkeeper, Ineos Golf

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Heworth Golf Club – Product Testimonial

Indigrow were first contacted by Head Greenkeeper Peter Vinton back in February 2017. He was suffering with saturated greens and localised flooding, leading to stagnant and hydrophobic conditions, with member numbers suffering as a result.

Peter took the advice of his local technical representative, and followed an application programme based around wetting agents and biostimulants, and by May had noticed significant improvement in the quality of his greens, to the extent that their visitor numbers were significantly increased on the previous year.

Peter Vinton told us: “I found the Indigrow range and technical staff  to be of great help and support in this difficult period. The compatibility of the range both saved a lot of time, resources and money in our recovery programme.

“I do believe the recommended OneShot range of products improved the recovery and germination of overseeding in our greens, whilst Magnum 357 Calibre did a great job in stabilising our water management in the greens.

“There have been no signs of summer disease (which I had expected) due to the amount of forced growth to gain greens cover.”

All of the products applied were supplemented by an increased aeration programme, mainly sarrel rolling & solid tining.

The full programme used by Heworth Golf Club was as follows:

Application 1 Application 2 Application 3
February Optik SuperSeeker, 10lt/ha Tank mix of:

Solar Pro-Active OneShot (4 sachets/ha)

Magnum Forty Four OneShot (4 sachets/ha)

Compass Bio-Active OneShot (4 sachets/ha)

March Magnum 357 Calibre, 20lt/ha Tank mix of:

Solar Pro-Active OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

Magnum Forty Four OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

Compass Bio-Active OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

Impact Accelerate 14-0-12, 20g/m²
April Impact Organic 14-2-8, 20 g/m² Tank mix of:

Solar Pro-Active OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

Magnum Forty Four OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

Compass Bio-Active OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

May Magnum 357 Calibre, 10lt/ha Tank mix of:

Solar Pro-Active OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

Turbine Reaction OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

Impact Humik OneShot OneShot, 4 sachets/ha

June
July Solar Ca+Mg, 20lt/ha Magnum 357 Calibre, 10lt/ha
August Impact Organic 14-2-8, 20 g/m²

 

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