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October 11, 2010

Herbicide sprayers
Mankar Distributing Inc. is offering Ultra Low Volume sprayers that deliver a very precise, sharp delivery of herbicides with a minimal risk of drift. The average weight of the carry models fully loaded with chemical is less than 8 pounds. All carry sprayers come with a shoulder strap.
There is no mixing or measuring of herbicides and no water is needed. The sprayers deliver optimal herbicide coverage due to the defined narrow droplet size. The sprayers are equipped with caps that protect the droplets from wind dispersal. READER SERVICE #53



Rooting plug
The QPlug from International Horticultural Technologies is a stabilized rooting medium that provides optimum air/water ratios for proper root development and growth. Using the company’s proprietary growing mixes, which will not crumble, the plug provides insulation and natural buffering for more uniform growth. The QPlug allows growers to pull and pack plants, doubling the quantity of plants shipped, providing a more accurate count and uniform grade, helping to reduce shipping and handling expenses. READER SERVICE #54



Pest control
Mozart TR fungicide and Beethoven TR miticide/insecticide from BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals deliver active ingredients using Total Release (TR) technology. Packaged in an aerosol can, growers place Mozart TR or Beethoven TR in their greenhouse — according to label directions — press the release button and leave the area. Mozart TR fungicide (active ingredient fludioxonil) controls a broad-spectrum of challenging diseases, including alternaria, botrytis, downy mildew, powdery mildew and rust. Beethoven TR miticide/insecticide (active ingredient etoxazole) controls mites and suppresses whiteflies. Mozart TR and Beethoven TR are labeled for use in commercial greenhouses on bedding plants, cut flowers, flowering hanging baskets, potted flowering plants, foliage and ornamentals. Mozart TR is also labeled for use on perennials. READER SERVICE #55



Label printer
The GC-Prizm high-resolution printer from Labeling Solutions prints die cut and continuous labels and tags up to 4.4 inches wide in long-lasting color that stands up to outdoor environments. A standard cutter cuts the continuous materials to desired lengths, eliminating waste. The printer prints labels and tags with color pictures on demand, eliminating the need to maintain a colored-tag inventory. Connected via USB to PC, the user can design and quickly print eye-catching labels and tags. READER SERVICE #56



Granular dispenser
Rittenhouse introduced the Fertil dispenser, a backpack granular applicator. The Fertil dispensers treat up to 1,500 plants per hour and will increase productivity by up to four times while reducing operator fatigue. Adjustments can be made to regulate the amount of product being dispensed: between 2 and 25 grams. READER SERVICE #57



Algaecide, fungicide
PERpose Plus from A Growing Alternative Inc. is hydrogen peroxide-based. This broad-spectrum algaecide and fungicide is OMRI listed. Its primary MOA is oxidation of the outer cell membrane of vegetative endospores, yeast and mold spores, fungi and algae. Use this zero re-entry period product in greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers. It can also be used on non-porous hard surfaces, including tools, equipment and walkways. Available in 5-, 30- and 55-gallon drums and 275-gallon totes. READER SERVICE #58



Germinating mix
Fafard Young Plant Mix from Conrad Fafard Inc. consists of superfine, stick-free, horticultural-grade peat, perlite and vermiculite. The mix is designed for direct seeding and rooting cuttings into 1.25-inch trays or smaller and Ellepot systems of 30 millimeters or smaller. Shipped from Canada, the mix is available in a 110-cubic-foot Hi-Rise compressed bale and 64-, 55- and 3.8-cubic-foot compressed bales. READER SERVICE #59