Solutions 4 Turf

Clear your mind for a fresh start: President's Message

Posted by AQUA-AID Solutions on Jan 3, 2022 4:40:36 AM

New Years gives us an opportunistic and enthusiastic feeling about the year to come and brings a “fresh” start for all. In the turf world most have a “fresh” start on budgets, Agronomic programs, and management techniques. As I write this we are hopeful that STMA and GIS will still be in person and allow us an opportunity to learn new information from our research world as well as an introduction to new products and equipment.

As I wrote in the last quarter update, making sure we have made a way to implement our changes needed in our Agronomic program from the previous year is important. How do we get better is a crucial task that all turf managers need to have the answer for. Remember, the turf manager is similar to our coaches in professional and collegiate sports, what have you done for me lately is the mindset we live in every day. Take the time these first weeks of the year to communicate with your peers either by phone or in person. Discuss your ideas and more importantly listen to their ideas. These discussions I had as a superintendent were beneficial as I always had points made to me that I had not thought about.

In today's world with supply chain issues and with pricing structure all over the board, it is vital that you have a defined plan for the next 12 months. Inventory of what you need across the spectrum of your operation will be more important than ever. Communicate with your vendor partners to insure you will have what you need when you need it.

Finally, make sure you have time to clear your mind after the Holiday season. Make it a goal to have a weekly routine to set aside a time to “clear” your mind. The past two years have brought on additional stress to us all. The Golf business has prospered during the pandemic but it has come with a price on turf managers. I’ve listen to many “turfies” over the past 6 months second guess what they are doing. They are spent….pushing through these unprecedented times in order to deliver quality playing conditions and in many situations dealing with uncontrollable factors thrown at them every day. Remember your mental health is equally important as your physical health.

Cheers from all of us at AQUA-AID Solutions, here’s to a “Fresh” start for us all.

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Topics: Golf Course, sports turf, President's Message

Solutions 4 Turf Podcast: It works and it's proven. Period!

Posted by AQUA-AID Solutions on Mar 16, 2021 5:19:28 AM

In this episode Sam Green, President of AQUA-AID Solutions and Jeff Corcoran, Superintendent at Oak Hill Country Club and Principal at First Turf and Ornamental discuss the beginnings of Worm Power Turf, the proven research and results experienced by both researchers and end users. 

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Topics: Golf Course, Vermicompost Extract, Roots, Worm Power Turf, Rootzone Management, sports turf

Solutions 4 Turf Podcast: Verde-Cal Products and understanding the technology of enhanced Calcium Products

Posted by AQUA-AID Solutions on Sep 28, 2020 8:30:04 AM

In episode 4 of the Solutions4Turf Podcast, Sam Green, President of AQUA-AID Solutions provides insight into the enhanced calcium market, specifically our Verde-Cal Products and the technology behind it, thCa™. Understand soil tests and how soil chemistry can be affected by water quality and mitigating and correcting these issues utilizing the Verde-Cal Products.

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Topics: Golf Course, Verde-Cal, Calcium, lime, sports turf, Soil Solutions, thCa

The Perfect Time to Apply Verde-Cal®

Posted by AQUA-AID Solutions on Oct 15, 2018 7:26:08 AM

Late Summer and Early Fall is a great time of year to use VERDE-CAL products. Turf is generally at its highest stress point and September and October can typically be dry months. VERDE-CAL can offer some relief by releasing calcium and thus conditioning the soil and making other nutrients available. These newly available nutrients can offer your turf some of the relief it needs at a time when it may need it most. It is really about the volume of calcium. By releasing “real pounds” of calcium into the soil structure - in various forms, thorough conditioning of the soil can occur. This may be visually seen as green up, growth, rooting, stress reduction, and perhaps even some disease relief. We do not claim VERDE-CAL products will cure disease, but feedback certainly tells us that the benefit of available calcium can make a difference. Remember, better uptake and translocation of nutrients and water will always benefit the turf and allow the turf to withstand stresses better.

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Topics: Roots, Turfgrass, Verde-Cal, Calcium, lime, sports turf, gypsum