For my first trip I went down to Texas to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area for a BWI sales meeting. This was the first sales meeting I have ever been a part of, so it was interesting to be able to see the layout and understand how they are scheduled with limited time. From a manufacturers perspective it was interesting to see how the information being presented is carefully picked to ensure that it is broad enough to catch everyone in the room but specific enough that you are able to get your point across and show what you have to offer. I also was able to start to get a better understanding of questions that may be asked and just an overall better feel for the flow and pace of these presentations.
Last week, David Latshaw and myself had the opportunity to attend the Colorado Basin Golf and Water Summit held in Las Vegas. A gathering of legislators, superintendents, researchers, water district stakeholders and industry vendors focused on the fate of the Colorado River and changes that need to be made to water consumption.
The benefits of early season surfactant applications.
Understanding why an early season surfactant application is beneficial can best be demonstrated using a slinky. Looking at soils as a slinky they are loose coming out of winter and become more restricted as the season progresses due to physical traffic from maintenance equipment and play.
Early surfactant application enables you to locate chemistry deeper in the soil profile while that slinky is pulled apart. This is more difficult as the season progresses and soils become restricted. The first surfactant application pays the most dividends.