BTME 2016

Turf health focus at BTME

Turf health was high on the agenda for greenkeepers in January and formed the focus of the Bayer stand at the 2016 BTME.

“Ultimately, the healthier the grass plant, the better chance it has of standing up to disease threats, and the more likely it’s able to recover,” says Dr Colin Mumford, from the Bayer Turf Solutions team.

Plant health formed the basis of Colin’s BTME seminar, where he highlighted how the use of the correct formulations can safeguard healthy, playable turf. Click here to find out more about Colin's seminar.

The seminar complemented the main focus of the stand, and offered guidance on maintaining optimum plant health, by giving insight into how formulation technology can improve turf quality, and enhance drought stress reduction through factors such as improved root development and reduction of oxidative stress in the plant.

The rest of the Turf Solutions team were on stand number A46 to discuss visitors turf related issues. On the Bayer stand, grass samples displayed on plinths showcased how Interface® with Stressgard™ Formulation Technology benefits turf health.

“The turf grass samples on the plinths showed how Interface® with Stressgard™ Formulation Technology controls disease, helps drought stress reduction, and enhances plant health, by displaying grass plants that had been treated with the product, against grass plants that hadn’t,” says Colin.

Visitors were able to see exactly how healthy the treated turf is when compared with the untreated turf, using TurfSpy™ glasses, specially designed by aerospace research company NASA, which were also up for grabs in a competition. To find out more about the competition please click here.

Also on display was the Bayer TurfXpert App for visitors to experience. The app, already downloaded by over 4,000 industry professionals, is fast becoming a vital identification tool for weeds, pests and diseases.

“And for refreshment, there was a Berocca bar on stand, where the team gave out free Berocca, to highlight the research and resources that Bayer as a company have behind them,” Colin adds.

To find out more about the turf health benefits of Interface® with Stressgard™ Formulation Technology, please click here.

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INTERFACE® contains 256g/L iprodione and 16g/L trifloxystrobin (MAPP 16060) (PCS 04882). USE PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS SAFELY. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND PRODUCT INFORMATION BEFORE USE. PAY ATTENTION TO THE RISK INDICATIONS AND FOLLOW THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ON THE LABEL. TRIPLE RINSE CONTAINERS AT THE TIME OF USE, PUNCTURE AND INVERT TO DRY.