RESCUE Roadshows show the way for Ryegrass removal

Mark Sandersonin Golf

RescueA series of regional RESCUE Roadshows planned to launch the innovative new product this autumn will give greenkeepers the opportunity to see how they can now selectively remove Ryegrass and some other coarse grasses from fine turf surfaces and rough areas. The RESCUE Programme can help to improve playing surface quality and the environmental value of golf courses.

Organised by Syngenta and Scotts Professional the RESCUE Roadshows will provide technical presentations on how the highly selective herbicide can be used, along with practical tips and information to enable greenkeepers and agronomists to get the best possible results. The experiences of greenkeepers involved in development trials will give an invaluable insight into implementing workable programmes on heathland, parkland and links courses.

Taking place between the end of August and the beginning of October 2009, the regional RESCUE Roadshows will be held at prestigious golfing venues across Scotland, England and Wales, including:

26 August Scotland MacDonald Houston Hotel, Uphall, Edinburgh
27 August North De Vere Oulton Hall Hotel, Rothwell, Leeds
15 September South East Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey
23 September East Thetford Golf Club, Thetford, Norfolk
24 September Central Trentham Golf Club, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs
29 September South West China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, Cornwall
7 October Wales Ashburnham Golf Course, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

Syngenta Technical Manager, Simon Watson, reports immense interest from greenkeepers in the potential for RESCUE to improve playing surfaces - proving faster, giving longer lasting results and at lower cost than conventional cultural controls. "The knowledge gained from extensive user trials highlights the outstanding results that can be achieved with RESCUE as part of a proactive renovation programme. The Roadshows will enable others to learn and benefit from the experiences of the greenkeepers involved, and to implement the improvements on their own courses."

All greenkeepers and agronomists are invited to attend. Call 01904 757032 for further details, or contact your local Scotts Professional advisor. Places can be booked direct from the GreenCast website, The RESCUE Roadshows will qualify for BASIS points.

Click here for on-line registration.

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