Bayer are delighted to announce that Robert George, Head Greenkeeper at Thorndon Par k Golf Club in Essex, has been chosen as the winner of their Xbox One competition, held at BTME in January.
Bayer's Product Manager, Claire Matthewman, explains that the company's underlying theme at BTME this year was innovation. "We wanted to create a timeline that mapped our various product innovations and aligned them with other well know technological developments throughout history,"
She goes on to say that Bayer's most recent release in the turf sector was Interface®, a new generation turf fungicide incorporating StressGard™ Formulation Technology. "We launched Interface® in 2013, the same year that Xbox On e was released, hence we felt it would be a suitable prize to offer in a draw."
Robert said that he "was obviously delighted" when he was told the good news and when asked if he'd be using the console during his downtime, he responded that he wouldn't personally, but he knew who would. "I've got a house full of kids who I'm sure will put it to very good use."
Since its launch at BTME in 2013, Robert recalls how he's had very positive results with Interface®. "I take a preventative approach when spraying fungicides," says Robert "I'm pleased to say that that means we stay pretty much disease free."
In spite of this, Robert identifies that what's impressive about Interface® is the residual protection it offers. I sprayed the product towards the end of October, says Robert, and in spite of the challenging weather we've had over the winter, I've not needed to put anything else down since."
He attributes his success to a pretty robust integrated disease management programme, but admits that Interface® is a very useful part of that programme.