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GIS 2017 Orlando Florida summary

I’m back from the US from the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in Orlando. I attended as usual the education conference on Monday and Tuesday and then the trade show the other days. My week concluded with a visit to the University of Florida to visit Dr Phil Harmon and Dr Carrie Harmon along with their lab technician Jeremy. I visited the university as we have done some disease diagnosis and resistance testing in the past with them (where I showed resistance in Sydney to the DMI class of fungicides to dollar spot). We discussed issues in the area and compared to Australia QLD is similar with all the warm season grasses.

I was shown around the lab where they take extra protocols with international samples. Everything has to be spot on especially receiving foreign materials. The process is the same as the local samples but the extra care has to be done.One thing I was impressed with is that a simple test is not so simple when the diagnosis becomes difficult and further analysis is done to get an accurate diagnosis for the client. I was also intrigued by all thre parts of the world where samples have been sent from, they truly are an international diagnosis lab.

Myself and the University of Florida team (Phil, Carrie, myself & Jeremy). Thank you so much everyone for taking out the time and look forward to working with you in the future.

I was very active on social media and many of you may have seen the videos of each day I did. If not here they are which give a good summary of the week. I will post more on the education seminars down the track. However if you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.

zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

 

 

 

 

Stats from the show:

13,600 people attended across the week

5800 people went to the education seminars

Whats new?

Well not alot to be honest, but the most exciting thing was the GPS spray units now commonly available. Hopefully we will see these at our show from Jacobsen and Toro.These units will make spaying more efficient and changes on the go will be done in an instance- which will reduce the need to change your nozzles or water pressure all of it is done automatically.

I have been getting a few messages on digital job boards. I was at a presentation during the show from Jason Haines form Canada who i speak to regularly on twitter. He is an expert in this field and runs one for his 9 hole course for 3 staff. It is very simple to setup. For more information visit his digital job board blog www.turfhacker.com

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed my social media posts while I was over there. As well it was great to catch up with friends and make new ones.

 

i will post on the education seminars lately but in the meantime enjoy the pictures form the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dacogreen WeatherShield “The Ultimate Chlorothalonil”

Some facts you may not be aware of in regards to chlorhthalonil in Australi:

In 1971 (some readers would remember this) Colin Campbell Chemicals introduced chlorothalonil named Daconil into the Australian turf market giving us over 45 years experience. From the initial formulation as a wettable powder, then into a SC (suspension concentrate) and now to the brand new WeatherShield formulation we have always continued research and development into chlorothalonil giving us insight into the working and benefits of this broad spectrum fungicide.

Dacogreen WeatherShield is an evolution of the original Dacogreen/Daconil (chlorothalonil) formulation that been the basis of broad spectrum disease control in the turf industry.

“WeatherShield Technology™”
Dacogreen WeatherShield is a superior surfactant technology.  This technology allows for:

● Improved sticking capability

● Smaller particle size (reduced from 3.5 to 2.5 micron) that spreads evenly for turf protection

● Improved rainfastness over the original Dacogreen 720

● Superior rainfastness over generic chlorothalonil formulations

Two trials were conducted on cucumbers to observe coverage and rainfastness of the following chlorothalanil based products:

  • Dacogreen 720 SC (original formulation)

  • Dacogreen 720 WeatherShield

  • Generic 1 chlorothalonil and

  • Generic 2 chlorothalonil

Cucumber leaves were chosen for the trial as product retention results could be measured more easily than turf leaves. Three replicates were performed for each product

Trial 1 measured the retention of chlorothalonil after simulated rainfall of 40mm of rain over a 2 hour period 1 hour after application. Note, that with this trial the leaves of the plants were not totally dry before rainfall occurred due to slow drying conditions.

Trial 2 measured the retention of chlorothalonil after simulated rainfall of 40mm of rain over a 2 hour period 24 hours after application.  In this instance the leaf of the plant was totally dry before rainfall occurred.

 


 

 

In both trials Dacogreen WeatherShield and Dacogreen original out performed Generic 1 and Generic 2 chlorothaolnil formulations easily for retention of product with more than double the retention. What this means is that using Dacogreen WeatherShield enables you to be confident that Dacogreen WeatherShield will still give you the results desired even with the onset of rain soon after application.

So next time choosing a chlorothalonil product for a broad spectrum disease control have a think about what you are getting and ask for DACOGREEN by Name

Dacogreen WeatherShield is registerd for use in Australia at the following rates

for:

Dollar spot,

13L-20L per hectare

Brown patch (rhizoctonia) 

13L-20L per hectare

Grey leaf spot control. 

24L per hectare

Always read the label before using any product.

Dacogreen is a registered trademark of Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd

For label and SDS see here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGCSA Conference review 2016 #32ATC

 

Well what a week it was. I write this over a week after as many who were there needed a week to recover as there was so much to learn and see.

I’ll let you read through the AGCSA review of the event with speakers etc but just to say there was good feedback all round.

Read the AGCSA review here.

https://www.agcsa.com.au/cut-1-july-2016

Numbers were very good this year with the following:

  • 480 registered delegates
  • 58 trade companies (remember the venue was smaller than previous Melbourne conference)
  • 850 trade only registrations so total of over 1500 for the show itself (including all in attendance)

The dinner was a great success and I have uploaded a video of some of the award winners on the night.

 

 

I gave my talk on Tuesday afternoon on building your profile using social media- there was a slight change to the program so if anyone missed out I would be more than happy for you to contact me via email zreikat@campbellchemcials.com.au

I really enjoyed giving this talk this year. Personally it went better than I thought as to be honest I did not practice as much as I had hoped to. The feedback from the audience was great. thank you for coming up to me later on in the week and letting me know you enjoyed it. I look forward to bringing you more talks in the future and if anyone would like me to do a talk for your facility or association please contact me.

I do have my slides available as promised. Please click on this link

I really encourage everyone to look at their profile online and seeing how using social media can help. It has already helped me personally but also within our company.

 

The Trade Show

 

Crown was a great complex. Having everything all together in one place was perfect. Traffic through the show was consistent. If you passed by our stand as many did I hoped you enjoyed the experience. We were showcasing our updated product catalogue and some information on Monstar and controlling fairy ring more effectively.as well as showcasing Pig Dog our pigment machinery cleaner and Blazon the non staining spray indicator). For information on these products feel free to download the information here via dropbox.

As well we ran a competition again this year, this years winner were:

  • Royal Book – Greg Marshall
  • Power Bank Charger (small) – Stephen Pellet
  • Power Bank Charger (Large) Chris Deppeler

Thanks you for all those who entered.

We also hosted the first ever tweetup.as mentioned in a previous post. the aim was to get anyone who uses social media to meetup in person. Thanks for all those that turned up. here are a few pics from the event and the show in general.

Lastly thank you to the AGCSA you put on a great show well done.

Next  years conference heads back to popular QLD at Twin Waters Resort for #33ATC

 

 

 

 

 

AGCSA Conference Live Blog with Turf Republic 2016

Again this year I will running a live blog with help from my mates Turf Republic

In this live blog you will see updates form the week with information and pictures from the

  • conference dinner
  • tradeshow setup
  • tradeshow general
  • various social activities from the week

There will also be a TurfSnap badge available to anyone there. Just download the TurfSnap app See this link for more details)

You can also search for things about the conference using #32ATC

You can see plenty of photos from my twitter feed www.twitter.com/campbellturf

I will also be looking to use Periscope to live stream parts of the show. A link will be put out later on for this through my twitter feed www.twitter.com/campbellturf

Details as follows:

There is a dedicated AGCSA conference page which can be found at:

http://www.turfrepublic.com/events/australian-turfgrass-conference/

This live blog link

http://www.turfrepublic.com/events/australian-turfgrass-conference/live-blog/

This is the intro podcast i did with Bill about the conference

http://www.turfrepublic.com/2016/06/13/mow-go-32nd-annual-australian-turfgrass-conference/

AGCSA Turf Conference Preview Campbell Stand 20 #32ATC

As mentioned we are proud to have a stand at the Australian Turfgrass Conference. We are located Stand 20- left hand side of the show.

The show is at Crown Palladium in Melbourne 21st-23rd June

Tuesday 4-6 Trade show opening (for registered delegates)
Wednesday 9pm-5pm
Thursday 9am-1.30pm

For more information see this invite

Come and have a chat to us about everything from agronomics to social media and apps in your workplace.

I will be running my blog competition again. All you need to do is fill out the form on the stand.

If you can’t make the show or want to fill it out earlier don’t worry just click on this link to download a form and fill it out Click here for form

Email the form back to news@campbellchemicals.com.au subject AGCSA

1st prize
Golf’s Royal Clubs book (retail $200)

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has commissioned a new book that celebrates the 65 golf clubs throughout the world that have been conferred the royal title by the British Royal Family.

The book was commissioned to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and has been written by golf course architect Scott Macpherson.

Golf’s Royal Clubs: Honoured by the British Royal Family 1833-2013 is a comprehensive guide to this unique group of golf clubs. The book profiles each royal golf club and recounts their journeys towards acquiring the royal title and their relationship with the Royal Family.

book royals

2nd Prize
6000mAH Powerrbank
Charger (retail $60)

power bank 6000

3rd Prize
3200mAh Powerbank Charger (retail $40)

power bank 3200

All information on the conference can be found @ www.agcsa.com.au

I will be doing a live blog and will send details out shortly.

Don’t forget to see my previous posts on the Tweetup and my talk

As well Turf Republic have their Turfsnap app where you casn take pictures during the week and add the AGCSA badge onto the picture and share it on your social networks.

If you haven’t downloaded Turfsnap see this link here.
Available on ios only

Don’t forget

Tuesday 21st June 3.20pm-4pm I am proud to be doing a session on
“Building Your Profile Using Social Media”

See you all in Melbourne and if you can’t make it follow the live blog.

Cheers

Nadeem Zreikat
Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd
Phone: (02) 9725-2544 Fax: (02) 9604-7768
Mob: 0403 110 608
www.campbellchemicals.com.au
Follow our turf division
www.twitter.com/campbellturf
http://campbellchemicals.com.au/turfblog/

1st Ever Australian Turf TWEETUP @ ACGSA Conference #32ATC

I’ve been thinking about this for a bit of time especially after the success of the US one which i have posted before (If you don’t know what I’m speaking about have a look at this post here from the Vegas GIS the 2nd ever Tweetup ) It was a great way to meet people that i would not normally of met if it wasn’t for twitter and made some long term friendship because of it. As I posted last night thank to @itweetturf @GCI_Magaine @TurfRepublic for the inspiration

After a discussion with Dean Hardman from the Australian Golf Course on the conference he said he would like to meet all the people who are on twitter and facebook in person. So I said we can look at organising it. With help from Peter Frewin and the AGCSA staff we decided to hold a short meet and greet (TWEETUP) during the opening to the trade show on the Tuesday.. All details are below. So please come along there will be drinks around the place and a great way to meet those on social media face to face.

Feel free to hit me up before or during the conference for any questions on twitter or

zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

If you cna’t make it I’ll be running a live blog again and doing some live streaming so keep an eye out on my twitter feed for the link (www.twitter.com/campbellturf)

Also Please use #32ATC when posting anything on social media about the conference.
Note entry to the Tuesday is for full registered delegates

 

Tweetup details

AGCSA Turf Conference 2016 #32ATC – PREVIEW

Photo 25-06-2015 7 20 18 pm (Copy)

 

 

 

 

 

The Australian Turfgrass Conference is only 3 weeks away . Hard to believe isn’t it. A few things I want to point out which I hope you can attend or use for the conference.

There are plenty of talks on during the week and some great speakers but one not to be missed is myself (Yes totting my own horn here)

Tuesday 21st June 3.20pm-4pm I am proud to be doing a session on
“Building Your Profile Using Social Media”

What i aim to do is

  • Give you the tools available within social media to raise your profile

  • How to use those tools and

  • Create your own personal brand and make this an asset.

As well as making it fun along the way I hope to give everyone something to take home..

APP TIME

The AGCSA has released their app again for the conference it is similar to last year with some new features including:

As well the functionality and smoothness is alot better as well. I urge everyone to download it even if you are not going to the conference

Photo 1-06-2016, 2 18 49 PM

Download on iphone or Ipad

Download on google Play

In my next post I’ll tell you about an exciting event after my talk and the preview our stand.

Cheers

Nadeem

 

DON’T FORGET THE  #32ATC