Jacklin Seed - Selecting for Salt-Tolerant Cultivars
Profile Products - Hosts European Distributor Summit and Continues Work at Trump International
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Salinity is one of the most challenging aspects of turfgrass management. Saline water accumulates as total salts or toxic salt ions which leads to turf decline and soil degradation. Cultural practices to alleviate salinity stress include leaching excess salts by applying deep irrigation, modifying soils with amendments, and installing subsurface drainage. Currently, the global demand for fresh potable water doubles every 20 years. To address the increasing problem of salinity, Jacklin seed has initiated our own trials and participated in university trials to identify cultivars that perform well in saline environments.
In Post Falls, I initiated several greenhouse salt trials testing our experimental varieties to identify potential salt-tolerant varieties during the breeding process. As seen in the photo, differences are often found, indicating high variation in salt tolerance among cultivars. Based on these findings, the future of Jacklin varieties with salt tolerance seems promising.
By Christian Baldwin, Ph.D.
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Profile Products, LLC recently hosted a European Distributor Summit in Valencia, Spain. The meeting, held November 8-11, 2011 at the Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace, covered all phases of erosion and sediment control, project management, product selection and the importance of consultative services.
Profile is a leading product manufacturer for the Golf industry, providing a comprehensive line of soil amendments, erosion control products, and agronomic consultation for course construction and renovation.
One of its current featured projects is the hydraulic application of Flexterra HP-FGM to stabilize dune systems and establish vegetation at Trump International Golf Links in Scotland. Construction on the course began in late 2010 and is expected to be open for play in June, 2012. This year, Flexterra HP-FGM has also been used on Amsterdam International Golf Club (The Netherlands), Himmerland GC (Denmark), Soto de Mozanaque (Spain), Ullna GC (Sweden), and Köln GC (Germany) among others.
There were more than 30 attendees at the Summit, representing 13 countries in which Profile is currently active, not just in golf projects but in market segments such as mine reclamation and pipeline restoration.
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