Turf & Ornamentals Press Releases

Latest news releases from our Turf & Ornamentals segment.

WAUKEGAN, Ill (January 23, 2019) – Precision Laboratories launches In-Flow, a product designed to help sports turf managers maintain infield skins.

In-Flow is a granular soil conditioner and surfactant that helps maintain the moisture levels of infield skins. In-Flow influences water’s ability to flow into and throughout the profile of infield skins to find the desired balance between water retention and movement.

“We’re very excited to offer a tool to field managers that will enhance their infield maintenance program,” says Justin Olmstead, Turf Product Manager for Precision. “In-Flow improves the performance of water inputs resulting in safer and more uniform playing conditions over a longer period of time.”

In-Flow’s infiltration surfactant allows water to move into the infield skin more quickly and more uniformly, reducing the migration of infield material into the turf. The hydration surfactant attaches to soil particles to maintain moisture levels longer. Finally, the multi-functional carrier is readily biodegradable and improves profile structure.

In-Flow is environmentally safe, economical and easy to use. It also provides additional benefits including:

  • Less water needed to get optimal playing conditions
  • Enhanced performance of calcine clay conditioners
  • Improved performance of all surfaces, both infield and turf

To learn more about In-Flow and other Precision products, visit https://www.precisionlab.com/sports-turf/soil-surfactants/in-flow

About Precision Laboratories

Precision Laboratories is a leading provider of specialized chemistries applied to plants, seeds, soil and water to maximize resources and biological performance potential while stewarding the environment. For more information on the company's products and value-added dealers, call 800-323-6280 or visit www.precisionlab.com.

In-Flow is a trademark of Precision Laboratories, LLC.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Turf Team Releases Videos

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (January 11, 2019) – Precision Laboratories is releasing a new video series of “Precision Tips.” These short videos focus on Precision turf products that users often have questions about. The videos are designed to demonstrate product use and to offer tips on how to maximize benefits to the end user.

“We get quite a few phone calls asking questions about our products,” explains Justin Olmstead, Turf Product Manager at Precision. “The goal is for these videos to answer some of those frequently asked questions and help superintendents and sports turf managers use our products more effectively.”

Currently, three Precision Tips videos exist.

To see these and other Precision turf videos, visit https://www.precisionlab.com/golf-course#materials or subscribe to the Precision Laboratories YouTube channel.

About Precision Laboratories

Precision Laboratories is a leading provider of specialized chemistries applied to plants, seeds, soil and water to maximize resources and biological performance potential while stewarding the environment. For more information on the company's products and its value-added dealers, call 800-323-6280 or visit www.precisionlab.com.

WAUKEGAN, ILL (August 22, 2016) - Product efficacy is a top priority at Precision Laboratories and we dedicate our resources to research that highlights the performance of new and existing products.  The latest research data validates the efficacy of Border T&O, Vivax and Alypso.

Border T&O

Research conducted at North Carolina State University measured the effectiveness of a glyphosate application to control annual bluegrass and henbit in a dormant stand of bermudagrass. Glyphosate was applied at 18 oz. per acre by itself and also in a tank mix containing a 0.25% v/v rate of BORDER T&O. Results indicate that the addition of BORDER T&O decreased weed population by an additional 11%, while providing faster and more complete control.

Border T O control 2

Improved control of annual bluegrass was recorded during a 52-day period when tank mixing BORDER T&O with glyphosate. This indicates increased performance by 23% due to the intended product rate reaching the target.





Enhancing water availability by using Alypso shows positive results in trials conducted on Bermudagrass plots at New Mexico State University.  Data shows reduced turf stress, greater volumetric water content and increased green turf coverage.

Alypso Chart VWCVolumetric water content measures water available to the plant. Applications of Alypso increased volumetric water content in soil at a depth of 0-10cm throughout the entire trial period.





Moving water throughout the turfgrass root zone and maintaining soil moisture improves plant health and playing conditions, while reducing runoff and localized dry spot. In recent trials at Purdue University, Vivax increased volumetric water content, reduced localized dry spot and enhanced overall plant health.

Graph Vivax Perdue 2

Localized dry spot causes decreased turf cover, aesthetics and playability. Vivax treatments on bentgrass research plots at Purdue University showed consistent control of localized dry spot during conditions of drought stress.



To learn more about turfgrass health and maintenance solutions from Precision Laboratories, visit www.PrecisionLab.com.

Border imageWAUKEGAN, ILL. (April 13, 2015) - Maintaining great outdoor playing surfaces requires spraying plant protectants, growth regulators, and foliar nutrients. Off-target movement of the spray droplets can influence how effective those expensive applications are, especially if they end up blowing into an applicator's face or neighboring yards.


Low Temp HardinessWaukegan, Ill. (November 19, 2014) – Golf course superintendents spend thousands of dollars and devote countless hours to create great outdoor playing surfaces. Cold winters can negate their efforts and threaten the health of their turf.  Precision Laboratories developed a Winter Preparation guide to assist those who manage turf in protecting their hard earned investment.


Waukegan, Ill. (August 28, 2014) - Precision Laboratories announces the completion of a new Adjuvant Use Guide for Turf – Digital Interactive Edition. Along with updates to the print version, the interactive edition allows customers to view more product information, watch videos and give product reviews with a simple click. 
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