TCSC Expands Manufacturing Facility in Mass.

Turf Care Supply Corp. is expanding their Hatfield, Mass., manufacturing facility, which will now be capable of producing combination and control products in the New England market.

This capability allows the company to manufacture and package pesticides applied to fertilizer and other carriers. The Hatfield production facility will have the ability to apply both liquid and powder chemical ingredients, including preemergent herbicides and insecticides. The facility will continue to manufacture granular and liquid fertilizers, ice melt and grass seed.

DuPont Acelepryn Registered by EPA, Recognized by R&D Magazine

The granular formulation of Acelepryn insecticide from DuPont Professional Products has been registered by the U.S. EPA. One early application of Acelepryn can control 10 key turf-damaging white grub species, plus surface-feeding insects, such as cutworms, webworms, annual bluegrass weevils and billbugs. With the EPA registration complete, DuPont exceeds the majority of state registrations to be complete by early 2009, in time for early spring application season.

The active ingredient in Acelepryn has also been recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the most innovative ideas of 2008.