Simplot Hawaii Blog

Simplot Hawaii features a broad range of contemporary and traditional horticulture related products, strategic warehouse locations on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, timely deliveries and knowledgeable staff that offers impeccable customer service.

Simplot Pigment Eraser™ II

Pigment Eraser™ II is a new professional strength foaming cleaner which will clean most stains and residues, including pigments (Ambient®, Ambient® Plus, Lumen®), spray pattern indicators, soap scum, and many other stains on most surfaces.

Typical surfaces that can be cleaned: Spray tanks; wheel wells, booms, plastic wheel hubs, plastic exterior, Yardage markers, Irrigation heads and many more.

Ready to use without dilution and comes with a convenient trigger sprayer with a specialized foaming tip

Foaming action promotes active removal of residues from hard surfaces

The product is ready to use without dilution. 100% Biodegradable

Directions and Usage

Read and follow all precautionary statements located on the front outer label.Always wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection / face protection. Lightly wet the surface to be cleaned with water. Using warm water will improve the cleaning action of the detergent. Spray the foaming cleaner liberally onto the surface to be cleaned. Allow the cleaner to contact surface for at least 5 minutes prior to rinsing off. Wipe and/or scrub with a scrub pad or stiff bristled brush. Rinse off surface with water. Use Pigment Eraser II often to prevent excessive build up of stains on surfaces.

Please CLICK HERE to download Pigment-Eraser-II General Information sheet.

Please CLICK HERE to download the Pigment-Eraser-II Safety Data Sheet.

Please CLICK HERE to visit the Simplot Partners Pigment-Eraser-II product page.

2018 Simplot Hawaii Seminars

From Golf Courses to Sport Fields, from Resorts to Parks, and every Horticultural Interest in between, all Professionals in the "Green" Industries of Hawaii will benefit from attending a Simplot Hawaii Seminar either on Maui, Oahu or The Big Island.
For managers and technicians who need credits, to keep their professional credentials current and active, attendance at a Simplot Hawaii Seminar is recognized for:   GCSAA education points, LICT credits, and Arborist credits.

…plus there is a GREAT LUNCH!!!

Kahului Maui Seminar Agenda and Registration Form

TURF AND LANDSCAPE SEMINAR

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:00am- 4:30pm Lunch Included

Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course Clubhouse

Credits for Education points for GCSAA members, hours LICT credits, hours Arborist credits: to be announced.

Please CLICK to download the Maui Seminar Registration Form.

Please CLICK to download a printable schedule.


Seminar Schedule

8:00-9:00 amRegistration and Sign-In Donuts and Coffee
9:00-10:00 amSpeaker: Dean Mosdell, Ph.D — Western Technical Manager for Lawn & Garden Business, SyngentaA Program Approach to Disease Control for Warm Season Turf — A comprehensive look at disease control, focusing on resistance management, mode of actions and the timing of applications.
10:00-11:00Speaker: Mike Stafford, Ph.D — North Area Manager, Simplot PartnersManaging Aquatic Weeds and Problem Algae in Ponds — Aquatic weeds and algae are a major impediment to the movement of irrigation water and can seriously affect the aesthetics of ornamental ponds. Mike will discuss the biology and control strategies for the various weedy aquatic plants.
11:00-12:00Speaker: John Doyle, M.S. — Manager, Simplot Partners Specialty Products LineSnail & Slug Management and Control — Presentation on slug and snail biology, reproduction, feeding, activity, and rat lung disease. Timing and bait applications for effective slug and snail control.
12:00-1:00LunchIt's going to be GOOD — you're going to be hungry!
1:00-1:30Speaker: Gordon Harada
Gal-XeOne Product Manager, Simplot Pro Products
The Science Behind Slow Release Fertilizers — Why slow release fertilizers work so well in the Hawaii environment.
1:30-2:30Speaker: Randy Rider — Territory Manager Syngenta Crop ProtectionNew Chemistries for Hawaii and How to Incorporate into your Disease Programs — With recent registration of several new fungicides within the State of Hawaii this presentation will look at what these chemistries will offer.
2:30-3:30Speaker: Dean Mosdell, Ph.D — Western Technical Manager for Lawn & Garden Business, SyngentaNematode and Fairy Ring Control Options for Warm Season Turfgrass — Detecting, scouting and sampling for nematode presence in turf grass and their control options. A complete fairy ring program will be discussed for warm season turf grass.
3:30-4:30Speaker: John Doyle, M.S. — Manager, Simplot Partners Specialty Products LineSpray Solution Conditioning — The condition of water used for spraying fertilizers, pesticides, etc. can have a dramatic impact on performance. Improve performance by managing water with adjuvants, spray solution modifiers and spray droplet size.

Oahu Seminar Agenda and Registration Form

TURF AND LANDSCAPE SEMINAR

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

6:30am- 3:30pm Lunch Included

PEARL COUNTRY CLUB
98-535 Kaonohi Street, Pavillion
Registration Fee: $ 25.00
Checks/Credit Card Accepted
Call Sonia: 599-9161, 682-5113
Fax: 682-8260 attn: Sonia
Lunch Included
RSVP by: FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Education points for GCSAA members, hours LICT credits, hours Arborist credits: pending.

Please CLICK to download the Oahu Seminar Registration Form and printable Agenda.


Seminar Schedule

7:30-930 amSpeaker: John Doyle, M.S — Manager, Simplot Partners Specialty Products LineSnail & Slug Management and Control — covering biology, reproduction, weather
impact on activity, rat lung disease (60 minutes)

Spray Solution Conditioning — dramatic impact on conditions of water for spraying fertilizers and pesticides; spray droplet size, dynamics and associated issues (60 minutes)
9:35-10:35 amSpeaker: Mike Stafford, Ph.D — North Area Manager, Simplot PartnersManaging Aquatic Weeds and Problem Algae in Ponds — biology and control
option strategies (both chemical and biological) for the various weedy aquatic plants
10:40-11:40Speaker: Joe DeFrank, University of Hawaii, CTAHRUpdated Weed Control in Hawaii Turfgrass
11:45-12:15Lunch
12:25-2:25Speaker: Dean Mosdell, Ph.D — Western Technical Manager for Lawn & Garden Business, SyngentaA Program Approach to Disease Control for Warm Season Turf — resistance management, MOD, timing of applications for successful disease control (60 minutes)

Nematode Control and Fairy Ring Control Options for Warm Season Turfgrass — detecting, scouting and sampling for nematode presence and control options in Hawaii; fairy ring program for warm season turfgrass. (60 minutes)
2:30-3:30Speaker: Randy Rider — Territory Manager Syngenta Crop ProtectionNew Chemistry and How to Incorporate into your Disease Control Programs — new registered fungicides PPE, mode of action, methods of application and disease control expectations on turfgrass

Big Island Seminar Agenda and Registration Form

TURF AND LANDSCAPE SEMINAR

Friday, March 2, 2018

8:00am- 4:30pm Lunch Included

UH West Hawaii Palamanui

Education points for GCSAA members, hours LICT credits, hours Arborist credits: to be announced.

Please CLICK to download the Kona Seminar Registration Form.

Please CLICK to download a printable schedule.


Seminar Schedule

8:00-9:00 amRegistration and Sign In Donuts and Coffee
9:00-10:00 amSpeaker: Dean Mosdell, Ph.D — Western Technical Manager for Lawn & Garden Business, SyngentaA Program Approach to Disease Control for Warm Season Turf — A comprehensive look at disease control, focusing on resistance management, mode of actions and the timing of applications.
10:00-11:00Speaker: Mike Stafford, Ph.D — North Area Manager, Simplot PartnersManaging Aquatic Weeds and Problem Algae in Ponds — Aquatic weeds and algae are a major impediment to the movement of irrigation water and can seriously affect the aesthetics of ornamental ponds. Mike will discuss the biology and control strategies for the various weedy aquatic plants.
11:00-12:00Speaker: John Doyle, M.S. — Manager, Simplot Partners Specialty Products LineSnail & Slug Management and Control — Presentation on slug and snail biology, reproduction, feeding, activity, and rat lung disease. Timing and bait applications for effective slug and snail control.
12:00-1:00LunchIt's going to be GOOD — you're going to be hungry!
1:00-1:30Speaker: Gordon Harada
Gal-XeOne Product Manager, Simplot Pro Products
The Science Behind Slow Release Fertilizers — Why slow release fertilizers work so well in the Hawaii environment.
1:30-2:30Speaker: Randy Rider — Territory Manager Syngenta Crop ProtectionNew Chemistries for Hawaii and How to Incorporate into your Disease Programs — With recent registration of several new fungicides within the State of Hawaii this presentation will look at what these chemistries will offer.
2:30-3:30Speaker: Dean Mosdell, Ph.D — Western Technical Manager for Lawn & Garden Business, SyngentaNematode and Fairy Ring Control Options for Warm Season Turfgrass — Detecting, scouting and sampling for nematode presence in turf grass and their control options. A complete fairy ring program will be discussed for warm season turf grass.
3:30-4:30Speaker: John Doyle, M.S. — Manager, Simplot Partners Specialty Products LineSpray Solution Conditioning — The condition of water used for spraying fertilizers, pesticides, etc. can have a dramatic impact on performance. Improve performance by managing water with adjuvants, spray solution modifiers and spray droplet size.

MoCa™ 5-0-5 a New Simplot Growth Pack™ Member

MoCa™ 5-0-5 is a new plant growth fertilizer that is designed for foliar applications on turf, ornamental, and horticultural crops.

Using a novel nutrient uptake technology and select micronutrients, MoCa™ 5-0-5 boosts plant energy, encourages plant stress tolerance and promotes healthy plant growth throughout the growing season.

BENEFITS:

  • Promotes healthy growth in plant roots and shoots
  • Boosts plant energy for growth and recovery
  • Promotes plant stress tolerance
  • Nutrients promote plant density, vigor andstrength

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

MoCa™ 5-0-5 Use Rates:

  • Apply 6 oz per 1000 sq ft every 30 days in 40 gallons of water volume per acre (1 gallon per 1000 sq ft) to the foliage of the target plant or crop

MoCa™ 5-0-5 Mode of Action

PERFORMANCE:

2016 Field Trial Summary

  • In a replicated golf course putting green field trial, MoCa™ 5-0-5 significantly improved the turf color and quality over the standard fertilizer program of the untreated plots.
  • Plots treated with MoCa™ 5-0-5 maintained healthy color and growth during periods of heat and drought stress while the untreated control continued to decline
  • Plots treated with MoCa™ 5-0-5 also recovered from aeration quicker than the untreated plots

After applications were initiated in early June, MoCa™ 5-0-5 treatments every 14 - 30 days consistently improved turf color and quality over the untreated control throughout the season. This was most obvious when the plots were subjected to periods of heat, drought and mechanical (aeration) stresses.

While not statistically significant, best results appeared to be seen when MoCa™ 5-0-5 was applied at lighter and more frequent rates (i.e. 3 oz per 1000 ft2 every 14 days).

Simplot GAL-XeONE® Slow Release Fertilizer

Matching Nutrient Delivery
with Plant Uptake

Continuous nutrition is how all plants flourish and remain healthy, from turf and trees to crops and pots.

Simplot GAL-XeONE® fertilizer provides continuous nutrition to match a plant’s growth cycle for up to 18 months. This gradual release of plant nutrients improves efficiency, limits plant damage and reduces nutrient loss.

Fairways, Farming and Flowering Plants

GAL-XeONE provides the versatility that works effectively in a variety of weather conditions, soil types and plant varieties. Nurseries, golf courses, and even crops, fruit trees and berry bushes all benefit from long-lasting, controlled-release fertilizers that reduce labor costs and offer the ultimate level of application safety.

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Exmark Stand On “Lean to Turn” Spreader Sprayer Now at Simplot Hawaii

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See the stand on Exmark Spreader Sprayer in action. You can either boom spray, spot spray or spread fertilizer with this easy to use stand on spreader sprayer. Cuts down on labor costs and is easy to transport from location to location.

Tuesday October 11th Demo of Exmark Spreader Sprayer on the Southside at Maui Sunset 10:30am – with sodas and snacks.

Tuesday October 11th Demo of Exmark Spreader Sprayer at the HGP Baseyard in Kahului 3:30pm – with beverages and pupus.

Wednesday October 12th Demo of Exmark Spreader Sprayer on the Westside at Honua Kai 10:30am – with sodas and snacks.

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The industry’s most advanced, most innovative stand-on spreader-sprayer! This versatile, easy-to-operate, easy to maneuver machine offers the most advanced lean-to-steer technology and outstanding stability.

Turf Management professionals who require a versatile and easy to maneuver spreader sprayer that is functional for all properties

Innovative Lean-To-Steer Technology
This advanced solution allows the operator to control all motion with just one hand.

Agitation System
Thanks to our innovative agitation system, two inductive nozzles allow you to mix chemicals in the tank and keep them in suspension.

Intuitive Controls
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“Fire! Little Fire Ants in Hawaii”, Masako Cordray’s Documentary, on KITV

“Fire! Little Fire Ants in Hawaii”, a new documentary on the little fire ant, will air this Saturday, 6:30 pm, on KITV channel 4 and again the following Saturday, June 4th at 6:30pm.

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Masako Cordray receiving the 2014 Mālama i ka ʻĀina Award

This 30-minute documentary examines the spread of the little fire ant across our Islands and the people who work to address one of the most significant invasive species problems we face

Until recently, little fire ants were limited primarily to Hawaii Island but as the infestations have grown there, so has the inevitability of their spread.

First introduced to Puna in 1999, and shortly thereafter to Kauai, these ants are one of the worst invasive species imaginable in Hawaii. They invade houses, gardens, and forests. The ants are also arboreal; they swarm up plants and trees. When disturbed, they drop off, falling onto people and animals. Unsuspecting victims are left with painful stings.

In January of 2014 little fire ants were detected on Oahu, leading to a multi-agency response resulting in containment and eradication. These tiny pests have hitchhiked to Maui and Lanai as well. Meanwhile Hawaii Island residents are faced with creating sanctuaries amidst a sea of stinging ants. Find out more on stoptheant.org

Funding and support for this video was provided in part by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council and the County of Maui – Office of Economic Development.”

Find the embedded video here: http://stoptheant.org/fire-little-fire-ants-in-hawaii/ or play the video below.

Simplot Hawaii & John Deere Kahului Barbecue

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In attendance were:

The Hosts/Organizers of this GREAT event were:

  • Ken Findeisen (Simplot Hawaii)
  • Keven Boteilho (Simplot Hawaii)
  • David Yoyama (Simplot Hawaii)
  • Tony Martelles (Simplot Hawaii)
  • Steven Cotton (Pacific Golf & Turf)
  • Wes Weyant (John Deere Golf)

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Introducing Shindaiwa Cordless Tools

shin56vShindaiwa is proud to introduce its brand new line-up of Lithium-Ion-powered, cordless products including a String Trimmer, a Handheld Blower, and a double-sided Hedge Trimmer (each one available with or without a battery and charger). Powerful, 56V batteries create equipment that: has gas-like performance, is quieter than gas engines, has zero exhaust emissions, requires no mixing of gas and oil, and has easy, push-button start-ups.
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Specticle Total – Bayer’s Latest Innovation

P1140664-530Specticle® Total is the non-selective herbicide with quick knockdown and unrivaled residual control. Not only does it kill existing weeds, it prevents new ones for up to 6 months. This innovative solution is easily mixed in a backpack sprayer and can be used in both landscapes and hardscapes. Specticle Total gives landscape managers a powerful tool for controlling troublesome weeds.

Benefits you can see. Results to help you grow your bottom line.
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  • Delivers up to 6 months residual control — which means fewer treatments
  • Offers more effective control than other typical pre-emergent products — for fewer callbacks
  • Uses less active ingredient — resulting in less – herbicide in the environment
  • Rainproof in 30 minutes
  • Visible results in hours

CLICK HERE to see more information and also the label on Specticle Total’s Simplot Hawaii product detail page.

Oahu Location
(808) 808-682-5113
91-262 Olai Street
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Maui Location
(808) 877-6636
(400 Lehuakona Street, Kahului
Hawaii 96732
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Big Island Location
(808) 326-7555
73-4098 Hulikoa Drive
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm