Winter penetrants - are they required?

12:00PM - 12:45PM, 22 Mar 2022

Winter penetrants ‑ are they required?

12 ‑ 12.45pm

In recent times there have been lots of discussions regarding winter penetrants, their efficacy/safety and value. This seminar aims to highlight how they work and the outcomes of application.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding surfactant chemistries
  • Understanding surfactant capabilities
  • Surfactant differences
  • Surfactant do’s and don’t’s
  • Can surfactants be used all year round?
  • Can surfactants be tank mixed?

Presented by: Peter Lacey, Account Manager ‑ South West, Wales and N. Ireland and Michael Fance, Account Manager ‑ Europe, Aquatrols

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Peter Lacey

Account Manager – South West, Wales and N. Ireland Aquatrols

Peter Lacey started as an apprentice greenkeeper at 16 and became Head Greenkeeper at 22; he was at Pennard GC for 26 years. He is an active member of BIGGA, acting as S Wales Section Sectretary for 22 years and Regional Board representative for 12 years. With a total of 39 years in the industry, Peter spent 9 years with Farmura before it was acquired by Aquatrols Europe in 2018 and continues his role there. He has been an active attendee and support team member of many Open, Ryder Cup, British Seniors and Amateur events, and is also an active supporter of Links forums, The ILI and Sustainable Greenkeeping.
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Michael Fance

Account Manager - Europe Aquatrols

Michael Fance has a background of 38 years in this industry. He spent 18 years in greenkeeping, 14 years in either Head Greenkeeper or Course Manager positions. He has spent the last 20 years consultatively selling products into the sports turf sector and is both FACTS and BASIS qualified. Bob Moore, founder of Aquatrols, brought the first soil surfactant to the sports turf market in 1955, the area of products commonly known as wetting agents, and the company is now widely regarded as the global leader in this technology. As well as operating as the European Account Manager Michael also fulfils the Technical Support role.


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