Positive Waves – Autonomous & Robotic Mowers For The Maintenance Of Golf Courses – 2019 07 24 & 26, & 2016 02 29

 

  

  

 

 

 

Introduction

 

Autonomous & Robotic Mowers
Create Positive Waves For Society

 

 

With continuous advancements being witnessed in technology and growing adoption of artificial intelligence to develop smart homes, Autonomous & Robotic Mowers are increasingly gaining traction in the market. 

 

These autonomous robots are used for cutting grass in lawns, parks, golf courses, and other commercial spaces. 

 

The North American market for Autonomous & Robotic Mowers is expected to follow the European market, witnessing significant growth owing to the high rate of technological adoption, increasing recreation and leisure outdoor activities, and recovering construction industry. 

 

Participants in the Autonomous & Robotic Mowers include Cub Cadet, Husqvarna, John Deere, and The Toro Company. 

 

One of the prominent barriers for the growth of the Autonomous & Robotic Mowers is their high cost and complicated set-up and installation. 

 

For example, when using an autonomous greens mower like Cub Cadet’s RG3 Robot Green Cutter, a three-man golf course crew can be reduced to one crew member and the robot. 

 

The RG3 Robotic Mower costs 45,000-dollars, plus another 10,000-dollars for programming, installation of a perimeter guide-wire around the collar of the green, and a custom trailer. 

 

Golf course superintendents can be described as the planet’s great conservationists who have been maintaining and conserving the world’s largest ground cover vegetation    turfgrass    for hundreds of years. 

 

Their skilled management of turfgrasses will be further accomplished by the correct and necessary use of Autonomous & Robotic Mowers. 

 

These superintendents create POSITIVE WAVES for our society by maintaining golf courses that have contributed extensively to the high-quality playing conditions and aesthetics of golf courses, and the preservation of the environment. 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

More Positive Waves

 

 

Take a look at more outstanding, innovative, and interesting ideas by exploring the following links     

 

 

 

Library About Positive Waves For Society

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves-library/

 

 

 

Benefits Of Turfgrasses

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves-benefits/

 

 

 

Planet’s Great Conservationists

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves/

 

 

 

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July 24th, 2019

 

Fortune Enterpriser

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

References 

Global Robotic Lawn Mower Market Analysis Research Opportunities & Forecast Assessment, 2018 – 2028

Robot Battery Powered Lawn Mowers Market In-Depth Analysis

 

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

Introduction

 

 

A Robotic Lawn Mower is a type of autonomous robot used for cutting grass in gardens, lawns, parks, golf courses and other commercial spaces. 

 

Robotic Lawn Mowers require setting up of a guide-wire border around the lawn or garden to define the area to be mowed. 

 

In the commercial market, Robotic Lawn Mowers are available in different ranges and sizes, depending on the working area and garden complexity. 

 

Alongside, reducing labour costs, Robotic Lawn Mowers have several advantages, such as low noise. 

 

Depending on their range and working area, Robotic Lawn Mowers are divided into low, medium, and high range. 

 

In the current market scenario, low range Robotic Lawn Mowers dominate the market. 

 

However, owing to the labor-intensive nature of large-scale turf maintenance and commercial landscaping, low range Robotic Lawn Mowers hold significant market potential. 

 

Further, advancements in technology and artificial intelligence are expected to pave the way for the growth of Robotic Lawn Mower market during the forecast period [ 2018 – 2028 ].

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

Dynamics

 

 

One Of The Prominent Barriers For The Growth

Of The Robotic Lawn Mower Market Is Their

High Cost & Complicated Set-Up & Installation

 

 

With continuous advancements being witnessed in technology and growing adoption of artificial intelligence to develop smart homes, Robotic Lawn Mowers are increasingly gaining traction in the market. 

 

Increasing demand for landscaping from commercial as well as residential areas will be a key driving factor for the growth of Robotic Lawn Mower market during the forecast period [ 2018 – 2028 ]. 

 

Moreover, the increasing trend of investing in development of gardens and lawns as a recreational & leisure activity in North America and Europe is expected to further augment the growth of Robotic Lawn Mower market during the forecast period [ 2018 – 2028 ]. 

 

Robotic Lawn Mower manufacturers are increasingly investing in R&D for incorporating advanced technology to improve the performance, accuracy, and product features to stay ahead in the cutting edge competitive environment. 

 

However, one of the prominent barriers for the growth of the Robotic Lawn Mower market is their high cost and complicated set-up and installation. 

 

Robotic Lawn Mower manufacturers are also focusing on enhancing the safety features and adding laser systems and other smart technologies to enhance maneuverability and navigation, and enhance ease of use and comfort. 

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

Segmentation

 

 

On the basis of End Use Sector, the global Robotic Lawn Mower can be segmented into   

 

   Residential 

 

   Commercial 

 

   Industrial 

 

 

On the basis of Type, the global Robotic Lawn Mower can be segmented into   

 

   Less than 0.5-acre working area capacity   

 

   0.5-1.0- acre working area capacity 

 

   Greater 1.0-acre working area capacity 

 


On the basis of
Blade Type, the global Robotic Lawn Mower can be segmented into   

 

   Pivoting Blades 

 

   Fixed Blades 

 


On the basis of
Range, the global Robotic Lawn Mower can be segmented into   

 

   High-Range Lawn Mower 

 

   Medium-Range Lawn Mower 

 

   Low-Range Lawn Mower   

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

Regional Overview

 

 

The North America Robotic Lawn Mower Market Is

Expected To Follow The European Market, Witnessing

Significant Growth Owing To The High Rate Of

Technological Adoption, Increasing Recreation & Leisure

Outdoor Activities, & Recovering Construction Industry

 

 

Europe is estimated to dominate the global Robotic Lawn Mower market during the forecast period [ 2018 – 2028 ]. 

 

Increasing focus on infra-structural development and high investments on technological developments will augment the growth of the Robotic Lawn Mower market in Europe. 

 

Germany, France and Sweden are expected to be the key driving regions for the European Robotic Lawn Mower market. 

 

North America Robotic Lawn Mower market is expected to follow the European market, witnessing significant growth over the forecast period [ 2018 – 2028 ] owing to high rate of technological adoption, increasing recreation and leisure outdoor activities, and recovering construction industry. 

 

Introduction and development of new and innovative products in the market is expected to further boost the growth of the North America Lawn mower market during the forecast period [ 2018 – 2028 ]. 

 

The Asia Pacific Robotic Lawn Mower market is estimated to be a low-value market. 

 

However, the region is expected to create significant opportunities for growth during the forecast period [ 2018 – 2028 ] owing to increasing disposable income and infra-structural developments. 

 

Latin America and Middle East & Africa Robotic Lawn Mower markets are expected to witness moderate growth during the forecast period
[ 2018 – 2028 ].

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

Market Participants

 

 

Participants In The Robotic Lawn Mower
Market Include Cub Cadet, Husqvarna,
John Deere, & The Toro Company

 

 

Some of the market participants identified across the value chain of the global Robotic Lawn Mower market are   

 

   Bosch 

 

   Cub Cadet 

 

   Global Garden Products 

 

   Hangzhou Favor Robot Technology 

 

   Honda Motor Co Ltd 

 

   Husqvarna 

 

   John Deere   

 

   MTD Products 

 

   Robomow 

 

   STIGA Spa 

 

   The Toro Company 

 

   Zucchetti Centro Sistemi 

 

     and many more 

 

The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the Robotic Lawn Mower market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. 

 

The Robotic Lawn Mower market report also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. 

 

The Robotic Lawn Mower market research report provides analysis and information according to Robotic Lawn Mower market segments such as geographies, application, and industry. 

 

 

 

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February 29th, 2016

 

Landscape Management

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

Reference 

Using Autonomous & Robotic Mowers To Solve The Labor Crisis

 

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

Introduction

 

 

All manufacturers and designers believe there could be a market for the technology in a labor-starved green industry    eventually. 

 

But taking a theoretical piece of equipment and bringing it to market in a way that is affordable and practical for end users has been decades in the making. 

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

Cub Cadet’s RG3 Robot Green Cutter At Santaluz Club

 

 

When Using An Autonomous Greens Mower,

Like Cub Cadet’s RG3 Robot Green Cutter,

A Three-Man Golf Course Crew Can Be

Reduced To One Crew Member & The Robot

 

The RG3 Robotic Mower Costs 45,000-Dollars,

Plus Another 10,000-Dollars For Programming,

Installation Of A Perimeter Guide-Wire Around

The Collar Of The Green, & A Custom Trailer

 

 

The landscape industry isn’t alone in its labor woes. 

 

Golf course superintendents fight to find good people, too. 

 

So, in the midst of a worker shortage, Santaluz Club’s Superintendent, Mr Jeff Miller, decided to hire a robot for his operation in San Diego, California.

 

In 2015, the manufacturer Cub Cadet released the RG3 Robot Green Cutter after its parent company acquired Precise Path Robotics in 2014.  

 

[ See the videos below for the Cub Cadet Autonomous Greens Mowers. ] 

 

Mr Miller was sold on it as soon as he saw it demonstrated. 

 

He started with one unit to test its efficiency. 

 

Soon, he’ll buy three more, which he says will save him nearly six figures. 

 

He operates the RG3 on five greens    it can be programmed to mow up to 30,000 square feet. 

 

Each morning before golfers get on the course, a crew member    the RG3’s wing-man    hauls it to the first hole and leaves it on the edge of the green. 

 

He situates four beacons around the outside of the green in a pattern specific to that hole. 

 

The beacons and the mower exchange ultra-sonic sound waves, which tell the mower what green it’s on and that green’s cut specifications. 

 

Once they’re set and the wing-man pushes start, the mower cuts the green on its own. 

 

Mr Miller reports his operation runs more efficiently than ever and the RG3 has NOT erased his human workers. 

 

In fact, he has NOT let anybody go and does NOT plan to. 

 

Instead, he re-allocates the labor to other tasks. 

 

Where he used to send a three-man crew, he now sends one crew member and the robot. 

 

While the mower cuts, the wing-man performs other tasks on the green. 

 

The RG3 cuts his average green of 7,000 square feet in about 50 minutes, giving the wing-man a specific time frame for completing his end of the work.

 

According to Mr Miller   

 

We do so much work by hand, like raking and rolling, that it just fit our operation perfectly. 

 

When I put the robot out there, I free up three guys in the morning. 

 

The RG3 robotic mower costs 45,000-dollars, plus another 10,000-dollars for programming, installation of a perimeter guide-wire around the collar of the green, and a custom trailer. 

 

But Mr Miller says the machine will pay for itself within two years. 

 

On a daily basis, one mower saves him 6 to 7 labor hours, which he equates to 5,000-dollars per green and 25,000-dollars per year. 

 

He is buying three more RG3s, which should give him an estimated 86,000-dollars to 113,000-dollars in savings per year.

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

National Robotics Engineering Center    Dabbling With Technology

 

 

A smarter version of this technology could be coming to the commercial landscape market soon, if a 67-year-old landscape industry veteran and a robotics research center in Pittsburgh can find an investor. 

 

The National Robotics Engineering Center ( NREC ) is a developmental wing of the renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s School Of Computer Science in Pittsburgh. 

 

NREC is housed in a 118-year-old ex-foundry building on the shore of the Allegheny River. 

 

The 1,000-person Robotics Institute is one of the largest bodies of researchers studying the technology in the world. 

 

These minds are so coveted that, in 2015, Uber poached 40 of its scientists to work on an autonomous cab, leaving NREC with a 5.5-million-dollar donation as reparation. 

 

About 50 per cent of NREC’s budget comes from partnerships with the US government. 

 

The largest fraction of that comes from the US Department Of Defense, for which NREC builds autonomous military vehicles and robotic systems. 

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

John Deere

 

 

The National Robotics Engineering Center ( NREC ) also has industrial partners, like John Deere.  

 

[ See the video below for the more recent John Deere Autonomous Fairway Mower. ] 

 

Its agriculture division isn’t selling driverless equipment yet, but products like the NREC-developed Active Fill Control and the John-Deere-developed AutoTrac system guide tractors to harvest crops, lay seed, and perform general tasks at an efficiency rate unmatched by human control. 

 

All the while the operator, or supervisor, sits back and monitors data on a video screen. 

 

The Washington Post even called John Deere more progressive on autonomous technology than Google. 

 

Mr Jeff Legault, NREC’s director of strategic business development, says its purpose is to turn the Robotics Institute’s research into something tangible that its partners can bring to market. 

 

According to Mr Legault   

 

We’re trying to solve problems for clients instead of doing research of our own. 

 

The problem is solved when we find the lowest cost solution. 

 

Currently, John Deere’s only foray into the robotic mower market is its Tango, a Roomba-vacuum-style mower for consumers that sells in England. 

 

[  Roomba is a series of autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners sold by iRobot.  Introduced in September 2002, Roomba features a set of sensors that enable it to navigate the floor area of a home and clean it.  ] 

 

Other mower manufacturers have gone down this road, too.

 

 

 

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Positive Waves    Autonomous & Robotic Mowers

 

The Toro Company

 

 

According to Ms Dana Lonn, managing director of The Toro Company’s Center For Advanced Turf Technology   

 

The hypothesis is if you can make a two-man crew into a one-man crew or a three-man crew into a two, it reduces the cost of labor. 

 

More than a decade ago, Toro dabbled with autonomous mowers to the point of producing a functioning prototype, before abandoning it due to cost.  

 

[ See the videos below for more recent Toro Autonomous Fairway Mowers. ] 

 

Toro experimented with the idea of an autonomous mower more than a decade ago. 

 

In 2002, the company partnered with National Robotics Engineering Center ( NREC ) to build autonomous mowers for the golf market. 

 

Toro built NREC two mower platforms for the prototypes    a Greensmaster 3100 for greens and a Groundsmaster 3500 for golf course roughs and sports fields. 

 

NREC and Toro were successful in building functioning prototypes. 

 

Unlike a Roomba-style robotic mower, the autonomous mower did not need beacons or guide-wires to operate. 

 

[  Roomba is a series of autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners sold by iRobot.  Introduced in September 2002, Roomba features a set of sensors that enable it to navigate the floor area of a home and clean it.  ] 

 

Instead, it used Pose Estimate Technology, like Lidars, which emit lasers to measure distance, and GPS. 

 

[ Lidar is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflected light with a sensor. ] 

 

[ GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, is a radio navigation system that allows users to determine their exact location, velocity, and time 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions, anywhere in the world. ] 

 

This technology gave the mower the ability learn its position, surroundings and terrain and react to them. 

 

It also gave it pin-point accuracy and the ability to stop if a human or object got too close. 

 

Though it worked, this technology was NOT cheap enough yet. 

 

NREC and Toro could NOT produce the equipment affordably, which Toro defined as about double the cost of a commercial mower. 

 

So Toro abandoned the project. 

 

The two organizations keep in touch, but they have not actively worked together since 2013. 

 

Since the Toro project stalled, the technology became cheaper and more accurate. 

 

In the first run, GPS technology was too inaccurate. 

 

RTK base stations had to be used to bolster GPS strength within a certain proximity. 

 

[ Real-Time Kinematic ( RTK ) positioning is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision of position data derived from satellite-based positioning systems ( global navigation satellite systems, GNSS ) such as GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou. ] 

 

Today, new algorithms and lower sensor costs enable alternate solutions for pose estimate, and more robust pose estimate systems will allow operation with poor or no GPS signal. 

 

Lidar is also cheaper now and can be coupled with or even replaced by cameras that can sense objects and the surrounding area in 3D and discern between grassy or non-grassy areas. 

 

[ Lidar is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflected light with a sensor. ] 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

Cub Cadet

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Description   

 

 

Autonomous Greens Mower

 

RG3 Robot Green Cutter

 

 

 

Designer   

 

 

Precise Path Robotics

 

 

 

Test Location   

 

 

Victoria Golf Club
Victoria, British Columbia

 

 

Statement   

 

 

Links Superintendent Paul Robertson at the Victoria Golf Club tests the autonomous robotic green cutter/roller Cub Cadet.  The quiet mower can work in the dark and near houses, with enough power for about 5 greens.  Paul works around the same green as its been cut, optimizing use of staff time while ensuring a perfectly cut and rolled green.  YouTube. 

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous Cub Cadet Mower RG3 Robot Green Cutter -- 2017 09 17 -- 07 Minutes 15 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

Cub Cadet

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Equipment   

 

 

Autonomous Greens Mower

 

RG3 Robot Green Cutter

 

 

 

Designer   

 

 

Precise Path Robotics

 

 

 

Test Location   

 

 

Valley Brook Country Club

McMurray, Pennsylvania

 

 

Statement   

 

 

John Shaw golf course superintendent at Valley Brook C.C.  YouTube. 

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous Cub Cadet Mower RG3 Robot Green Cutter -- 2015 06 01 -- 02 Minutes 07 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

Husqvarna

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Equipment   

 

 

Autonomous Fairway Mower

 

Automower 500-Series

 

 

 

Test Location   

 

 

GolfRange München-Brunnthal

Germany

 

 

Statement   

 

 

See how Husqvarna Automower 500-Series can maintain a golf course.  YouTube. 

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous Husqvarna Commercial Automower 500 Series -- 2019 01 31 -- 04 Minutes 22 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

Jacobsen, John Deere,
& Toro

Manufacturers

 

 

 

Equipment   

 

 

Autonomous Fairway Mowers

 

 

 

Designer   

 

 

Semler Agro Solution Center

 

 

 

Demonstration Location   

 

 

Denmark

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous Jacobsen, John Deere, & Toro Fairway Mowers -- Semler Agro Solution Center -- 2018 02 19 -- 01 Minute 42 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

John Deere

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Equipment   

 

 

Autonomous Fairway Mower

 

John Deere 8900 A

 

 

 

Designer   

 

 

Landscape-Robotics

 

 

 

Demonstration Location   

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

Statement   

 

 

This video shows the John Deere Fairway mower 8900 A with autonomous control at work.  YouTube. 

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous John Deere Fairway Mower 8900 A -- Landscape Robotics -- 2017 11 01 -- 01 Minute 31 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

Ransomes-Jacobsen

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Equipment   

 

 

Autonomous Greens Mower

 

Ransomes-Jacobsen E-Plex II

 

 

 

Designer   

 

 

Warwick Manufacturing Group

 

 

 

Demonstration Location   

 

 

University Of Warwick
England

 

 

 

Statement   

 

 

A Ransomes-Jacobsen E-Plex II greens mower autonomously follows a path, guided by L1 RTK GPS, as part of a project by Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick.  YouTube. 

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous Ransomes-Jacobsen E-Plex II -- 2009 06 03 -- 05 Minutes 28 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

The Toro Company

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Equipment   

 

 

Autonomous Fairway Mower

 

Toro Reelmaster 5010-Hybrid

 

 

 

Demonstration Location   

 

 

Hamburg, Germany

 

 

 

Statement   

 

 

I’ve been to a demo of the autonomous Reelmaster 5010-Hybrid in Adendorf near Hamburg.  It was pretty disappointing compared to a human being + machine or to a Husqvarna Automower.  Don’t get me wrong, the mowing result is great but it reminds me of the car industry holding on to diesel engines.  Furthermore it has negative aspects    1. It is still very loud.  2. Balls are pushed completely into the semi-rough and run over while turning.  3. The huge machine can easily stop or deflect balls.  4. The never-ending action of turning ( 40 sec. ) on the fairway compresses the soil with no need and takes ages.  5. The over-lapping while mowing is very big.  6. 4 and 5 lead to even more carbon dioxide, more use of petrol and more parts like hydrostat wear out and longer noises on the course.  7. Mowing patterns produce different ball lies on the fairway, a ball which lies with the grain is easier to hit compared to a ball which lies against it.  And where is the benefit for our climate ?  There is no earth-positive effect !  YouTube. 

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous Toro Reelmaster 5010-Hybrid -- 2019 07 17 -- 01 Minute 11 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Video Recording

 

The Toro Company

Manufacturer

 

 

 

Equipment   

 

 

Autonomous Fairway Mower

 

Toro Reelmaster

 

 

 

Designer   

 

 

Northstar Robotics Inc

 

 

 

Statement   

 

 

This video is demonstrating our prototype fairway mowing solution.  YouTube. 

 

 

 

Look at the following video   

 

 

Video -- Autonomous Toro Reelmaster Fairway Mower -- Northstar Robotics -- 2018 06 15 -- 00 Minute 50 Seconds

 

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Negative Waves

 

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

 

Majority Of BC Golf Courses Violate Pesticide Law

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/07/02/violating-pesticide-laws-in-british-columbia-violator-superintendents-provoked-government-audits-against-golf-industry-bad-boys-will-see-what-happens-when-they-come-for-you-2019-06-0/

 

 

 

The Confessions Of An Activist-Superintendent

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/12/09/attacks-against-the-golf-industry-the-confessions-of-an-activist-superintendent-failure-to-provide-paying-golf-customers-with-high-quality-playing-conditions-aesthetics-2018-12-02/

 

 

 

Activist-Superintendents & Snowflake Nonsense

 

Critical Incident Stress & Mental Health Of Superintendents

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2019/02/15/snowflake-statements-turf-hacker-transcript-on-the-critical-incident-stress-mental-health-of-golf-course-superintendents-failure-to-provide-paying-golf-customers-with-high-quality-pl/

 

 

 

Activist-Superintendents On The Sunshine Coast

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/03/09/lying-sacks-of-cr%d0%b6p-who-betray-the-golf-industry-lunat%d0%b6c-activist-superintendents-managers-on-the-sunshine-coast-in-british-columbia-2018-02-22/

 

 

 

Activist-Superintendents In The District Of Saanich

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/02/20/municipal-prohibition-failures-in-saanich-politically-correct-rubbish-multiple-false-pretexts-inconsistent-unfair-exception-statuses-2018-02-20/

 

 

 

The Complete Library Regarding Turf Hacker

 

Activist Golf Course Superintendent

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/turf-hacker/

 

 

 

Go Brown Doctrine Adopted By Activist-Superintendents

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/04/13/go-brown-failure-of-anti-cosmetic-go-brown-anti-cosmetic-pesticide-hating-golf-course-doctrine-chambers-bay-golf-course-the-u-s-open-golf-championship-2017-07-08/

 

 

 

Brown Is NOT Better Than Green

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/12/13/go-brown-anti-cosmetic-golf-maintenance-who-wants-to-play-golf-on-brown-garbage-dumps-ron-dodson-united-states-golf-association-usga-2012-12-13/

 

 

 

Golf Course Damaged Because No One Applied Pesticides

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/10/08/organic-pesticide-free-golf-courses-no-one-wants-to-play-golf-on-pest-infested-garbage-dumps-hyde-park-golf-course-2013-10-01/

 

 

 

Owners Fail To Demand High-Quality Playing Conditions

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/11/10/golf-course-superintendent-position-golf-facility-owners-fail-to-demand-high-quality-playing-conditions-saint-paul-golf-club-2013-11-07/

 

 

 

Pollinator Best Management Practices In The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/09/24/attracting-protecting-bees-on-the-golf-course-pollinator-best-management-practices-that-may-be-radical-ineffective-harmful-expensive-time-consuming-2018-05-00/

 

 

 

Playing On #@!!% Garbage Dump Golf Courses

 

Photo Gallery That Includes Golf Courses

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-leading-to-garbage-dump-green-spaces-photo-gallery/

 

 

 

The Entire Media Library Of Attacks Against The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/attacks-against-the-golf-industry/

 

 

 

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Background Information

 

Positive Waves

 

 

 

Explore the following links   

 

 

 

Library About Positive Waves For Society

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves-library/

 

 

 

Library About The Benefits Of Turfgrasses

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves-benefits/

 

 

 

Audubon Golf Clubs In Canada

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2018/12/21/positive-waves-the-audubon-co-operative-sanctuary-program-for-golf-certified-member-clubs-in-canada-negative-waves-from-activist-superintendents-2018-12-00/

 

 

 

Efficient Turfgrass Management With Audubon’s Ron Dodson

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-Golf-2010-07-28-Wisdom-of-Dodson-GO-BROWN-Anti-Cosmetic-Maintenance-Brown-NOT-Sustainable-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

Audubon At Beaconsfield Golf Club With Mr Douglas Meyer

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2011-02-18-Doug-Meyer-Positive-Waves-Beaconsfield-GC-Audubon-Status-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

Greener Golf Courses — Augusta & Colour TV

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Positive-Waves-2011-04-26-Golf-Courses-Getting-Greener-Augusta-Colour-TV-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

Planet’s Great Conservationists

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/positive-waves/

 

 

 

Critical Issues That Must Be Addressed By The Golf Industry

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/golf-industry-critical-issues/

 

 

 

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We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space & other industries ( NORAHG ). 

 

NORAHG is a non-profit & independent organization that reports on the work of several highly-rated leading experts who have recognized expertise, training, & backgrounds in matters concerning pest control products, & who promote environmental realism & pesticide truths. 

 

NORAHG produces A Look At …, a series of reports & blogs providing TECHNICAL INFORMATION on issues such as         Career Management      Golf Course Maintenance      Green Alternatives      History Of The Turfgrass Industry      Lawn Care Maintenance      Summer Stress      Tree & Shrub Maintenance, Turfgrass Pests      Turfgrass Species.

 

A Look At … is destined for the green space industry, nation-wide across Canada, the United States, & overseas, & can be found on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

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All information, excerpts, & pictures contained in A Look At … were retrieved from the Internet, & may be considered in the public domain. 

 

The information presented in A Look At … is for preliminary planning. 

 

Before making a final decision, the turf manager is expected to obtain trusted expert advice from extension specialists, local distributors and/or agronomists. 

 

All decisions must take into account the prevailing growing conditions, the time of year, & the established management practices. 

 

All products mentioned in A Look At … should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, & according to provincial, state, or federal law. 

 

For the official advantages, benefits, features, precautions, & restrictions concerning any product, the turf manager must rely only on the information furnished by the manufacturer. 

 

The mention of trade names does not constitute a guarantee or a warranty.

 

NORAHG also produces Force Of Nature, which dares to defy the pesticide-hating fanatжcs by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

A Look At …, Force Of Nature, & their various incarnations, was the brain-child of William H Gathercole ( now retired ) & his colleagues. 

 

Here is a brief summary of Mr Gathercole’s career     

 

FIELDS OF UNIVERSITY STUDY         Crop, Horticulture, & Turfgrass Sciences      Mathematics & Physics

 

ALMA MATERS         McGill University      University of Guelph      the first person ever to obtain bachelors of science degrees & contribute directly to both the professional lawn care & golf maintenance industries. 

 

EXPERTISE         turf & ornamental maintenance & troubleshooting      history of the green space industry      sales & distribution of seeds, chemicals, fertilizers, & equipment      fertilizer manufacturing & distribution      environmental issues & anti-pesticide terrжrism. 

 

NOTABLE ACTIVITIES         worked in virtually all aspects of the green space industry, including golf maintenance, professional lawn care, tree & shrub care, distribution, environmental compliance, government negotiations, public affairs, & workplace safety      the supervisor, consultant, & programmer for the successful execution of hundreds-of-thousands of management operations in the golf course & urban landscape, as well as millions of pest control applications      the advisor, instructor, & trainer for thousands of turf & ornamental managers & technicians      the pesticide certification instructor for thousands of industry workers      a founder of the modern professional lawn care industry      the prolific writer for industry publications, reports, & blogs      the first to confirm the invasion of European Chafer insects in both the Montreal region & the Vancouver / Fraser Valley region      with Dr Peter Dernoeden, the first to confirm the presence of Take All Patch as a disease of turf in Eastern Canada      with Dr David Shetlar, the first to confirm the presence of Kentucky Bluegrass Scale as an insect pest in south-western Ontario, & later, in the Montreal & Vancouver regions. 

 

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS         the creator of the Pesticide Ban Exception Status that allowed the golf industry to avoid being subjected to anti-pesticide prohibition for a generation      the creator of the signs that are now used for posting after application      the co-founder of annual winter convention for Quebec golf course superintendents      the founder of the first ever Turf Summit with guest Dr Jack L Eggens   https://wp.me/p1jq40-7dT      the major influence in the decision by Canadian Cancer Society to stop selling-for-profit fresh pesticide-treated daffodils   https://wp.me/P1jq40-1OW      the only true reliable witness of the events of anti-pesticide prohibition in the town of Hudson, Quebec   https://wp.me/p1jq40-asu      the founder ( now retired ) of A Look At … & Force Of Nature reports & blogs. 

 

NOTABLE AWARD         the first man-of-the-year for contributions leading to the successful founding of the Quebec professional lawn care trade association, which served as a beach-head against anti-pesticide activists in the 1980s & 1990s. 

 

LEGACIES      Mr Gathercole & his colleagues         designed & implemented strategies that reined anti-pesticide activists & provided peace & prosperity for the entire modern green space industry for a generation      orchestrated legal action against anti-pesticide activists in the town of Hudson, Quebec      launched the largest founding professional lawn care business in the nation      quadrupled the business revenues of one of the largest suppliers in the nation. 

 

Mr Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as the founder of A Look At … & Force Of Nature reports & blogs. 

 

We dare to defy by exploring the whole truth from an independent perspective on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://pesticidetruths.com/  

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space and other industries ( NORAHG ). 

 

If you wish to receive free reports & blogs on issues that concern you, please contact us at      force.of.de.nature@gmail.com   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

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