Golf course superintendents struggle to manage nematodes and other soil pests and pathogens that create brown and bare spots or otherwise wreck havoc on turf. Greens and tee boxes are where infestation is most evident and most important to control. Obviously chemicals are the primary method of control but risk to labor or the watershed from their use (and potential for overuse) are major concerns. Superintendents and course managers are focused more and more on reducing chemical use so an effective alternative will be welcomed. The turf on golf greens and tees is well suited for the DES and our pin treatment device, Zeus; shallow, dense root matter and no crop or infrastructure to navigate. Zeus can move across the open surface with ease quickly treating the affected areas of an entire course in a day. Following validation of our greenhouse trials Lisi Global will deploy it's proprietary continuous treatment device to begin generating revenue and refining it's treatment capabilities in this high-value industry.
Strawberries and Row Vegetables
Golf turf is an obvious target industry for its ease of access, need and value. Other high-value ag industries are strawberries and row vegetables. These applications will be large area, fallow treatment scenarios focusing on soil pathogens as well as pests and nematodes. As Zeus generates revenue and builds a reputation among golf course superintendents in North America, our R&D efforts will focus on strawberries and vegetables for validation and deployment.