Nature Safe Knowledge Center

Carbon and Microorganisms Working Together

October 25, 2016

There are a staggering number of living organisms on planet Earth, and while they may vary greatly in their particular characteristics, one thing they all have in common is that they require carbon to exist. Plant life in particular is heavily dependent upon this ubiquitous element, as the chemical compound carbon dioxide (CO2) is required…

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Benefits of Fall Fertilization

October 18, 2016

The summer months can really take a toll on your turf, and for this reason it has become a common practice in turf management to engage in a fall fertilization and dormant feeding program. This helps the beleaguered turf transition into the winter months with an adequate store of carbohydrates in order to nourish the…

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Save with Nature Safe

October 13, 2016

What makes one fertilizer “cheap” and another one “expensive?” Believe it or not, the answer to this question cannot always be determined by price alone. In the not-too-distant past, when turf managers determined which fertilizer they would use for their fertility program, almost all of the emphasis was placed on price per ton – e.g.,…

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Putting Soil Microbes to Work

October 6, 2016

For many turf managers and organic growers, it’s an all-too-familiar challenge to work with a stagnating budget while costs continue to rise. Walking this “fiscal tightrope” requires quite a bit of skill and creativity, and the more methods you can employ to leverage your current resources in order to provide adequate nutrition for your property,…

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How Belonging to the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Can Benefit Your Golf Course

September 26, 2016

In recent years, eco-friendly golf course management has become an increasingly important issue, and golf course superintendents are being faced with new challenges regarding how to balance the requirements of golf with their responsibility to the environment. This move towards environmental sustainability represents a much-needed shift away from harmful practices that tend to focus achieving…

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The Importance of Amino Acids

September 19, 2016

Like any other industry, professional turf management as well as commercial organic agriculture can often be susceptible to misinformation regarding which methods and equipment are most effective for achieving ideal results, and this definitely holds true when it comes to understanding what it takes to produce optimal plant growth and health. While few crop or…

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All Organics Are Not Equal

September 14, 2016

Roots, the most important part of the plant, are rarely seen and as a result are often overlooked until a lack of rooting starts to affect the above ground portions of the plant. When this happens it is often too late to restore the plant’s health. The organic fertilizers offered by Nature Safe are comprised…

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Benefits of Soil Organisms

September 7, 2016

Soils vary in physical and chemical composition. The average handful of soil contains billions of different living organisms that carry out various functions to help facilitate plant health, regardless of the soils property. Organisms include larger creatures like earthworms and nematodes, to microscopic organisms including, bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa. These organisms play a critical…

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Professional Lawn Care with Nature Safe

July 26, 2016

Edited By Rick Geise, Fertilizer Division Manager Professional lawn care operators (LCO) are increasingly looking for alternatives to the traditional liquid and synthetic fertilizer programs they offer their customers. They cannot offer the same kind of programs that are offered by the big national companies and still earn a profit and retain customers from one…

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The Power of Organics

July 26, 2016

By Lou Newman, Southeastern Regional Manager Nature Safe not only formulates fertilizers for the professional sports turf, landscape and golf industries but we also sell extensively to the organic agriculture market. This organic segment of the overall value of all organic crops in the agriculture market has grown about 15-20% annually for the last decade.…

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Manure-Based Fertilizers: Store/Ship High in Transit

July 26, 2016

By Mike McCarthy, Western Regional Manager An interesting trivia tidbit was brought to my attention by Randy Waligura, President of Texana Seed Company, Nature Safe’s Ag distributor in Garwood, Texas. While building a strong agriculture base in the original 13 colonies, our forefathers realized the urgent need for fertilizer and the limited local sources available.…

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Protecting your Investment in Sand-Based Turf

July 26, 2016

Edited By Rick Geise, Fertilizer Division Manager Most new golf greens and tees are constructed with very porous root zones that are comprised primarily or entirely of sand and some golf course fairways have been plated with sand up to 12 inches thick. New athletic fields are also frequently made of sand. The reason that…

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