Archive for October 2016

Carbon and Microorganisms Working Together

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

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

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

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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