About Nutrients

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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The Importance of Amino Acids

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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Benefits of Soil Organisms

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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Protecting your Investment in Sand-Based Turf

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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Nature Safe Provides a Rich Source of Calcium

Edited By Rick Geise, Fertilizer Division Manager Calcium is an element that is often overlooked and misunderstood. In essence, it is the king of the elements. Plants need more calcium by weight and volume than any other element. Calcium is the key to building soil fertility. In many instances, calcium is thought of as merely…

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