Sod Farm Products
Sod Farm Products
The Next Generation of Plant Nutrition
Overwhelming research proves that plants require an available supply of Phosphorus in the beginning stages of life to reach their growth potential. Most of inadequately protected Phosphorus is wasted, forming solids in the soil (becomes “tied-up”) and becoming unavailable to plants as it reacts with Calcium, Aluminum, Iron and other ions in the soil. This leads to nutrient deficiency, causing a lack of full turf growth. Root Driver protects the Phosphorus, giving your turf the nutrients it needs, when it needs it.
Certain levels of microbial activity in the soil are critical to efficient plant uptake of nutrients and ultimately, optimum growth. The basic building block of all life forms is Carbon, and with the proper mix of both Carbon and Proteins, all plants can benefit. Additionally, Humic and Fulvic Acids act as natural complexing agents for macro and micro nutrients enabling greater Nitrogen efficiency, allowing for lower inputs. Carbon Karma will help you grow more robust crops, while lowering overall nutrient inputs and increasing plant available nutrients.
While Potassium is in tremendous supply within most soils, just a small fraction of 1 percent is plant-available. This means that for most sod a frequent application of soluble, plant-available Potassium is required to maximize turf growth. Proper Potassium nutrition is critical for plants for water movement, energy production and the activation of enzymes that promote overall plant strength. The combination of ionic Potassium with Phosphorus in P&K+ provides the optimum solution for strong sod.
Sod growers frequently encounter two types of soil construction problems: soils that are “dispersed,” that is, allow too much water, essentially drowning the roots –or soils that are “compacted,” keeping water out of the micropores where nutrients are taken up. Calcium has been proven to be an essential ingredient to building “flocculated”- or properly structured soil -for maintaining critical micropore spaces for root development and nutrient uptake. SurCal+ adds an important surfactant to carry the Calcium where it is most needed, while also lowering surface tension for better water movement.