05 Feb Fueling Success At Broken Sound Club
Amp Agronomy products transform turf production operations through the advanced science of our nutrients that start at the foundation of all plants: the soil. Golf turf is no exception for this formulation. The Broken Sound Club, an award-winning exclusive golf and country club in Boca Raton, Florida, incorporated Amp Agronomy into several programs yielding exceptional results. A list of exact products used and their spray application instructions is located at the base of this article.
Shannon Easter, the maintenance director and environmental consultant at Broken Sound Club, has been in the golf industry for 20+ years. In 2016, Easter was named the recipient of the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA), an honor co-sponsored by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of American and Golf Digest.
“By using Amp Agronomy’s carbon-based products, we are putting that critical component back into the soil,” explains Easter. “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 micronutrients enabling greater nitrogen efficiency and allowing for lower inputs. We rely on Amp Agronomy products to fill these plant needs.”
Broken Sound Club, which has hosted the Boca Raton Championship event on the PGA Champions Tour for the past twelve years, has won numerous environmental awards.
Amp Agronomy Products Used:
Carbon Karma: 1-2 quarts per acre
Benefit: Carbon Karma contains the proper mix of both carbon and proteins so all plants can benefit. Additionally, humic and fulvic acids allow greater nitrogen efficiency, allowing for lower inputs.
CAN 18-3-3: 2-6 quarts per acre
Benefit: Carbon Amino Nitrogen (C.A.N.) is a powerful mix of short, medium and long chain carbons that increase nutrient uptake to the plant.
Petro 30-0-0: 1-2 gallons per acre
Benefit: Petro 30-0-0 is a 70% controlled release nitrogen that is engineered on four unique release characteristics to obtain constant growth pattern of the plants.
Root Driver: 2 quarts per acre
Benefit: Root Driver protects the phosphorus with carbon complexing, keeping the phosphorus free from soil tie-up and available to your plants all season.
SurCal+: 2 quarts per acre
Benefit: SurCal+ adds an important surfactant to carry the calcium where it is most needed, while also lowering surface tension for better water movement.
Eco-Soil Bio Activator: 1 gallon per acre
Benefit: Contains seaweed and fermentation extracts to promote microbial activity. Eco-Soil Bio Activator takes that one step further by adding micro-nutrients that boost turf color and enhances plant resistance to stress.
Salt Remedy: 0.50-2 gallons per acre
Benefit: Helps displace sodium ions that are absorbed on cation exchange sites. The outcome is the restoration of soil structure and the prevention of sodium build up resulting in vigorous plant growth.