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June 2015 News

Chemical Programs Can Include Organic and Biological Treatments

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Biologicals represent management tools that can be incorporated into an existing fertility program based on chemistry. In other words, you can opt to use the best of both approaches. Good chemistry and good biology can work together, hand in hand.

While there are some chemical and biological treatments that are incompatible if mixed in the same tank (like fungicides and mycorrhizal fungi inoculants), both such treatments can be used with care and proper timing. Furthermore, biological treatments can restore some of the natural growth characteristics of turf, and can provide noticeable resistance to various environmental stresses. This leads to a smoother transition between warm and cool season grasses and a reduced reliance on the more expensive fertility and pest management treatments.

Of course, you will want to maintain your chemical fertility and pesticide treatments. But your turf will not be completely dependent on these inputs when it has biological partners to support its needs for water, minerals, and stress defense.

Benefits of Biological Treatments

  • Increase the organic content of the soil by adding any of various organic amendments such as an organic-based fertilizer, compost, or by mulching in the clippings.
  • Inoculate with beneficial soil bacteria that can provide a sustainable fertility effect, can stimulate root growth, or can provide disease-resistance.
  • Inoculate the turf with organic/biological products to increase its ability to withstand drought, improve mineral nutrient uptake, and achieve better seasonal transitioning between warm and cool season grasses.


Benefits of Suståne® 5-2-4 Natural Organic

  • Increases the nutrient and water holding capacity of the soil
  • Strengthens plants tolerance against hot dry conditions
  • Greater root development
  • Improves buffering against changes in soil pH
  • Increases the soil's ability to suppress plant pathogens
  • Increased soil porosity and stability for greater root development and water holding capacity

Benefits of Suståne® 8•2•4

  • Adds approximately 10% humates by weight
  • Increases microbial diversity index in soils
  • Increases the nutrient and water holding capacity of the soil
  • Enhances plant stress tolerance in any environment or soil type
  • Provides greater root development
  • Suståne 8-2-4 buffers soil pH
  • Supplies plant available Calcium and all secondary elements
  • Increases the soil's ability to suppress plant pathogens
  • Builds soil through particle aggregation, increasing permeability

Stabilized Organic Matter

All Natural Slow Release Fertilizer where designed with the knowledge that the best way to grow quality plants is to develop and maintain a healthy soil. While synthetic fertilizers supply plant growth nutrients, they do not supply the organic matter required to maintain quality plant life.

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Season long protection.

IMI plus fertilizer provides months of protection against a variety of grub species in residential and commercial turf.

Advanced combination technology.

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Superior fertilizer grade options.

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