Mark Snell, Golf Course Superintendent at Treyburn Country Club in Durham, NC discusses the success he has had using OARS PS in his greens program.
Moisture Management Solution
Kelp Extract with Soil Wetting Agents
AQM Tougher Turf is a balanced formulation of a highly refined, enriched kelp extract and a surfactant to be used in conjunction with proven turfgrass programs. The kelp extract in AQM is produced from fresh ascophyllum nodosum and is extracted using physical cell burst technology that preserves the cytoplasm, auxins, cytokinins, nutrients, and amino acids in their natural state. The cytokinins and auxins in AQM are biologically active metabolic enhancers that initiate the formation of lateral and secondary roots causing greater root mass. This action allows an increase in the root system’s effective area of absorption allowing for better nutritional uptake. The surfactant in AQM provides for increased infiltration and more uniform distribution of water into the root zone which also aids in distributing the kelp extract evenly throughout the root zone. Research has shown that turfgrass treated with cytokinins and auxins, such as found in AQM, consistently enhanced antioxidant concentration, chlorophyll content, photosynthetic activity and conditioned the plant to improve its tolerance to environmental stresses.
• Encourages root development and root mass
• Increases plant resistance to environmental and cultural stresses
• Establishes uniform movement of water into and through the soil profile
• Provides enhanced disease tolerance
• Improves patterns of wetting and re-wetting
• Enhances plant vigor and color
• Money back guarantee
Golf, Lawns, and Sports Turf
Apply 3 ounces per 1,000 ft² in 1 to 2 gallons of water (10 L/ha in 400 to 800 L) at 30 to 45 day intervals or as needed.
Irrigate after each application to remove the surfactant from the plant surfaces.
Inject 1 gallon per acre (10 L/ha) at 30 to 45 day intervals or as needed.
2 to 3 weeks after germination or transplant, apply 3 ounces per 1,000 ft² in 1 to 2 gallons of water (10 L/ha in 400 to 800 L). Apply a follow-up application at bloom set. Irrigate after each application to remove the surfactant from the plant surfaces.
Immediately following sod installation, apply 3 ounces per 1,000 ft² in 1 gallon of water (10 L/ha in 400 L). Follow up with normal turf program. Irrigate after each application to remove the surfactant from the plant surfaces.
Apply when hand watering
As summer descends upon us, dialing up your moisture management becomes even more important. At times, your turf will need some supplemental watering to even out your profile. Utilizing nothing more than your current irrigation system and an AQUA-AID Solution's pellet can accomplish this.
Utilizing PBS150® with your potted and bedded plants will help gain efficiencies in your operation. Making regular applications of PBS150 will help reduce the amount of water needing to be applied to your plants, providing savings in both water and labor.
Understanding why an early season surfactant application is beneficial can best be demonstrated using a slinky.
In 2015 we evaluated the efficacy of OARS PS in providing winter hydration to putting greens. Our focus was to provide research based facts that OARS PS could provide the following for turfgrass managers:
Golf course turfgrass managers share their successes when incorporating AQUA-AID Solutions' PBS150 into their agronomic programs.
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