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Author(s):Fermanian, Thomas; Torello, William
Author Affiliation:Fermanian: Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Torello: Director, Research and Product Development, Converted Organics Incorporated, Boston, Massachusetts
Title:A naturally derived, soluble fertilizer for golf courses: Until recently, a naturally derived fertilizer in a sprayable formulation has not been available to superintendents
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 76, No. 11, November 2008, p. 88-91.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Water soluble fertilizers; Organic fertilizers; Leaching; Fertilization rates; Fertilization program; Quality evaluation; Fertilizer evaluation; Golf greens; Nitrogen fertilization
Abstract/Contents:Presents the results of a study evaluating a naturally derived fertilizer in a sprayable formulation. States that "in preliminary studies, turf response was similar to urea or ammonium sulfate at the same application rate as nitrogen. In 2006 and 2007, separate experiments were established at two locations to examine this response more closely." Details methods and materials used in the study, stating that "two separate experiments were established...on a Pennlinks creeping bentgrass (Agrostis palustris Huds.) native-soil putting green. The turf was mowed six days per week at 0.125 inch (3.2 millimeters) and irrigated daily...All treatments were applied at 0.0625 and 0.125 pound of actual nitrogen/1,000 square feet/application for a yearly total of 1.0 and 2.0 prounds actual nitrogen/1,000 square feet/year." Concludes that "evaluations of turf quality over the two years of the experiments showed similar quality for the same rate of nitrogen application independent of nitrogen source. The impact of NaturStim G treatments on turfgrass quality appears to be similar to that of urea or ammonium sulfate throughout each of the two years...These fertilizers provide superintendents with the opportunity to make spray applications of a naturally derived nitrogen fertilizer that is relatively safe and effective."
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Fermanian, T., and W. Torello. 2008. A naturally derived, soluble fertilizer for golf courses: Until recently, a naturally derived fertilizer in a sprayable formulation has not been available to superintendents. Golf Course Manage. 76(11):p. 88-91.
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