Precision Laboratories Q&A for Localized Dry Spot
We asked Chip Houmes, District Manager with Precision Laboratories, a few questions about localized dry spot. Learn what the symptoms of localized dry spot are, when it typically occurs, the tools we can use to combat the issue, and more in this Q&A.
What is localized dry spot and what causes it?
When does LDS usually occur?
Is LDS ever confused with diseases?
What tools can we use to combat LDS?
To combat LDS and improve soil moisture content and uniformity most people use soil surfactants.
There are two primary modes of action for soil surfactants: infiltration chemistries and hydration chemistries.
Infiltration products, such as Alypso Plus, push water into the soil. These types of products can be very helpful in both wet or dry conditions. Moving water into the soil deeper is critical in helping to alleviate LDS.
However, infiltration products alone will not help correct the water-holding ability of the soil. A hydration product is needed to bring back volumetric water content and keep it available to the turf. Products such as Vivax and Triplo contain both infiltration and hydration chemistries. Vivax has more hydration with some infiltration. Triplo has more infiltration with some hydration.
Ask your ATS rep to help prescribe the best product choice or combination to meet your needs.
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