Relieve Summer Stress on Sports Fields
As we advance into the tough summer months, DEFENSE becomes the name of the game. We offer some great options to help battle these harsh conditions.
Armament Concentrate is an excellent product for overall health, as it has a cumulative effect with multiple applications. But it is also a handy tool when it comes to the relief of overall summer stress. For instance, Armament Concentrate allows the plant to see more nutrients through the most stressful summer growth periods by buffering against nutrient tie-up throughout the season. Staying with the nutrient theme, Armament Concentrate also protects nutrients and keeps them available and in solution to the plant, permitting it to see a full suite of nutrients in the most stressful times of the growing season.
Armament Concentrate is also handy for summer stress because it will feed microbial activity. As Armament Concentrate breaks down, it feeds the microbial community in the soil.
Over time, buffering against nutrient tie-up, protecting nutrients and keeping them available in solution, and feeding the microbial community, will help with overall soil structure and flocculation. Assistance to the overall soil structure and flocculation will keep a healthy soil rhizosphere in the most stressful periods of the year.
Biowet is an excellent product to help you get your field through the rough summer months. It reduces soil surface tension and water infiltration, allowing more rain and irrigation water to reach the rootzone. More rain and irrigation water in the rootzone permits the plant to get adequate water in the most stressful parts of the year. Having proper and adequate moisture in the rootzone allows more nutrients to be in solution and available to the plant.
Heavier irrigation cycles occur on athletic fields in the summer, which means an increase in the harmful components of the irrigation water (bicarbonates, sodium, chlorine, sulfates, carbonates, excessive desirable nutrients, etc.) getting into the soil. BioWet fights this by buffering and working some of these bad actors through the profile, specifically bicarbonates.
Grow-In contains a complete nutrient analysis and helps turf recover from stress. Grow-In is formulated with a proprietary combination of carbon sources that stimulate plant biomass production, increase rooting, improve soil biological activity, and help the plant counteract abiotic stresses.
You can spray Grow-In on any area of your sports field suffering from traffic damage. Slowed growth, discoloration, and generally poor health are signs that a Grow-In application would be helpful. Spray as isolated or broad of an area as needs help to recover from traffic damage.
The general application rate for Grow-In is 9 to 15 ounces per 1,000 square feet.
Summer conditions with high temperatures and humidity create a perfect environment for disease outbreaks in turf. Zoxy-PG is a granular fungicide combining 0.31% azoxystrobin and 0.75% propiconazole. As a broad-spectrum fungicide, Zoxy-PG utilizes both root and leaf uptake to deliver preventative and curative control for up to 28 days. Zoxy-PG targets foliar, stem, and root diseases such as leaf and stem blights, leaf spots, patch diseases, anthracnose, fairy rings, mildews, molds, and rusts of turfgrass. It has 14-28 day control.
Water management on infields during the hot, dry conditions of summer is key. In-Flow is a granular soil conditioner and surfactant that influences water’s ability to flow into and throughout the profile of infield skins. This helps sports turf managers find the desired balance between water retention and movement, resulting in a better performing infield over a longer period of time.