TURF & ORNAMENTALDENSER ROOT MASS FOR IMPROVED WEAR AND STRESS TOLERANCE
MODE OF ACTION
Crystal Green®’s Root-Activated™ nutrient technology releases nutrients gradually, feeding turf according to root demand.
When soil isn’t providing enough phosphorus, roots have a difficult time establishing and turf can lose vibrancy and struggle to recover from stress and disease. Crystal Green helps overcome and avoid these conditions by providing a season-long supply of Root Activated™ continuous release phosphorus, along with nitrogen and magnesium, that builds denser root mass for improved wear and stress tolerance, while also lowering the risk of phosphorus leaching and runoff.
ATTRIBUTES & BENEFITS
- Root-Activated™, continuous release phosphorus with nitrogen & magnesium
- Low salt index
- 99.6% purity
- An AAPFCO approved source of slow release nutrients
- USDA CSP Approved input
- Denser root mass
- Faster recovery
- Increased stress tolerance
- Reduced application rates and labor costs
- Reduced risk of runoff and leaching
- Available in SGN 90, 150, 300 sizes
- Uncoated, continuous-release granule is not temperature-dependent
- Dust-free crystalline granule
Cornell University: Root Mass Study
Each granule of Crystal Green delivers phosphorus, plus nitrogen and magnesium for up to 30% more root length and density
AUBURN UNIVERSITY STUDY EXAMINES PHOSPHORUS SOURCE AFFECT ON LEACHING
Auburn University Turf Grass Professor, Beth Guertal, discusses her current research study comparing the application of conventional phosphorus fertilizers and the application of Crystal Green on Bermuda grass. Preliminary findings show when phosphorus source is Crystal Green, there is a significant difference in P-retention in soil, suggesting reduced leaching with Crystal Green.
UK LANDSCAPE COMPANY RESTORES TURF HEALTH IN HIGHLY ACIDIC SOIL WITH SEVERE PHOSPHORUS DEFICIENCY
Brian McManus of Quest Landscapes, Isle of Man, needed some help with a turf field reseed, and turned to Mike Atherton of Isle of Man Farmers.
The challenges growers face in every area of the UK to produce optimum turf are varied but the Isle of Man has its own unique set as Quest Landscapes discovered when reseeding an area being grown for turf. The island has very heavy rainfall (1200mm) and acidic soils but this reseed also showed severe phosphate deficiency. With the help of a complete diagnostic recourse and input from Isle of Man Farmers, Quest Landscapes was able to completely transform the sward shown below, restoring health and vigor to the turf.
The key to the successful transformation was to ensure complete availability of any applied phosphate, which would typically be problematic with a soil pH of 4.6. Given its unique mode of action, Crystal Green experiences minimized phosphorus tie-up and, as such, was identified as the main component of the proposed restorative action. Crystal Green is a recycled phosphate fertilizer that is citrate soluble and provides a season long continuous release of phosphorus, nitrogen, and magnesium.
January 4-6, 2017