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Organo-Mineral Fertilisers

Organo-Mineral Fertilisers: Over two years ago Indigrow embarked on changing the make-up of our Impact fertilisers to take account of a move towards a more balanced approach to nutrition and soil biology, primarily by changing the base material from a chemically inert filler to an organic source.

This organic source will act as a food source for the naturally occurring soil flora and fauna. All of the organic sources we use are plant based and GM free.

Organo-Mineral Fertilisers

Organo-Mineral Fertilisers

Since their introduction in 2019, we have been supplying our ImpactPlus range to this specification. When we introduced our Quantum products for 2020, we also continued our commitment to this more organic approach.

As well as both the ImpactPlus and Quantum granular fertilisers, our Humik granular fertilisers and our Impact Organic 14-2-8 products also conform to the organo-mineral standards.

E.U. Organo-Mineral Fertilisers

To be classified as E.U. Organo-Mineral Fertilisers, Organic Carbon should be greater than 7.5% and an Organic Nitrogen content greater than 0.5%.

The Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio

The C/N ratio of all the products is extremely low, eliminating the risk that the soil micro-organisms will “steal” nitrogen from the soil and tie it up as they break down the carbon, which makes the nitrogen unavailable to a crop.

Additional Benefits

In addition to the benefit of being classed as organo-mineral, all of the ImpactPlus products have the additional benefit of our unique bio-stimulant coating, ‘Asset’.

Our ImpactPlus ‘Asset’ coated range of fine turf fertilisers are highly effective on all soil types with differing base nutrient levels, and are proven to help improve turf vigour and root density.

When stressed, plants naturally produce osmolytes to help combat the environmental stresses. Production is favoured under water-deficit or salt stress as they provide stress tolerance to cell without interfering cellular function.

Asset is one of a group of these osmolyte compounds and is extracted from a plant species which has naturally occurring high levels.

Asset helps overcome plant stress and aids recovery by:

  • Osmotic Regulation
  • Cell Membrane Protection
  • Reduction in Free Radical Production
  • Protection of Photosynthetic Biochemical Pathways

Our bio-stimulant, Asset, has been proven in independent trials to increase ground cover of newly sown seed, increase levels of growth and recovery and improve root density.

For more information visit www.indigrow.com/organo-mineral-turf-fertilisers

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Headland’s range of specialist fertilisers

Headland’s range of specialist fertilisers: With thoughts beginning to turn to the application of early season nutrition, Headland Amenity have a wide range of fertiliser products to get growth going this spring.

Multigreen® CRF is a popular choice with golf and sports clubs alike, to overcome the efficacy issues associated with some granular feeds in high moisture situations, as nutrient release is governed solely by soil temperature.

Headland’s range of specialist fertilisers

Headland’s range of specialist fertilisers

Multigreen® features urea or potassium nitrate prills within a permeable polymer-resin coating which start to release their solubilised nutrients once soil temperatures rise above 6oc – in line with grass growth. Nutrient availability is gentle and controlled by temperature alone, avoiding ‘flush’ growth and producing a strong, healthy sward that is sustained for up to six months depending on the analysis. This field longevity makes Multigreen® ideal for use on winter sports pitches and racecourses with lighter, free-draining soils.

For areas featuring heavier soil types, Headland’s XTEND® range of slow release granular and soluble fertilisers are another effective option – providing two to three months of consistent nutrient release from a single application. Each urea prill in XTEND® granular features two components to enhance the slow-release nature of the nitrogen; NBPT which prevents the loss of ammonia nitrogen to the atmosphere by volatilisation and DCD nitrification inhibitor to slow down the conversion of ammonium to nitrate in the soil, allowing the ammonium nitrogen to be held in the soil more efficiently. In liquid form, XTEND® is an ideal tank mix partner to Clipless NT® and Elevate Fe®, creating a cost-effective spring/summer feed without excessive clippings generation.

Designed to fill the gap between traditional outfield and fine turf products, the H-Cote™ range of mini-granular controlled-release fertilisers are suitable for use in all coarse and close mown turf situations including golf tees and fairways, sports pitches and racecourses. H-Cote™ offers field longevity of three to four months thanks to the high levels (70-91%) of controlled release nitrogen, surrounded by dual-coat technology which allows for a high specific nitrogen analysis per prill while reducing the risk of nitrogen lock-off.

Specifically for fine turf, Greentec® Mosskiller Pro is an ideal spring starter or low temperature hardener on amenity turf where prolonged colour, but not too much growth, is required. In addition to its low NK analysis, providing a consistent response in cool conditions, it is an approved mosskiller, providing rapid control of moss in managed amenity turf.

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