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Germinal’s Anti-Stress Fertiliser

Germinal’s Anti-Stress Fertiliser: No matter how naturally resistant a grass cultivar is to diseases such as fusarium, an unhealthy or nutrient deficient sward won’t be able to withstand the disease pressures associated with the onset of wetter and colder autumn conditions. 

Greenkeepers are therefore advised to remember that feeding the sward goes beyond applying the main three macro-nutrients: N, P & K, and should include additional micro-nutrients, namely magnesium and iron, which can bolster tolerance to disease and cold conditions.

Germinal's Anti-Stress Fertiliser

Germinal’s specialist G13 Protekt and G14 Alleviate Fe fertilisers are formulated to provide the necessary nutrients to protect grass swards at crucial times such as during the onset of cooler autumn and winter conditions.

G13 ProteKt is a 3-0-22 (+3% Fe) anti-stress fertiliser. Containing 22% potash and 3% iron, it can be used during the autumn and winter to harden turf, heighten sward colour and prevent disease attack. Used at this time of year, G13 ProteKt enhances wear tolerance, protects the sward from frost damage and enables quicker recovery in the subsequent spring.

G13 ProteKt can also be applied in the spring and summer when its high potassium content aids transpiration control in dry periods and fortifies the drought tolerance of grass plants.

G14 Alleviate Fe is a 4-0-10 (+8% Fe) fertiliser which is ideal for protecting high value turf areas such as sports fields, golf greens and tees and bowling greens throughout the growing season, but especially during the autumn and winter months. G14 Alleviate Fe contains magnesium, a vital component of chlorophyll, which helps to maintain good metabolism of energy for healthy plant growth. Its high iron content improve resistance to disease and ensures quick greening throughout the growing season without causing any intense flushes of growth. G14 Alleviate Fe also helps to control and inhibit moss.

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Germinal’s 100% Organic Fertiliser

Germinal’s 100% Organic Fertiliser: Germinal has added a 100% organic slow release fertiliser, which promotes soil health and enables grass swards to withstand disease pressure, to its expanding range of specialist amenity grass care products.

G7 Bio Builder is a granulated 5-3-8 NPK fertiliser which also contains 8% CaO and 0.5% Mg.*  It can be used at any time during the growing season but is especially effective when used immediately after fine turf swards on golf greens, golf tees and sports pitches have been renovated or aerated.

Germinal's 100% Organic Fertiliser

The new fertiliser’s 100% organic composition enhances sand-based soil profiles by providing naturally occurring rhizobacteria with a viable and consistent supply of organic material on which to feed.  This in turn stimulates natural biological activity within the rhizosphere and enhances the cation and nutrient exchange capacity of the rootzone, thereby improving the sward’s natural ability to put down healthy new growth and to fight off infection and disease.  Its mini-granular (1-2mm) formulation ensures the fertiliser breaks down quickly and is rapidly dispersed throughout the rootzone for immediate uptake.

“G7 Bio Builder releases a steady and predictable supply of nutrients over a period of 12-16 weeks, during which time it encourages the growth of beneficial microbes within the soil profile.  This subsequently allows improved root development and increases the sward’s resistance to soil borne pathogens,” explains Richard Brown, Germinal Amenity Sales Manager.

“Applying G7 Bio Builder regularly throughout the year, typically from April onwards, provides a controlled and sustainable supply of organic material which enables the soil’s naturally occurring and beneficial rhizobacteria to flourish.  This in turn ensures the sward is in prime condition, enabling it to withstand disease and infection pressures and also to tolerate heat stress.”

G7 Bio Builder is recommended for application at a spreading rate of 70g/m2.

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Germinal’s New Sales Representative

Germinal’s New Sales Representative: Germinal has recruited Alex Beesley as its new Amenity Technical Sales Representative for South Wales, the South Midlands and the South West of England.

Based from his home in Rugby, Alex will provide technical sales support to Germinal’s customers throughout his region and will be responsible for promoting the company’s popular range of Grade-A sports and amenity grass seed mixtures to golf course greenkeepers, turf growers, sports groundsmen and landscapers.

Germinal's New Sales Representative

Alex will also be responsible for promoting Germinal’s specialist amenity fertiliser range which includes conventional compound products as well as liquid and phased-release fertilisers and specialist sward conditioners.  Alex will also promote Germinal’s range of regional and general landscaping wildflower seed mixtures.

Alex joins Germinal with a wealth of sales and marketing experience within the golf and grounds maintenance sectors: he has previously held positions with DBS Leoch Ltd and Midlands Grounds Machinery where he was responsible for developing new sales accounts and providing class-leading levels of aftersales and service support.

Prior to this Alex was the sales and marketing manager for The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel and Spa and more latterly had his own golf consultancy business, acting as a golf sales agent for JS International.

Alex can be contacted via the following:

Mobile: 07795 416391

Email: alex.beesley@germinal.com

Web: www.germinalamenity.com

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Germinal’s New Amenity Website

Germinal’s New Amenity Website: A new, amenity specific website has been launched by Germinal, designed with the aim of making it easier for groundsmen to get the very best results from their pitches, training grounds and other sports facilities.

The new website, available here, contains all the information professional groundsmen and turfcare professionals need to optimise the performance of their sports facilities, including complete specifications and usage guides for Germinal’s Grade ‘A’ range of sports-specific grass seed mixtures as well as full details of its specialist fertilisers and range of general landscaping products.

Germinal's New Amenity Website

“As well as investing in research and development to bring new grass cultivars and turf care products seeds to the sports amenity sector, we are also conscious of the industry’s appetite for the latest advice in terms of making sports pitches perform to their best potential,” explains Richard Brown, Germinal Amenity Sales Manager.

“Our popular range of ‘Grade A’ grass seed mixtures is always evolving to ensure our sports specific products remain the best available.  The new website has therefore been developed to make it easier for new and existing customers to get ‘Sow Much More’ from their facilities by keeping them abreast of our evolving range of products and to enable them to specify the most appropriate products to suit each site’s specific needs.

“The new website also contains a collection of advice guides and video resources which cover a range of topics from over-seeding ‘how-to’ guides, to detailed explanations of the importance of soil pH and nutrient management.”

The website also contains downloadable fertiliser plans which have been designed by Germinal’s FACTS (Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme) qualified experts to enable everyone from novice groundsmen to professional stadium managers to get the best results from their facilities.

The new website also features a ‘Product Selector’ tool which makes it as easy for groundsmen to find the most appropriate products for their projects.

“Our sports specific seed mixtures contain only the very best quality cultivars,” Richard Brown adds.  “However, with such a wide variety of options to choose from, specifying the right mixture  of seed for individual site can be a daunting and time-consuming process.  Our new Product Selector streamlines this process, using step-by-step recommendations to help groundsmen to select the most appropriate seed mixture.  And, just as before, any orders placed before 2pm will be shipped and delivered the next working day.”

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Benefits Of Germinal’s New Ryegrass

Benefits Of Germinal’s New Ryegrass: On Thursday 6th September, Germinal will be attending the FutureScape Scotland show, incorporating ScotHort, at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, with a focus on its upgraded range of landscaping mixtures, with a particular emphasis on the inclusion of new-for-2018 creeping perennial ryegrass cultivar, Zurich, which offers increased wear tolerance and fast sward recovery.

Zurich scores 6.5 for live ground cover and 6.3 for visual merit, making it one of the best-performing creeping perennial ryegrasses on Table S1 of the BSPB’s Turfgrass Seed 2018 booklet.  It is a fine-leaved variety that also exhibits high resistance to insects and nematode attack due to naturally high endophyte levels, as well as good persistence and a creeping growth habit which aids sward recovery.

Benefits Of Germinal's New Ryegrass

Zurich now features as standard in three of Germinal’s landscaping seed mixtures; A3 Embankments and Drought, A18 Road Verge & Embankments and A19 All Purpose Landscaping (see below for full specifications).

“A3 has traditionally been the industry’s go-to seed mixture for stabilising embankments due to its high percentage of creeping fescues and bentgrasses which bind the soil together,” explains Richard Brown, Amenity Sales Manager for Germinal.  “The addition of Zurich gives this popular seed mixture the added benefits associated with a perennial ryegrass: speed of establishment, the ability to germinate in colder temperatures, and the ability to rapidly recover from damage caused by excessive wear.  For A18 and A19, the addition of Zurich further enhances the ability of these mixtures to recover from wear with minimal intervention.

“Zurich exhibits an excellent creeping habit, which binds manufactured soils together quickly and effectively thereby preventing gully erosion and loss of soil.  It’s ability to self-regenerate gives added protection during the winter and slowly helps damaged swards to repair themselves with minimal additional physical intervention.  It also makes the improved seed mixtures more effective in cooler temperatures at the beginning and end of the growing season.”

Germinal’s landscaping seed mixtures can be ordered online from the company’s new website (www.germinalamenity.com) which also contains all the information landscape architects need to optimise the performance of their amenity facilities: the website includes complete specifications and usage guides for Germinal’s Grade ‘A’ range of landscaping grass seed and wildflower mixtures for everything from low maintenance reclaimed land to saline road verges, shaded habitats, fine lawns and an array of natural habitats.  All product details can be easily cut and pasted into external documents, making it simple for landscape architects to insert them directly into the appropriate project specification.

“As well as constantly investing in research and development to bring first class grass and wildflower seeds and turf care products to the landscaping sector, we are also conscious of the constant need to provide the industry with the latest news and advice,” Richard Brown adds.

Benefits Of Germinal's New Ryegrass

“The new website has therefore been developed to make it easier for new and existing customers to keep abreast of our developing range of products and to enable them to specify the most appropriate products to suit each site’s individual requirements.

“We’ve populated the new website with a collection of advice guides and video resources covering a range of useful topics from simple over-seeding and sowing ‘how-to’ guides, to more detailed explanations of the importance of key success factors such as soil pH, the use and application of macro and micro nutrients and how to physically manage recently renovated and established swards and amenity landscapes.”

The website also contains a selection of standardised fertiliser plans – written and designed by Germinal’s FACTS (Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme) qualified experts – to enable everyone from novice gardeners to professional turf growers to get the best results from their amenity facilities.

The new www.germinalamenity.com website also features a ‘Product Selector’ tool which has been designed to make it as easy and simple as possible for landscape architects to find the most appropriate grass or wildflower products for each project’s specific needs.

A range of CPD resources and seminar details has also been added: landscape architects can contact their local Germinal technical specialist who will be happy to visit them to provide more detail on a range of topics such as how to establish and maintain wildflowers and understanding the latest plant nutrition protocols.

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Germinal’s New Amenity Website

Germinal’s New Amenity Website: Germinal has confirmed the launch of a brand new, amenity specific website aimed at making it easier for landscape architects and sports turf professionals to get the very best results from their amenity spaces.

 The new website, www.germinalamenity.com, contains all the information landscape architects and turf professionals need to optimise the performance of their amenity facilities: the website includes complete specifications and usage guides for Germinal’s Grade ‘A’ range of landscaping and sports grass seed mixtures as well as full details of its grass and wildflower landscaping mixtures for everything from low maintenance reclaimed land to saline road verges, shaded habitats, fine lawns and an array of natural habitats.  All product details can be easily cut and pasted into external documents, making it simple for landscape architects to insert them directly into the appropriate project specification.

Germinal's New Amenity Website

“As well as constantly investing in research and development to bring first class grass and wildflower seeds and turf care products to the landscaping and sports turf sectors, we are also conscious of the constant need to provide the industry with the latest news and advice,” explains Richard Brown, Germinal Amenity Sales Manager.

“Our popular range of ‘Grade A’ grass seed mixtures is always evolving to ensure our sports and landscaping specific products remain the best available.  The new website has therefore been developed to make it easier for new and existing customers to keep abreast of our developing range of products and to enable them to specify the most appropriate products to suit each site’s individual requirements.

“We’ve also populated the new website with a collection of advice guides and video resources covering a range of useful topics from simple over-seeding and sowing ‘how-to’ guides, to more detailed explanations of the importance of key success factors such as soil pH, the use and application of macro and micro nutrients and how to physically manage recently renovated and established swards and amenity landscapes.”

The website also contains a selection of standardised fertiliser plans – written and designed by Germinal’s FACTS (Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme) qualified experts – to enable everyone from novice gardeners to professional turf growers to get the best results from their amenity facilities.

The new www.germinalamenity.com website also features a ‘Product Selector’ tool which has been designed to make it as easy and simple as possible for landscape architects to find the most appropriate products for each project’s specific needs.  “As well as our extensive Grade ‘A’ range of landscaping specific grass seed mixtures, our portfolio also includes a wide range of ‘Regional Environmental’ and ‘General Landscaping’ wildflower mixtures.

“These products, which contain only the very best quality grass and wild flower seeds – including an extensive selection of 100% native species – enable landscape architects to choose the most appropriate wild flower and/or grass seed mixtures to suit their specific project,” Richard Brown adds.  “However, with such a wide variety of options to choose from, specifying the right products for each individual project can often be a time-consuming, and, at times, confusing process.  We’ve therefore developed an interactive configurator tool which streamlines the process and makes it fast and simple for landscape architects to select the best products for each project.  And, just as before, any orders placed before 2pm will be shipped and delivered the next working day.”

A new section, which contains details of a range of CPD resources and seminars, has also been added: landscape architects can contact their local Germinal technical specialist who will be happy to visit them to provide more detail on a range of topics such as how to establish and maintain wildflowers and understanding the latest plant nutrition protocols.