0 Floratine International new product launch

Floratine International new product launch

BTME 2005 Stand Q 25

Football tests new greens protection product

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Following rigorous trials on some of the world's busiest winter sports pitches, Floratine launch their patented product Turgor, the company's new protective silicon product, onto the golf market.

Aimed specifically at Creeping Bent greens grasses, Turgor increases the plant's ability to withstand wear, hastens recovery, and reduces pitch marks and the likelihood of devoting.

David Snowden, European technical manager for the company says that Turgor is the only form of silicon that is absorbed through the leaf, and therefore mobile throughout the plant, rather than coating the surface.

"For this reason, Turgor strengthens the plant from the inside," he explains, "not only enabling it to withstand the wear and tear of play, but also rendering the sward less prone to disease. We've tested the product at Rasunda, Sweden's National Stadium during the football season, and conditions don't get much tougher than that."

Turgor comes in 2 x 10 litre cans, and for peak protection should be applied every one to two weeks during the growing season. The alternative is to apply 2 to 3 days before special events or tournaments, or when Turf Managers judge that the greens will suffer heavy traffic.

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