Scotts is unveiling three new, high-tech turf products that deliver optimum nourishment, protection against stress, and ensure a beautiful-looking sward all year round.
Sierraform GT - This new product range is the most powerful and well-balanced fertilizer available for golf greens. It contains both slow-release nitrogen and slow-release potassium, which create a unique dual effect. Because nitrogen is delivered slowly, there are no growth spurts after application and the plant matures more evenly. The potassium ensures a stronger plant which is more resilient to external stresses such as cold, heat, drought and wear.
Sierraform GT comes in small, uniform granules which are easy to spread and disperse quickly into the soil. Each granule has exactly the same quantity and combination of nutrients, which means even growth and beautiful colour.
EfFect - A new iron liquid containing seaweed that uses Scotts' slow-release technology to ensure a gradual release for up to eight weeks. It also gives an almost immediate effect of greening the turf while hardening the sward to help withstand stress.
Greenmaster Organic - Scotts is introducing this range to meet the increasing demand for fertilizers which use natural products. It is composed of a mix of organic and natural ingredients guaranteed free from disease, weeds or other contamination. This granular fertilizer provides the grass plant with essential nutrients and stimulates soil microorganisms in one treatment. There are three products to choose from; high nitrogen and high potassium for fine turf, and Sportsmaster Oranic, a high nitrogen version for sports outfields.
Also on the stand for the first time, Scotts is showing a range of renowned grass seed varieties from Turf-Seed Inc, and Tee 2 Green, of the USA. These include the specialist bentgrass Penn A and Penn G ranges, and the salt tolerant creeping red fescue Seabreeze GT.
Making its first appearance at BTME is the SierrablenPlus range of longer-lasting fertilizers that use innovative coating technology to ensure an improved grass green-up and a longer-lasting effect of at least three months.
The company will also be showing a selection of proven products such as turf growth regulator Primo MAXX, pond and lake algae control ProCrystal, Greenmaster Liquids fertilizers, and turf fungicide Heritage.
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Photo caption: Scotts' new EfFect iron liquid has been used on the darker section on the right of this fairway. The clear result is an improved green-up of the turf.