“Turf Dietitian has completely changed my fertility programs for the better, reducing nutrient inputs + increasing turf quality. This tissue and soil testing are now staples in my agronomic programs.”
Paul B. Latshaw MSM, Award-Winning CGCS
Merion Golf Club
Turf Quality and Job security.
The job description of a Golf Course Superintendent encompasses hundreds of specialized skills, one of which is agronomics. However, most of a Superintendents’ time gets applied towards everything but agronomics. Unfortunately, no matter how great you are at problem-solving, you are judged on turf quality. The better the turf quality, the more job security you have.
At Turf Dietitian, all we focus on is agronomics. We study to comprehend soil structure, soil chemistry, water, plant anatomy, and environmental stress on a molecular level. Our goal is to help secure your position by providing superior data, which enables you to produce the best quality turf possible.
Turf Dietitian is better than eyes when it comes to…
- NUTRIENT UPTAKE
- BALANCING DIET
- SOIL STRUCTURE
- PHYSICAL + ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR
MANAGEMENT + MEDIATION
“It has been neat to see how little the plant needs. I have always been a bit of a minimalist and I have become even more so after using your testing. I changed the water source for foliar feeding my greens and have seen sodium levels go down in the plant. The greens have never been firmer and faster. Thanks again.”
Lake Bluff, IL
If you’re using inefficient nutrient sources and feeding the plant unnecessary nutrients, you may as well be fertilizing with ground-up dollar bill$.
DIALED-IN RESULTS… Week over week, month over month, year over year. Our clients make Turf Dietitian an essential part of their nutritional programs. Whether you want it green or lean, we DIAL-IN what works for YOUR TURF.
New clients continue to learn that so much of what’s regularly applied is wasted – Product, Water, Time, and Money – will now equate to healthier turf, happier clients, and a wealth of freed-up resources. Be more in the know, equipped with not just data but the experienced agronomic analysis to give you the formula for success that starts paying for itself the first week.
“No matter the size of your budget, Turf Dietitian helps you dial-in your program to save your club money while getting better results, using the right amount of product.”
Michael Thomas, GCS
The Country Club at Mirasol
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
WHAT THE FACTS DO
Science is power. it makes sense and it is what’s real.
Generational legacy in farming, coupled with careers in agronomy as golf course Superintendents, is what birthed Turf Dietitian testing and analysis by Mike Hamilton, CCA, and Charles Dayton, CCA.
Prescription without diagnosis is malpractice.
Without the science, all we are doing in the turf industry is making our best guess of what our grounds need to thrive. That was then, before Turf Dietitian. Now, Turf Dietitian delivers the SCIENCE to KNOW.
EXPERIENCED SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS
POWER TO TRACK TRENDS AND AFFECT OUTCOMES
PRECISELY + EFFICIENTLY
This power GROWS and STRENGTHENS over TIME.
The compounding power of testing is why Turf Dietitian near never loses an account or turf manager client. Our dialed-in evaluation and recommendations increase conditions, reduce waste, and have the most positive impact. Clients realize immediately that their programs become more efficient moments after they get their first soil and tissue test results and analysis back. Wherever life leads clients, Turf Dietitian remains a mainstay in their turf management arsenal and career.
More and more superintendents are moving towards preventive nutritional programs, and Turf Dietitian is the 1-stop, proven team that results in optimal turf management. Period.
“Weekly tissue testing has opened my eyes to the amount of product I’ve wasted for many years. If supers aren’t using Turf Dietitian, they are missing out on the health benefits of a balanced plant.”
Andrew J. Jorgensen, CGCS
On Top of the World Communities, Inc.
CHANGING THE GAME
We provide SUPER-insights that make turf managers SUPER-heroes to their membership. Board and committee members are not as apt to dispute measurable scientific data, especially when it shows progress. Turf Dietitian’s comprehensive data and analysis benefit turf managers’ positions on every level – from the greens to the meeting rooms.
KNOW YOUR TURF from the inside out.
6 Factors of Agronomy
1. Soil Structure: The house for your plant. Bad or Poor soil = Bad or Poor turf quality.
2. Irrigation Water: The largest single carrier of nutrient content, testing is essential to understand nutrient levels in soil reserve to determine what methods are required to correct plant deficiencies.
3. Soil Reserve: Accumulated nutrients stored in the soil that only get released through a natural or chemical reaction.
4. Soil Solution: The nutrients readily available for plant consumption in the liquid portion of the soil from the irrigation content. What’s available now for the plant to consume?
5. Tissue Testing: The level of nutrients your plant is absorbing. Allows us insight to diagnose deficiencies, sufficiencies, and abundance of nutrients in the plant.
6. Physical Factors: Measures pH, nutrient holding capacity (CEC), and percentage of organic matter. This calculation shows the proportion of air and water pores in the soil.
“Experiencing great results after only one year, we cannot afford to not use Turf Dietitian. I would recommend them to any turfgrass professional. Your golf course and membership will thank you.”
Steve Thomas, GCS
Newport Coast, CA
WHAT WE DO
We dial-in the facts for you.
TURF TESTING to see what your plants are absorbing.
SOIL TESTING to see the quality of nutrition available to the plants.
Establish how PHYSICAL and ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS affect your soil and turf tissue.
Analyze data to suggest adjustments that DIAL-IN SPRAY RATIOS + APPLICATIONS based on nutrient levels, conditions and absorption.
“Turf Dietitian’s service pays for itself each and every month, saving the golf course much more than the service cost. We also produce a better and healthier product because of Turf Dietitian.”
David Levin, GCS
Country Club of Winter Haven
Winter Haven, FL
It’s what’s ideal for your turf.
We do not push designer products or brand names. Use what you like.
In real-time, we help you track what nutrient deficiencies matter to your plants through scientific data and compound measurements.
- The nutrients your plants need
- How effectively are nutrients being delivered to your plants
- Your plants’ freedom and access to absorb the nutrients around them
- The absorption levels of the nutrients your plants need for optimal health
- How environmental factors affect your plants’ nutrient intake
- We also provide free phone consultations at any time