Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA President of Turf Dietitian, Inc. When most of us think about the Theory of Evolution, the process by which living organisms develop and expand from their prehistoric forms into successful and more adaptable organisms comes to mind. My beliefs lean more towards this theory because of the overwhelming amount of… Read More »
Mike's Tips - Mike Hamilton, CCA, shares his knowledge and expertise on plant health to help golf superintendents, turfgrass professionals, and homeowners improve outcomes, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency. Check back monthly for new blog posts, especially his Nutrient of the Month column.
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA President of Turf Dietitian, Inc. Magnesium’s impact on plants: Magnesium is a secondary macronutrient essential for plant life, playing a significant role in soil structure and physical condition. Even minor magnesium deficiencies weaken a plant, making it susceptible to many ailments. However, a magnesium deficiency will cause significant stress that… Read More »
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Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Because of that century and a half old Liebig’s Law, we know that every nutrient is equally essential for plant health. However, some do more work than others when looking at nutrients’ functions. So, how important is phosphorous? Without phosphorous, there would be no life… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Many of you know me as Mike Hamilton, President of Turf Dietitian and the guy who typically discusses soil science. So you’ll find that this newsletter and stab at psychology is way out of the norm for me. I’m writing this after years of visiting… Read More »
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Sulfur’s an interesting nutrient because it falls between micro and macronutrients. Like most macronutrients, Sulfur is responsible for structural formations within a plant. In addition, Sulfur is responsible for enzyme production and reactions, like most micro-nutrients. Sulfur is often referred to as the micro-nutrient equivalent of nitrogen…. Read More »