Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Our jobs may depend on this puzzle, so how good are you at solving problems? As a superintendent, I found this exercise to be a fun way to start conversations around the complexities of plant health. What I now refer to as the Turf Dietitian… Read More »
Written by Tyler Sherwood, Accounts & Marketing Director Turf Dietitian, Inc. Ingenuity is the glue that binds all the moving parts of a grounds maintenance crew. The new year has arrived, and the unpredictability of life remains intact, so how do we manage our minds to keep managing turf? Dealing with the uncertainty of today is… 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 »
Nutrient of the Month – Sodium – Even though sodium is an essential element, we rarely think of it as part of our nutritional programs. Sodium is typically that evil nutrient that quickly becomes destructive to plants and soil structure. Because of osmotic pressure, moderate levels of sodium can suck moisture and nutrients in or out of plants, shrink roots, and diminish many of metabolic functions of a healthy plant.
Written by Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Increasing Microbial Populations by Incorporating Organic Carbon Sources If you’re looking to increase your soil’s microbial activity, you must develop or maintain a cultural program that produces an optimal environment. Or at least one more favorable in terms of aeration, moisture, pH, and organic production… Read More »