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 Mike Hamilton, CCA & President of Turf Dietitian Most likely, it has been a stressful summer on your lawn due to the unusual weather patterns this year. If your lawn has come through this summer in good condition, you should declare yourself or your lawn care company an expert. Most properties will have… Read More »
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 »
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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.