Brimpton, Berkshire, England: Turf grass experiences ‘stress’ from a wide range of factors. These include drought, water logging, salinity, compaction and mowing height. These symptoms of stress can cause a reduction in chlorophyll production.
Indigrow’s Asset Gold has been developed as targeted stress relief of abiotic stress in a concentrated formulation for increased rapid impact.
The formulation is based on sustainable, naturally produced plant osmolytes, specifically aimed at countering many stressful situations including anaerobic, drought and saline conditions.
The raw materials are derived from plants which have evolved in harsh environments and produce significant amounts of these amino acids in order to survive. These osmolytes keep the osmotic balance of the plant cells to enhance functionality of the organelles, maintain turgidity and reduce the impact and subsequent damage of reactive oxygen species.
One of the natural defence mechanisms of plants to the many turf grass stresses is to increase the production of the amino acid Proline, which reduces the damaging ‘Free Radicals’ which attack plant cells.
“Our latest trial work highlights the impact Asset Gold has on the natural ability of plants to produce a range of amino acids, including Proline, as well as increasing chlorophyll levels,” said Brian Croose, Asean Regional Manager for Indigrow, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“Due to the targeted osmolytes, plant health was maintained by balanced osmotic regulation, cell membrane protection, reduction in free radicals and, therefore, protection of photo-synthetic and biological pathways,” he added.
Asset Gold is a plant bio-stimulant specifically used when plants are under stress from extreme climatic conditions, poor soil environment, including salinity, water logging and drought, as well as pest and disease attack. It contains an amino acid derivative which is extracted exclusively from plant species that naturally exhibit resistance to abiotic stress.
Asset Gold is an osmolyte and plays a role in maintaining cell water balance. It also stimulates a plant’s natural production of essential amino acids, such as proline.
Among the main benefits of Asset Gold are:
- Naturally derived plant stress relief agent containing amino acids.
- Helps maintain ideal water balance within the plant cells.
- Stimulates a plant’s natural production of amino acids, including proline.
- Highly concentrated to offer a very low application rate.
To offer maximum plant stress relief, Asset Gold should be applied at the low rate of just 1-3 lts/ha to managed amenity turf.