Indigrow’s Solar Energy: Enhancing Turf Colour

Berkshire, England: Magnesium is an essential component of the chlorophyll molecule which provides the aesthetic green shades which enhance the player experience for golfers as well as the fundamental metabolic process of photo-synthesis.

Magnesium also plays a key role in nitrogen metabolism.

Along with the main roles of magnesium in plants in the formation of chlorophyll it is also has a role of enzyme activators.

“Photo-synthesis, protein formation and energy transfer all depend to a degree on an adequate supply of magnesium,” said Brian Croose, Asean Regional Manager for Indigrow, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

Soil usually contains between 0.05% and 0.5% total magnesium but only a small proportion is in forms available for plant uptake. These figures may be slightly exaggerated on sand-based turf.

Available magnesium is in the soil solution and it is held on the exchange sites of clays and organic matter (‘exchangeable magnesium’), like potassium.

However, unlike potassium, magnesium does not move from the non-exchangeable to the exchangeable forms easily.

Magnesium is an essential plant nutrient and a deficiency will affect turf quality and growth.

Solar Energy

Indigrow’s Solar Energy is a true foliar feed, containing magnesium in a readily available form, offering the following benefits:

  • Offers excellent turf colour through enhanced chlorophyll production;
  • Promotes root development and enzyme activity;
  • Boosts phosphorous utilisation;
  • Non-acidifying and sulphur-free formulation.       

Croose said: “This sulphur-free formulation, containing a high concentration of magnesium, is ideal to enhance turf colour through the increased production of chlorophyll.

“The high magnesium content also helps the turf grass plant to increase protein synthesis and enzyme activity. Solar Energy will also improve the utilisation of phosphorous already available in the soil.”

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