Bolstering Turf Against Stress with Suståne

London, England: After emerging from one of the wettest winters on record, many turf managers across the sporting spectrum are now catching-up with both the mechanical maintenance and nutritional needs of their playing surfaces.

To cope with this intensive intervention and/or periods of plant stress, Suståne’s BOLSTER Liquid Bio-stimulant has proven to be one of the most effective growth supplements on the market – its balanced blend of ingredients minimising the impact of poor-quality soils, adverse temperatures, parasitic nematodes and drought.

Formulated with 5% Iron Chelate, 4% Humic Acid and 2% Seaweed Extract, BOLSTER increases plant vigour in sub-optimal conditions by reducing the effect of stress factors.

In extensive research and field trials conducted by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, BOLSTER was found to significantly increase root mass and depth, accelerate chlorophyll production, improve moisture retention and reduce wilting.

In addition, it boosted the natural tolerance of plants to certain diseases and plant parasitic nematodes such as Root Knot and Lance nematode infected turfgrass, through the trial period conducted in Virginia.

BOLSTER is suitable for applications on golf courses, winter sports pitches and other intensively managed turf areas and can be an effective partner to overseeding operations, with significant improvements to seedling and turf establishment noted as a result. It also contributes to optimised growth in low light conditions.

One club to discover the benefits of BOLSTER Liquid are Brighton and Hove Golf Club in England, where the Bio-stimulant has become a staple in their greenkeeping arsenal.

“We’ve used Suståne’s BOLSTER Liquid here for the last seven years,” said Course Manager Jason Sarna. “It’s a great product for seeing us through high pressure periods, protecting the plant from abiotic stress caused by cultural practices, heat and drought stress and through the winter months when daylight hours are reduced.

“We use the BOLSTER Liquid as part of our root drench application mixed with either wetting agent or aminos, for increased soil and plant health.

“Since implementing BOLSTER as part of our nutritional programme, we have noticed a definite increase in plant health and rooting, and the colour response after application is a fantastic added bonus.”

BOLSTER is best applied monthly at a rate of 9.46L per Ha in 300-800L water depending on the application target area. It can be applied flexibly as part of a foliar spray mixed with PGR, or in a root drench spray mixed with a chosen wetting agent.

*Suståne is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

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