Summer water management: Tips & surfactants for healthy soil, plants and saving water

Managing water is one of the primary keys to healthy turf. Whether the soil is compacted, holding too much water or draining too quickly, Geoponics has the water management tools and soil surfactants that you need to conserve water, save money and get the healthiest soil and turf possible. These earth-friendly products are among the favorites for golf course superintendents and turf care professionals worldwide.

Here are three water management products, what other turf managers have said about them and how they will work for you:

Penterra: The fastest-acting soil surfactant

 

More than just a soil surfactant. Penterra’s benefits include:

  • Increase plant nutrient uptake
  • Keep soil aerobic, increasing oxygen exchange with soil profile
  • Decrease surface tension between water, soil and plant
  • Improve growth and activity of aerobic microorganisms
  • Loosens hard clay soil
  • Breaks up hard pan and crusting
  • Dries out wet areas
  • Reduces compaction
  • Improves rooting
  • Prevents erosion
  • Improves drainage
  • Saves water
  • Easy to use
  • Fastest-acting surfactant
  • More benefits here

Golf Course Superintendent Jay Wade of Westham Golf Course May 2014: “Getting ready for rain. Got the Penterra out…”  The next day “Three inches of rain and no standing water. Penterra is a really great product. Thanks for your support!”

HydraHawk

HydraHawk:

  • Helps water penetrate compacted or arid soils
  • Aids plant life in the uptake of water
  • Aids in plants’ uptake of nutrients
  • Performance-enhancing wetting agent
  • Protected agent
  • Derived from fruit and vegetable extracts
  • Helps plants survive in extreme heat, drought and soil salinity
  • Natural sugars stimulate beneficial microbial activity in soil
  • More benefits here.

Humawet:

  • Soil penetrate and humate with added long term benefits
  • Decreases surface tension
  • Does not need to be watered in
  • Loosens hard clay soil
  • Aggregates sandy soil
  • Allows water and oxygen to reach plant roots
  • Can be applied during growing season
  • More benefits here