Turf fertilisers

Compo's Vitanica liquid foliar fertilisers are already well proven on the continent and four formulations are now available in the UK from the company's network of distributors for turf-related products.

A feature of all the formulations is seaweed extracts, which provide phytohormones, amino acids and vitamins that encourage root development, improve photosynthetic performance and increase resistance to disease and stress. In addition, phosphoric acid is used as the P-source, which assists in suppressing fungi.

Vitanica RZ has a 5-0-5 NPK formulation with the addition of Bacillus amyloliquifaciens Strain R6-CDX, which out-competes harmful pathogens in the root zone and inhibits their spread. Application is recommended as a preventive measure before periods of known disease pressure, such as the autumn.

Vitanica P3 is a high-potassium NK formulation that is effective in improving resistance against fungal diseases. It incorporates five per cent N and 10 per cent K by weight and trace elements of boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc.

With 10 per cent silicate content, Vitanica SI is effective in strengthening cells and roots against disease and assisting grass plants to resist heat and drought stress. The NPK formulation is 5-3-7. Vitanica MC, for increased plant vitality and greening of turf, has an 11-3-7 NPK formulation with trace elements of copper, iron and manganese.

The products, supplied in 10-litre containers, are applied in concentrations of one-to-two per cent and are compatible with most turf fertilisers.

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