Headland develop Crystal Green® for Xtend fertiliser formulations
Story published at 13:18, Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
At BTME 2015 Headland Amenity will be showcasing Crystal Green®, a source of slow-release phosphorus, nitrogen and magnesium recovered from nutrient-rich UK waste water. Crystal Green makes for an eco-friendly fertiliser that enhances nutrient efficiency, while significantly reducing the risk of leaching and runoff.
Most phosphorus fertilisers are highly water soluble and rapidly react in the soil becoming unavailable for plant uptake. As turfgrass grows it produces organic acids, such as citrates, to help roots absorb nutrients. Crystal Green® is formulated with citrate-soluble phosphorus, which has low water solubility, releasing slowly in response to organic acid production, gradually supplying the soil solution with nutrients to meet plant demand. This process minimises excess phosphorus in the soil, lowering the risk of leaching and runoff while providing the turf a season-long supply of phosphorus according to the plant’s requirements. Crystal Green® granules are uncoated, 99.9% pure, dust-free, and maintain their slow-release capabilities even if cracked or broken.
Whilst the original Crystal Green® 5-28-10 formulation is suitable to aid establishment and to maintain P availability in free draining soils, it is also a perfect slow-release partner in fertiliser blends. Headland has used it successfully in their Xtend 10-10-10+2MgO product, launched at BTME this year. As well as Crystal Green®, Xtend comprises a composted organic base, seaweed meal and humic acid, and is ideal for use on golf tees, fairways and surrounds as well as winter sports pitches, cricket outfields and racecourse turf.
Also of note is Headland’s new ProTec® liquid nutrient range and improvements to the highly successful ‘Weathercheck’ location specific forecasting module – all of which feature on stand C30.
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