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Fertigation Helps Save Water


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Ask ten people on the street what fertigation is and you’ll probably get a couple of blank stares, and a few different guesses. Simply put, fertigation is the ability to use an irrigation system to deliver nutrients and supplements to a landscape effectively and efficiently.   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Jeff Gilmore

Indiana Issued Water Shortage Warning


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The continuing, severe Midwest drought has caused the entire state of Indiana to be issued a water shortage warning. The warning was issued by the state’s Department of Natural Resources    More
 
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Biostimulants: A New Wave for Fertilizers


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THERE WAS A TIME WHEN Bionutrition, or biofertility as some prefer, was a misunderstood and under-appreciated approach to plant health.   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fall Fertilization...Timing is Everything


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According to the popular 1960’s song, “To everything there is a season—a time to plant, a time to reap.” Perhaps, if Pete Seeger had been a landscape contractor, he would have written, “A time to plant and a time to fertilize.” And if Seeger had been a landscape contractor, given only one season to fertilize, he would have chosen the fall. Why would he choose the fall? The answer is quite simple. Of all the seasons, fall is the best time of the year for feeding your lawn because this is the time, just before it goes dormant, for the turf to store nutrients to sustain it over the cold winter months.   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Fertilizers: Organic vs Chemical


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With the ‘going green’ movement gaining momentum, are the tables turning in the world of fertilizers? In the beginning, soil nourishment came from the natural process of decomposing leaves, grass clippings, manure, etc.    More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Fertigation: Using Your Irrigation System to Correct the Feast


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The application of fertilizers through an irrigation system has been used effectively in agriculture for decades.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Fertilization Can Help Turf Withstand Traffic


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Every landscape manager has them, places where turf just won't survive because people take short cuts.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Fertilizer: Knowing What`s In the Bag


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In Little Shop of Horrors, a down-on-his-luck shopkeeper’s assistant named Seymour discovers a rare plant species that brings him fame and fortune. The plant is christened Twoey (short for Audrey II), after Seymour’s secret love, Audrey. But Twoey is no ordinary plant. He is, in fact, an alien that lives off of human blood. “Feed me, Seymour, feed me!” he cries. And Seymour has no choice but to open up his veins in reply.    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

Fertigation: Tap into the Benefits


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Simply put, fertigation is the combination of fertilization with irrigation. It uses the irrigation system to deliver a slow, steady supply of nutrients to the entire landscape.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Fertilizer: The A-B-Cs of the N-P-K


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HOW DID YOU FIRST LEARN TO PUT down pavers for a patio? To install an irrigation system? To operate a riding lawnmower? More likely than not, you learned by doing it.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007