Irrigation & Green Industry - Fertilizer http://www.igin.com/articles.sec-72-1-fertilizer.html <![CDATA[Fertigation Helps Save Water - ]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Indiana Issued Water Shortage Warning - ]]> <![CDATA[Biostimulants: A New Wave for Fertilizers - ]]> THERE WAS A TIME WHEN Bionutrition, or biofertility as some prefer, was a misunderstood and under-appreciated approach to plant health.]]> <![CDATA[Fall Fertilization...Timing is Everything - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Fertilizers: Organic vs Chemical - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Fertigation: Using Your Irrigation System to Correct the Feast - ]]> The application of fertilizers through an irrigation system has been used effectively in agriculture for decades. ]]> <![CDATA[Fertilization Can Help Turf Withstand Traffic - ]]> <![CDATA[Fertilizer: Knowing What`s In the Bag - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Fertigation: Tap into the Benefits - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Fertilizer: The A-B-Cs of the N-P-K - ]]> <![CDATA[Fertigation: Putting Landscapes on a Liquid Diet - ]]> Power Water is a vitamin-fortified, pastel-colored container of H20 that is shiny packaged, and name-branded. Photo courtesy: EZ Flo Power Water is a vitamin-fortified, pastel-colored container of H20 that is shiny packaged, and name-branded. Equally as important, it is beginn ]]> <![CDATA[Fert...Fertilize...Fertigate...Fertigation - ]]> <![CDATA[Fertilizing Lawns for Spring - ]]> The science of soil and plant management (agronomy) is rather complex; to master its principles takes years of study and education. ]]> <![CDATA[Whats in the Bag? - ]]> <![CDATA[Whats the Secret? Fertigation - ]]> His neighbors, some of whom spend many hours on their landscapes, know Bill doesn’t have much of a green thumb. He still uses the same landscaping service he’s had for many years, yet something is different. ]]> <![CDATA[Organics: An Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers - ]]> */ by Rob Gluck Before the use of chemical fertilizers, the earth and animals worked together to enhanc ]]> <![CDATA[Landscaping in China - ]]> <![CDATA[Understanding Fertilizers - ]]> Understanding what's in the fertilizer bag or bottle is the key to being successful in the landscape maintenance business today. Getting no plant response from a fertilizer application is an expensive problem. To the uninformed user fertilizer is fertilizer is fertilizer. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Unfortunately, the fertilizer manufacturing industry has helped to create some of this confusion by introducing a dizzying array of product formulations. If we focus on the fertilizers normally used in landscape maintenance we can, however, make some sense of it all.]]> <![CDATA[Fertility from a Professional's Perspective - ]]> Like a skilled chef, a professional landscape manager takes pride in providing a well-balanced diet for those under his care. Furthermore, as a chef can be the backbone of a restaurant's reputation, skilled landscape technicians can build the reputation of their companies, too.

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