Soluble Iron & Turf Hardeners

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Soluble iron and turf hardeners enable turf managers to apply iron evenly over turf, thereby reducing dosage rates whilst maintaining even coverage, a cost effective form of granular Iron and turf hardeners.

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Soluble Iron & Turf Hardeners

Iron (Fe) – is involved in the synthesis of chlorophyll and is essential for chloroplast and mitochondrial function due to its role within the electron transport chain. Thus, it is required for a wide range of biological functions including enzyme activation and plant respiration.

Sulphur (S) – Primarily used in the formation of amino acids. Sulphur is also necessary for chlorophyll formation and plays a role in the active metabolisation of nitrogen. Important in food, enzyme and chlorophyll production. Increasingly deficient due to clean air laws which have reduced the amount of sulphur in the atmosphere, which would have been carried into soils as acid rain.

Fertilisers containing high percentages of iron and sulphur provide an effective green up of turf surfaces without the risk of causing fresh leaf growth, which would occur following applications of nitrogen. Fresh growth which is then more susceptible to attack by fungal diseases at certain times of the year when soil temperatures are cooler and light levels lower.

Soluble products are selected on their ability to dissolve into water without leaving insoluble carriers. They often dissolve more easily in warm water and can then be diluted with cold water.