With a long history of proven performance, our slow-release nitrogen sources are among the safest and longest lasting in the market today, ensuring optimal quality turfgrass by providing a consistent and uniform slow-release of nitrogen.
There are over 700,000 athletic fields in the United States, and they vary from intensively managed professional sports team surfaces to low maintenance athletic fields in local parks. Regardless of how much time and money is spent, all athletic fields need nutrients to maintain healthy turf. Nitrogen plays a key role in turfgrass' ability to recuperate and grow new turf following damage during games. Potassium, often referred to as potash, enables the turf to better withstand stress and recover more quickly. Agrium Advanced Technologies (AAT) manufactures controlled-release potassium products under the Polyon and Duration brand names that can provide a slow steady release of potash to turfgrass all season long.
Sports turf managers grow both warm-season and cool-season turfgrasses in a lot of different climates, many of which present very difficult growing conditions. There are many factors that must be managed such as biotic stresses like insects, weeds, and disease pressure. The weather, low cutting heights, damage from players and games are just a few of the abiotic stresses impacting turfgrasses. Plant nutrition plays an important role in decreasing risk of damage from insects, weeds or disease. Too much or too little turf growth can cause outbreaks of a number of key pests or diseases. The key is predictability and maintaining a steady slow release of nutrients to maintain optimal plant health.
Our slow-release and controlled-release fertilizers are designed for consistent performance in sports turf, both in cool and hot climates. These products spoon-feed nutrients over a defined time period, in a very efficient manner which virtually eliminates any environmental loss. You may pay a little more upfront, but you'll always save money over the course of the season.
Whatever fertilizer challenge you have we're sure to have the right product for you. In fact, no other manufacturer has as many technology options as AAT to provide steady, safer release of nutrients to maximize the growth and health of your sports turf.