Our sulfur-coated urea (SCU) is the most advanced on the market and is the only SCU with a protective polymer layer around the urea, ensuring that each granule delivers a consistent and more predictable nutrient release for green turf.
There are approximately 16,000 total golf facilities in the United States, over 8,000 in Canada, and 11,000 in the rest of the world. Agrium Advanced Technologies fertilizer brands have been trusted for decades by golf course superintendents in all continents. Leading brands like Nitroform, Nutralene, and Polyon have become standards in many programs and newer technologies like XCU and Duration offer even more great options for professional turf managers.
Superintendents manage 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, traffic from golfers and carts 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.
Nitrogen is the most important nutrient to maintaining plant health, but potassium is a close second. It is particularly important in golf course turf that endures a lot of traffic and wear and tear. Potassium, often referred to as potash, enables the turf to better withstand stress and recover more quickly. Agrium Advanced Technologies 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.
Our slow-release and controlled-release fertilizers are designed for consistent performance in golf course 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 golf course turf.