Wetting Agents (Water Management Products)
In Ireland water is abundant. The problem is however, that it doesn’t fall in predictable uniform amounts. Regularly watering the turf ourselves should alleviate the problem, but it isn’t that simple. Due to the nature of both soil and water, water does not uniformly wet the soil.
Water penetrates the soil unevenly, runs off or lies on the surface due to the soil being water repellent. It behaves in an erratic manner causing defects in the grass growth resulting in poor grass coverage. (See fingered flow diagram below).
In order to get the best from turf playing surfaces we need to offer nature a little help by using the range of Aquatrols water management products: These products have differing specifications and varying degrees of sophistication, but all work to make Water Wetter!
This encourages the water to work its way to where it is needed – into the root zone of the grass. (See matrix flow diagram below).
For Consistent Firm, Fast Greens
Ensures consistent moisture and air levels throughout the rootzone. Reduces surface wetness, which results in firmer playing surfaces and increased turf quality.
This unique chemistry has been tested and proven by leading turf and soil scientists world-wide.
Rate: 19L per ha, monthly (200ml/100sq m) 10L & 208L packs
More info in our Revolution PDF.
Keeps golf greens firm and dry when used as a penetrant in the winter months.
Rate: Fairways & pitches; 4 -5L /ha monthly during the growing season.
Greens; 1.75L /ha monthly as a penetrant for winter use. 10L packs
Rate: 15 L/ha initially, then 10 L /ha monthly. 10L pack
Rate: 20 L/ha. 10L pack.
TREATMENT: 1.25 kg/100m2.
Reapply at 1.25 kg/100m2 on a weekly basis as needed
PREVENTATIVE: 0.5 kg/100m2.
Reapply on a monthly basis for up to 30-day protection against symptoms of stressful conditions.
SEEDING: 1.25 kg/100m2 when preparing soil for seeding.
SODDING: After laying sod, broadcast 1.25kg/100m2
Trees & Shrubs:
Installation: Spread 0.25 kg of Aqueduct Flex in the hole and then broadcast 0.35 kg onto the soil surface for each 0.3 meter of rootball diameter. Alternatively, thoroughly mix 1.75 kg of Aqueduct Flex per m3
Rate: Fairways; 6.5 – 19 L /ha monthly
Greens; 19 – 25.5 L /ha monthly 10L & 100L packs.
Rate: 2 – 6 L /ha monthly 10L pack.
Pellet form of wetting agent designed for use with hose end applicators. Advantage Plus is a complete and balanced system for delivering improved performance during syringing and hand watering.
Rate: 50 L / ha in 2000 litres of water
More info in our Water Management at a Glance PDF.