Labor, fertilizer and chemicals are the highest golf course maintenance and management costs, and fertigation can reduce all three – saving $10,000 to over $25,000 annually.
Close interval feeding with fertigation is the most efficient way to fertilize for sustainable golf course maintenance and management.
Fertigation can reduce fertilizer and chemical use 50% or more, because less than 50% of any dry fertilizer ever gets to the plant. Fertigation is more efficient and can deliver up to 95% to the plant by light close interval feeding and foliar feeding.
Plant and soil health can be promoted by injecting humates, organic carbon and Probiotic biology, through fertigation to feed the soil. This will promote soil health, deeper and denser roots and over power disease pathogens with Probiotic biology, which can reduce chemical use.
Fertigation will reduce landscaping labor by reducing broadcasting and spraying fertilizer. The labor can be better used on more important tasks to improve the visual quality.
Fertigation can be turned up to increase growth before an event such as a tournament and can be reduced for general play. The superintendent has control of the golf course, the labor and the quality, while saving his budget for new mowers, irrigation upgrades or a new pump station.
Sustainable golf course maintenance and management presents the concept of bringing irrigation, fertigation, and soil biology together to improve plant and soil health, while reducing labor and maintenance costs.
Irrigation is key to all golf courses and when you add fertigation you move into Water Efficiency – Making water more Efficient.
Fertigation systems have proven to be very efficient for sustainable golf course maintenance and management through the years. It combines with the irrigation to bring automation to the maintenance of the golf course – reducing labor while feeding the plant and soil very lightly and efficiently with each irrigation cycle.
ProBiotic Organic Nutrients
The health of the soil is the key element to a healthy plant, and adding organic nutrients with the base fertilizers through fertigation will improve the soil and plant health. This maintenance and landscaping program will promote a plant with a deeper stronger root system, and reduce disease and insect damage.
This produces a more efficient plant.