Thursday, September 15, 2016

Summer 2016 Recovery Series: The Importance of Seedling Protection

So the long summer of drought and stress has left in its wake turf that simply could not survive despite your long hours and best efforts.  Late summer and early fall presents us the opportunity to start anew and recover these areas before winter arrives.  Being the turf professional that you are, you have done the research on seed genetics to choose the best seed for your specific needs.  You have assessed your site needs and looked into surfactants and considered seed coatings.  Nutritional options have been studied and decisions made.  The process begins as the ground is prepared and the seed is laid down with some food and water and we hope for a good catch. 

Along with oxygen, water, and food, these young seedlings will need a little medicine to help protect them during this critical time of establishment.  The moist and nutrient rich environment of a seed bed brings with it the potential of sudden loss of seedlings to Damping Off.  Do yourself a favor and proactively protect your seedlings with an application of Mefenoxam 2AQ.  The systemic mode of action and its ability to translocate within the plant will provide protection for up to three weeks.  You put so much time and effort into planting these seeds, protect them against loss and enjoy a successful recovery.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your new location. I hope you are enjoying the new stuff there. you always produce something special and this is what hard work is all about. Good luck for your future days.:)