Making Sustainable Turfgrass Management A Reality

SouthWest Agronomy Ltd are expert consultants in managing sustainable turfgrass surfaces. We focus on the little understood aspect of how turfgrass plants interact with the rootzone biology, and how the plant's metabolism is affected by biotic and abiotc stresses.

From an extremely sceptical position just 15 years ago, the whole turfgrass industry is now embracing the materials and treatments first promoted by Andrew and his colleagues, but few really understand them. Suppliers are just that - they supply what you ask for, but few can help you make the correct decisions for Sustainable Turfgrass Management. Our investigations identify the causes of poor performance of your turfgrass surfaces, and implement our unique BioNutrition programme.

There is no substitute for good turfgrass management:

  1. Mowing heights of cut & frequency

  2. Correct irrigation quantity & frequency

  3. Fertilising appropriate to requirements

  4. Aeration of the rootzone

  5. Organic Matter control & removal of excess

South West Agronomy will help you put these in place followed by the principles of BioNutrition:

  • Optimise the rootzone environment

  • Supply balanced plant nutrition based on plant extracts

  • Encourage active interaction between soil microbes and the plant roots

What is BioNutrition?

BioNutrition is more than selecting a fertiliser. Each turfgrass surface has differing specific

requirements that match the end use and managing high quality turfgrass surfaces depends

on three basic conditions:

  1. Correct rootzone environment for the turfgrass species being managed

  2. Balanced and optimised plant nutrition

  3. Active interaction between soil microbes and the plant roots

 

Our expertise lies in diagnosing turfgrass rootzone conditions and nutrient content and choosing the correct treatment that meets the demands of the end user. We only recommend treatments that restore the soil environment, balance biological nutrition (not the same as fertilising), and re-establishing the plant root/soil microbe interaction.

 

Give us a call if you want a serious discussion about how to produce turfgrass

playing surfaces without the reliance upon synthetic fertilisers and pesticides.

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