Turf Maintenance

Formulating specific blends of nutrients to perfectly match individual soil requirements

Hybrid-Ag has made an ‘art form’ of formulating specific blends of nutrients that have been accurately tailored from soil test data to
perfectly match individual soil requirements, giving the ultimate fertilising result. This is an economical, no-compromise approach to soil fertility.

Through recognition that there was a significant need within the industry, Hybrid-Ag has moved into Turf Nutrient Supply. After working with selected major players in the Turf Market to achieve maximum results from research & development, we are ready to help the industry move forward into a new and exciting era of Turf Fertilisation. Through our team of staff, we have experts at all levels of the business, from Consultants through to Production staff.

In our experience with Greens Keepers and Superintendents some of the major problems associated with turf management include disease, poa annua, high thatch layer, water retention issues and colour deficiency. These problems can generally be traced to an imbalance or a lack of the necessary nutrients available in the soil.

One of the most overlooked areas in soil nutrition is biology. Biological products contain many millions of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi which work on a micro scale to break down minerals and nutrients contained in most fertilisers making these nutrients many times more available to the roots of the plant. The beneficial action of this hidden army has been proved to revitalise and unlock the organic and inorganic nutrients already in the soil and can therefore significantly reduce the amount of traditional NPK fertiliser required.

Our 3 Step Service

Step 1: Analyse
AN ACCURATE, COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS IS A VITAL INVESTMENT

Without accurate analysis it is impossible to provide the best advice, or make accurately guided decisions. At Hybrid-Ag we use an independent soil and tissue testing service which gives us genuinely comprehensive test data that is wonderfully easy to read and understand. This test includes a number of parameters not included in other tests. You cannot make the best decisions for your enterprise without having the best soil and plant analysis. If you already have recent tests from another laboratory, we can take that data and process it in our Audit program and prescribe a recommendation. Wherever possible we like to have more comprehensive data, as it gives necessary information which makes the analysis process far more accurate.

Soil Nutrition - Circle diagram. Biological, physical and chemical
Step 2: Prescribe
CUSTOM BLENDING THE EXACT NUTRIENTS THAT YOUR SOIL NEEDS

The next step is to work out what your soil actually needs, based on the soil test data. This is rarely straightforward, but the Hybrid-Ag recommendation page helps in the process by showing in KG/HA the amount of each nutrient that particular soil needs to bring it into balance. The critical advantage here is that we are supplying exactly the nutrients that your soil needs, but NONE of the nutrients NOT needed. One of Hybrid’s experienced consultants can assist you in the process of working out the best mix of inputs to exactly match your soil’s needs, in accordance with your budget requirements.

Step 3: Supply
MIXING THE EXACT NUTRIENTS TO PROVIDE ALL YOUR SOIL NEEDS

Here there are numerous options available. Prescription Dusting Fertiliser which is a ground spread material blended with Dusting Sand for ease of use; Granular Fertiliser in 25 Kg/Bulk Bag or Bulk quantities in Leg Bins; Slow and Quick Release Mini Prill (1mm) Greens and Tees materials or our Liquid Products which are Market Leaders in their own right.
Sand and Granular Manufacture

Hybrid-Ag blends the exact mix of nutrients worked out during the prescription step. The blend, either Dry or Granular is then mixed into a base of “Carbon and Biology”, as this material works like a big ‘sponge’, holding the blended nutrients and releasing them slowly. The “Carbon and Biology” also provide a very significant input of beneficial microorganisms. This is true fertilising – providing all your soil needs in a complete, balanced and complexed nutrient delivery system.

The inclusion of humates in the blends also provides the perfect environment for microorganisms to thrive and greatly increases the water absorption and retention. It also acts like a sponge, soaking in and retaining the vital nutrients in a form that is readily available for transporting into the roots and grass stem.
Liquid Blending

Hybrid-Ag follows a very similar process to the one above with your liquids. Instead of using Humates as the Carbon source, a range of Chelating agents, Fish, Kelp and Fulvic and Humic Acids are used. This works to create a truly synergistic liquid, which ensures the most efficient plant uptake possible.

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