TurfPro USA products are mined from a natural ‘Ancient Humus’ deposit that has
never been hardened so all of the humates, organically derived elements, lignin and
beneficial soil biology Is still in a natural form. The all natural material contains
a perfect combination of ingredients, not a blend of different materials from many
sources, as many others similar products are. This single natural resource contains
a rich composition of the following:
Humic acid. Fulvic acid and Ulvic acid.
Organic carbon and lignin.
A wide range of essential organic based building blocks and acids
A full range of active soil biology including beneficial microbes including bacterial,
fungal and protozoa. (See http://www.soilfoodweb.com/ )
68 plant ready trace elements.
In dry form (AgriPro) it has 67.7% Humic acid. (California test method)
Burn tests show the product is over 94% organic. (Ignition test)
TurfPro USA products provide essential acids and compounds that naturally exist in
all biological tissues and are needed for healthy plant development.
Because of the complexity of the natural product, TurfPro USA products can be classified
under a number of different categories as follows:
TurfPro USA products are from a unique ‘Ancient Humus’ deposit found in the southeast
USA. All our products are from this single natural earth deposit. It is mined and
processed in the USA. Minimal processing is required; therefore, products qualify
as green in nature and green in processing.
Are TurfPro USAproducts fertilizer?
No. TurfPro USA products are metabolic growth enhancers (biostimulant) or soil
amendments. They are based on a 100% naturally occurring organic ‘Ancient Humus’
from a single natural deposit.
The deposit consists of a unique combination of marine and plant life that provide
68 trace elements - all from organic sources.
TurfPro USA products also contain beneficial bacteria, fungi and microbes, of
which some (20) have not been found elsewhere. One of the unique strains is nitrobacillus
georgiensis, a natural nitrogen fixing agent - one of very few that works on all
three forms of nitrogen; nitrite (NO2), nitrate (NO3) and ammonia (NO4). This means
you can reduce your use of nitrogen by as much as 40% and still get the same results
and reduce ground water pollution at the same time
TurfPro USAproducts contain lignin that works as binding agent to lock up chemicals
and hold them till beneficial soil biology can break them down.
TurfPro USA products, when used as directed, will build soils and allow the natural
increase in microorganisms in soils to flourish which help roots develop and can
increase roots ability to take in and hold nutrients and water. This means a much
greater portion of fertilizer applied is used by plants and not leached into the
ecosystem where it can pollute.
How do TurfPro USA products work?
TurfPro USA products work within the soil to improve and enhance plants ability
to absorb nutrients, provide relief to stressed or shocked plants, increase disease
resistance and stimulate root growth and storage ability.
When Should I apply TurfPro USA products?
Since our products are used in many different geographic locations throughout the
world, the rule of thumb is, use monthly when you have the ability to irrigate after
application. In warmer areas, it is used year around and during the growing season
in moderate or cooler areas. The greater the number of applications, the greater
the total benefits. TurfPro USAproducts are totally naturally organic and cannot
harm soils and are safe to use around people, pets and wildlife.
What are the three major ingredients in fertilizer?
The three numbers on your fertilizer label (30-20-10) refer to the main active
ingredients in the fertilizer. The first number is for nitrogen (N), the second
is for Phosphorous (P) and the third is for Potassium (K). These are the three main
minerals needed by plants to grow. The numbers indicate the percentage of each of
the ingredients in the total mixture.
Synthetic vs. Organic fertilizer. Most organic fertilizers have low N-P-K numbers
relative to synthetics. Because the organic fertilizer is in a form plants can readily
use a 3% nitrogen content in organics can equal up to 15% or greater in synthetics;
therefore, equal or better results are possible with the organic fertilizers containing
far less NPK while reducing pollution possibilities and rebuilding the organics in
soils. The other major benefit of organic fertilizer is the percentage that is not
N-P-K is organic material of some kind whereas the inert material in synthetic fertilizer
can be almost anything and sometimes can be very harmful to soils.
TurfPro USA products allow plants to make better use of fertilizers; therefore,
much less is needed for healthy plants. They will also allow reduced water usage
through increased water holding abilities created in soils and by building extended
Nitrogen (N) – Necessary for the production of amino acids, proteins, nucleotides,
chlorophyll and others.
Potassium (K) – Co-factor of many enzymes, necessary for regulatory processes (like
guard cell movements) and for syntheses – example - protein biosynthesis.
Phosphorus (P) – Create energetic bonds (ATP), component of nucleic acids, has
part in phosphorylations – example - sugars and proteins.
Are there other elements that are needed for plant health?
Yes – the following trace elements are also necessary for plants to grow, prosper
and reproduce. The following are a number of these elements and their benefits to
plants (all are found in TurfPro USA products):
Iron (Fe) – Key catalyst in chlorophyll production.
Deficiency turns new leaves pale yellow or white while veins remain green.
Difficult for plants to absorb and moves slowly within plants.
High pH prevents plants from absorbing Fe.
Copper (Cu) – Assists in albumen synthesis which makes plants more resistant to
fungal and viral infections plus increasing their drought and frost tolerances.
Deficiency makes new growth wilt and causes irregular growth.
Excess causes sudden death of plants.
Molybdenum (Mo) - Helps form proteins and assists fixing nitrogen from the air.
Deficiency causes leaves to turn pale with scorched-looking edges and causes irregular
Cobalt (Co) – Important for nitrogen assimilation from the atmosphere.
Manganese (Mn) – Vital in the photosynthesis process and in the formulation of
vitamin C and sugars. Works with plant enzymes to reduce nitrates before producing
Deficiency turns young leaves a mottled yellow or brown.
Boron (B) – Necessary for cell division and protein formation and increases vitamin
content in fruit plus builds resistance to certain diseases. Also needed for pollination
and seed production.
Zinc (Zn) – Participates in fertilization, breathing and albumen carbohydrate synthesis.
Necessary in minor amounts for plant growth.
Deficiency produces stunting, yellowing and curling of small leaves.
Others - There are a number of other elements that are needed for healthy plant
life: Sulfur (S); Selenium (Se); Carbon (C ); Chromium (Cr); Aluminum (Al); Nickel
(Ni); Strontium (Sr); Barium (Br); tin (Sn); Silicon (Si); Lithium (Li); Rubidium
(Rb) and others.
Trace Elements and soil Ph: The availability of trace elements and soil Ph are
interrelated. See chart: Soil Ph and Trace Element Availability
How do TurfPro USA products protect against pests and disease?
TurfPro USA products help strengthen plant immune systems plants by furnishing
the necessary trace elements needed. Also the beneficial biology within our products
can suppress various diseases.
Laboratory test have shown TurfPro USA Products successful at inhibiting pathogen
growth. See BBC Laboratories Pathogen Inhibition Assay
Stronger plants – fewer pests and diseases naturally.
Can TurfPro USA liquid products be used as a foliar spray?
Yes, our products have organically available trace elements (nutrients) included
that are absorbed through the leaves and bark that strengthen plant immune systems
and prevents disease. Plants will absorb micro-biology that helps fight fungal diseases
and pests giving fast results in many cases.
Protecting our families, pets and the environment should be a major concern for all