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Old 10-14-2012, 11:47 AM
turfmd101 turfmd101 is offline
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I think most believe and feel, when it comes to turf...Green MEANS healthy. Not true!
N will create green but not because of health..

Healthy roots and the root structure ( ANCHOR AND FEEDER existing ) will directly dictate overall plant health over any specific age life of any plant.

N has little ability to dramatically enhance root development. It is of low importance.

Cultural practices create overall health. Products applied have little effect under poor cultural practices.
Cultural practices and how effective they are if properly understood and applied unfortunately do not come with label instructions.

Healthy turf will create green with little N.
Besides, what do you look for with N, health or growth?
You better know your mostly getting growth....but the thing is if N stops being applied. Growth will continue. That's why cutters will always be employed, even after the demise of fertilizer.
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