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JOE KNOWS! Cation Exchange Capacity

By Joe Marchinchin   |  March 19, 2019

Why is it that turf doesn’t grow well on a sandy beach?  Why do some soils leach nutrients more so than others?  What are the characteristics of a ‘fertile’ soil versus a ‘nutrient-deficient’ soil?  These questions are directly related to a term that is often mentioned in the turf and soil sciences, but not well understood by many in the industry.  In this feature, we’ll examine what cation exchange capacity is, and the direct impact is has on soil fertility and overall plant health.  With a greater understanding...

JOE KNOWS! Biosolids

By Joe Marchinchin   |  April 2, 2018

Understanding Biosolids and How There Presence in Soil Enhances Turf: Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic residues left over from the treatment of animal waste, most commonly harvested from sewage sludge at waste water treatment plants. They are generally an environmental friendly source of N-P-K nutrients (when applied at the recommended application rate), allowing the user to apply less synthetic N-P-K fertilizer to the soil. Learn more about biosolids and how applying them to a lawn can enhance turf...

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