Effects of Hydralogic Organic Fertilizer on Performance of Kentucky Bluegrass, Perennial Ryegrass and Creeping Bentgrass

Carey, K.
Gunn, E.
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Guelph Turfgrass Institute

This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of an organic fertilizer provided by the sponsors on the shoot and root growth of established and newly seeded perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass and creeping bentgrass. 9 treatments were conducted in a greenhouse setting. Data was then collected on the establishment and germination rates, chlorophyll index, total dry matter production, shoot growth, root to shoot ratio and rootzone electrical conductivity. The results of the study conclude that the hydralogic fertilizer used saw ample promise in creating a large and fast-growing root system.

Guelph Turfgrass Institute, Annual reports, 2003, organic fertilizer, Poa pratensis, Poa pratensis, Agrostis stolonifera, Lolium Perenne, root growth, establishment rate, germination, dry weight, electrical conductivity, fertilizer evaluation
Carey, K., and E. Gunn. 2003. Effects of hydralogic organic fertilizer on performance of Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and creeping bentgrass. Guelph Turfgrass Inst. Res. Rep. 17:p. 13-18.