Liquid Iron Fertilisers for Turf
Iron is well known for its ability to provide a rapid visual green-up of turf without significantly stimulating growth. This is because iron plays a crucial part in the synthesis of chlorophyll.
Iron does not move easily around the plant hence frequent applications may be required to correct iron deficiencies (chlorosis) experienced as paler or yellowing in younger leaves.
Iron also plays other important roles in the metabolism of the plant and contributes to the removal of toxic oxygen-radicals formed when the turf is subjected to stressful conditions. Supporting the plant's ability to remove free radicals prevents further damage to tissues and maintains healthy growth.
Iron also contributes to the synthesis and maintenance of structural components in the plant and plays a role in the plants response mechanism to disease.
These aspects are often referred to as ‘turf hardening’ as they physically strengthen the turf and increase resistance to the onset of disease.
Fortitude iron liquids are formulated for simple application, reliable green-up and correction of iron deficiencies across a wide range of turf and soil conditions, and can be applied all year round.