Performance Nutrition Fertilizers for Lawn Turf and Agriculture https://www.pnfertilizers.com Agricultural | Turf Lawn & Ornamental Fertilizer Products Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:02:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 GCI: Prudent40PLUS Amino & Phosphite Fertilizer https://www.pnfertilizers.com/prudent40plus-amino-phosphite-fertilizer/ Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:02:48 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9291 Amino Acids

Golf Course Industry: Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, introduces Prudent 40Plus, a highly concentrated phosphite fertilizer fortified with 17 free L-amino acids.

Prudent 40Plus combines the benefits of prudent urea phosphite fertilizer with the stress-fighting characteristics of Pennamin amino acids pre-blended in the right ratio for maximum performance in one convenient jug,” said Don Pucillo, general manager of Performance Nutrition. “It makes the job of turf managers a little easier.”

It’s formulated with urea phosphite and Pennamin amino acids, which are immediately plant-available, and features a lower usage rate than other common potassium phosphite fertilizers, Performance Nutrition said.

Additionally, the PO3 stays stable in the jug due to its lower water content.

Other features of Prudent 40Plus include:

  • Mixes easily in tank as it’s compatible with most fertilizers and pesticides;
  • Increases the integrity of plant cell walls;
  • Aids in the absorption and transportation of micronutrients;
  • Increases chlorophyll synthesis and concentration for improved light energy absorption;
  • Activates the synthesis of plant hormones and other organic compounds in the plant;
  • Helps improve plant pollen fertility and increases pollen germination; and
  • Improves seedling growth and plant vigor.

Application on turfgrass and ornamentals calls for 0.75-2.0 ounce/1000 foot2 (1-4 quarts per acre). If using less than 20 gallons of spray solution per acre, do not exceed 1 ounce of Prudent 40Plus per gallon of solution.

For ornamentals, begin applications in the spring and apply every seven to 21 days throughout the growing season and spray in the early mornings or late afternoons. For turfgrass, begin applications in the spring and continue on a seven- to 14-day schedule throughout the growing season.

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Landscape Mgmt: Prudent40Plus Phosphite Fertilizer https://www.pnfertilizers.com/landscape-management-prudent40plus-phosphite-fertilizer/ Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:38:37 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9286 Phosphite FertilizerPerformance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, introduces Prudent 40Plus, a highly concentrated phosphite fertilizer fortified with 17 free L-amino acids.

“Prudent 40Plus combines the benefits of prudent urea phosphite fertilizer with the stress-fighting characteristics of Pennamin amino acids pre-blended in the right ratio for maximum performance in one convenient jug,” said Don Pucillo, general manager of Performance Nutrition. “It makes the job of turf managers a little easier.”

It’s formulated with urea phosphite and pennamin amino acids, which are immediately plant-available, and features a lower usage rate than other common potassium phosphite fertilizers, Performance Nutrition said.

Additionally, the PO3 stays stable in the jug due to its lower water content.

According to the company, other features of Prudent 40Plus include:

  • Mixes easily in tank as it’s compatible with most fertilizers and pesticides;
  • Increases the integrity of plant cell walls;
  • Aids in the absorption and transportation of micronutrients;
  • Increases chlorophyll synthesis and concentration for improved light energy absorption;
  • Activates the synthesis of plant hormones and other organic compounds in the plant;
  • Helps improve plant pollen fertility and increases pollen germination; and
  • Improves seedling growth and plant vigor.

Application on turfgrass and ornamentals calls for 0.75-2.0 ounce/1000 foot2 (1-4 quarts per acre). If using less than 20 gallons of spray solution per acre, do not exceed 1 ounce of Prudent 40Plus per gallon of solution.

For ornamentals, begin applications in the spring and apply every seven to 21 days throughout the growing season and spray in the early mornings or late afternoons. For turfgrass, begin applications in the spring and continue on a seven- to 14-day schedule throughout the growing season.

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GCI Announces: Kelpene for Turf https://www.pnfertilizers.com/gci-kelpene-turf/ Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:15:09 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9280 Kelpene for Turf

Golf Course Industry Magazine: Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc., proudly announces Kelpene, a new line of products developed to help plants adapt to diverse environmental conditions. With products in the line suitable for use on field crops, turf, ornamentals and nursery crops, research shows the Kelpene line of products support plant health, increase yields, improve nutrient uptake, enhance resiliency, and encourage robust root development by adapting to diverse environmental conditions — high heat, intense sunlight, shade, extreme cold, drought, salinity, anaerobic conditions, and water stress.

Kelpene products are blends of sea kelp extracts and plant extracts, primarily terpenes, derived via a unique proprietary extraction process. Kelpene plant extracts are derived from plants that thrive in diverse environmental conditions.

Benefits of Kelpene products:

  • Environmental adaptability
  • Improved stress management
  • Increased resilience
  • Enhanced tissue responsiveness
  • Elevated nutrient use efficiency
  • Higher yields
  • Increased root mass and root tips
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better allocation of plant energy

With Kelpene, the keyword is “adaptive“. Kelpene’s plant extracts supplement the plant’s own supply of these organic compounds, helping turf, ornamentals, and crops naturally adapt to, and be more resilient against, changing environmental stress.

“Kelpene’s natural plant extracts act as signal molecules within the plant, initiating almost every plant process, and, act as messengers using emissions to promote plant-beneficial activity by microorganisms and insects,” said Don Pucillo, general manager of Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc, based in Hazlet, New Jersey.

Kelpene GPX: all kinds of crops plus turf, ornamentals, and nursery stock.

Kelpene CSW: for field crops, such as corn, soy, and wheat.

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Golfdom: Kelpene for Turf https://www.pnfertilizers.com/golfdom-turf/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:07:41 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9259 Turf

Golfdom: Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc., proudly announces Kelpene, a new line of products developed to help plants adapt to diverse environmental conditions. With products in the line suitable for use on field crops, turf, ornamentals and nursery crops, research shows the Kelpene line of products support plant health, increase yields, improve nutrient uptake, enhance resiliency, and encourage robust root development by adapting to diverse environmental conditions — high heat, intense sunlight, shade, extreme cold, drought, salinity, anaerobic conditions, and water stress.

Kelpene products are blends of sea kelp extracts and plant extracts, primarily terpenes, derived via a unique proprietary extraction process. Kelpene plant extracts are derived from plants that thrive in diverse environmental conditions.

Benefits of Kelpene products:

  • Environmental adaptability
  • Improved stress management
  • Increased resilience
  • Enhanced tissue responsiveness
  • Elevated nutrient use efficiency
  • Higher yields
  • Increased root mass and root tips
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better allocation of plant energy

With Kelpene, the keyword is “adaptive“. Kelpene’s plant extracts supplement the plant’s own supply of these organic compounds, helping turf, ornamentals, and crops naturally adapt to, and be more resilient against, changing environmental stress.

“Kelpene’s natural plant extracts act as signal molecules within the plant, initiating almost every plant process, and, act as messengers using emissions to promote plant-beneficial activity by microorganisms and insects,” said Don Pucillo, general manager of Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc, based in Hazlet, New Jersey.

Kelpene GPX: all kinds of crops plus turf, ornamentals, and nursery stock.

Kelpene CSW: for field crops, such as corn, soy, and wheat.

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Landscape Management: Kelpene for turf & crops https://www.pnfertilizers.com/crops/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:53:11 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9245 Crops

Landscape Management: Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc., proudly announces Kelpene, a new line of products developed to help plants adapt to diverse environmental conditions. With products in the line suitable for use on field crops, turf, ornamentals and nursery crops, research shows the Kelpene line of products support plant health, increase yields, improve nutrient uptake, enhance resiliency, and encourage robust root development by adapting to diverse environmental conditions — high heat, intense sunlight, shade, extreme cold, drought, salinity, anaerobic conditions, and water stress.

Kelpene products are blends of sea kelp extracts and plant extracts, primarily terpenes, derived via a unique proprietary extraction process. Kelpene plant extracts are derived from plants that thrive in diverse environmental conditions.

Benefits of Kelpene products:

  • Environmental adaptability
  • Improved stress management
  • Increased resilience
  • Enhanced tissue responsiveness
  • Elevated nutrient use efficiency
  • Higher yields
  • Increased root mass and root tips
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better allocation of plant energy

With Kelpene, the keyword is “adaptive“. Kelpene’s plant extracts supplement the plant’s own supply of these organic compounds, helping turf, ornamentals, and crops naturally adapt to, and be more resilient against, changing environmental stress.

“Kelpene’s natural plant extracts act as signal molecules within the plant, initiating almost every plant process, and, act as messengers using emissions to promote plant-beneficial activity by microorganisms and insects,” said Don Pucillo, general manager of Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc, based in Hazlet, New Jersey.

Kelpene GPX: all kinds of crops plus turf, ornamentals, and nursery stock.

Kelpene CSW: for field crops, such as corn, soy, and wheat.

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PN Announces Kelpene: Help Plants Adapt to Diverse Conditions https://www.pnfertilizers.com/kelpene-press_release/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 19:29:58 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9247 Adapt

Performance Nutrition Announces Kelpene Line of Products That Help Plants Adapt to Diverse Environmental Conditions

Hazlet, NJ, (Tuesday, August 28, 2018): Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc., proudly announces Kelpene, a new line of products developed to help plants adapt to diverse environmental conditions. With products in the line suitable for use on field crops, turf, ornamentals and nursery crops, research shows the Kelpene line of products support plant health, increase yields, improve nutrient uptake, enhance resiliency, and encourage robust root development by adapting to diverse environmental conditions — high heat, intense sunlight, shade, extreme cold, drought, salinity, anaerobic conditions, and water stress.

Kelpene products are blends of sea kelp extracts and plant extracts, primarily terpenes, derived via a unique proprietary extraction process. Kelpene plant extracts are derived from plants that thrive in diverse environmental conditions.

Benefits of Kelpene products:

  • Environmental adaptability
  • Improved stress management
  • Increased resilience
  • Enhanced tissue responsiveness
  • Elevated nutrient use efficiency
  • Higher yields
  • Increased root mass and root tips
  • Improved nutrient uptake
  • Better allocation of plant energy

With Kelpene, the keyword is “adaptive“. Kelpene’s plant extracts supplement the plant’s own supply of these organic compounds, helping turf, ornamentals, and crops naturally adapt to, and be more resilient against, changing environmental stress.

“Kelpene’s natural plant extracts act as signal molecules within the plant, initiating almost every plant process, and, act as messengers using emissions to promote plant-beneficial activity by microorganisms and insects,” said Don Pucillo, general manager of Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc, based in Hazlet, New Jersey.

Kelpene GPX: for all kinds of crops plus turf, ornamentals, nursery crops

Kelpene CSW: for field crops such as corn, soy, wheat

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Announcing Stress-fighter Prudent40PLUS https://www.pnfertilizers.com/prudent40plus/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 14:35:59 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9234  

New Product Launch Just in Time for Early Order Programs: Prudent 40PLUS For Improved Stress Tolerance

 Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc., announces the launch of Prudent 40PLUS, a highly concentrated phosphite fertilizer fortified with 17 free L-amino acids. Prudent 40PLUS combines two effective and complementary technologies to improve stress tolerance and maintain plant health, Prudent 44 and Pennamin, in one convenient-to-use product.

“Prudent 40Plus combines the benefits of Prudent urea phosphite fertilizer with the stress-fighting characteristics of Pennamin amino acids pre-blended in the right ratio for maximum performance in one convenient jug,” says Don Pucillo, General Manager of Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, Inc. “It makes the job of farmers, growers, and turf managers a little easier”

Prudent 40PLUS highly concentrated phosphite fertilizer (40% PO3, expressed as P2O5), is formulated with patented urea phosphite and Pennamin amino acids. The amino acids are the building blocks for proteins, help move nutrients into the plant, and play important roles in almost every plant function. Since they are “free” amino acids, they are immediately plant-available.

Features and Benefits of Prudent 40PLUS:

  • Economical and efficient, used at lower rates than common potassium phosphite fertilizers
  • PO3 stays stable in jug because of its low water content
  • Mixes easily in tank as it’s compatible with most fertilizers and pesticides
  • Increases the integrity of plant cell walls, which improves plant strength and resistance
  • Aids in the absorption and transportation of micronutrients
  • Increases chlorophyll synthesis and concentration for improved light energy absorption
  • Activates the synthesis of plant hormones and other organic compounds in the plant
  • Helps improve plant pollen fertility and increases pollen germination
  • Improves seedling growth and plant vigor

Application Details for Agriculture:

Tree and Fruit Crops

Apply 1 to 4 pints per acre (1 to 5 liters/hectare) per application. Apply the first application with first irrigation in the spring, with subsequent applications as needed to supplement nutritional requirements.

Vegetable Crops

Apply to 1 to 4 pints per acre (1 to 5 liters/hectare) per application. Apply the first application after transplanting or thinning. Apply one to two subsequent application at 10 to 14 day intervals or as needed to supplement nutritional requirements.


Applications for Turf and Ornamentals:

Turfgrass

Apply 0.75 – 2.0 oz/1000 ft2 (1 – 4 quarts per acre). If using less than 20 gallons of spray solution per acre, do not exceed 1 oz. of Prudent 40Plus per gallon of solution. Begin applications in the spring and continue on a 7 to 14-day schedule throughout the growing season.

Trees, Shrubs, and Ornamentals:

Apply 0.75 – 2.0 oz/1000 ft2 (1 – 4 quarts per acre). If using less than 20 gallons of spray solution per acre, do not exceed 1 oz. of Prudent 40Plus per gallon of solution. Begin applications in the Spring and apply every 7 to 21 days throughout the growing season. Spray early mornings or late afternoons.

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NutriMaxx: Powered by Performance Nutrition https://www.pnfertilizers.com/nutrimaxx-innova-performance-nutrition/ Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:26:15 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9184 Austin Kleiber of Union Co, OH demonstrates why he uses Innova Performance Product’s NutriMaxx foliar fertilizer on his alfalfa.

Kleiber explains why he integrates NutriMaxx into his farming practice, applying after every cutting, resulting in vigorous growth, larger leaves, and more frequent mows.

NutriMaxx, a complete product from Innova, is powered by Performance Nutrition containing a powerful blend of NPK, Performance Nutrition Soil Amendments and Fertilizer Additives: Krystal Klear dual-chelated micronutrients; Incite Phytohormones; Prudent 42 Urea Phosphite; KaPre PhonixKaPre Embella; and sugar for a quick boost of energy.

“NutriMaxx™ was developed to give young growing plants what they need to be healthy and productive during critical developmental stages. Plants that are non-stressed, healthy, and well-fed have a greater chance of reaching their full genetic potential. NutriMaxx provides the plant with a balance of nutrients and biologicals for better nutrient uptake. It also gives the plant sugar for energy plus bio-stimulants for leaf expansion and stress relief.” – Innova Performance Products

Performance Nutrition

Ready to be mowed.

NutriMaxx Foliar Nutrition increases leaf size, and therefore more yield for harvest. With fertilizer application, growers can look to harvest a week earlier, leading to one more cutting, again increasing tonnage off the field in one year. The product allows the grower to develop healthy plants and overcome micronutrient deficiencies. Innova’s Fertilizer is designed for use on corn, wheat, soybeans, and alfalfa. Best results are seen when applied during key growth periods.

Find out more here

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KELPENE GPX https://www.pnfertilizers.com/9150-2/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:52:10 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9150 Plant Extract Solution
KELPENE GPX concentrated natural product containing kelp and plant extracts is designed to help plants adapt to stressful environmental conditions. It consists of the highest quality cold water kelp extracts as well as intermediate plant metabolites and plant extracts. For turf, ornamentals and nursery crops.

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KELPENE CSW https://www.pnfertilizers.com/kelpene-csw/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:40:48 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9142 Plant Extract Solution
KELPENE CSW concentrated natural product containing kelp and plant extracts is designed to help plants adapt to stressful environmental conditions. It consists of the highest quality cold water kelp extracts as well as intermediate plant metabolites and plant extracts.

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VitaGib® FieldMaster https://www.pnfertilizers.com/vitagib-fieldmaster/ Fri, 11 May 2018 15:03:34 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9111 40% Soluble Powder Plant Growth Regulator (Available in 3 oz packet) –  For use on Annual and Perennial Forage Grasses 

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VitaGib®40% https://www.pnfertilizers.com/vitagib40/ Fri, 11 May 2018 15:01:24 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9107 40% Soluble Powder Plant Growth Regulator (Available in 160 g and 320 g packets)

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Fruit Grower News: Performance Nutrition Joins Field to Market https://www.pnfertilizers.com/fruit-grower-news-performance-nutrition-joins-field-to-market/ Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:56:16 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9100

Performance Nutrition joins Field to Market

Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

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Performance Nutrition Joins Field to Market https://www.pnfertilizers.com/performance-nutrition-joins-field-to-market/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:02:14 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=9090 Performance Nutrition Pledges to Catalyze Opportunities for Continuous Improvement in Sustainability of Commodity Crop Production

 

Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem Inc., announced today that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States.

“Performance Nutrition has promoted and marketed sustainable and environmentally friendly products and programs for agriculture since the division’s inception in 2000,” said Don Pucillo, General Manager of Performance Nutrition. “We are excited to partner with other like-minded organizations that share our vision and passion. We feel that we can make a significant contribution toward achieving the goal of more sustainable agricultural practices and are eager to move forward with our colleagues and fellow members of Field to Market.”

As an active member in Field to Market, Performance Nutrition will work together with grower organizations, academia, conservation groups, public sector partners and leading companies to help to catalyze opportunities for continuous improvement in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being across the agricultural value chain.

Field to Market engages in broad communication and collaboration with stakeholders to ensure a coordinated, outcomes-based approach to sustainable agriculture that is grounded in science. By providing useful measurement tools and resources, Field to Market helps growers and the supply chain track and promote continuous improvement at the field and landscape levels.

“We are pleased to welcome Performance Nutrition to our growing membership and look forward to collaborating to help growers identify opportunities for continuous improvement and drive sustainable outcomes for commodity crop production,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. “With a long history of prioritizing sustainability, we know that Performance Nutrition will be a leader and active contributor to Field to Market.”

Representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, Field to Market provides an unparalleled platform that helps the food and agricultural supply chain benchmark sustainability performance, catalyze continuous improvement and enable supply chain sustainability claims. For more information, visit www.fieldtomarket.org.

About Performance Nutrition

LidoChem, Inc.’s Performance Nutrition division was established in 1999 with a mission to develop and market “green” products and technologies for the agricultural and turf markets. The Performance Nutrition product line of crop and turf management products are tailored to meet the ever-increasing demand for new and safer crop and turf disease control and nutritional products. Visit pnfertilizers.com or reach us on our agriculture Facebook page, fertilizer Facebook page or on Twitter @PerformanceFert or @PerformanceFertAG for more information.

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alyssa@whatsyouravocado.com

stacie@whatsyouravocado.com

(360) 428-2878

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GCI: Performance Nutrition unveiling Performance Soil Treatment program at GIS https://www.pnfertilizers.com/gci-performance-nutrition-unveiling-performance-soil-treatment-program-gis/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:13:26 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=8927 Performance Nutrition will unveil its retooled Performance Soil Treatment (PST) program at booth #23107 during the Golf Industry Show.

The Performance Soil Treatment program utilizes a proprietary blend of products to:
–Enrich the soil with organic compounds
–Improve soil structure and composition
–Nourish diverse microbial populations
–Improve nutrient use efficiency
–Unlock soil-bound nutrients
–Support the soil ecosystem
–Reduce bicarbonates
–Flush sodium from the root zone

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

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Golfdom: Performance Nutrition rolls out soil treatment program at GIS https://www.pnfertilizers.com/golfdom-performance-nutrition-rolls-soil-treatment-program-gis/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:49:50 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=8921 By January 29, 2018
Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, will unveil its retooled Performance Soil Treatment (PST) program at the Golf Industry Show, Feb. 7-8.

The PST program gets below the roots to the soil, fosters robust microbial activity, improves the condition and composition of soil, as well as provides the soil with amino acids, enzymes, sugars and organic substances, according to the company.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

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Golf Course Trades: Performance Soil Treatment Program To be Unveiled at Show https://www.pnfertilizers.com/golf-course-trades-performance-soil-treatment-program-unveiled-show/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:44:49 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=8917

The Performance Soil Treatment program utilizes a proprietary blend of products to:

  • Enrich the soil with organic compounds
  • Improve soil structure and composition
  • Nourish diverse microbial populations
  • Improve nutrient use efficiency
  • Unlock soil-bound nutrients
  • Support the soil ecosystem
  • Reduce bicarbonates
  • Flush sodium from the root zone

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

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GIS Launch: Performance Soil Treatment Program To be Unveiled at Show https://www.pnfertilizers.com/gis-launch-performance-soil-treatment-program-unveiled-show/ Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:04:22 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=8682

January 23, 2017, San Antonio, Texas: At the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio,  Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem Inc., unveils their retooled Performance Soil Treatment (PST) program at Booth #23107.

The Performance Soil Treatment program utilizes a proprietary blend of products to:

  • Enrich the soil with organic compounds
  • Improve soil structure and composition
  • Nourish diverse microbial populations
  • Improve nutrient use efficiency
  • Unlock soil-bound nutrients
  • Support the soil ecosystem
  • Reduce bicarbonates
  • Flush sodium from the root zone

For superintendents who struggle with stressful turf conditions and heavy  golf course wear, the Performance Soil Treatment program can help. Performance Soil Treatment program gets below the roots, to the soil, and fosters robust microbial activity, improves the condition and composition of soil, as well as provides the soil with amino acids, enzymes, sugars and organic substances.

The Performance Soil Treatment program can be combined with other Performance Nutrition products to help address your soils particular needs and nutrient deficiencies.

Performance Nutrition provides environmentally friendly and applicator safe programs and fertilizer products. Performance Nutrition enables golf course superintendents  and turf managers to produce healthier turf and ornamentals

To learn more about the Performance Soil Treatment program and Performance Nutrition, stop by booth #23107 during the Golf Industry Show.

About Performance Nutrition

LidoChem, Inc.’s Performance Nutrition Division was established in 1999 with a mission to develop and market “green” products and technologies for the agricultural and turf markets. The Performance Nutrition product line of crop and turf management products are tailored to meet the ever-increasing demand for new and safer crop and turf disease control and nutritional products. Visit www.pnfertilizers.com or reach us at @PerformanceFert for more information.

Media Contact:

Alyssa Sanchez or Stacie Zinn Roberts

Public Relations Specialist

What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations

360-428-2878

alyssa@whatsyouravocado.com or stacie@whatsyouravocado.com

@WhatsYourAvocad

 

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Environmental and health effects of the herbicide glyphosate https://www.pnfertilizers.com/environmental-health-effects-herbicide-glyphosate/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:44:37 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=8366 Link to University of Florida, et al., research paper

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Mimicking Mother Nature https://www.pnfertilizers.com/mimicking-mother-nature/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:24:54 +0000 https://www.pnfertilizers.com/?p=8301 Guardian Soil Solutions Distributes Sustainable Agriculture Products from Performance Nutrition in Florida
by Alyssa Sanchez

In the winter strawberry capital of the world, farmers in Plant City, Florida, trade conventional farming methods for more organic, holistic practices. Guardian Soil Solutions, a nutrition farming consultation company based in Plant City, helps farmers return to farming basics and in turn, achieve healthier crops, higher yields and optimal soil health.

Citrus grove in Polk County, Florida.

After attending college and serving in the Marine Corps, Josh Young, owner of Guardian Soil Solutions, joined his family’s agriculture chemical company where he consulted with and sold chemicals to Plant City farmers. He also farmed himself, and became proficient in growing many crops.

Young said he always felt there was a different way to do things, a way to farm without the use of harsh chemicals. After many stages of trial and error, Young and his family started one of the first organic strawberry farms in Plant City.

“When we grew organics we were told what not to do, but there was no one guiding you on what to do and how to grow this organic, natural way,” Young said. “So that’s kind of how Guardian Soil Solutions was born.”

At a conference in Las Vegas, Young met Graeme Sait, a renowned leader in sustainable agriculture. Sait introduced Young to the idea of nutrition farming, a sustainable approach to soil and plant management. Through the nutrition farming methods, Young’s program replenishes soil nutrients, puts organic matter back into the soil and helps improve the overall health of the soil.

“Healthy soil equals plant, animal and human health,” Young said.

Inspired by and armed with this new knowledge, Young shut down his chemical company and started his nutrition farming consultation company, Guardian Soil Solutions, to teach farmers to grow crops without the use of harsh chemicals.

Young, with his partner Justin Taggart, is excited to work with Performance Nutrition as a distributor of environmentally sustainable soil amendments, crop protection and fertilizer products in Florida. Becoming a distributor of Performance Nutrition products allows Young to further grow the Guardian Soil Solutions mission to help the American farmer and improve soil health. Both companies share similar goals, to help farmers achieve healthy plants, productive soil and high yields.

“Everything they do lines up with what we are doing,” Taggart said. “Taking care of soil.”

Young said he is most excited to introduce Nutrol, NutriSmart-B, Prudent 44 and Prudent RX to farmers in Florida.

Young recommends Prudent 44, a concentrated phosphite fertilizer, to help control phytophthora, a citrus disease. For powdery mildew disease, Young said Nutrol, a bio-pesticide and tank buffer, serves as a strong alternative to a traditional fungicide. Prudent RX, a micronutrient solution formulated with amino acids and other Performance Nutrition products, is used to correct mineral deficiencies caused by environmental stress. NutriSmart-B is an OMRI listed, organic soil inoculant that fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere, unlocks P, K and Si from the soil and helps make micronutrients more available to the plant.

“What Performance Nutrition is offering for me are some non-toxic ways to control pest problems you might encounter throughout the season,” Young said.

In just the past six months, Guardian Soil Solutions has consulted with nearly two dozen farmers working with approximately 1,000 acres of crops including strawberries, citrus, turf and vegetables.

“So far I have had really good success. We are six weeks into the season and have not had to use a toxic fungicide yet, where everyone else has dumped on three or four chemical applications, and I feel good about my growth, root development, flower development looks nice. It’s a journey,” Young said.

While his main customers grow citrus, strawberries and other row crops, with the help of his contacts at Performance Nutrition, Young also has plans to expand into turfgrass consulting.

Though the partnership between Guardian Soil Solutions and Performance Nutrition is recent, Young has had a relationship with  Don Pucillo, President of Performance Nutrition, and John Flynn, Southeast Territory Manager, for a few years now.

“Josh is passionate about the work he does and his knowledge about Florida agriculture will help build strong relationships with the growers,” Pucillo said. “We are excited to work with Guardian Soil Solutions because we share the same beliefs about healthy soil and healthy crops. It’s going to be a good partnership. ”

Young said, “Our program’s ultimate goal is to mimic mother nature.”

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