Soil Treatment® (PST®)
About The Performance Soil Treatment
Improves the condition and composition of the soil, enhances microbial populations, improves nutrient efficiency and delivers an arsenal of amino acids, enzymes, sugars and organic substances. Incorporating PST® into turf management regimens supports a vigorous ecosystem and enhances conditions that contribute to turf quality and sustainability.
The Performance Soil Treatment® contains several beneficial active ingredients that work together to maintain a healthy and productive soil environment. PST® products include KaPre® ExAlt Polyelectrolyte Solution, KaPre® RemeD8 WSP Soil Inoculant, Pennamin® Amino Acid products, and KELPENE® Plant Extracts.
Benefits of the Treatment
- Provides a solid foundation for building healthy turfgrass and will enhance any nutrient program
- Unlocks nutrients found in the soil (Ca, P, Mg, etc.)
- Increases the bio-availability of minerals
- Provides organic nitrogen with free amino acids
- Improves the diversity of beneficial soil microbes
- Provides food sources for native microbial populations
- Helps balance the sodium to potassium ratio of the soil to aid in the prevention of sodium- induced wilt
- Alleviates compacted soils, reduces bicarbonates and eliminates black layer
Maintenance Rate: Apply KaPre ExAlt at a rate of 16 – 32 fl. oz. per acre (0.35 – 0.70 fl. oz. per 1,000 ft2) every 2 – 4 weeks throughout the growing season.
Apply labeled rates of KaPre RemeD8 WSP Soil Inoculant as a tank mix with KaPre ExAlt or within 3 – 7 days after the application.
Microbial Soil Inoculant
Greens, tees and other low-cut turf: Apply one 8 oz. packet of KaPre RemeD8-WSP per 1.0 – 1.25 acres. Apply every 14 days throughout the season.
Fairways, roughs, sports turf and other high-cut turf: Apply one 8 oz. packet of KaPre RemeD8-WSP per 2.0 – 2.5 acres. Apply every 14 days throughout the season.
(6-0-15 + 9% Ca) with 40% Amino Acids
Apply 0.4 – 2 oz. per 1000 ft2 (1 – 5 lb. per acre). Substitute other Pennamin products depending on turf or soil requirements.
Plant Extract Solution
Maintenance Rate: Make 4 applications of Kelpene GPX at a rate of 15 fl. oz. per acre (0.3 fl. oz. per 1,000 ft2) during the spring and early season every 2-3 weeks, followed by 1 mid-season application and 1 fall dormancy application.
Recovery/High Stress Rates: Make 12 – 18 applications of Kelpene GPX at a rate of 15 fl. oz. per acre (0.3 fl. oz. per 1,000 ft2) during the season. Apply every 2 weeks during the key growing period and then every 30-60 days at other times.
(3-0-0 + 4% Ca) with Plant Extracts
Soil applications: Apply 1-2 quarts per acre (0.75 – 1.5 fl. oz. per 1000 ft2) as a soil spray or 1-2 pints per acre (0.36 – 0.75 fl. oz per 1000 ft2) through soil injection systems.
Foliar applications: Apply 1-2 pints per acre (0.36 – 0.75 fl. oz per 1000 ft2) as needed.