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Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for turf growth, but excessive leaching can lead to nutrient deficiencies, weakened plants, and reduced overall turf quality. In this article, we will explore the effects of nitrogen leaching, common symptoms to watch out for, methods of diagnosis, and recommend product solutions to combat this issue and keep your turf thriving throughout the winter season.
Effects of Nitrogen Leaching:
Nitrogen leaching occurs when excessive rainfall or overwatering causes the nitrogen to move beyond the root zone of the turf, leading to nutrient loss. This process can be exacerbated due to the sandy soils found in Western Australia, as they have a lower ability to retain nutrients.
As a result, turf can experience various negative effects, including:
Diagnosing Nitrogen Leaching:
To determine if nitrogen leaching is affecting your turf during winter, careful observation and analysis are required. Here are some methods for diagnosing nitrogen leaching:
Product Solutions to Combat Nitrogen Leaching:
Fortunately, there are several product solutions available to help mitigate nitrogen leaching and support healthy turf growth during winter:
For more information about developing a nutrient program to mitigate nitrogen leaching contact your local Baileys Sales Representative to find out more on 9439 1688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Image highlighting the effects of Nitrogen leaching in Turf (Left) and liquid fertiliser application (Right)