Marathon Golf steadily releases nutrients and the organic matter stimulates a very active bacterial soil life. This results in healthy, strong and compactly growing turf. Marathon Golf ensures active root development, a denser sod, improved resistance to stress and increased tillering of the grass.
Maintaining healthy and strong greens
Golf is a sport played all year round. The seasonal changes in turf growth and weather create challenges for keeping greens in optimal shape.
Balancing growth and resilience
Often vital growth limits the resilience of turf as vegetative growth is often a synonym for vitality. Nitrate-based fertilisation leads to too much vegetative growth, which is counterproductive for disease tolerance. Ammonium-based nutrition favours cell division over elongation. However, ammonium is converted to nitrate very rapidly. The challenge is to keep the nitrogen in such a form that prolonged ammonium nutrition is possible.
Marathon ammonium feeding
The mini-granules of Marathon Golf fertilisers are based on carefully selected plant sources and combine organic matter (for buffering nutrients) with agricultural fertilisers. Marathon's patented organic buffer complex ensures the steady release of ammonium and other nutrients. It prevents nutrients from leaching and keeps them available for up-take as and when required by the turf. Moreover, the organic matter stimulates a very active bacterial soil life that reduces the build-up of organic matter and decreases compaction. Marathon ensures active root development, a denser sod, increased tillering of the grass and improved resistance to stress.
Stimulates bacterial soil life
Hard and dense turf
Constant growth without scorching
Rhizobox trials and field trials at the University of Hohenheim demonstrate the differences in root activity between Marathon Golf and nitrate-based fertilisers.
Marathon Golf is available in 25 kg bag on a 1,000 kg pallet.
Marathon Vitalphos, Melspring -Olmix Group, has been nominated for the Green Innovation Award 2014 by publisher NWST in the category Sport.
The new Waterstromen factory in Olburgen where Melspring and the company Waterstromen are producing the Phosphate fertilizer Marathon Vitalphos was inaugurated last Friday.
Local regulation should be consulted concerning the status of the product in the country of use.