Marathon Sport steadily releases nutrients and the organic matter stimulates a very active bacterial soil life. This results in healthy, strong and compactly growing turf. Marathon Sport ensures active root development, a denser sod, improved resistance against stress and increased tillering of the grass.
Maintenance of sports fields and fairways
Optimal growth of the plant can only be realised when nutrients are effectively available. The long-lasting nutritional programme of Melspring improves soil fertility in such a way that all nutrients are available for the plant when it needs them during the entire season. A diverse soil life ensures buffering of nutrients that are not used yet.
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 rather than cell 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.
The usage of Marathon Sport results in healthy, strong and compactly growing turf. The plant takes up ammonium for a long period of time and that stimulates root hair development. Moreover, the pH in the root zone will decrease, which results in a better uptake of phosphate. Marathon ensures active root development, a denser sod, improved resistance against stress and increased tillering of the grass.
Stimulates bacterial soil life
Hard & dense turf
Constant growth without scorching
Rhizobox trials and field trials at the University of Hohenheim demonstrate the differences in root mass and clippings between Marathon Sport and nitrate based NPK's.
Marathon Sport is available in 25 kg bag on a 1,000 kg pallet.
An insight into the latest updates of the Olmix Turf Division.
Marathon Vitalphos, Melspring -Olmix Group, has been nominated for the Green Innovation Award 2014 by publisher NWST in the category Sport.
The research trial shows the significant differences between integrated programs such as the Melspring program and a mix of in itself good products.
Local regulation should be consulted concerning the status of the product in the country of use.