STOR-IT Granular mineral soil improver

Stor-it opens passive pores in the soil and actively creates a flow of air in the soil. This way, excess moisture can drain perfectly. Stor-it also increases the buffering capacity of nutrients and provides an extremely strong, stable and porous framework in the soil.

The situation

Excess moisture

The playability of a sports field or golf course is influenced by water logging of soils. Turf produces organic matter that swells when the moisture content in the soil gets too high. Consequently, the soil is compacted and air cannot circulate freely.

The challenge

Regulation of moisture and air

The challenge is to drain excessive water while saving the water needed by the plant without compacting the soil or leaching nutrients.

The solution

Dry, freely draining soils

The micropores in Stor-it pull moisture from the surrounding macropores for later use. Stor-it, which takes the place of grains of sand, opens passive pores in the soil and actively creates a flow of air in the soil. This way, excess moisture can drain perfectly. Stor-it enhances the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of the soil, increases the buffering capacity of nutrients and thus reduces leaching. Stor-it provides an extremely strong, stable and porous framework in the soil.

Benefits

STOR-IT, pre-charged granular clinoptilolyte

  • 1

    Improves drainage

  • 2

    Reduces leaching of nutrients

  • 3

    Decreases silvery moss

Vital and dense turf

DOC field trials in 2012 demonstrate that drainage results in more vital and dense turf, supported by more active root mass.

Directions for use

  • During construction or renovation of golf courses and sports grounds: mix 10% volume through the soil
  • At hollow coring: mix 10% of added sand volume and brush in
  • At sand dressing: mix 10% of sand volume.
  • Silvery moss reduction/elimination: apply 100%.

 

Stor-It granular mineral soil improver is also available in:

  • 1,000 kg bigbag on a 1,000 kg pallet.

Packaging

Recommended products

During construction of sports fields or greens, soil improvement requires a balance between minerals, organic matter and a depot of nutrients. Melspring offers all the required products to make soil out of sand.

Long-lasting organic soil improver

News

Plant Care

Where R&D and practice meet

22-08-2016

Melspring enters into an industrial partnership with STERF (Scandinavian Turf & Environmental Research Foundation) in 2016. 

Plant Care

Vitalphos nominated for the Green Innovation Award 2014

28-10-2014

Marathon Vitalphos, Melspring -Olmix Group, has been nominated for the Green Innovation Award 2014 by publisher NWST in the category Sport.

Plant Care

Inauguration of new Waterstromen / Vitalphos factory

16-05-2014

The new Waterstromen factory in Olburgen where Melspring and the company Waterstromen are producing the Phosphate fertilizer Marathon Vitalphos was inaugurated last Friday.