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Quantum Growth® Improves Golf Course Turf with

Increased Root Health and Faster Grow-In Rates

Ensuring beautiful greens is priority number one for golf courses. Course superintendents are always trying to find smarter, cost effective ways to keep their grounds looking their best. A number of golf courses in Florida incorporated Quantum Growth into their best practices for maintaining their greens. The results were astounding, with increased root depth and density, faster grow-in rates, reduced irrigation amounts, and increased resistance to common turf diseases.

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Notice the increase in root depth and density with the Quantum Growth plug. Based on these results, the course now applies Quantum Growth in every irrigation cycle.

Note the darker green color with the Quantum Growth treated side of the turf.

“I wanted to let you know that what we found with the cores we pulled was astounding! Four weeks ago, I checked root depth and mass on the greens and could not find a healthy white root more than approximately 1 inch. Yesterday, virtually all of the cores exhibited phenomenal root mass with healthy roots exceeding 4 inches!”

 

-Asst Golf Course Superintendent

Southwest Florida

University of Florida Turf Study

Findings from a turf study conducted by the University of Florida showed that the application of Quantum Growth resulted in root length increases of 30%, and an increase of the number of root tips of 53%.

Quantum Growth’s effect on Root Growth and Density

The Quantum Growth treated turfs have much larger and more turgid roots. The soil from the Quantum Growth treated plug demonstrates the ability to hold water better than the control plug due to photosynthetic bacterial mass and larger roots.

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Quantum Growth’s effect on Root Growth and Density

The Quantum Growth treated turfs have much larger and more turgid roots. The soil from the Quantum Growth treated plug demonstrates the ability to hold water better than the control plug due to photosynthetic bacterial mass and larger roots.

Hole 1 • Day 5 of Grow-In

Hole 1 • Day 28 of Grow-In

“I wanted to let you know that what we found with the cores we pulled was astounding! Four weeks ago, I checked root depth and mass on the greens and could not find a healthy white root more than approximately 1 inch. Yesterday, virtually all of the cores exhibited phenomenal root mass with healthy roots exceeding 4 inches!”

 

– Jeff Lloyd, GCS / Bartram Trail Golf Course

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Quantum Growth® Improves Plant’s Root Development, Water Management and Nutrient Up-Take

Root Development and Soil Biology of Knockout® Red Roses

A trial was conducted to determine the benefits of using Quantum Growth on the root development and soil biology of Knockout red roses. In the trial, a block of 5,000 roses were treated with Quantum Growth, while a second block of 5,000 roses used only the grower’s best practices (control). 130 oz. of Quantum-Light and 130 oz. of Quantum-VSC were applied to the treated roses weekly from Nov. 11 – Dec. 16, 2013. Samples were taken from both the roots of the Quantum roses and control roses. The bioassay was conducted by Earth Fort Laboratories.

Quantum Growth – Water Retention

A trial was conducted to determine the benefits of using Quantum Growth to improve water retention. The trial consisted of two vinca plants purchased from a local nursery. The plants were watered once at the beginning of the trial with the control vinca receiving 6 oz of water while the treated vinca received a solution of water and 2% Quantum. The trial was conducted in August in Jacksonville, FL. The plants were placed on an asphalt surface in direct sunlight for 6 days in a row. Neither plant received any additional water.

Quantum Growth – Nitrogen Fixation and Transfer

A trial was performed at a commercial greenhouse to compare various rates of additional fertilizer with and without Quantum Growth. As can be observed from the photo below, the best result came from 0 (zero) ppm additional fertilizer and Quantum Growth. We cite this result as a demonstration of the ability of the beneficial bacteria in Quantum Growth to sequester atmospheric nitrogen and make it available to the plant. Note how the excess nitrogen in both sets of flats leads to unregulated growth characterized by pronounced stem elongation and lack of blooms. Quantum Growth bacteria can provide supplemental nitrogen and facilitate plant nutrient uptake resulting in improved fertilizer efficiency and decreased fertilizer rates.

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