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30 November 2006Polo Pitch Trials (Jan 2006)

Report Summary

Compost, when compared to traditional fertiliser applications and a control situation was shown to have a greater:
• Sustained sward length growth rate
• Improvement in turf colour
• Improvement of moisture retention
• Increase in biomass of the turf
• Improvement in regeneration of damaged turf
• Suppression of Red Thread and Fusarium fungal diseases

The trial showed a slight financial penalty in opting for green compost compared with traditional fertiliser application. However, due to the falling costs of compost derived from garden waste, a significant saving has been demonstrated at present prices.

 

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