“The new LESCO fertilizers maximize water and nutrient efficiency through varying delivery mechanisms so contractors can find products that align with their nutrition and greening goals,” says John Gertz, vice president category management – agronomics at SiteOne Landscape Supply. “Part of our promise to customers is that your SiteOne representative is part of your team, helping you to achieve your business growing goals. These new turf maintenance products from LESCO are part of how we deliver on that promise to get results, even in challenging environments like fertilizer blackout periods.”
The new products offer enhanced-efficiency fertilization programs and innovative supplementary products that improve the soil and optimize future fertilizer applications, the company says. Here is how SiteOne describes them.
LESCO NOS, or Nitrogen Optimization System, is the industry’s first fully incorporated DCD- stabilized nitrogen fertilizer that prevents nitrogen loss. The exclusive technology in LESCO NOS slows the rate at which nitrogen is lost to environmental leaching and volatilization. By keeping nitrogen in an ammonium form longer, the plant efficiently uses nitrogen when needed. Professional turf managers will optimize both nutrients and dollars by slowing the rate at which nitrogen becomes unavailable to the turf. This improves greening longevity between applications to optimize application labor and prevent call-backs.
CarbonPro-L with MobilEX is a revolutionary nutrient optimizing system that harnesses the power of plant-microbe interactions and organic soil sciences to maximize plant health and performance. The proprietary MobilEX mobility technology, supports cell wall stability by mobilizing calcium ions from organelle storage and increases nutrient transport by binding minerals to facilitate movement throughout the plant’s vascular tissues. The multi-solution product can be tank mixed with most non-pesticide liquid applications. Research shows, CarbonPro-L with MobilEX promoted more root and shoot growth using 30-percent less nitrogen than positive and negative controls in Tall Fescue. CarbonPRO-L with MobilEX is an ideal option to optimize invested nutrient dollars to manage high-performing turf, resulting in ultimate customer satisfaction, and is a new tool to manage challenging restrictions or blackout application periods.
Now in granular form, CarbonPro-G is a microbial and carbon-based plant health nutrient optimizer that can be applied with a standard broadcast spreader to turf and landscape plantings. The multi-solution product uses soil conditioning to deepen and strengthens roots, help with turf recovery, increase nutrient uptake and efficiency, assist with seed establishment and reduce operation costs spent treating turf stress. Its bio-charged carbon structure holds water, making it available when needed by the plant. When applied, CarbonPro-G, regulates soil pH balance to be more neutral, and is an ideal option to repair damaged turf from winter salt damage.
Landscape contractors interested in the new LESCO turf maintenance products can contact their local SiteOne for information on availability. Additional product information and nitrogen release schedules can be found at www.LESCO.com.