Stabilized nitrogen is a management tool that slows the rapid release of nitrogen. Nitrogen is the primary element in any turf grass and landscape management program. Nitrogen is expensive and also requires frequent re-application due to leaching and volatilization. . This extends the time of nutrient availability to the plant. This then reduces the number of applications, saving both valuable time and money.
Stabilized nitrogen (SNT) works in 2 ways: 1. Urease, an enzyme, slows the conversion of urea to ammonium. By slowing this conversion, it retains more nitrogen as plant available ammonium. The less N converted to ammonia gas, the less lost to volatilization. 2. Nitrification inhibitors work by slowing the microbial conversion of ammonium to nitrate. This helps prevents leaching of N along with the reduced volatilization. Stabilized nitrogen is a management tool that slows the rapid release of nitrogen.
There are many benefits to using stabilized nitrogen. Doggett uses a completely soluble form of SNT. Formulated into both turf and ornamental products. Compatible with any type of spray equipment without clogging. Useable in any soil pH soil temperature, and soil moisture. It can also be tank mixed with most chemical products. SNT is a friendly nutrient. This is because it has low potential of leaching, denitrification, runoff or volatilization. Whether it’s a heavy clay soil or sandy soil, stabilized nitrogen will provide longevity for up to 12 weeks. Providing consistent color and growth to turf, trees, and ornamentals. This product reduces the potential for leaching and volatilization. SNT makes your turf and landscape management much more cost effective. It is better for the environment (a great selling point). Nitrogen is the primary element in any turf grass and landscape management program. Here is an article from Penn State.
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