Headland Amenity have announced the introduction of a new granular version of their popular penetrant wetter Terafirm.
Suitable for use in all fine and coarse turf situations, the Terafirm range improves the downward movement of water through the soil profile, helping to achieve a firmer playing surface.
Terafirm is a non-phytotoxic soil penetrant, which works by reducing the surface tension of water to facilitate accelerated water movement and drainage. As a result, Terafirm also acts to speed up surface drying and open up pore space within the soil profile during dry down by improving natural soil contraction.
The launch of Terafirm granular, in addition to the existing liquid formulation, means it can now be applied in even more areas and in different conditions than was previously the case. Terafirm Granular is easy to spread on bunker edges, slopes, or other areas where access with a sprayer is difficult. Containing the same active ingredient as in liquid Terafirm, use of the granular product is an effective alternative to spraying.
Although no chemical penetrant can, in itself, alter the physical properties of soil that determine drainage rates, Terafirm will help get the water out as quickly as the physical properties of the soil allow. Applications of Terafirm can be made on a monthly or more frequent basis, most-effectively before the onset of seasonal periods of heavy moisture. As a spot treatment on wet areas, Terafirm can be applied at two-week intervals until the excessive moisture conditions subside.
Regular use of Terafirm offers the turf professional an effective tool to help maintain drier soil surface conditions, helping to reduce puddling and anaerobic conditions, and producing a faster-draining, drier and healthier sward.