What is AquiMax® Turf Pro?
AquiMax Turf Pro is a unique co-polymer system designed to improve soil water availability for turf. With Micro Inversion Technology (MIT), AquiMax Turf Pro is the first moisture management system to evenly distribute moisture-retaining polymer to the root zone with standard irrigation.
How AquiMax Turf Pro Works
AquiMax Turf Pro is a moisture retention surfactant designed to be injected directly into irrigation systems and readily travels from the injection point to the sprinkler emitter to exit the system. When the product reaches the soil, the surfactant in AquiMax Turf Pro helps the long-chain polymer penetrate and distribute evenly throughout the soil profile. The controlled-activation emulsion inverts to form a white film that surrounds soil aggregates and swells to retain water. This layer with retained water increases the bank of moisture that is available to turf throughout the growing season.
Test Set up:
New Mexico State University, NM
Bermuda Grass Fairway
Five Product Treatments
AquiMax Turf Pro improved green color (NDVI) of the turf on most rating dates compared to the untreated control.
In that same study, drought conditions caused a decline in turf cover in the study area in the middle of July and October. Plots treated with AquiMax Turf Pro maintained significantly greater percentage turf coverage during these periods.
The soil water content (SWC) or soil moisture is the amount of water present in the soil available for plant growth. It influences plant growth, soil temperature, transport of chemicals, and groundwater recharge. One of the most widely used parameters for quantifying SWC is volumetric water content. In this trial, the Volumetric Water Content (VWC) was continuously measured with Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) probes connected to a datalogger from September through November 2017. Measurements were taken in plots watered to replace 50% of evapotranspiration (ET), effectively causing an irrigation deficit, and plots watered to replace 75% of ET, a well-watered turf. Applications of AquiMax Turf Pro increased VWC at both irrigation levels compared to the control.
AquiMax Turf Pro increased
Percentage Turf Cover
Volumetric Water Content
Soil Moisture Uniformity
and can be applied with standard irrigation methods.
What is AquiMax Turf Pro G?
Granular AquiMax Turf Pro G is an easy-to-handle, advanced soil wetting agent and moisture-retaining technology that helps water penetrate hydrophobic soil layers and remain in the zone where plant roots are actively growing. AquiMax Turf Pro G is easy to use for treating localized dry spots and other conditions of wetting resistance in intensively managed turf by spreading it over the targeted areas.
Compared to the untreated turf (UTC) and the turf treated with AquiMax Turf Pro G, the treated area has an increased turf cover percentage. The effects were particularly noticeable during a drought period in July and October. Applying AquiMax Turf Pro G helps turf look good under challenging weather circumstances.