Holganix is a 100% organic plant probiotic that balances the soil’s ecosystem, building strong roots and growing healthier, more resilient plants. Holganix Refrigerated Liquid products contain (1) 800+ species of living beneficial microbes that break down nutrients and stimulate healthy plant growth, (2) biological food sources that feed the microbes, and (3) helpful plant extracts and soil minerals.
How does Holganix GROW healthier turf and plants?
There are a lot of ways Holganix grows healthier turf and plants! Here are our top seven favorite ways Holganix GROWS healthier turf and plants.
1. Holganix Balances the Soil Food Web
The Soil Food Web is the circle of life within the soil. The big “Bugs” eat the smaller “Bugs,” and those smaller “Bugs” eat even tinier “Bugs.”
When the soil food web is in balance, soil microbes go to work breaking down nutrients within the soil, fortifying plant health and stimulating plant growth.
The living beneficial microbes in Holganix increase the diversity and population counts within the soil food web. If a certain segment or species within the soil food web is weak, adding microbes from Holganix will help strengthen that segment.
At the same time, the biological food sources contained in Holganix provide food to help keep the microbes active in the soil.
Photo above from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services. http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/soils/health/biology/?cid=nrcs142p2_053868
2. Holganix Builds Strong Roots
Houses have foundations that support the entire structure.
Plants and turf do too! The roots act as the foundation that supports a healthier overall plant.
When your plants have strong root systems, they are better able to withstand environmental stresses from disease, insects, traffic and weather. A stronger root system with long roots is also able to more effectively mine for nutrients, minerals and moisture within the soil.
Holganix contains several ingredients that influence root growth, including:
Humic and Fulvic Acids
Plant Grow Promoting Bacteria (PGPB)
Are users seeing good rooting with Holganix? Most of our customers see a considerable improvement in rooting. In fact, last year Holganix hosted a competition to find the best turf roots in America. Check out our winners from 2015.
3. Holganix Reduces Inputs
When using Holganix, you increase the effectiveness of synthetic inputs like fertilizers and pesticides, allowing you to reduce inputs by 50 to 75%. That means when you use Holganix, you’re using a greener product that differentiates you from your synthetic wielding competitors.
How much can you reduce your inputs? Check out our compatibility list here for rate reductions and recommended components to use with Holganix.
4. Holganix Increases Water Efficiency
When your plants need less water, you can cut back on irrigation and help survive tough weather conditions like droughts and summer heat. Holganix isn’t a drought cure-all, but it can help your plants go into dormancy later and come out of dormancy stronger!
Holganix affects water efficiency in four ways:
Allows roots to mine for nutrients
Provides access to water that roots can’t reach alone
Acts as a soil conditioner and wetting agent
One of our favorite stories regarding water reduction is Ed Smith Stadium, the spring training field for the Baltimore Orioles. Check out their story here.
5. Holganix Increases Stress Tolerance
Because Holganix builds stronger roots, your plants are better able to defend against environmental stresses and more easily recover when attacked by disease, insects and weather.
Holganix also contains microbes that eat pathogenic microbes and release antibiotics in the soil that defend the plant from harm.
Check out Manada Golf Course in PA, then read their case study here.
6. Holganix Increases Seed Germination
Thinking about doing a little overseeding? Holganix can help with that! Customers that apply Holganix during seeding see an increase in seed germination rates.
Can you guess which pot was treated with Holganix? This test was conducted by Sam Whitehouse of Whitehouse Lawn and Landscape in PA.
Seven Holganix ingredients enhance seed germination. These seven ingredients are:
Humic and Fulvic Acids
Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria (PGPB)
7. Holganix Reduces Transplant Shock
Holganix reduces transplant shock by mending a disrupted soil food web, making the plant’s new environment a happy and healthy one! It also builds strong roots so the new plant can better “root” into its new home. And because of specific soil microbes contained in the product, Holganix increases stress tolerance so your plant is better able to handle the stress of moving into its new home.
Want to Learn More?
Learn more about the seven ways Holganix grows healthy plants by attending our webinar featuring Holganix’s Director of Plant and Soil Science, Dr. Neidermyer.