University Studies Support Benefits of Holganix
The health and vitality of your clients’ lawns, trees and shrubs are of utmost importance to us. That’s why we’ve truly put Holganix to the test. Holganix has been tested by over 28 studies have research and validated Holganix claims of fertilizer reduction, color and quality improvement, root growth, disease and surge growth reduction.
Results from North Carolina State University, Pennsylvania State University and Purdue University
Researchers at three universities -- North Carolina State University, Pennsylvania State University and Purdue University -- studied the efficacy of Holganix in conjunction with traditional fertilizers and pesticides. And the results were very positive.
The university researchers tested the effects of adding Holganix to a turf maintenance routine. The studies confirmed the benefits of Holganix with regard to fertility, pre-emergent weed control control and post-emergent weed control control. Dr. Robert W. Neidermyer, agronomist, weed scientist and consultant to Holganix, aggregated and reported on the researchers’ encouraging results.
Urea is applied as either a slow-release or water-soluble form on turf to acquire optimal color and vigor. University researchers have confirmed that by adding Holganix to your turf maintenance routine, you can achieve the same overall plant health and color quality with a fraction of the previously required fertilizer/urea.
The North Carolina State University study showed that Holganix reduced the amount of methylene urea required to produce lush green results by 50%.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University observed that Holganix combined with all rates (1.0, 0.5, 0.125 lb/1,000 sq ft) of urea produced greener, better quality turf than urea alone.
Purdue University researchers found that Holganix combined with 0.125 lb of urea produced greening results that were statistically equal to higher rates of urea alone.
Dr. Neidermyer remarked on these findings, saying, “Holganix is a strong partner with urea for greening turf and proves to be a valuable tool to reduce the amount of nitrogen applied.”
Crabgrass is a naturally occurring but pesky weed. A herbicide can help prevent it for you, but if you add Holganix to your weed control process, you can actually use less herbicide and create a more natural and eco-friendly turf maintenance routine. Researchers have confirmed the facts.
Researchers at North Carolina State University found that Holganix decreased the amount of prodiamine needed for crabgrass control. Dr. Neidermyer reports that Holganix combined with 33% less prodiamine produced results equal to those treated at the full-label rate (1.5 lbs per 1,000 sq ft).
With Holganix, you can restore turf to its beautiful, weed-free state with a much lighter reliance on pesticides! The studies showed some impressive findings.
Penn State researchers observed that the addition of Holganix to a herbicide improved control of white clover. They also found that using Holganix decreased the amount of herbicide needed by 66% to produce the same post-emergence clover control. The Purdue study showed that the addition of Holganix to a herbicide produced encouraging results for broadleaf plantain suppression, decreasing the need for a herbicide by 75%.
When it comes to your clients’ lawns, trees and shrubs, you want the most efficient fertility and weed control possible. Fertilizers and pesticides can achieve this for you, but with Holganix, you can attain the same plant and turf vigor with less reliance on chemicals -- the way Mother Nature intended.
We’re very excited that these studies demonstrate the benefits of using Holganix. This is truly a win for your turf maintenance, sustainability of our industry and Planet Earth as a whole.