New England Sports Turf Managers Association Wetting Agents for Improving Water Use Efficiency – Virtual Event
Join Stan Kotska, Ph.D. and Mike Fidanza, Ph.D. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 for “Wetting Agents for Improving Water Use Efficiency” Virtual Event.
This is the perfect time of year to learn why wetting agents (soil surfactants) are invaluable tools in modifying how soils and water interact. Originally used to mitigate localized dry spot problems in turf, new research offers insight into soil water repellency including when it develops; how it may impact infiltration; and low and rootzone water reserves.
This research has increased our understanding of how these compounds influence not only water use efficiency, but rootzone nitrogen retention and plant uptake, as well as broader aspects of the interactions happening in the rhizosphere. Recent case studies will demonstrate strategies SFMs can employ to exploit wetting agents beyond traditional uses.