SPORTS FIELD SOLUTIONS

SPORTS
FIELD

SOLUTIONS

Best Fertilizing Programs

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Hi I’m Brannon Burkes here at UTSA’s Baseball Facility, also known as the "Bird Bath". We've got three key nutrients that we're putting out. We're putting out nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The little rhyme that we learn is “up down all around”. Your three components, your nitrogen promotes upward shoot growth, your phosphorus feeds and drives your roots, and your potassium is for all around plant health. So up down all around. We are anywhere from 8 to 10 lbs of nitrogen per year. The slow-release nitrogen that we're putting out, we're feeding about one tenth of a pound per week and that necessitates us mowing. From time to time we may go out with a growth regulator, if it's in the springtime when we've got a lot of rain and we know we're not going to be able to mow every day, we'll hit it with some growth regulator and we can minimize the number of times that we have to mow. Especially after heavy rainfall. Otherwise we try and mow it as often as possible.

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