OCALA, Fla. – Ecologel Solutions has introduced the new Hydretain ES Plus Granular QD – a consumer-driven addition to their line of Hydretain water management products.
Hydretain is a patented root zone moisture management technology that effectively reduces the overall watering requirements of plants, shrubs, trees, turf and agriculture by as much as 50 percent or more. A liquid blend of hygroscopic and humectant compounds, Hydretain acts like microscopic “water magnets” – drawing vapor molecules together to form plant useable droplets from moisture which would otherwise be lost to evaporation. Hydretain ES Plus combines Hydretain’s root zone moisture management with an advanced naturally derived soil surfactant designed to improve penetration into and throughout hydrophobic soils.
With the same proven technology as the liquid, the new granular form puts the power of Hydretain in an easy to spread, quickly dissolvable granule that is convenient for dry spreader applications where liquid applications are impractical or labor intensive. Furthermore, the granular Hydretain does not need to be watered in immediately, offering greater flexibility for applicators without access to their customer’s irrigation systems.
“This new granular allows the Hydretain technology to be used by landcare professionals who do not have the equipment for liquid applications,” said Ecologel’s agronomist, Jim Spindler. “It also gives golf courses the ability to apply Hydretain to areas where boom sprayers cannot reach such as fingers on bunkers and steep slopes, or for inclusion into divot mixes and topdressing sands.”
Hydretain ES Plus Granular QD utilizes a small, consistent particle size to deliver the power of Hydretain on a greens grade (120 SGN) granule for professional applications. At the application rate of 2.7lbs/1,000 sq. ft., each 40 lb. bag will treat up to 14,800 square feet of turf. Once watered in, the granular particle completely breaks down, leaving no carrier behind to disrupt playing surfaces.
With its ease of use and professional results, Hydretain ES Plus Granular QD can be easily applied to localized dry spots, flower beds, shrubs, trees, and containerized pots as well as to larger areas such as golf courses, sports fields, and lawns.
Posted July 9