Is PHYSIOPOWER helps to grow a more Quality TURF and/or SOD?

Study Investigator: M. Edenfield, Phd

Location of Study: Florida, USA, Commercial field

Study Period: Jun - Sep 2020

[T0] The control AKA Grower Standard
  • Three applications: 20-20-20 fertilizer at 10Lbs per Acre
    1. June
    2. July
    3. August

 

 

 

[T1] PhysioPower® added to [T0] at low rate (16 Oz/Acre)
• Three applications
  1. June
  2. July
  3. August
App [June]

1 Pint/Acre

App [Aug]

1 Pint/Acre

App [Sep]

1 Pint/Acre

 

 

 

[T2] PhysioPower® added to [T0] at High rate (32 Oz/Acre)
• Three applications
  1. June
  2. July
  3. August
App [June]

1 Quart/Acre

App [Aug]

1 Quart/Acre

App [Sep]

1 Quart/Acre

 

 

 

AGRONOMIC PROTOCOL
  • • A research trial was conducted in 2020 to evaluate the use of PhysioPower® on Zoysiagrass - Icon, cultivated for SOD production.
  • • The trial was conducted at a commercial Zoysia sod farm in Arcadia, FL.
  • • The trial site was harvested for sod in January 2020.
  • • Following the January harvest, the trial site was managed for sod growth with a potential harvest at the end of September 2020.
  • • In June, 15 ft x 25 ft field plots were established in a north south direction and experimental treatments were replicated 4 times in a randomized complete block design.
  • • The center 12 ft of the 15 ft wide plot was sprayed with a back-pack hand boom.
  • • The spray boom was equipped with Tee Jet 8003VS flat fan nozzle tips spaced 12 inches apart and calibrated to deliver 35 gallons of spray solution per acre.
  • • The trial was initiated on June 20 2020 after complete ground cover was observed from the ribbon stripped sod harvest conducted in January 2020.
  • • Each treatment received 3 applications on June 20, July 27, and August 28.

 

 

EVALUATIONS
  • • SOD growth was evaluated on 26 September 2020 and reported in Table 1.
  • • Each plot was sampled for plant growth by using a Turf Tec SPS3-S soil profile sampler.
  • • The soil probe extracted a profile sample of 8 inches deep, 3 inches wide, and 0.5 inches thick (12 inches3 or 197 cm3).
  • • Six soil cores from each plot were collected and combined in aggregate.
  • • The combined soil volume of 6 samples was 72 in3 (0.04 ft3) or 1,182 cm3.
  • • Soil profile samples were rinsed in water using a screen mesh strainer and then plant material was dried.
  • • Plant dry matter was separated by below ground roots and above ground thatch and foliage.

 

 

THE PRODUCT: PHYSIOPOWER®

 

is a natural product which contains pure natural compounds and immuno-activators. It improves the efficacy of the fungicides whereas it helps to reduce the overall chemical inputs and helps as well, to reduce the chemical residues into the final piece of fruit. 

Study Results


+66.5%

Root weight (High Rate)

+111%

Foliage Dry weight (High Rate)

0%

Physiopower® is zero Phyto-toxicity

Objectives: To evaluate the use of PHYSIOPOWER® to improve yield and Quality on SOD (Zoysia grass)

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CONCLUSIONS OF THE SCIENTIST: PhysioPower significantly increased the plant dry weight of Zoysiagrass (Table 1 and 2). There was however no difference in root weight between the untreated check and PhysioPower at 16 oz/A rate. Increasing the PhysioPower rate to 32 oz/A increased root weight by +66.5% compared to the untreated check. A similar trend was also observed with the above ground plant foliage. PhysioPower at 16 oz/A was not statistically different than the untreated check, even though a 40% increase in foliage weight was observed. Increasing the PhysioPower rate to 32 oz/A increased the foliage dry weight by +111%.

DRY WEIGHT COUNT ON ROOTS
Table 1

Dry weight count in Grams

 Notes:

  • It is important to observe the strong correlation between the dosage (rates) and the efficacy of the product on the grass.
  • 16 Oz per acre rate (low rate), there is no significant difference with the control. (+0.6%)
  • Whereas at 32 Oz per Acre rate, there is a strong incidence (+66.5%)
  • By passing the cursor on the bars of the graph, you will obtain the data value.

 

 

DRY WEIGHT COUNT ON FOLIAGE
Table 2

Dry weight count on foliage in Grams

Notes:

  • On foliage the difference is even more striking, the correlation between the dosages (rates) and the efficacy of the product is clearly demonstrated.
  • +40% at low rate of Physiopower on foliage (16 Oz per acre).
  • Whereas +111% of more dry weight on foliage with the high rate of Physiopower at 32 Oz per Acre
  • By passing the cursor on the bars of the graph, you will obtain the data value.