ICL has announced the launch of a new addition to its range of H2Pro wetting agents - H2Pro SaltSmart.
Utilising advanced polymer and surfactant technology, the company says the H2Pro range of wetting agents have been formulated to help turf managers achieve maximum control of their moisture management.
The existing H2Pro’s DewSmart, TriSmart, FlowSmart and AquaSmart have been designed to achieve specific goals, each with a different blend of surfactants. The four products have been offer a number of solutions such as; preventative and curative action against Dry Patch, providing a drier surface in wet conditions and reducing irrigation requirements.
H2Pro SaltSmart is the latest addition to the range. A blend of penetrant surfactant with Calcium macro-polymer, the company says the product has been designed to move water and exchange cations thus reducing the impact of salt on turf. It works by allowing water to penetrate and dissolve and flush salts below the rooting level or out into the drainage system.
The build-up of salt levels in rootzones can be problematic in sports turf and ICL says H2Pro SaltSmart will be of benefit to venues such as links courses which may be situated close to the sea or for those who encounter high evaporation and low rainfall.
The product could also be beneficial for low CEC sand-based rootzones that have limited buffering against salt influx and for turf managers who have poor quality groundwater for irrigation.