Fineturf TX10 

TX10 is a multi-source organic fertiliser consisting of 10 key components to soil fertility. The main constituents include stable humus, seaweed extract, vegetable extract, and proteins, which are all used to increase cation exchange capacity and better utilise applied nutrients without clogging pore spaces.


Key benefits:

  • Better sward density with less top-growth
  • Boost to Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
  • Reduce soil hydrophobicity
  • Mycorrhizae enhanced root-hair soil web

Application rate: 30g/m2
(20-40g/m2 option as desired)

Recommended Period of Use:
All seasons

 

Our low CEC greens really thrive on TX10. We apply TX10 not just at renovation but regularly throughout the year for peace of mind that the greens will be in good condition with steady consistent growth and great sward density year round.
— David Brushfield, Course Superintendent / Nudgee Golf Club

Superior Performance

TX10 consistently out performs the competition in terms of slow even uptake of nutrients, no soft top growth, lasting colour and minimising disease outbreaks.

Grow-in trial: By week 7 of the grow-in trial, TX10 shows a superior % coverage and colour index.

Grow-in trial: By week 7 of the grow-in trial, TX10 shows a superior % coverage and colour index.

Established green trial: 6 weeks from fertilising, the plug shows sward density and colour is well ahead on the TX10 treated half of the green.

Established green trial: 6 weeks from fertilising, the plug shows sward density and colour is well ahead on the TX10 treated half of the green.

 

BOOSTS CEC

Stable humus in TX10 increases Cation Exchange Capacity

Stable humus in TX10 increases Cation Exchange Capacity

The application of TX10 granules can potentially increase root zone CEC by 393%. The stable humus content of TX10 is key to this ability and is enhanced by the actions triggered in the soil when TX10 granules ‘hit the ground’. 

First, the stable humus content encourages microbial life to create more stable humus from both the granule content and sloughed-off roots and leaf tissue. 

Second, the free-calciums in TX10 open the soil to allow better air/moisture movement and even more active microbial breakdown of the organic matter to create humus thereby adding further to and extending the period of CEC. The CEC gain was calculated for the top 5cm of a sandy root zone with a CEC of 3.

We apply TX10 monthly at 2kg/100m2 and CEC has gone from almost zero to 1.9. I believe if we didn’t have TX10 the greens would be struggling.
— Jonathan Douglas, Course Superintendent Stonebridge Golf Club

Now with added Mycorrhizae

TX10 now includes mycorrhizae fungi (VAM) for:

  1. 100+ increase in root absorption capacity
  2. Improved drought and stress tolerance
  3. Better defences to pathogenic fungi
Mycorrhizae create a fine filament network (Hyphae) which extends the area for roots to absorb nutrients and water from the soil

Mycorrhizae create a fine filament network (Hyphae) which extends the area for roots to absorb nutrients and water from the soil

Mycorrhizae are naturally occurring fungi that form a symbiotic relationship with grass roots. In exchange for carbohydrates these fungi extend the effective root area hundreds of times making phosphorus, nitrate and other essential nutrients available.

The fine filament network (called hyphae) that the mycorrhizae creates enables the grass to access water in pore spaces that it’s own larger roots cannot access.

Mycorrhizae will also build natural disease defences for the root system by releasing chemicals that inhibit infection and form a protective layer on the outside of root cells.


No Clogging of Soil Pore Spaces

Unlike regular organic fertilisers, TX10 has been shown to actually reduce soil organic matter. This is due to the type and diversity of organic materials used, the proprietary composting process and resulting active organic content.

All ensuring optimum soil solution solubility and the provision of a concentrated food source for organic matter breakdown microbes.

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Organic matter reduction with TX10.
Soil OM was measured in the top 3cm of the profile and readings reduced by 22%. Trial conducted over 2 seasons on 5 year old 70/30 sand greens. 


I have been using TX10 for a number of seasons now during renovations and my greens always recover beautifully. The vigour and turf health is second to none when using TX10.
— Chris Powley, Superintendent Wallacia Panthers Golf and Country Club.

Application Guide

TX10 is a mini-granule (up to 2mm) suitable for fine-turf and coarse grass areas.

1. Spring and Autumn renovation

Apply at 3-5kg/100m2

  • Develop the root system
  • Reduce the hydrophobic nature of top-dressing sands
  • Improve recovery times following coring

2. Light overlay to granular program

Apply every 4-6 weeks at 1.5-2.5kg/100m2

  • Build soil fertility and CEC
  • High K supplement
  • Option to reduce main fertiliser application rate and wetting agent use

3. Autumn into Winter fertiliser

Apply 1.5-2.5kg/100m2

  • 1-2 applications to carry play through Winter
  • Denser sward and hardy grass cover