OCALA, Fla. – Ecologel Solutions has introduced the new Hydretain ES Plus Granular QD to its line of water management products.
Hydretain ES Plus combines Hydretain’s root zone moisture management with an advanced soil surfactant designed to improve penetration into and throughout hydrophobic soils.
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, the company says.
Also, the granular version of 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,” says Ecologel’s Agronomist Jim Spindler.
Hydretain ES Plus Granular QD uses 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.
Hydretain is a patented root zone moisture management technology that reduces the overall watering requirements of plants, shrubs, trees and turf by as much as 50 percent, the company says. 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 Granular QD can be applied to localized dry spots, flower beds, shrubs, trees and container pots as well as to larger areas such as golf courses, sports fields and lawns.