SiteOne Landscape Supply released LESCO CarbonPro-L with MobilEX, a liquid biological soil amendment.
CarbonPro can be tank mixed with fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides when applied to turf and landscape plantings.
The multisolution product deepens and strengthens roots; helps with stress recovery and prevention; improves greening; assists with seed establishment; prevents chlorosis, the yellow/loss of greening of turf; supports establishment of new turf through accelerated seed germination; and increases turf quality through remediation and restoration from saline soils and salt toxicity, according to the company.
The product’s active ingredient formulation includes MobilEX nutrient transport technology, humic substances and kelp extract to harness the power of plant-microbe interactions and organic soil sciences. In tests, CarbonPro promoted 75 percent more root mass under 30 percent less nitrogen than positive and negative controls in tall fescue, SiteOne said.
CarbonPro underwent university trials at the University of Wisconsin and Auburn University and was field tested by Agricen Sciences and Turf Care Supply Corp. labs.
“We’re excited by the test results of this product and believe it will be yet another tool that helps our customers work smarter,” said John Gertz, vp category management, agronomics, at SiteOne Landscape Supply. “A nutrient transporter like CarbonPro can boost nutrient uptake in plants by 30-35 percent and maximize return on investment. It’s not only a significant enhancement to current nutrient programs, but it can be used during fertilizer restriction or blackout periods because it contains no N-P-K.”
The product is available in 1-gallon, 2.5-gallon and 30-gallon quantities, with a 275-gallon option available upon request.