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CBX solves black algae problems

Wet cloudy conditions can favor the development of Black algae on fields. This type of algae appear black and will be prominent in areas where the turf has been weakened and over stressed. Black algae does not attack turfgrass plants but can seal the surface of the soil, contributing to the development of anaerobic conditions & black layer.

To avoid the Black algae, increase the amount of oxygen in the soil profile with regular applications of CBX. Other options are slicing, scarifying, hollow tyning, mole-draining, or vertidraining. If Black algae occurs, look for the cause, that is, poor drainage, compaction, soil layers, waterlogging, and take steps to reverse the conditions.

CBX stimulates biological life of the soil which in turns increases organic matter. They can help build up topsoil, aerate the soil, transform elements into usable forms for plants, make the soil more livable for beneficial microorganisms, increase soil water-holding capacity, allow rainwater to seep deeply down to plant roots, and reduce the toxicity of both natural and human-made toxic substances.

CBX stimulates activity amongst a broad range of biological life. When applied to the soil, CBX encourages natural recycling of organic matter, resulting in micro-tunnels similar to the activities of earthworms, just on a microscopic level. These micro-tunnels create a natural aerification process, allowing space for air and water to penetrate solving the root cause of Black algae, poor drainage.

Black algae problems may also be due to black layer, poor drainage, compaction, disease pressure, hydrophobic conditions, low organic matter, low SRD, poor aerification and thatch.

To see how CBX has helped to solve poor drainage problems, which can cause Black algae, in these case studies:

SRP's Pera Club - Retention Basin case study
Late in the summer of 2004, Environmental Techniques International joined a DesertWise study that was being conducted by SRP's Pera Club, located in Phoenix Arizona. The study was to test different products claiming to increase soil penetration and eliminate standing water in retention basins...more

Barona Creek Golf Club - Penetration case study
Barona Creek Golf Club is located in the foothills east of San Diego California on the Barona Indian reservation. The Course is managed by Sandy Clark CGCS who began using CBX in 2005, in hopes of saving water...more

 

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How do you build ideal soil?

Find the world's finest soil and it will grow almost anything without a problem.   But take this soil and transport it to a location with poor soil and you will find it will not be as productive. Why? Because the biology in this ideal soil is alive and when moved, the viability of this biology is compromised...

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