How to save 82% on fertilizer cost
There is an extraordinary article in the Green Section Record by Blake Meentemeyer and Brian Whitlark on turfgrass fertilization.
You’ll want to read the full article. It talks about the overall goals of fertilizer application, soil tests, some myth busting, fertilizer and playability, and more. It’s a modern article with a lot of historical references too.
The most interesting part of the article for me was the economic case study. A course reduced the putting green fertilizer cost by 82% and the result was “the putting greens have never been healthier.” That 82% reduction was from a starting point of a whopping $90,000 USD—that’s what was being spent on liquid fertilizer for only 4 acres of greens (16,000 m2). Like I said, you’ll want to read the full article.