Turf

Quantum Growth® Improves Golf Course Turf with Increased Root Health and Faster Grow-In Rates

Ensuring beautiful greens is priority number one for golf courses. Course superintendents are always trying to find smarter, cost effective ways to keep their grounds looking their best. A number of golf courses in Florida incorporated Quantum Growth into their best practices for maintaining their greens. The results were astounding, with increased root depth and density, faster grow-in rates, reduced irrigation amounts, and increased resistance to common turf diseases.

Quantum Growth Results

Notice the increase in root depth and density with the Quantum Growth plug. Based on these results, the course now applies Quantum Growth in every irrigation cycle.

Quantum Growth Results

Note the darker green color with the Quantum Growth treated side of the turf.

“I wanted to let you know that what we found with the cores we pulled was astounding! Four weeks ago, I checked root depth and mass on the greens and could not find a healthy white root more than approximately 1 inch. Yesterday, virtually all of the cores exhibited phenomenal root mass with healthy roots exceeding 4 inches!”

-Asst Golf Course Superintendent
Southwest Florida

Golf Course Grass

University of Florida Turf Study

Findings from a turf study conducted by the University of Florida showed that the application of Quantum Growth resulted in root length increases of 30%, and an increase of the number of root tips of 53%.

Root Graph

Quantum Growth’s effect on Root Growth and Density

The Quantum Growth treated turfs have much larger and more turgid roots. The soil from the Quantum Growth treated plug demonstrates the ability to hold water better than the control plug due to photosynthetic bacterial mass and larger roots.

Quantum Growth’s effect on Root Growth and Density
Quantum Growth’s effect on Root Growth and Density

Quantum Growth’s effect on Root Growth and Density

The Quantum Growth treated turfs have much larger and more turgid roots. The soil from the Quantum Growth treated plug demonstrates the ability to hold water better than the control plug due to photosynthetic bacterial mass and larger roots.

Bartram Trail
Bartram Trail

“I wanted to let you know that what we found with the cores we pulled was astounding! Four weeks ago, I checked root depth and mass on the greens and could not find a healthy white root more than approximately 1 inch. Yesterday, virtually all of the cores exhibited phenomenal root mass with healthy roots exceeding 4 inches!” 

– Jeff Lloyd, GCS / Bartram Trail Golf Course

“The Quantum Growth plug has a larger mass and root hairs”

"The Quantum Growth plug has a larger mass and root hairs where as the control sample does not. Both plugs were taken out of healthy turf in the same fairway, except one end has been treated with Quantum Growth..."

Assistant GCS
Southwest FL

“I would have never believed that these greens would have grown back so quickly”

"Not only that, I am starting to play with the irrigation. Normally, this time of year, I would have to give them 15 minutes of water each night. My two weaker greens are at 12 minutes, but all others are at 10 minutes per night. That’s a 30% reduction and I think we can go further. They don’t need as much water since using Quantum Growth..."

Sid Renfroe, GCS
Goshen Plantation Golf Club,
Augusta, GA

“I am extremely happy with the results that Quantum Growth has provided”

"Our greens are Flora-Dwarf Bermuda, which is almost non-existent in the industry now because of their fragile nature. They are typically a very shallow rooting grass. When we began using Quantum Growth in 2007, we were at about a 1” root depth and today we have more than doubled our root mass with all greens having at least 2” depth and some more than 3”, which is unheard of..."

Art Hampton, GCS
Director of Golf Maintenance
Champions Gate Golf Resort
Orlando, FL

“I wanted to let you know that what we found with the cores we pulled was astounding!”

“I wanted to let you know that what we found with the cores we pulled was astounding! As recently as four weeks ago, I had checked root depth and mass on the greens and could not find a healthy white root more than approximately 1". Yesterday, virtually all of the cores exhibited phenomenal root mass with healthy roots exceeding 4"! Against your advice, I have canceled the Curfew application on our greens..."

Golf Course

“We experienced little to no algae, which was amazing considering the amount of water that we were giving them”

"We used Quantum Growth during our recent grow-in as we switched from Bent to Mini Verde Bermuda. We were very impressed with the speed at which the grass grew. At Day 28, we were 95+% coverage, which was beyond our expectations..."

Bartram Trail Golf Course