PBS150 Polyfunctional Branched Surfactant is a long-term surfactant utilizing a unique multi-branched molecular structure to address the source of performance loss – biodegradation of the surfactant molecule by soil microbes. This increased performance can reduce hydrophobic conditions on a sustainable basis for up to 120 days or more. PBS150 sustains a longer uniform soil moisture profile.
PBS150 can also restore the uniform movement of water into and through the soil profile. PBS150 is easy to use and will not harm turf when used in accordance with product directions. When used as directed, PBS150 can be applied at anytime of the year when water repellency and/or localized dry spots impact the vigorous appearance of turfgrass.
A uniform supply of water within the soil profile is critical during heat and water stress periods to meet the transpirational demands of the plant. Equally important, is the need for a uniform supply of water to turfgrass roots during a period of recovery and repair. Without a sustained supply of water, the turfgrass plant will be unable to rebuild its root system and carbohydrate (sugar) reserves (needed to survive dormancy and for subsequent new growth requirements). The ability of PBS150 to improve the uniform soil moisture status of turfgrass offers the turfgrass manager a highly flexible surfactant system from which to address these two critical periods of successful turfgrass management -- Heat and Water Stress and Turfgrass Recovery
PBS150 Polyfunctional Branched Surfactant Key Benefits:
- Reduce hydrophobic conditions on a sustainable basis for 5 months or more
- Encourage a pattern of hydration and re-hydration that improves the amount of available water in the soil profile to meet the metabolic demands of the plant
- Restore the uniform movement of water into and through the soil matrix
- Promote improvement in turfgrass quality, color, and uniformity
- Improve stress tolerance