Bayer has the solution for managing turf in periods of low sunlight levels and shade
place increased abiotic stress on turf plants. Low light levels can reduce the photosynthetic rate and the build-up of carbohydrate reserves in turf.
In low light, couch grass becomes thin, off-colour, weak looking and mower scalp injury is common (algae can then establish.) Cool-season turf with low energy reserves due to low light
conditions may compromise speed of recovery from autumn renovations.
How can Stressgard help mitigate stress from shade and low light conditions?
1) Photosynthesis is the driver of all plant energy production and subsequent processes
2) The protection and maintenance of chlorophyll with Stressgard ultimately improves the turf’s ability to photosynthesise, which is beneficial to all turfgrass under any stress
1) A study by Huang and Liu, published in 2009 in the International Turfgrass Society Research Journal showed that Signature® Stressgard® alone in the absence of disease,
can improve photosynthesis under low light conditions.
2) Research by Danneberger et. al in 2017 from Ohio State University demonstrated the positive impact of Signature on creeping bentgrass in shade, being thicker, more rigid cell
walls, complete cells and higher internal turgor pressure leading to upright, non-elongated growth.