ACT®

L-Form Amino Acids, Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen that are key building blocks in all plant life. Contains freshwater algae.

AEROBIC BACTERIA

Bacteria that can grow and live only when oxygen is present.

AMINO ACIDS

Amino acid fertilizers are readily absorbed, transported, and used as a source of nitrogen and carbon for plants.

ANTIOXIDANT

An additive known to attach to – and shut down – free radicles.

ATP

ATP (adenosine triphosphate) allows plant cells to conserve and use the energy released in metabolism.

BIO-DEGRADATION

Breakdown of materials by microorganisms or other biological activity.

BRIX

Enhanced natural sugar production (BRIX) promotes strong stem, leaf, and deeper root growth.

CHELATION REACTIONS

Prevents and/or reduces nutrients being tied up in the soil.

CHLOROPHYLL

A natural compound present in green plants that gives them their color. It helps plants to absorb energy from the sun as they undergo the process of photosynthesis.

COPPER

Chlorophyll production, photosynthesis, and respiration in plants.

DISSOLVED OXYGEN

Use of an enzyme system called H2O-Dehydrogenase (HDH) to effectively split the water molecule, releasing elemental oxygen and nitrogen within the soil.

IRON

Critical to respiration and photosynthesis in all plants.

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is required for photosynthesis in plants. Without magnesium, chlorophyll cannot capture sun energy needed for photosynthesis. In short, magnesium is required to give turf its green color.

MANGANESE

Nitrogen use and chlorophyll production.

MICROBE FOOD

To grow and multiply, good aerobic bacteria needs food (nutrients), water, proper temperature, time, air, proper acidity (pH) and proper salt levels.

MOLYBDENUM

Required by enzymes involved with nitrogen conversion and reduction as well as symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

NITROGEN

Provides plants the energy to grow. Part of the chlorophyll molecule, which gives plants their green color. Involved in photosynthesis which creates food for plants.

NUCLEIC ACIDS

The main information-carrying molecules of the cell, and, by directing the process of protein synthesis, they determine the inherited characteristics of every living thing.

PHENOLIC ACIDS

The main polyphenols made by plants. These compounds have diverse functions and are immensely important in plant-microbe interactions/symbiosis.

PHLOEM

The vascular tissue in plants that conducts sugars and other metabolic products downward from the leaves.

PHOSPHORUS

Promotes energy production in living plants.

PHOTOSYNTHESIS

A chemical process that uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into sugars. The sugars are used as energy, and to build other kinds of molecules.

PLANT ENZYME ACTIVITY

Enzymes are the tools that soil microbes use to make nutrients available for microbial and plant uptake.

POLYSACCHARIDE PRODUCTION

Polysaccharides in soil contributes to soil aggregate stabilization.

POTASSIUM

Directs nitrogen use and water use in plants.

SALT BUFFERING

Chelates buffer and combine with salt making is soluble to leach away from the root-zone.

SAR

Enhanced Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) in plants improves their resistance to insects and disease.

SILICA

Reduces oxidative stress and enhances plant cellular integrity.

STIMP RATING

The stimp rating of a putting green is a numerical value that represents how fast the golf ball rolls on the putting surface. Golfers call this rating the green speed.

SULFUR

Used in the formation of amino acids, proteins, and oils. It is necessary for chlorophyll formation

SURFACE TENSION

Attraction of water molecules to other water molecules is what inhibits water from penetrating a small pore.

SURFACTANT

Reduces the surface tension of water allowing it to flow freely.

UV

Ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths can reduce plant genome stability, growth, and productivity by damaging the plant’s DNA.

WETTING AGENT

Coats soil particles on the molecular level so water can penetrate.

XYLEM

The vascular tissue in plants that conducts water and dissolved nutrients upward from the root and also helps to form the woody element in the stem.

ZINC

Hormone production and internode elongation.