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What is Nutritional IPM?

Nutritional IPM™ involves optimizing plant health and upregulating a turfgrass plants natural defense mechanisms, particularly during periods of environmental stress. It involves maintaining complete and balanced mineral nutrition, while using our proprietary Elicitor® Technology to enhance a plants resistance to both abiotic and biotic stress. In addition, our objective is to determine the correct tank mix partners, such as fungicides applied at low label rates, to maximize their effectiveness. The goal of Nutritional IPM™ is to maintain optimum plant health while using pesticides judiciously, thereby protecting the environment and allowing turf mangers to save money.

Nurtitional IPM

  • P-K Plus® offers Turf Managers a Important Nutritional Pest Management Tool


    Grigg Brothers® is an industry leader in science and education. Our focus has been to develop a better understanding of how phosphites, and specifically P-K Plus®, work to improve plant health and are best used as one component to an integrated approach to pest management (IPM). We call this highly effective strategy Nutritional IPM™.

    What is Nutritional IPM™?

    Nutritional IPM™ involves optimizing plant health and upregulating a turfgrass plants natural defense mechanisms, particularly during… Read More +
  • Programs Decrease Creeping Bentgrass Summer Stress and Lessen Anthracnose Severity on Poa annua Putting Greens in 2008


    The Grigg Brothers® brand means foliar fertilizer quality, performance, compatibility, and efficiency. At Grigg Brothers®, we recognize that innovation through research and development  provides the best and most trusted agronomic solutions.  Our research efforts remain focused and designed to solve golf superintendents’ problems and provide additional turfgrass management tools.  Research maintains Grigg Brothers® as an industry leader in science based plant nutrition solutions.

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    Integrated Disease Management focuses on three (3) important concepts:

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  • Benefits of Proven Foliar™ Fertilizers Containing Phosphite (HPO3-)


    Fertilizers containing phophonate compounds (those with a carbon to phosphorus bond), and specifically phosphate (HPO3-), have recently become a reliable management tool for turfgrass managers.Phosphite is an alkali metal salt of phosphorus acid, typically formulated as potassium phosphite (KH2PO3-), and has been documented to accumulate in plant tissues after application of fosetyl-Al, the active ingredient in the fungicides Alliete and Signature (1).Landschoot and Cook (2005) provide an excellent review of phosphonate products including important terminology and concepts.

    Phosphate vs. Phosphite

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  • Fertility and Pathogen Interactions: Importance for Turfgrass Management


    For high maintenance turfgrasses, disease management requires an integrated approach. This includes using the correct cultural practices to maximize plant health, correct pathogen identification and proper fungicide selection. Fertility and thatch management influence the incidence and severity of turfgrass diseases. Adequate and balanced mineral nutrition remains a foundation for plant health and will maximize turf performance during periods conducive to disease development. In addition, pathogen growth can be enhanced or discouraged by fertility practices, most importantly nitrogen… Read More +

  • Root-Knot Nematode Management: Strategies and Recommendations



    Endoparasitic root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.) are a big problem facing golf course superintendents, particularly in California. Given the limited number of nematicide options available, alternate management strategies that target plant health are being designed and tested. For example, phosphite (H2PO3-) was reported to disturb root-knot nematode induced giant cell development in wheat (Oka et al., 2007). Nematode damage to turfgrass can be severe and become increasingly problematic under increased abiotic stress. Most experts now agree that maintaining optimum plant health… Read More +

  • Elicitors and Turfgrass Management: Correct Use and Discovery


    An ‘elicitor’ is defined by Webster's as a compound that “draws out” or “evokes what is latent”. Something latent is naturally occurring. This definition provides insight in understanding how elicitors work as part of a turfgrass management program (see Mode of Action below). Elicitors have also been called ‘biostimulants’, however many now agree that ‘elicitor’ remains the most accurate terminology. Much skepticism has surrounded elicitors and their use—particularly because many product claims in the marketplace remain unfounded, and because… Read More +

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