TourTurf® Thatch-Less® Enzyme Thatch Degrader (ETD) is a biological thatch degrader, which contains 15% cellulase enzymes (>250 UA/g), 2% plant sugar, 2% wetting agent, 5% seaweed and 4 different cellulase producing microorganisms (5×109 cfu/ml), effectively reducing the amount of dead organic matter (thatch) in sports turf. Thatch consists of 25% lignin and 75% cellulose and hemicellulose.
Without an extra biological effort it is difficult to get the components of the thatch degraded in the root zone.
The interaction between microorganisms and enzymes in this biological product degrades the thatch to nutrients, sugars and humus. The 4 different beneficial strains of plant associated “hub” microorganisms are Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and Bacillus pumilus.
A solution developed for biological thatch control by Danish and British experts.
Thatch-Less® is a registered trademark belonging to E. Marker A/S.
Mix 10 L enzyme product with 500 L of water for the treatment of 1 Ha. Apply 4 times at 10 days intervals.
Ensure that the organic matter is always under control by continual use of the product at 14-28 days intervals. Be sure to continue watering after applications.
The product can be applied from May to September at temperatures above 15-20 degrees Celsius.