A fungi and bacteria package, specifically designed to degrade organic matter in sports turf
TourTurf® Thatch-Less® – Fungi Thatch Degrader (FTD) is a fully water-soluble powder with biostimulants and microorganisms to provide biological thatch control in sports turf.
The product is a 100% organic biobased product containing a combination of biostimulants (fulvic acid and carbohydrates), seaweed extract as well as natural soil fungi and bacteria formulated specifically to speed up the natural degradation of thatch and organic matter in turf. The carefully selected strains of beneficial bacterial and fungal cultures of plant associated “hub” microorganisms including Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Trichoderma harzianum and Trichoderma asperellum will help to develop a strong microbial community in the rootzone to the benefit of the plant hosts.
The product can also be used monthly if you have persistent problems with weak roots, nematodes and different turf grass diseases. When applied monthly, the plant strengthening bacteria and beneficial fungi will help to promote a healthy soil life which in turn will help the turf plant to better withstand a range of diseases, develop stronger roots and to overall perform better.
Thatch-Less® is a registered trademark belonging to E. Marker A/S.
8593-EU (2 x 1 kg per carton) For sale in the EU*
8593-JPY (2 x 1 kg per carton) For sale in Japan
TourTurf® Thatch-Less® Fungi Thatch Degrader (FTD) is offered in two versions. One version for Japan and one version for Europe and other markets.
Both versions contains the beneficial thatch degrading fungal strains ( Aspergillus niger, Trichoderma viridae, Trichoderma reesei, Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma asperellum and Phanerochaete chryosporium). However for Japan we do not offer the fungal strain Phanerochaete chryosporium as part of the microbial package.
– And 6 strains of the plantstrenghtening bacteria (Bacilus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus sp (PRO-00636-70, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Bacillus pumilus).
You can see the specific breakdown of the highly specialised thatch degrader microorganisms in the tables below.
The product is packed with 2*1kg pr. box in silver foil pouches. Tear the seal and dissolve the powder directly in water.
Mix the water soluble product into 5L of hand warm water first. Then pour the mixture into the spray tank. Keep agitated.
Use 2 kg/ha, twice a year or as and when needed. Can be mixed with biostimulants, wetting agents, seaweed and liquid fertilizers in the spray tank. Apply in 500-700 L water per ha.
Reapply FTD 8 days after the use of fungicides as fungicides are detrimental to the biological product.
TourTurf® FTD cannot be tank mixed with a fungicide as this will damage the beneficial microorganisms.