Universities and various others Fytofoam

Fytofoam®, is a biodegradable and environmentally safe product that is injected into the soil and helps to increase root volume of grass, allowing finer and deeper roots to develop. This improves the turf's capacity to absorb and hold water, therefore reducing water use. It is expected that the use of this product will reduce water consumption.
Fytofoam® is being used at sporting grounds and golf courses to improve water holding ability in the soil.

Fytofoam®'s great water-holding ability and air permeability ensure a gradual release of the nutrients and the water absorbed. These factors have an extremely positive effect on germination and also encourage faster and finer rooting. As well as creating a splendid and even growth, this improves the self-restoring capability of the turf. In other words, with Fytofoam® you will have finer and better results and reduced water and electricity costs.
Fytofoam® can be applied on soccer pitches and golf courses either by incorporating it into root zones during construction thereby achieving the ideal growing environment for quality turf grasses, or during resurfacing or routine maintenance.

LATEST
Testing carried out by: Dr. Sowmya Mitra, California, USA



Establishment of Golf Greens under Different Construction Types, Irrigation Systems, and Rootzones
By: Bernd Leinauer and Jose Makk.

Establishment of Golf Greens under Different
  • Sprinkler-irrigated California style greens and subirrigated ECS greens had the fastest establishment on the
    Fytofoam-amended (urea-formaldehyde polymer) rootzones.........................



STRI
  • Fytofoam®
    Laboratory trial by STRI at Bingley, Yorkshire, the leading turf research institute, to test the effects of Fytofoam® on the soil physical properties of sand-dominated root zones for sports turf.
    download http://www.fytogreen.com.au/docs/STRILabreport1999.pdf



STRI
  • Fytofoam®
    Field trial by STRI at Bingley, Yorkshire, the leading turf research institute, to test the effects of Fytofoam® on moisture retention and turf quality for sports turf root zones.
    download http://www.fytogreen.com.au/docs/STRIFytofoamReport2000.pdf



IGI
  • Dr. P. Baader, IGI Niedermeyer Institute, D-91747 Westheim
    Fytofoam®
    Increasing the water absorption capacity of root zone layers of the soil has always been a
    desirable goal, especially in situations in which the natural precipitation, in respect of distribution
    and amount, is insufficient for the vegetation desired.
    download http://www.fytogreen.com.au/docs/1999%20IGI.pdf



Alterra Wageningen/Landbouw Universiteit Wageningen
  • Fytofoam®
    On a golf course in Spain, an experimental set-up was constructed to compare two identical USGA greens: one with Fytofoam® application and one without. Aim was to measure the difference in water holding capacity and leaching potentials of the two experimental greens and to determine the irrigation water requirements of both greens.
    download http://www.fytogreen.com.au/docs/ValenciaForWeb%202005MOSA.pdf



ACSATEC
  • Fytofoam®
    The evaluation of early spring turf growth on Fytofoam® treated soil compared with non-treated soil.
    download http://www.fytogreen.com.au/docs/FytofoamAGCSAtria1003.pdf



ACSATEC
  • Fytofoam®
    The evaluation of summer growth on Fytofoam® treated soil compared with non-treated soil.
    download http://www.fytogreen.com.au/docs/Fytofoam%20report%2003-5-04%20copy.pdf



New Mexico State University
  • Fytofoam®
    Effect of irrigation type and root zone material on irrigation……
    download http://riogrande-conference.tamu.edu/wrapup/2005/presentations/session_5B/Task5_Leinauer.pdf



New Mexico State University
  • Fytofoam®
    Effect of irrigation type and root zone material on irrigation……
    download http://usgatero.msu.edu/v06/n07.pdf



New Mexico State University
  • Fytofoam®
    Laboratory experiments with these products have proven that sand amended with Fytofoam® was just as effective at increasing soil moisture retention as sand that was amended with peat.
    download http://cahe.nmsu.edu/programs/turf/research-green.html



New Mexico State University
  • Fytofoam®
    Effect of irrigation type and root zone material on irrigation……
    download http://www.lib.msu.edu/cgi-bin/flink.pl?recno=124490



New Mexico State University
  • Fytofoam®
    Leinauer, B., “Evaluation of Fytofoam® for It's Use as an Amendment to
    Improve Water and Fertilizer Retention in USGA Type Turfgrass Root
    Zones,” $11,709, Dec 2001.
    download http://cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/object/spr02/0502.pdf



Panayiotis A. Nektarios, Aimilia-Eleni Nikolopoulou and Ioannis Chronopoulos
Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Agricultural University of Athens
,
75 Iera Odos, Athens 11855, Greece
  • Fytofoam®
    Urea–formaldehyde resin foam (UFRF) has recently been introduced as a soil amendment for turfgrass culture.
    download http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TC3-49S7YYJ-2&_user=10&_coverDate=03%2F19%2F2004&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=de1cf2879b022a5409321bea0973b2f8



II Congresso Nacional de Rega e Drenagem,Fundão 26, 27 e 28 de Junho de 2007
  • Fytofoam®
    Evaluate the Fytofoam® Turf grass application on the effect on the water management in golf courses.
    download http://www.cotr.pt/informacao/web/Artigos/26.pdf



NOC/NSF
  • Fytofoam®