Aug 29

Fall without Football? How Wetting Agents Could Save the Season

We’re about to close the book on August. That means most Americans have just one question on their minds: “Are you ready for some football?!”

Sadly, many high schools across the country may NOT be ready this year. Harsh drought conditions and shrinking budgets have some schools facing a somber proposition: a Fall without football.

As budgets and water sources dry up, many sports fields are struggling to survive. In the hardest hit areas, the entire football season may be in jeopardy. The issue is not one of aesthetics, but safety. Dry patchy fields could result in dangerous playing conditions and increased risk for injury.

While drought conditions persist, troubled turf managers shouldn’t throw the “Hail Mary” pass just yet. There are a few weapons still left in the arsenal.

Aquatrols soil surfactants offer a simple way to maximize budgets and get the most out of every available drop of water. Two applications of Aqueduct could be a cost-effective way to boost recovery and save the season.

Available in liquid and granular form,  Aqueduct allows more water to penetrate into dry soils and is designed to provide rapid recovery for stressed turf. Turf managers can use Aqueduct to:

  • Quickly treat and eliminate hot spots
  • Reduce turf wilt
  • Promote rapid recovery of stressed turf

Aqueduct is safe to use even under hot, stressful conditions and can fix problem areas quickly. For more information, contact your local distributor or see our sports turf catalog.


About The Author

More than 60 years ago, Aquatrols introduced the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent. Since creating an entirely new product category to address water management challenges and opportunities, the company has remained a top innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants and related technologies. Aquatrols’ advanced product suite optimizes soil-water-plant interactions in agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural industries in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in southern New Jersey, Aquatrols also has offices in the United Kingdom and conducts business on six continents.