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Fall Restore Program

Posted By Ben Pease, Agronomist on September 23, 2021

After a stressful 2021 growing season, lawns, athletic fields, and parks are ready to be effectively restored using The Andersons line of fertilizers featuring Humic Coated Urea (HCU®).

These innovative products, 9-12-6 with HCU and 22-0-4 with HCU, enhance nutrient efficiency through coating urea with humic acid. Independent research trials exploring the benefits of humic acid applications with urea found turf quality and color equal to standalone nitrogen sources applied at a 2X rate. Furthermore, humic acid was found to significantly improve rooting, a key focus during fall fertility applications. In place of limestone filler, these fertilizers utilize Black Gypsum DG®, offering enhanced efficiency of existing nutrients.

Designed to aid in germination and get new seeds off to a strong start.

9-12-6 with HCU at 6.0 lbs./1000 sq. ft.
Humic DG CharX at 4.0 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

22-0-4 with HCU at 3.5 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

Designed to increase the efficiency of fall fertilizer applications.

22-0-4 with HCU at 3.5 lbs./1000 sq. ft.
Humic DG CharX at 2.0 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

22-0-4 with HCU at 3.5 lbs./1000 sq. ft.

Humic DG CharX harnesses the power of humic acid and biochar in a 50/50 blend, providing the benefits of the more quickly-available humic acid and the long-term soil building qualities of biochar.

  • The Andersons Dispersing Granule (DG) Technology provides hundreds of thousands of small particles of humic acid and biochar after exposure to water, allowing these microparticles to move through the turf canopy
  • Delivers stable carbon to soil, increasing nutrient uptake, improving soil moisture retention, and building better permanent soil structure
  • Contains karrikins, a family of bioactive compounds that stimulate root growth


Standard SGN starter/phosphorus fertilizer for use during overseeding and new turf establishment, with benefit also during aerification recovery, to promote root growth and branching. SmartPhos® DG technology provides plant-available P over an extended period.

  • Humic acid component improves soil physical and chemical characteristics
  • Black Gypsum DG helps remedy excess soil sodium levels
  • SmartPhos DG allows for lower use rates that traditional P sources


Standard SGN fertilizer for use in fall recovery situations containing 43% Black Gypsum DG, providing secondary nutrients calcium and sulfur. Nitrogen source is 50% HCU, containing 4.7% humic acid overall to improve soil health and promote root development.

  • Product contains no filler; every granule has a benefit
  • Improves nutrient uptake allowing for reduced N rates
  • Black Gypsum DG relieves soil salinity and reduces bicarbonate levels




Please complete the form, and we’ll get you in touch with your Territory Manager from The Andersons. 

Tony Goldsby

Ben Pease is the Agronomist for The Andersons Turf & Specialty business, responsible for research, service, and technical support. Ben received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin, and earned his doctorate degree from Iowa State University. Ben has also served as the Assistant Superintendent for Cherokee Country Club (Madison, WI) and Whistling Straits Golf Courses (Sheboygan, WI). To contact Ben, click here.


©2021 The Andersons, Inc. All rights reserved. Black Gypsum DG, HCU, and SmartPhos are registered trademarks of The Andersons, Inc. Humic DG and CharX are trademarks of The Andersons, Inc.

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