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Give Snow Molds the Boot with VersaGard

Posted on September 5, 2023

VersaGard Fungicide G adds a vital weapon to your arsenal to combat a variety of winter diseases, including snow molds. The three-way active ingredient combination of chlorothalonil, propiconazole and fludioxonil provides excellent control of a wide array of turfgrass pathogens. Combining these active ingredients on our patented [...]


Introducing Humic Coated Ammonium Sulfate (HCAS™)

Posted on September 5, 2023

We are proud to introduce Humic Coated Ammonium Sulfate (HCAS™), the latest innovation to join our CarbonCoat™ line of humic-coated fertility products.

CarbonCoat technology utilizes a patented manufacturing process to bond fertilizer granules with a potassium humate coating, producing HCAS granules (20-0- [...]


Next-Level Fall Fairway Nutrition

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist on September 5, 2023

Your fairways and roughs have had a stressful year. Increased rounds, drought, and insect population outbreaks have pushed your turf to its limit. So how do you best help it recover?

Preparation for your course’s next busy season begins in this season, the [...]


Fall Greens Recovery and Fertility Program

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on September 5, 2023

After a hot and dry growing season, many greens need a balanced fertility program to help them recover from summer weather stress and fall aerification practices.

The Andersons line of Contec DG® fertilizers and soil amendments have the technology and nutrition necessary to replenish [...]


Summer Stress Management

Posted on June 6, 2023

Proper foliar fertility applications are a cornerstone of summer stress management. Unbalanced fertility applications can sacrifice root growth for excessive top growth at a time when increased or sustained rooting amounts can help a turfgrass survive the heat and drought stress events of summer weather.


Getting the Most Out of Your Fairway Fertility Program

Posted on June 6, 2023

Getting the most out of your fertility program, especially for fairways, your largest maintained areas, is of paramount concern. Fairway fertility programs have a large effect on both turfgrass summer stress management and budget management.

Doing more with less is important for your bottom line. [...]


Sprayable Turf Nutrition, Redefined.

Posted By Ben Pease, PhD, Agronomist on June 1, 2023

Combining HCU and Foltec SG Minors creates an ideal tank mix of nitrogen, humic acid, and minor elements. Applied anytime during the growing season, this pair delivers exceptional performance without breaking the budget.

When thinking about proven results and adaptability for fairway-based nutrition, sprayable urea [...]


Moving Slowly Through the Dog Days of Summer

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on May 30, 2023

The summer months are a critical time for turfgrass growth and health, and the right fertilization program can make all the difference.

Best management practices direct us to only fertilize as necessary during the warmer summer months, when (cool-season) turfgrass growth slows because of reduced [...]


Spring Greens Fertility with Ammonium Sulfate

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on April 19, 2023

When considering fertilizer options this spring for your putting greens, look no further than ammonium sulfate. Delivering nitrogen in a plant-available form, ammonium sulfate-based fertilizers allow turfgrass to absorb nutrients more quickly and rely less on soil temperature and soil microbial activity compared to other nutrient sources.

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Introducing CarbonCoat™ Technology

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on March 27, 2023

For decades, the industry has faced significant manufacturing challenges in attempting to coat nutrients with humic acid. This has resulted in the reliance on blended fertilizers containing granular or screened humates, or separate applications of fertilizer and humic material.



Unlocking Carbon’s Potential: Next-Level Delivery Technology

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on March 27, 2023

Carbon, one of the essential building blocks of all organic life, acts as the keystone for all physical, chemical and biological processes in soil. Carbon-based soil organic matter acts as a reservoir for nutrients, aids in water storage, and provides a home for beneficial soil microbes. Its [...]


Premium Spring Solutions For Putting Greens

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on March 3, 2023

Trust some of our most recent innovations this spring to maintain your course’s most valued turfgrass.

Designed to simplify and accelerate the aerification recovery process, Genesis Rx 5-7-5 and Genesis Rx Zeolite+ 3-4-3 provide balanced NPK, micronutrients, [...]


Introducing CastAway™ DG

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on March 1, 2023

The newest addition to our line of specialty fertilizers, CastAway DG is a natural fertilizer with high protein content and nutrients derived from tea seed meal.

CastAway DG also features Dispersing Granule (DG) Technology, which allows the granules to dissolve with minimal [...]


The Innovation Continues in 2023

Posted on January 6, 2023

From industry-leading spreader technology to groundbreaking nutrient delivery systems and next-generation soil amendments, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. 2023 is no exception, and we are extremely proud to introduce our latest innovations.

Humic Coated Ammonium Sulfate (HCAS [...]


Introducing RejuvaSoil

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on January 5, 2023

The newest addition to our line of premium soil amendments, RejuvaSoil is an all-natural soil enhancer designed to improve degraded or compromised soil.

RejuvaSoil contains Humic DG™, BioChar DG™, and a beneficial microbial package. These components are designed to add organic matter, increase soil microbial [...]


A Fall Fungicide Collection Designed to Perform

Posted by Ben Pease, Agronomist, PhD on September 14, 2022

Fall marks the perfect time to protect from approaching damage caused by winter disease. Our recently-expanded line of granular fungicides is designed to perform, offering both curative and preventative solutions for winter diseases when you need them most.

NEW FOR 2022

Granular fungicide combining two [...]


It’s Fall Aerification Season. Are You Ready?

Posted Ben Pease, Agronomist on August 18, 2022

Heat stress, drought stress, and traffic stress. Aerification is an essential cultural management tool to help turfgrass recover from stressful summer conditions and for improving air, nutrient, and water movement in the soil profile. Fall turfgrass recovery begins with fertility applications prior to the destructive aerification process, [...]


From Snake Oil to Fairway Staple

Posted on June 16, 2022

When Mike Burris took over as superintendent at the Stonebridge at Newport Golf Course (Houston, TX), he knew he had some work to do. One of his primary areas of focus was his fairways, which needed some assistance. Mike quickly put together a plan of attack that [...]


Introducing PCHCU™ and HCAS™

Posted on June 1, 2022

From groundbreaking nutrient delivery systems and coated technologies to next-generation soil amendments, innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

Featuring our patented Humic Coated Urea (HCU™) as a base, Polymer-Coated Humic Coated Urea (PCHCU) offers a significantly extended release profile and [...]


Seed Smarter: Tips for a Successful Spring Seeding Project

Posted by Ben Pease, PhD on April 5, 2022

Whether seeding or overseeding this spring, many factors can impact the success of your projects. From site prep to irrigation, we’ve organized our top tips to help ensure a strong start.

Seeding versus Overseeding

Seeding typically refers to the establishment of new turfgrass [...]


It’s Aerification Season. Are You Ready?

Posted on February 18, 2022

The process of mechanical aerification is a necessary management tool to improve airflow, nutrient and water movement through the soil profile. Following this destructive process, it is vital to jumpstart turfgrass recovery to a quality level necessary to resume play.

Determining the [...]


Worst Weeds. Best Pick.

Posted by Ben Pease, PhD, Agronomist on January 22, 2022

Goosegrass and crabgrass can spoil a putting green surface. Start the season off right with an application of Goosegrass/Crabgrass Control or one of our Fertilizer + Dithiopyr products. Goosegrass/Crabgrass Control

Goosegrass and crabgrass are grassy annual weeds which germinate in the late [...]


Solheim Cup: The Perfect Pair

Posted on August 24, 2021

The Andersons is proud to partner with Inverness Club to provide top-of-the-line inputs to keep the historic, world-class golf course looking beautiful for years to come. Inverness Club is a nationally recognized club, building on a rich heritage to provide its members and guests a memorable experience.< [...]



Posted on July 12, 2021

The Foltec LQ line of foliar nutrition products includes two distinct product groups. While the FOLTEC LQ ULTRA products include value-added ingredients like amino acids, sea plant extracts, phosphites, and micronutrients for premium turfgrass, the FOLTEC LQ CLASSIC products deliver time-proven formulations for a variety [...]


The Andersons Hires Agronomist Ben Pease for Turf and Specialty Business

Posted on May 19, 2021

The Andersons, Inc. announces the addition of Ben Pease to serve as agronomist for the Turf and Specialty Business. Pease will provide product and technical support to the business and serve as a resource for distributors and customers in the golf, sports turf, and lawn care [...]


Never Settle on Your Spreader

Posted on November 2, 2020

Turf Managers around the world are familiar with the quality and dependability that has made the 2000 SR Rotary Spreader an industry staple. Designed with accuracy, strength, and durability in mind, the 2000 SR continues to outperform and outlast.

Helical Cone Technology

The 2000 SR Rotary Spreader utilizes our [...]


The Andersons Hires Clint Formby as Territory Manager

Posted on April 29, 2020

MAUMEE, OHIO, April 3, 2020 – The Andersons, Inc. announces the addition of Clint Formby to its Plant Nutrient Group to serve as territory manager for the professional turf business. Formby will manage the distribution of the business’ turf and ornamental products in the southcentral region [...]


Introducing: Humic DG CharX

Posted Tony Goldsby, Agronomist on February 7, 2020

Having a soil that is high in organic matter has a wide range of benefits for a turfgrass manager. Soil organic matter provides nutrient holding capacity, water holding capacity and provides stable aggregates to the soil. Some of the most fertile soils in the world are located [...]


Product Table

Posted on July 6, 2019
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Contec DG Gen3

Posted on February 7, 2018


Gen 3 granules are completely homogeneous, allowing for a consistent spread pattern. The granules also stand out against turf, making it easy to see where product has been applied, decreasing the possibility of over-application.