Wetting Agents

Applying Plant Food Company’s Wetting Agents will encourage healthy, vigorous turf while creating a firm, consistent playing surface. 

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Wetting Agents from Plant Food Company are described as a Water Holding Agent, a Soil Penetrant, or a combination of the two.  Each product is unique and greatly beneficial withits own specific purpose.   However, they are all generally used to reduce standing water, improve saturated soil and allow water to flow evenly through the soil profile without producing destructive water channels. 

“PLUS” in the name of our wetting agents lets you know that there is Salicylic Acid (SA) in the product. Most of our Wetting Agents are formulated with Salicylic Acid (SA).  SA is responsible for opening the phloem and xylem of the plant (essentially, the plant’s vascular system) allowing for quick and clean uptake of NPK and other available nutrients. 

Plant Food Company uses Salicylic Acid (SA) in many other product formulations to ensure the plant receives the best opportunity to grow and survive.  One of our most popular Biostimulants, Green-T impulse® , contains Salicylic Acid (SA).

 

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  • Wetting Agents from Plant Food Company lower surface tension of foliar-applied liquid solutions which provide full leaf surface coverage allowing nutrients to be absorbed through more of the leaf stomata.

 

 

Customize your wetting agent application to treat your specific soil condition  

Soil Conditions  FloThru Plus 

Penetrant

Hydration

Wetting Agent 

Post Application Irrigation Application Interval 
Wet | No LDS 4 oz. /1,000

sq.ft. 

0 oz. /1,000

sq.ft.

Not Required 14 days
Average | Occasional LDS

Rain expected

3 oz. /1,000

sq.ft.

1 oz. /1,000

sq.ft.

Spin heads after application

Irrigate within 24 hours

14 days
Average | Occasional LDS

No rain expected

2 oz. /1,000

sq.ft.

2 oz. /1,000

sq.ft.

Spin heads after application

Irrigate within 24 Hours

14 days
Dry | Severe LDS 

No rain expected

1 oz. /1,000

sq.ft.

3 oz. /1,000

sq.ft.

Irrigate deeply after application 14 days