Nutrition Technology That Makes a Difference

April 2016

Growth Products has long been known as the “solutions” company. That’s a good double play on words, since Growth Products both pioneered the use of liquid solutions for the green industry and  -- in so doing – gave growers, turf managers, and landscape professionals real-world solutions to questions such as how to efficiently and sustainably grow and protect crops, turfs and landscapes.

Growth Products created these solutions by focusing on advanced technologies that capture the power of natural organics. Starting in 1987 when it introduced its first slow-release “smart nitrogen,” Growth Products has continued to make industry-leading breakthroughs such creating colloidal blends and discovering a stabilization process for the endospores of beneficial bacteria.

Recently, company research focused on the creation of “dry technologies.” Today I’ll focus on one of its dry solubles -- BioNutrients™ Soluble 8-0-9 for Fairways, Sports Turf, & Lawn Care. It’s a great product, and my customers who have tried it have been blown away by how easy it is to use and how well it works. Improved color, improved disease-resistance, faster & better rooting, better playability for sports turf – you name it, and the results speak for themselves.

BioNutrients™ Soluble 8-0-9 for Fairways, Sports Turf & Lawn Care

BioNutrients 8-0-9 was designed for use on both cool and warm season grasses. It’s a biostimulant and soil conditioner that is 100 percent organic, with the bonus of an 8-0-9 nutrition analysis.

It contains three species of beneficial soil-dwelling bacillus (B. subtilis, B. megaterium and B. licheniformis), which together produce four key enzymes that work at a very wide temperature range – all the way from 38 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. BioNutrients 8-0-9 also includes wild cultures of yeast, plus a natural wetting agent, derived from Yucca, that draws the product into soils. Once in the soil, its L-amino acids, humic acids, kelp extracts, and other carbon-rich molecules sustain the microbial activity created by the bacillus and yeast.

But what are the bottom line results? Golf course superintendents who use BioNutrients see almost immediate improvements in root depth and root mass. With deeper and sturdier roots, greens and fairways quickly develop an enviable emerald green color, and players experience a better bounce on the course.

In addition, BioNutrients’ billions of advantageous bacteria greatly improve the soil health (among other things, BioNutrients neutralizes soil salts), making the turf better able to withstand environmental and disease stresses such as summer stress and wilt. And as we all know, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Ease of Use & Cost-Efficiency

BioNutrients 8-0-9 comes in 8-ounce packages that are fuss-free and simple to use. The product dissolves in water, and the new formulation leaves absolutely no gooey residue that could clog sprayers.


We like to recommend a monthly spray of one 8-oz. package per acre on fairways and greens throughout the growing season. That’s less than $25/acre once a month – an excellent value. And for extra ease of use, it can be used alone or tank-mixed with most pesticides, fertilizers and micronutrients.


Consistent Results

The superior technology and high technical grade ingredients that go into BioNutrients give golf course managers the assurance of consistent results – results that are clearly noticeable and which will earn the admiration of golfers and club managers alike.

For more information on BioNutrients or for help with your turf or landscape nutrition program, please give us a call at 800-648-7626 or send us an email at