When a seed germinates, it sends out the initial plant root, the primary root. The secondary or adventitious roots then develop from nodes at the base of the new turf stem. Biostimulant applications containing plant hormones encourage the cells in these tiny secondary roots to divide and increase. Applications of Launch can accelerate the growth and development of roots with seeding, sodding or sprigging operations. Feeding these tiny roots at this time, without injury, results in quicker establishment of dense turf.
Launch® provides plant hormones from cold water kelp extract along with humic and fulvic acids which enhance root mass and length. But the most distinguishing feature and most dominant component of Launch is its pasteurized, homogenized and deodorized liquid manure.
This deodorized manure formulation has an enthusiastic following among golf course superintendents and professional sports turf managers who use it for speeding sod knit-down as well as seed and sprig establishment. Launch is perfect for hydroseeding and pre-germination operations.
The addition of plant hormones, fulvic acids and humic acids to this liquid manure base creates a product ideally suited for the establishment of new turf. All of these components work together both in the plant and in the soil to generate a strong, vigorous root mass and a stand of dense, hard-wearing turf.