Turf Starter is an excellent product for use during grow-in, for fall fertility programs on cool season turf, and for overseeding establishment. It contains seaweed extracts for enhanced turf vigor.
BioPro Liquid NPK Blends
Turf Starter™ (8-16-5)
Guaranteed AnalysisTotal Nitrogen (N)8.00%4.00% Ammoniacal Nitrogen1.34% Nitrate Nitrogen2.66% UreaAvailable Phosphate (P2O5)16.00%Soluble Potash (K2O)5.00%
ALSO CONTAINS NONPLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS:1.18% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
- Rapid establishment of new seed, sod and sprigs
- Quicker and more complete turf coverage due to improved crown and tiller growth
- Phosphorus increases seedling vigor and root growth
- Ideal for fertigation
Labels & SDS
Sizes & Item Numbers
2.5 Gallon Jug – # 57527
30 Gallon Drum – # 57528
275 Gallon Tote – # 57529
Where to use
Golf Course Grow-In
Sports Turf Establishment
Seeding, Sodding Sprigging
Turf Starter (8-16-5) is an excellent product for the establishment of new seed, sod and sprigs. It can also be used to increase the density of existing turf and is a great source of phosphorus during periods of active root growth. Nutrients are provided in plant-available forms making Turf Starter an excellent product for spoon-feeding during grow-in, for fall fertility programs on cool season turf, and for overseeding establishment.
- Thin and slowly emerging seed, or new sod that is slow to knit
- New turf exhibiting phosphorus deficiency symptoms
- Landscape situations that necessitate rapid establishment of new seed or sod
Turf Starter (8-16-5) can be applied through fertigation or conventional spray. It can be applied alone or tank mixed with other products✝.
One gallon of Turf Starter contains 1.75 lbs. of phosphorus as P2O5 and 0.88 lbs. of nitrogen. Refer to the table below to determine the volume of fertilizer to apply to achieve the desired amount of phosphorus. Apply diluted with 2 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft. or 80 gallons of water per acre.
Desired lbs. of P2O5
Fl. oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.* Gallons per acre** 0.10 (0.05 lbs. of N) 7.3 2.5 0.125 (0.06 lbs of N) 9.1 3.1 0.25 (0.125 lbs of N) 18.2 6.2
*Apply in 2 gallons of water per 1,000 sq. ft. **Apply in 80 gallons of water per acre
✝ Compatibility: perform a standard jar test to check compatibility with other products before mixing.