When these ingredients are used synergistically as they are in Cal Vantage, plant nutrition is addressed as it was meant to be. Unlike singular calcium products, chelated or not, Cal Vantage provides ingredients that are associated with the uptake of plant foods. The result is a very bioactive and available form of calcium, in combination with an ample amount of plant available boron. There are very few soils found in the turf industry that will not benefit from the increased calcium mobility that a rich product like Cal Vantage can provide.
The EarthWorks Process
Manufacturing of the liquids involves first the availability of excellent water. We begin by softening the water, followed by deionization and finally reverse osmosis. The result is water that is absent of total dissolved solids, alkalinity, carbonates and conductivity. This allows for an aqueous medium that can be fully saturated with the diversity of ingredients that go into the Cal Vantage formula.
The recipe is then loaded through a process called “stacking”, which simply means using a formula that allows for ingredient compatibility by following a proper sequence of mixing, creating maximum saturation of the water by these nutrients. Finally, the products are micro-screened in order to create a non-plugging filtrate for trouble-free
EarthWorks Liquid Organics are the most complex formulas available. They are developed to work synergistically with each other and with other nutrient based products. Used on a “small but frequent” basis, Cal-Vantage will become a staple in any turf management program.