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Salt Damage on TurfQuantum Growth and MicrobeLife have been used extensively to help remediate the effects of stress on plants, trees and turf due to high salt toxicity. The beneficial microbes and organic humates in the Quantum Growth products combine to bind up and detoxify the detrimental effects and stress associated with high salt in soils. These results have been validated in the scientific literature as well as in real field use in areas with high salt toxicity, such as along shoreline areas stressed when salt water drenched lawns, plants and trees after fertilizer or pesticide overuse, along the shoreline, or after the devastating effects of hurricanes - such as those in New England.

How do Quantum Growth and MicrobeLife Help Remediate Salt Toxicity?

• The bacteria incorporate the ions from the salts into their cell bodies. When salts are high, the bacteria divide quicker since there are more nutrients for them. Therefore, more of the salts are taken out of the soil and are not as available, or as toxic, to the plants. The natural microbes in Quantum Growth act as a giant holding and buffering system.
• The organic humates also buffer salts and detoxify them. Humates are known to bind over 50 elements from the periodic table, including Na, Cl and other ions. Therefore, these organic molecules can also act as a buffer in the soil to reduce the toxicity of high salts by binding them, helping to restore a natural balance of ions in the soil and better growth.

Proven, Safe & Effective

In a university study at Cornell University in which Quantum Growth (formerly Inoculaid) was used to treat squash plants under salt stress, very positive results were obtained. Here are the results of that study: “High concentrations of Na+ and Cl- in the soil solution may depress nutrient–ion activities and produced extreme ratios of Na+/Ca2+ and Na+/K+ in the plants, causing the plants to be susceptible to osmotic and specific ion injury as well as to nutritional disorders that result in reduced yield and quality. However, some biological treatments reduced the Na+ uptake of plants and/or increased the K+ uptakes compared to control treatment under salt stress...” In other words, adding the biologicals found in Quantum Growth to toxic soils with high salts helps balance the excessive ions, thus decreasing the water (osmotic) stress and increasing health.

Instructions for Salt Stress Remediation

To remediate stress on lawns, plants and trees due to high salt concentrations in soil, add 4 ounces of Quantum-Total per 1,000 square feet (or 1 1/4 gallons of Quantum-Total per acre). For plants and trees, add 3 ounces of Quantum-Total per gallon of water, and drench the base or drip-line generously. For trees, it is suggested to use approximately 2-3 gallons of the above Quantum Growth mixture per foot diameter.

The Science

Quantum Growth (formerly Inoculaid) is shown to help salt stress in plants: