Intensive Wetter is a powerful surfactant that aids water infiltration. The particular strength of Intensive Wetter is its exceptional ability as a penetrant and the detergency of the surfactant when used appropriately. Intensive Wetter can be used selectively as a curative to emulsify hydrophobic materials which can then be removed from the root zone with a strong water flush following application.
Intensive Wetter can be used year round to ensure the best penetration of water into the soil profile, assisting in the uptake of water from the surface. Intensive Wetter can be used cost effectively on non-irrigated fairways by application ahead of pending rainfall.
Intensive Wetter can also be used to ‘wash’ sand of hydrophobic material. Washing requires that the surfactant is allowed to act for a period of time on the area required – this will begin to emulsify hydrophobic material. However sufficient mechanical action is then required in the form of a strong water flush to complete the process and remove some of the emulsified hydrophobic material. When using as a curative it is best to discuss with a member of GBR Technology technical staff.
|Appearance||Clear viscous liquid at room temperature|
|Surface tension||25 dynes/cm (0.5% aqueous solution)|
- Highly concentrated penetrant product means low use rates, cost effectiveness, less packaging and storage space and transportation costs
- Penetrant and curative effect from one product
- Strongly aids infiltration of water
- May reduce localised water-logging
- Curative action for localised treatment
- Helps create a more even playing surface
|Zone||Intensive Wetter||Water Volume||Area||Notes|
|Greens/Tees/Sports Pitches||1-3 litres||300-900 litres||1 hectare||Water within 24/48 hours.|
|Fairways (golf)||1-3 litres||300-900 litres||1 hectare|
|Bowling Greens||150-450ml||45-135 litres||1,500m²|