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Unlocking the Potential of Nitrogen-15 Compound for Healthier Golf Course Turfgrass

Maintaining lush, healthy turfgrass is crucial for a beautiful and playable

golf course. Among the essential nutrients, nitrogen (N) plays a vital role in promoting

vigorous growth and overall turfgrass health. In recent years, there has been growing

interest in utilizing nitrogen-15 (N-15) compounds derived from various sources to

enhance nutrient uptake and optimize plant health. In this blog, we will explore the

potential benefits of N-15 compounds for golf course turfgrass and their impact on plant

growth and vitality.

1. Understanding Nitrogen-15: Nitrogen-15 is a stable isotope of nitrogen that can

be used to trace nitrogen movement and assimilation in plants. While the use of

N-15 compounds derived from unconventional sources such as leather and milk

may not be extensively documented for golf course turfgrass, research on

isotopic nitrogen has provided valuable insights into nitrogen uptake and

utilization by plants.

2. Enhanced Nutrient Uptake Efficiency: Studies have demonstrated that using N-

15 compounds can enhance nutrient uptake efficiency in plants. Nitrogen derived

from N-15 sources can help improve nitrogen utilization by turfgrass, ensuring

that the nutrient is efficiently absorbed and utilized for growth and development.

This enhanced nutrient uptake can contribute to healthier turfgrass and improved

overall plant performance.

3. Sustainable Nitrogen Management: The utilization of N-15 compounds in golf

course turfgrass management aligns with the principles of sustainable nutrient

management. By optimizing nitrogen uptake and utilization, turfgrass managers

can potentially reduce nitrogen fertilizer inputs, minimizing the risk of nutrient

runoff and environmental impact. This approach supports long-term sustainability

and the maintenance of healthy ecosystems surrounding golf courses.


While the specific utilization of nitrogen-15 compounds derived from leather

and milk in golf course turfgrass management may require further research and documentation, the general understanding of nitrogen and its importance for turfgrass

health is well-established. By adopting sustainable nutrient management practices,

including optimizing nitrogen uptake and utilization, turfgrass managers can promote

healthier and more resilient turfgrass on golf courses.

Our bullet product TRU PRO is packed with N15 nitrogen, which we believe in spoon feeding to your turf over the course of the season to provide a longer lasting benefit to the turf without adding excessive nitrogen to the profile.

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Happy growing!



  1. Beard, J. B., & Green, R. L. (1994). The role of nutrients in turfgrass culture. In Turfgrass: Science and Culture (pp. 251-292). CRC Press.

  2. Carrow, R. N., & Duncan, R. R. (2008). Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems: Assessment and Management (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

  3. Maier, R. M., Pepper, I. L., & Gerba, C. P. (Eds.). (2009). Environmental Microbiology (2nd ed.). Academic Press.



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