Organic fertilizers are gaining ground at the Rye Golf Club in New York where superintendent Charles Lafferty is experimenting with compost teas in an effort to introduce beneficial microbes to the soil. Lafferty also used an organic fertilizer on greens, tees and fairways last November and December. "You're looking for organic matter, for microbes in the soil to stimulate nitrogen," he says. "However, it will take two to three years to see the benefits of organics."
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