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Groundbreaking New Research: Hydretain® Enhances Nutrient Uptake

Arborjet Ecologel Partners in Plant Care

Arborjet | Ecologel Solutions, leaders in plant health and water management solutions, are pleased to announce groundbreaking research that demonstrates enhanced nutrient uptake in turfgrass with the use of Ecologel’s flagship brand, Hydretain®. 

According to the study, conducted by Shelby Henning, Ph.D. Western Illinois University, “Numerous studies describe the positive vegetative response of turfgrasses to Hydretain applications, but none have reported data directly confirming a link between this response and increased nutrient uptake.” This research concludes that under adequate watering conditions, the Hydretain treated cool-season turfgrass reported a 31% increase in plant growth, as well as increased macro, secondary, and micronutrients values (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, B, Mn & Cu), compared to controls.

These findings prove that Hydretain® increases nutrient uptake and that regular use as part of an agronomic maintenance program may have significant financial and environmental benefits. Increased nutrient uptake provides greater fertilizer use efficiency and assures proper plant nutrition, resulting in healthier plants.


Arborjet | Ecologel are partners in plant care with a focus on environmentally responsible solutions for tree injection technologies, water conservation, and plant nutrition. Arborjet Inc. focuses on providing the most effective formulations and delivery systems to protect trees, shrubs, and plants from a wide variety of insect, disease, and nutritional concerns. Ecologel Solutions LLC. is a long-standing, premier developer and manufacturer of innovative products for water conservation, plant nutrition, and pond and lake management. Together, both companies are backed by years of research and remain committed to advancing the industries they serve through thought leadership, product and technology development, scientific research, and exceptional customer service.

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