Naturally Healthier Turf Through Better Root Development

Introducing GreenActivator


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Why GreenActivator?

  • Naturally sourced from leonardite
  • Lower application rates and fewer application than other humics
  • Enhanced root growth, better overall plant health, less plant disease, better soil health and decreased soil compaction
  • Increased photosynthesis, increased nutrient uptake, increased bio-mass

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Listen to our Director of Marketing Matt Pauli describe why Standard is diversifying its product offerings, and Elmwood Country Club superintendent David Eichhorn discusses an eventful Year 1 on the job and how his agronomic programs are coming together in Year 2. Spoiler – he mentions how GreenActivator has helped his course as well.


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Why Standard Golf and Humic Acid?

Simply put, Standard Golf is producing Humic Acid because we know it works to help create better playing conditions. Better playing conditions make superintendents and greenskeepers happy and that’s our end goal.

As an Iowa based manufacturer we are familiar with farming and agricultural products. In 1910 when Standard began many of our products were ag-centric such as steel farm gates, cistern covers, wagon tongues and the automatic hog waterer (wonder how the classic ball washer came to life?).

Fast forward to 2020 when we met another Iowa manufacturer. This firm has a 20-year history of applying Humic and Fulvic acid to corn, soy beans and other crops here in the Heartland, along with a 3-year study from the USDA validating the effectiveness. As we learned more (e.g. corn is a grass) we knew that bringing this product to the golf course maintenance teams throughout the world would be a great fit.

Located in the middle of the best farmland in the world, we have seen the positive effects of Humic & Fulvic Acid on the crops around our office and throughout Iowa. In addition we’ve been applying GreenActivator on several golf courses around Iowa with great results. We are excited to share this organic product with the golf industry.

What is GreenActivator?

GreenActivator is a mineral based liquid fertilizer with a proprietary blend of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium plus Humic and Fulvic Acids which treat the soil as well as the turf.  As a cost-effective soil conditioner, GreenActivator provides soil nutrition for golf courses, sports turf, commercial and residential needs. GreenActivator has been validated from testing with the USDA.

What are Humic and Fulvic Acids?

Humic and fulvic acids are known as humic substances and occur naturally in soils and sediments by biodegradation of dead matter.  Increasing humic and fulvic acids in the soil have proven to be beneficial to many plant and soil reactions.

How is Green Activator Different?

  • Proprietary blend – 12-10-3 NPK
  • Made from best natural source of humic/fulvic acid – leonardite
  • Plant ready/quick entry
  • Humic/Fulvics work best combined
  • Lower rate & fewer applications than others humics

What are the Potential Benefits of Green Activator?

  • Increases drought tolerance
  • Enhances root development
  • Improves plant health — increasing tolerance to disease and pests
  • Increases nutrient uptake from the soil
  • Loosens compacted soil
  • Accelerates turf repair (areas of poor condition and heavy usage)
  • Increases bio-mass (wider blades for increased photosynthesis)
  • Expedites return from dormancy (grass becomes green before non-treated areas)
  • Increases stress tolerance
  • Increases blade resiliency (springs back under heavy usage — homes with children, parks, golf courses and sports fields)
  • Absorbs into the plant within 15 minutes
  • Mixes easily with herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and fungicides (saving you time!)
  • Green Activator won’t harm other plants

Why is it so valuable for Golf Courses?

  • Naturally healthy turf through better root development
  • Low Nitrogen inputs for the latest turf hybrid varieties
  • Improved rooting results in quicker top growth regeneration post play
  • Excellent carrier for a variety of fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and plant growth regulators

Why is it so valuable for Sports Turf?

  • Low Nitrogen inputs for the latest hybrid turf varieties
  • Improved rooting results in quicker top growth regeneration post play
  • Better blade resiliency in high contact applications
  • Excellent carriers for a variety of fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and plant growth regulators

“The color holding is remarkable … The drought resistance that the fairways have been able to withstand is incredible.”

David Eichhorn

“This is the best it’s ever looked in the summer … and I’ve noticed less dollar
spot on the fairways as well.”

Scott Rohlfsen