£219 per 10 litres
Pack size: 10 litres
Coverage: 5000 to 10000 sq m
Application rate: 1 - 2 litres in 50 litres of water per croquet lawn (1000sqm)
Breaker Dynamic Liquid Wetting Agent is a complete immersion technology wetting agent for the treatment of Dry Patch and other water related problems.
Environmental Information sheet
This product is more than a wetting agent, it also improves the air/moisture distribution latterally in the soil. This is what Aquatrols Revolution does and it has proved to produce a better playing surface. However, Revolution is more expensive, probably because it is imported from the USA. For that reason, I am recommending this product which comes from the Rigby Taylor stable.
£32.50 per litre inc delivery
Pack size: 1 litres
Coverage: 400 sq m
Application rate: 200 ml in 10 litres of water to cover 80 sq metres
This Dry Patch Curative is ideal for the control of localised patches. Apply twice to the area with 14 days between applications. Try to apply before rain or gently water in after applying. Do not overwater because it may run off the surface, a gradual absorption better.
Breaker Curative 2 Dry Patch Treatment 10 litres
£234 per 10 litres
Pack size: 10 litres
Coverage: 5000 sq m
Application rate: 2 litres in 100 litres of water per croquet lawn (1000sqm)
Treatment is best carried out in Spring and Autumn with a programme of wetting agent during the intervening period. However, Breaker Curative can be used at any time of year when a hydrophobic soil has been identified. Ensure sufficient irrigation is applied to assist the flushing process.
Safety Data Sheet
For some years I have been extolling the virtues of Aquatrols Aqueduct (US spelling) which is a very effective Dry Patch curative. However, it comes from the USA which makes it expensive. I have now discovered Breaker Curative which is a Rigby Taylor product which costs less but does the same thing.
Resolute Extended Performance Wetting Agent
Pack size 5 or 10 litres
Coverage 2500 to 5000 sqm
Dilute 2 litres in 50 litres of water to cover 1 croquet lawn (1000 sqm)
Longevity 3 months
RESOLUTE Wetting Agent has exceptional longevity and powerful penetrating power, allowing water to move through the soil system more effectively than the majority of other wetting agents on the market.
RESOLUTE provides a highly effective defence against localised dry patch for an extended period.
Designed to provide continuous action over a monthly, or 90-day turf application programme. RESOLUTE is carefully formulated to balance the characteristics of solubility (and ease of wash-out) with biodegradability in order to provide the ideal performance for the turf manager and the soil.
RESOLUTE is a non-ionic wetting agent with a non-scorch and low-foam formulation making it compatible with many other tank-mix additives and a very safe, convenient product to use.
Developed for golf greens and surrounds
A leading defence against localised dry patch
Extended performance time
Non-scorch, safe for turf
Non-ionic for excellent tank compatibility
I have been testing Resolute for some time now and last year I applied it in April and July and the result was excellent - no sign of dry patch at all. A growing number of clubs are now using it because it is more economical than short longevity wetters which have to be applied monthly.
Duncan Hector 2021