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Soil wetting agents
Hydraflo II           5.03
Hydraflo L            5.04
                                                                                                                                                                                     SOIL WETTING AGENTS



                                                                                                                                                                  Hydraflo® II
                                                                                                                                   Advanced dual action technology for better
                                                                                                                                          nursery, turf and landscape results



For immediate and long term response                           Turf application rates                                         Key features and benefits
The improved dual-action formulation of                        Application Timing   Application rate (per 100m2)   Water      Feature            Benefits
Hydraflo II and the easy-to-use granules
                                                               Season Long          20 - 25 g / m²                 4 - 6 mm   Granular product   Easy to apply as a topdress or to incorporate
deliver immediate action as a topdress                                                                                                           in soil mix
application and improved efficacy                              Bi-monthly           10 -15 g / m²                  4 - 6 mm   Complete           No mixing required, minimises risk of application
incorporated in soils and potting mixes over a longer                                                                         formula            mistakes
period of time. Hydraflo II creates an ideal balance of air    Nursery potting soils application method                                          Safe for use in any season
and water that results in healthier, higher quality plants.                                                                   Improved active    Improves soil drainage
                                                               Hydraflo II is an ideal additive to both peat and wood         ingredient         Greater efficiency of irrigation
The ideal summer rewetter                                      waste based nursery potting media, to aid in rewetting
                                                                                                                                                 No dry spots
Hydraflo II effectively decreases water surface tension and    of dried mixes, and drainage in waterlogged mixes.
                                                                                                                                                 Encourages deeper, stronger roots
aids in the successful rewetting of soils in summer and        Rates of application                                                              Inhibits the growth of moss, algae and soil
dry periods. Hydraflo II allows for better water penetration                                                                                     borne pathogens
and absorption which encourages deeper, stronger roots         ■ For general nursery and greenhouse potting mixes
                                                                                                                                                 Can increase water retention without decreasing
and healthier plants.                                             – incorporate at the rate of 1kg per cubic metre                               air filled porosity
                                                                  of soil                                                                        Improves efficiency of soil fungicides
The ideal winter drainer                                       ■ Propagation and plug mixes – incorporate at the                                 and fertilisers
Hydraflo II encourages free drainage from waterlogged            rate of 0.3 kg per cubic metre of soil                                          Improves Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
                                                                                                                                                 of soilless potting mixes
soils in winter and during heavy rainfall. This inhibits
                                                                                                                                                 Low rate of use significantly reduces cost
surface moss, algae growth and soil borne pathogens.                                                                                             per cubic metre
When waterlogged soils drain, air is allowed into the root
zone enabling the plant to take up valuable nutrients.
Made in Australia for varied conditions
Hydraflo II can offer real help for overcoming extremes
in weather, as well as hydrophobic soil conditions.
Guaranteed analysis
Blended Non-ionic Surfactants                  15%
Inert Carrier                                  85%



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SOIL WETTING AGENTS



Hydraflo® L
A new generation wetting agent that can be used in nursery situations
and on all types of sports and amenity turf without any adverse effect
on soil structure


■ Uniform wetting to avoid summer                           Nursery and horticulture application rates                                        Graphical Representation
  dry patch                                                                                                                                   (Left) Not treated by Hydraflo
                                                            Situation                                Rate                     Application     Application of coloured water
■ Long term performance enables                                                                                               Frequency       demonstrates uneven water
  rewetting of dry soils                                    Propagation and plug potting             1 : 1000                 4 months or     distribution and lack of moisture
                                                            mixes. 150 mL Hydraflo L diluted in      10 mL Hydraflo L         as required     and nutrient retention in the
■ Aids infiltration and drainage                            sufficient water to evenly distribute    to 10 litres water                       root zone.
  for deeper stronger roots                                 through 1m³.                                                                      (Right) Treated with Hydraflo
                                                                                                                                              Treatment with Scotts Hydraflo
■ Safe for use on all ornamental plants                     Nursery and greenhouse potting           1 : 500                  6 months or
                                                            mixes. 75 mL Hydraflo L diluted in       20 mL Hydraflo L         as required     ensures an even matrix flow
  including turfgrasses                                     sufficient water to evenly distribute    to 10 litres water                       retaining moisture and nutrients
■ Available in 5L, 20L and 200L containers                  through 1m³.                                                                      in the root zone.
                                                            Prepare sufficient solution of Hydraflo L with water (at the specified dilution
General information                                         rate) to treat the intended volume of growing media. Use this solution to
                                                            thoroughly soak the soil media. No extra irrigation is required beyond initial
Hydraflo L is a liquid soil wetting agent that is as safe   drenching, other than normal irrigation practices.
for use on delicate ornamental flowering plants as it is
on turfgrass greens, sportsfields and lawns. Hydraflo L     Turf and amenity application rates
effectively decreases water surface tension aiding the
successful rewetting of soils in dry summer periods,        Situation                                Rate                     Application
eliminating localised dry spots and increasing the                                                                            Frequency
uniformity of wetting throughout the soil profile. By       Greens and fine turf, lawns              0.125 - 0.375            3 months or
                                                            and landscapes.                          L /100 m2                as required
allowing for better water penetration and absorption,
Hydraflo L helps grow deeper stronger roots. Hydraflo       Fairways, Sports turf, lawn turf         0.375 - 0.625            8 months or
                                                            and landscapes.                          L /100 m2                as required
L encourages free drainage from water logged soils in
                                                            Apply in advance of expected dry patch formation. Hydraflo L is a polymeric
winter and during heavy rainfall. This inhibits surface     wetting agent that rewets readily after treated soil has been dry for
moss, algae growth and soil borne pathogens. When           extended periods.
water logged soils drain, air is allowed into the root      Application through boom spray should use a minimum dilution of 1 part
zone enabling the plant to take up valuable nutrients.      Hydraflo L to 200 parts water (1.0 litres Hydraflo L in 200 litres of water).
                                                            Additional irrigation (3 - 6mm) should be applied to ensure the Hydraflo L
                                                            is thoroughly watered into the soil profile.




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