DewCure Key Points
Reduces leaf moisture, suppressing dew and guttation fluid formation.
Enhanced longevity over conventional dew suppressants.
Faster drying times following rain or irrigation.
Drier surfaces can result in less disease.
Quicker recovery from frost.
Reduced labour requirement and drier cutting.
Pack size: 10 litres
DewCure forms a water-resistant, rainfast coating on the leaf surface that suppresses the formation of moisture in the form of dew or guttation fluid.
Guttation fluid is water secreted on to the surface of leaves through specialized pores, known as hydathodes. The process occurs most frequently during conditions of high humidity when the rate of transpiration is low. Drops of water found on grass in early morning are often the result of guttation, rather than dew. (Guttation should not be confused with dew, which condenses from the atmosphere onto the plant surface).
The longevity of DewCure is a function of two main factors ﾖ the rate of mowing frequency (removing leaf tissue treated with DewCure) and the growth rate following application. Best results are obtained prior to or during colder spells of weather when the level of clipping removal and new growth / leaf formation is at its lowest. Trials have shown that DewCure provides from 1 week to 3 weeks longevity depending on the factors mentioned above.
DewCure increases the formation of ice crystals on the plant leaf rather than in or on the soil surface and because the ice crystals are affected by air and not soil temperature, frost may disappear quicker from treated areas.
The activity of damaging foliar diseases like Fusarium Patch (Microdochium nivale) and Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa) is positively linked with conditions conducive to high leaf moisture levels and therefore by reducing this level, disease activity is suppressed. DewCure can be used on all types of turf including golf greens, approaches, tees and fairways, cricket squares and winter sports