Eco-friendly optimized fertilization in the BayArena
The “Pitch-of-the-Year-Winner 2018” with the best sports lawn in the Bundesliga does not only demonstrate its competence in sports field maintenance with a lush green: environmental protection and sustainability are also very important.
To this end, the department TecArena under the direction of the head greenkeeper Georg Schmitz has acquired a soil-testing laboratory for the measurement of the main nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate and potassium. However, all trace elements can also be determined with the photometric analysis system, as the managing director of the supplier company STEP Systems, Harald Braungardt, emphasized during the training seminar at the BayArena. Fast and accurate analysis can provide valuable services, especially in order to avoid nitrate over-fertilization and leaching into groundwater.
Control measurement during the training confirmed a very conscientious handling of fertilizer on the stadium courts.
On-site measurement of pH, salinity and soil moisture in the BayArena with Harald Braungardt, STEP Systems, and Georg Schmitz, TecArena
pH measuring with COMBI 5000
Georg Schmitz during his first analysis with the nitrate cuvette test
Evaluation of measuring results