Arborjet says its NutriRoot product promotes root growth, reduces watering, improves transplant success, protects transplants from drought stress and shock, and feeds roots all season long. In fact, root mass was doubled on plants treated with NutriRoot during field trials, the company points out. Enhanced root mass enables both new and mature plantings to more easily extract water from the air and soil, reducing the need for watering and resulting in successful plantings—even in drought conditions.
NutriRoot is best used at initial installation to aid in establishing a strong root system for young plantings, but can also be used for plant maintenance. It can be applied monthly throughout the growing season, particularly in hot, dry months to alleviate water stress in trees, turfgrass and landscape plants. To help reduce winter stress in northern regions, NutriRoot may be applied in the fall, before the onset of winter and freezing temperatures.
NutriRoot is a two-part formula made up of a nutrient pack and water manager. The formula includes a unique blend of essential minerals, seaweed extract, humates, surfactants and humectants. It's available as a liquid concentrate in 8-, 32- or 128-ounce containers, and is designed for use in watering cans, hose-end or hydraulic/pump sprayers, soil injectors and similar equipment.
Please note that NutriRoot is not yet registered for use in all states (as of May 2014). Contact your local extension office or Department of Agriculture to verify that NutriRoot is available for use in your area.