What about the prairie allows GenNext products to work?
In nature, prairie grasses grow quite effectively. As prairies mature, their grasses become increasingly dominant. Their growth multiplies and becomes denser. Root systems become aggressive, growing deeper and deeper into the soil. Soils supporting this growth become increasingly productive because of the life-enabling functions they are better able to perform. Prairie soils are recognized as some of the richest soils in the world; it is the natural characteristics of grass growth in prairies that makes these soils so rich. The richer the soil becomes, the healthier and more productive the grass. This process continues unless something upsets the cycle.
It is known that turf grown and maintained by man does not develop in the same manner, and soils do not always improve while the grass is growing. In fact, roots often do not grow deeply into the soil, but instead grow and accumulate on the soil surface. This accumulation does not decompose and forms an unhealthy layer of mat and thatch. Once the turf is stressed in this manner, it is increasingly susceptible to insects, disease and weed infestation. Dead spots develop that require reseeding and/or resodding. This seed and sod may not become well established, resulting in turf that is thinner, weaker and harder to maintain.
So, to answer “Why prairie grass?” simply and shortly: we utilize microorganisms found specifically in prairie grasses (and not turfgrass), apply our M3D Technology to harvest and extract the exoenzymes they produce, and ultimately develop products with these M3D Exoenzymes to improve your turfgrass’ chance to seed, establish, and flourish in a variety of growing mediums. M3D Exoenzymes activate existing microbial populations with the growth- and resilience-boosting attributes of the prairie.