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Natural Biosolids

Top Cut® is an organic, nutrient-rich, nitrogen fertilizer source produced from biosolids. The addition of Top Cut to Spring Valley fertilizers replenishes the organic matter and also improves soil structure by increasing the soil’s ability to absorb and store moisture. Combining Top Cut with other fertilizers complements the agronomic benefits of natural fertilizers with the quick response and economy of traditional fertilizers.

Top Cut is rich in nitrogen and phosphorus, two primary nutrients essential for turf growth, and also contains micronutrients such as calcium, sulfur,iron and humic acid. Because the nutrients are released as the plant needs it, they are less likely to leach into waterways, which is better for the environment. The slow release feeding also provides more uniform growth, a more established root system and thicker, healthier turf.

Organic Byproducts

Biosolids are an organic byproduct of purification systems that treat domestic wastewater. Biosolids are created after wastewater processing leaves residuals, or solids, from communities’ municipal and private wastewater treatment plants. These residuals are processed multiple times through clarifiers and digesters in which the anaerobic microbes break down the organic matter – in essence, the bacteria utilizes these solids as their food source and converts them into usable and stable organic compounds. The final result of the process is a biosolid, rich in nutrients that plants need to grow and thrive. By recycling these byproducts they remain out of our landfills and provide a beneficial resource to turf managers,farmers and growers.

The EPA has certified Top Cut as a “Class A” biosolid with “exceptional quality.” “Class A” biosolids are pathogen-free and can be applied without any restrictions. The long-term practice of recycling biosolids has been subjected to more than 90 years of intensive research,providing worry-free application with predictable results. Top Cut also has the highest standards in granulation sizing and uniformity index, with minimal odor and dust. The easy handling formulation is also safer for the environment, people and pets.