Tools for Managing Soil Moisture

Presented by: By James Spindler,
Ecologel Solutions LLC
Thursday, October 22nd - 8:30 - 10:00 AM

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Course Description:

To define and differentiate between various solutions for soil moisture management including wetting agents or surfactants, superabsorbent polymers, and hygroscopic humectants. This presentation will include information on how and why to use the various technologies, how to maintain healthy turfgrass and landscapes during periods of drought or watering restrictions as well as the economic benefits of water conservation.

Presentation Objectives:
• Differentiate amongst various water management technologies.
• Be informed of tools to help maintain healthy turf and landscapes during drought and water restrictions.
• Understand the financial benefits of proper soil management.


Jim Spindler is a Certified Professional Agronomist, Certified Professional Soil Scientist and Certified Crop Advisor. He has more than 30 years of experience both domestically and internationally. Primarily, he focuses on the marketing, use and science of fertilizers and soil amendments. He has practical experience in turfgrass management, particularly for sod production, golf course, sports turf, and lawn care industries. He spent a number of years working directly with turfgrass producers in the Southeast. In addition, Jim has experience with a comprehensive range of agricultural products.

He is the President of BioPro Technologies, LLC and the Director of Agronomy for Ecologel Solutions, LLC. Jim also extends his services and knowledge voluntarily as the Agronomist and Research Director of the O.J. Noer Turf Research Foundation. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Delaware Valley College, as well as a Master of Science degree in Forestry, with a specialization in Soil Science, from Michigan Technological University. audiences.

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