ZCL5478 MFG #: BFMVP5004P
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For more than 50 years, no other conditioner has been used on more diamonds than Turface® MVP®. Its larger particle size is excellent for incorporating into infield mix, topdressing to create a consistent and level playing surface, helping prevent rain outs, and improving native soil for turf renovations.

Standing up to intense athletic traffic, Turface MVP provides solid, safe footing throughout the season. Used on athletic fields from the major leagues to local parks and recreation facilities, the product conditions soil to relieve compaction and manage moisture across baseball and softball infields along with turfgrass applications. Turface MVP can be incorporated into a new or existing field, or applied as a top dressing to improve the surface and reduce bad ball hops that can cause injury.

Also effective when applied to turf, Turface MVP absorbs excess water to prevent muddy, torn-up turf; conditions the soil to resist compaction; and adds permanent water and air-holding space to help strengthen turf grass plants and aid in turf recovery. Used on fields across the country, Turface MVP is the leading product to make athletic fields safer and more playable.

  • Materials: A calcined, non-swelling illite and silica clay
  • Porosity: Total 74%, with 39% Capillary and 35% Non Capillary
  • pH range: 6.5 + 1.0
  • CEC: 30 + 5 mEq/100g
  • Particle Stability: Sulfate Soundness testing (ASTM C-88) and static degradation test not to exceed 4% loss over 20 years
  •  Bulk Density: 40+ 2 lb/ft³
  • Color Range: Reddish/Tan
  • Packaging: 50 pound valve bags, 2000 pound super sacks

Standard Particle Size Analysis:

6 MESH (3.36 mm) 16.4% +/- 5.0%
8 MESH (2.38 mm) 41.1% +/- 5.4%
12 MESH (1.68 mm) 23.7% +/- 3.5%
20 MESH (.841 mm) 18.0% +/- 6.6%
30 MESH (.595 mm) 0.7% +/- 0.7%
50 MESH (.297 mm) 0.1% +/- 0.1%
Pan 0.1% +/- 0.1%

Product Description: Must be an illite clay with 60% minimum amorphous silica. Material must be processed in a rotary kiln operation at temperatures not less than 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. Tightly controlled particle screening is used to reduce dust particles

Typical Chemical Description:

  • SiO2 - 60%
  • Fe2O3 - 5%
  • All other chemicals at less than 5% and include but not limited to : Al2O3, CaO, MgO, K2O, Na2O and TiO2

Installation: Sports field conditioner should be incorporated into the skinned infield mix or into a rootzone mix either through pre-blending prior to mix installation or (for an existing mix) using a reverse-tine tiller. Infield and rootzone mixes should be amended at 15% by volume, 4 inches (10 cm) deep. This equates to 1,800 pounds (816 kg) per 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) incorporated at a four-inch (10 cm) depth.