Civitas Turf Defense is an innovative product that enhances a plant’s ability to tolerate stress. Unlike many products on the market today, it focuses on the plant first, not the problem, which results in a healthier plant that requires less inputs such as pesticides and water. Numerous academic studies have shown that using Civitas Turf Defense allows the turf to tolerate periods of water stress. It increases the threshold of what a plant can endure during drier periods, potentially allowing the turf to tolerate up to 40% less water replacement compared to calculated evapotranspiration (ET) rates. The product can help sports turf managers soften the peaks and valleys of the summer season by helping create a stronger plant system that can better withstand biotic and abiotic stresses.