Friday, October 24, 2008
The best time to foliar feed is between 7:00AM and 10.00AM or after 5:00PM. These are the periods when the stomata( small pores in the leaf bottoms) are open. However, if the temperature at 7AM is degrees or above, the spray will have little effect. The optimum temperature is about 72 degrees. If the weather is extremely hot and dry, you may have to spray between 2-4 AM.
Most foliar sprays should contain small amounts of Nitrogen to act as an electolyte to carry nutrients into the plant. A small amount of Phosphorous is also recommended for internal circulation.
The pH of a foliar spray should be between 6.2 and 7.0 whenever possible. As a rule, sweeter (alkaline) sprays are needed for young plant growth, and sour (acid) sprays are needed for the second, or "production" stage of development. Unless you use specifically formulated sprays, the easiest way to adjust pH in a spray is to add baking soda to make it sweeter, or vinegar to make it sour (more acid).
If the spray was effective, visible results will usually be seen in 48 hours. Results can be detec ted with a refractometer in as little as 4 hours. If spray was applied improperly and simply fell to the ground, results may delayed up to two weeks.
Foliar feeding is sometimes used in organic gardening by those who, in their effort to "feed the soil", keeping it naturally healthy.
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Saturday, September 6, 2008
The three essential elements and their effect on plant growth are:
Nitrogen: this element enters into the structure of protoplasm, chlorophyll, and various plant foods; it is needed for both the vegetative and reproductive stages of growth; its use is usually manifested by and increase in vegetative growth.
Phosphorus: it is essential to cell division and for the formation of nucleoproteins; it aids root development; hastens maturity, or stiffens tissues; and stimulates flower and seed production.
Potash: necessary for the manufacture and translocation of starches and sugar; it is a general conditioner, overcoming succulence and brittleness, hastening maturity and seed production, and aiding in root development.
How to recognise nitrogen deficiency ?
The whole plant is dwarfed and the older leaves turn from green to yellow, and then to brown, and remain attached to the plant.
How can nitrogen deficiency be corrected?
Foliar Feed Fertilizers will correct the deficiency of nitrogen as well as supply phosphorus and potash.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Formula Liquid Sulfur
All living organisms require a supply of sulfur (or sulphur in the United Kingdom). Your greenhouse gardening require it for at least two major reasons:
It is the enzyme activator necessary for the plant to induct nitrogen
It is essential for the synthesis of proteins.
Soils low in sulfur (sulphur) frequently have the following characteristics:
· Low in organic matter
· Coarse in texture
· Have a high Ph
Formula Liquid Sulfur is a concentrate that is 100 percent water soluble and immediately available to your greenhouse gardening plant. It is derived from Ammonium Thiosulfate. Its analysis is 12-0-0-26. Consequently it packs a considerable nitrogen benefit as well.
It is important to supply plants with sulfur (sulphur) throughout the growing season. Not only is it an essential nutrient, its natural oxidation process gives the Ph control required by soil, and it aids in the removal of unwanted soil salts.
Typical application is two quarts per acre in a boom sprayer or center pivot, or 2 ounces per gallon of water in a pump sprayer. Applications should be repeated at least monthly throughout the growing season of your greenhouse gardening.
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MAGNESIUM AND MICRONUTRIENTS
Secondary Nutrients and Micronutrients
Nutrients such as Magnesium, Zink, Iron, Manganese, Boron, Molybdenum, and combined Sulfur are essential minerals required by plants for healthy growth and development.
Chelated Magnesium as (Mg) 1.70 percent
Chelated Zinc as (Zn) 0.75 percent
Chelated Iron as (Fe) 3.5 percent
Chelated manganese as (Mn) 0.75 percent
Boron as (B) 0.20 percent
Molybdenum as (Mo) 0.003 percent
Combined Sulfur as (S) 4.00 percent
Derived from: Magnesium Lignosulfanate, Zinc Lignosulfanate, Iron Lignosulfanate, Manganese Lignosulfanate, Sodium Borate, and Sodium Molybdate.
FORMULA MICRONUTRIENTS is a complete blend of essential micronutrients and vitamins for use in conjunction with regular NPK fertilizers. It is designed to help prevent minor element deficiencies before they occur and to correct pre-existing deficiencies as indicated by plant leaf and soil testing.
Since the ingredients in FORMULA MICRONUTRIENTS are 100 percent water soluble and immediately available to the plant, this product is extremely efficient as a foliar spray in situations where rapid response is desired. Results are often evident only one to two days after application.
Natural fertilizer, organic, inorganic, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, 10-10-10, 15-15-15, 5-2-2. What could all this mean? It is no wonder most people don’t even know where to begin. Actually fertilizers are compounds providing varying proportions of the three major plant nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are worked into the soil to increase its capacity to support plant growth. Into the mix, sometimes secondary and trace elements can be added.
Even though in organic formula products have been readily available since the end of WWII, recent problems have prompted questioning of this practice. Force-feeding plants inorganic fertilizers made from synthetic chemicals in the long run stress and weaken soil. By and by, this leads to deteriorating fertility of soil. As a result of matter not being added back into the soil, problems with lower crop yields from depleted soil conditions complicated by uncontrollable parasitic insects and weeds costing considerable money to control are now occurring.
On the other hand, the natural fertilizers, expertise, and technology used here by the greenhouse nurseries restore soil. Our philosophy is it is far more productive to work with Nature by rebuilding soil to its natural fertility. We use natural material to re-establish microbial activity required for proper plant nutrition and natural insect control. We make it easy for you since we manufacture and market a complete line of the world's most advanced natural products and natural fertilizers, non-toxic plant foods, soil amendments, supplements, and pest controls to meet every ones needs.
Numbers on the fertilizer label tend to add to the confusion. In spite of this, these numbers just represent the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. For example, a bag of fertilizer listed as 5-2-2 contains 5 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus, and 2 percent potassium. Nitrogen (N) stimulates rapid early growth of stems and leaves, giving plants a dark green color. In contrast, Phosphorus (P) stimulates root growth. While Potassium (K) increases plants vigor stimulating strong stiff stalks, and disease resistance. For instance, our natural fertilizer Formula Phorus 5-30-10 is 5 percent nitrogen, 30 percent phosphorus, and 10 percent potassium made from non-toxic, homogenized ingredients such as food grade phosphorus acid, rather than commercial phosphoric acid. Even though it is primarily designed to be foliar fed, it can also be applied to the soil.
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