Micro-Nutrients & Mineral Sources
Law of the Minimum developed by the “father of fertilizer”, Justus von Liebig, acknowledges that plant growth is determined by the scarcest, “limiting” nutrient. If a plant is deficient in one of the many required nutrients, the plant will not grow and produce at its best. Conventional fertilizer programs focus on macro-nutrients like Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K). However, if one of the many essential trace minerals are unavailable in the soil, plants may experience nutrient deficiencies thus affecting plant growth, immune function and crop yield. In addition, when soil pH is out of balance, either too high (alkaline) or more commonly too low (acidic), essential nutrients can become tied-up within the soil and will remain unavailable to plants until pH conditions improve.
AZOMITE® (the A to Z of Minerals) is a natural mineral product that contains a broad spectrum of over 70 metabolically active minerals and trace elements.
Kelp Meal contains at least 60 Minerals or trace elements, over 12 Vitamins and 21 Amino Acids including the 17 considered vital building blocks of life.
Soluble Kelp Powder (0-0-17) is a concentrated organic seaweed extract harvested from cold water Norwegian kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum). Soluble Seaweed Powder provides over 60 assorted chelated nutrients and amino acids. Soluble Kelp Powder is fast acting as a soil drench or a foliar spray and will provide an extra potassium boost for plant metabolism.
Fulvic Acid is one of the best natural bio-stimulant products, helping to; improve the uptake of minerals, stimulate plant growth, and improve the plant’s natural resistance to environmental stresses. Fulvic acids help to transport mineral ions through the cell membrane of plants making them a powerful tool for mitigating mineral deficiencies in plants.
Garden Lime contains 96% calcium in the form of calcium carbonate with low levels of magnesium. Limestone helps to neutralize acidic soil conditions, improve soil structure, support beneficial bacteria, neutralize the accumulation of toxic elements such as aluminum and sulfur, and will improve the availability of soluble nutrients.
Aragonite or Oyster Shell Flour is a high calcium natural material with a course texture much like sand. Aragonite Oyster Shell has a combined total of 97% calcium in the forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and calcium silicate (Ca2SiO4) with very low levels of magnesium.
Green Sand contains iron, magnesium, silica, calcium, potassium, and is a known source of at least 30+ trace minerals. As a soil amendment, greensand helps to loosen heavy dense clay soil and will leave a permanent influence where it is incorporated into soil.