Scotts Introduces Four Controlled-Release Fertilizers

Scotts Introduces Four Controlled-Release Fertilizers

Scotts has added four new Osmocote Pro formulations to its controlled-release fertilizer portfolio. All four consist of 100 percent coated, homogeneous N-P-K prills blended with a top-quality, sulfated micronutrient package.

The new formulations are:

–Osmocote Pro 17-5-11 (three to four months)
–Osmocote Pro 17-5-11 (five to six months) 
–Osmocote Pro 17-5-11 (eight to nine months) 
–Osmocote Pro 17-5-11 (12 to 14 months)

Scotts says the coated, homogeneous N-P-K prills deliver a more consistent, steady and sustained release than growers would expect from a blended product containing uncoated nutrients.

The formulations are available in a broad range of longevities, from three to 14 months, and the four offer the highest iron levels within Scotts’ Osmocote Pro portfolio.

“These new formulations do not contain urea nitrogen, so it is possible to use them in covered operations as well as the more typical nursery, foliage and landscape applications,” says Chris Buchheit, marketing manager for Scotts Professional’s ornamental horticulture fertilizers.

For more information about Osmocote, click here.

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4 comments on “Scotts Introduces Four Controlled-Release Fertilizers

  1. Anonymous

    Here in the intermountain west, we need fertilizers with an acidifying action to counteract our alkaline soil and water. I was hoping to read that Scott’s had brought back the one it used to make, but alas, it’s only a formula in a choice of release times. It was a real marketing mistake to sell the acidifying formulation only as an azalea/rhododendron formulation — it would have a HUGE market in this area!

  2. Anonymous

    Re: Acidifying formula. We have the same need on the West coast. By Aug, with months of irrigation and no rain, we are seeing high pH problems in a broad range of perennials. We use expensive, controlled release fertilizers in order to focus on other cultural issues. Separate acidifying treatments are not what we want to deal with.

  3. Anonymous

    Here in the intermountain west, we need fertilizers with an acidifying action to counteract our alkaline soil and water. I was hoping to read that Scott’s had brought back the one it used to make, but alas, it’s only a formula in a choice of release times. It was a real marketing mistake to sell the acidifying formulation only as an azalea/rhododendron formulation — it would have a HUGE market in this area!

  4. Anonymous

    Re: Acidifying formula. We have the same need on the West coast. By Aug, with months of irrigation and no rain, we are seeing high pH problems in a broad range of perennials. We use expensive, controlled release fertilizers in order to focus on other cultural issues. Separate acidifying treatments are not what we want to deal with.