Growing Green: Fertilizers

Growing Green: Fertilizers

NATURE’S PERFECT BLEND

Chick A Poo Organic Plant Fertilizer contains natural sources of nitrogen, phosphates, potassium and essential trace minerals. Using a process developed by Nature’s Perfect Blend, these nutrients are combined with other organics to produce an all-natural, totally safe fertilizer. Chick A Poo has an N-P-K rating of 4-2-3. The fertilizer returns essential microorganisms to soils and potting mixes and releases organic nutrients at a gradual rate. Available in a one-ton Super Sack or in a 22-ton portable silo. www.chickapoo.com/index.html

GROWTH PRODUCTS

Companion biological fungicide can be applied with any irrigation system and is effective against a range of root-borne diseases. It suppresses and controls Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Fusarium, Phytophthora, Sclerotinia, Anthracnose and Botrytis. Visit the company Web site for crop specific programs. www.growthproducts.com

NEPTUNE’S HARVEST

With formulations made of fish, seaweed, garlic, hot peppers, kelp and crab shells, fertilizers are available from Neptune’s Harvest. Hydrolyzed fish does no biological damage to the soil and will promote the growth of beneficial bacteria making the soil less compact and better able to drain, yet hold moisture better for future plant use as it is needed. www.neptunesharvest.com

BIOBEST

Biobest provides beneficial insects and mites, biopesticides and beneficial nematodes for agricultural and horticultural crops. On the company’s Web site, search for controls by crop, including anthurium, gerbera, poinsettia and rose. Find tips for scouting and monitoring and biologicals listed by the pests they control. www.biobest.ca

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