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Kelp-It™ – Concentrated Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer

$220.00$9,350.00

Kelp-It is a concentrated extract made from the seaplant Ascophyllum nodosom, which is harvested from coastal Maine waters. Agricultural crops around the world have benefited from using kelp extracts for decades. Extensive research has determined that the seaweed’s diverse micronutrients enhance crop growth, development, and yield. Kelp-It is formulated for commercial agriculture.

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Description

Benefits of Kelp-It:

  • Improves seed germination and increases root development.

  • Increases bloom set and size of flowers and fruit.

  • Increases and stabilizes chlorophyll in plants, which results in darker green leaves and increased sugar content in plants.

  • Relieves stress in plants caused by extreme weather conditions.

  • Increased plant vigor, and thus a greater resistance to disease, insect attack, drought, and frost.

  • Increases microorganisms in the soil that can fix nitrogen from the air.

  • Increases mineral uptake from the soil and into the plant.

  • Increases the storage life of fruits and vegetables by retarding the loss of protein, chlorophyll, and RNA.

  • Retards the aging process in plants (senescence) thereby lengthening the production season.

Available Sizes:

5-gallon pails

55-gallon drums

275-gallon totes

General Guidance

How to Use

  • To maximize the benefits of Kelp-It, use it as part of a well-balanced plant nutritional program.

  • Kelp-It is always mixed with water (preferably with an approximate pH of 6.0) to the appropriate dilution and applied to foliage or soil. The plant absorbs the extract immediately and is responding by the second day.

  • Always shake or mix Kelp-It well before diluting. Only make up what you can use at one time.

  • Foliar application is the most efficient and effective method. Kelp extracts are 8 to 20 times more effective when applied to the leaves then when broadcast on the soil. Spray as a fine mist until it drips off the plants’ surfaces.

  • Kelp-It can be used with a variety of sprayers — plant misters, pump-up, backpack, hose-end, or tractor sprayers. The dilution rates provided here are based on areal measurements. Depending on the type of sprayer you have, simply dilute Kelp-It with the appropriate amount of water for your sprayer to cover a specific area. Kelp-It also works well with irrigation systems.

When to Use

  • Apply Kelp-It to improve specific growth stages. For example:

To promote additional buds, apply Kelp-It when plants are beginning to bud

To extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, spray 10 days before harvesting

To lengthen the life of cut flowers, spray Kelp-It a day or two before cutting.

  • In lieu of trying to catch or target specific growth stages, apply Kelp-It every 2 to 4 weeks.

  • The Kelp-It solution should be sprayed in the morning or late afternoon when the leaves’ stomata are open. Avoid applying between noon and mid-afternoon when the sun is most intense and the stoma are closed. Also avoid spraying Kelp-It before it rains or while it is raining.

To Use with Liquid Fish

  • Excellent results when used with either liquid fish emulsion or hydrolysate. Mix 1 pint (16 ounces) with liquid fish (manufacturer’s recommended amount) and enough water to cover 1 acre. Can be increased to 2 pints under stress conditions. Can be mixed directly into liquid fish. Agitate kelp/fish mixture well before further diluting and using.

How to Store

  • Kelp-It has a shelf life of four years when kept from extreme temperatures. Avoid freezing and direct sunlight.

General Dilution Rates and Application Frequencies

 

Using a Wetting Agent:

  • Kelp-It should be used with a mild bio-degradable detergent or a non-ionic surfactant. This will help prevent beading on the foliage and allow more efficient uptake by the seeds, plants, and soil. Avoid harsh detergents, or spreader stickers for pesticides.

  • Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of detergent per 1 gallon of diluted Kelp-It. Use manufacturer’s instructions for a surfactant.

Seed and Seed Bed Treatment:

Treating seeds or seed pieces with Kelp-It prior to planting will improve seed germination, root growth, and early seedling vigor.

Seeds or seed pieces can be treated in one of the following ways:

  • Lightly mist the seeds or seed pieces with 6 teaspoons Kelp-It diluted in 1 gallon of water before planting, or

  • Soak the seeds, seed pieces, or bulbs for 5 to 10 seconds with 6 teaspoons Kelp-It diluted in 1 gallon of water, or

  • Use 4 Pints of Kelp-It per acre and apply to the seed bed at time of seeding or up to 20 days thereafter.

Rooting Solution and Transplanting:

Kelp-It also can be used as a rooting solution. Place cuttings in a solution of Kelp-It and water until roots develop, then plant. When planting, water in with Kelp-It solution. Dilution Rate: 1 teaspoon Kelp-It to 1 gallon water.

Stress Relief:

Use 4 Pints of Kelp-It per acre anytime a crop is prematurely dying down (loss of color) due to stress caused by one or more of the following conditions: weather (frost, drought, excessive moisture), insect infestation, fungus attack, or herbicide burn.

Vegetables, Fruits, Berries (see next page for crop specific information):

  • Mix 4 pints Kelp-It with enough water to cover 1 acre.

Trees and Shrubs:

  • Mix 4 pints of Kelp-It with enough water to cover 1 acre. Apply in early spring, and at bud formation, terminal calyx, and in early to mid-fall.

Ornamental Plants:

  • Mix 4 pints Kelp-It with enough water to cover 1 acre. Spray initially at prebloom stage and thereafter once a month.

Lawn and Turf:

  • Mix 4 ounces of Kelp-It with enough water to cover 1000 square feet. Apply at initial stages of growth and thereafter once a month.

Feed, Hay and Forage Crops (grains, grasses & legumes):

Kelp-It increases nutrient uptake, protein content, and overall quality of the crop.

  • Feed: Apply 2 pints to 1 quart per acre during 4-6 leaf stage, repeat in 10 to 14 days.

  • Hay: Apply 2 pints to 1 quart per acre to young re-growth 7-14 days after mowing.

  • Forage: Apply 2 pints to 2 quarts per acre to pastures before animals are set out, and again at monthly intervals, or sooner if stress symptoms appear.

  • For intensively-managed pasture, apply 2 pints to 2 quarts per acre to each section shortly after animals are moved out. If rotation is less than 2 weeks, apply every other time that animals are moved out.

Crop Specific Instructions

 

APPLES-1 pint/acre each application

1ST application: At full pink 3rd application: 3 weeks after 2nd spraying

2nd application: At calyx (petal fall) 4th application: 4 weeks after 3rd spraying

CARROTS-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: At tuber initiation 2nd application: 2 to 3 weeks after 1st spraying

CELERY

1st application: Use 4 pints/acre applied to the seed bed at time of seeding or up to 20 days thereafter. 2nd application: Use 4 pints/acre at the time seedlings are transplanted. 3rd application: Use 2 pints/acre 2 to 3 weeks after transplanting.

CORN-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: At the 1 to 1 ½ foot stage 2nd application: At tassel time

COTTON

Pinhead square: Apply 4 to 6 ounces/acre weekly for 4 weeks beginning at pinhead square. First bloom: Apply ½ pint/acre at first white flower and again two weeks later. Stripper cotton: Apply single application of 1 pint/acre during first two weeks of bloom.

GRAPES-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: Between leaf out and prebloom 2nd application: At petal fall 3rd application: After harvest

ORANGES-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: At prebloom 3rd application: 3 weeks after 2nd spraying

2nd application: At calyx (petal fall) 4th application: 4 weeks after 3rd spraying

PEACHES-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: At prebloom 3rd application: 3 weeks after 2nd spraying

2nd application: At calyx (petal fall) 4th application: 4 weeks after 3rd spraying

PEANUTS-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: At pegging 2nd application: 2 to 3 weeks after 1st application

PEPPERS-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: Just prior to first bloom 3rd application: 10 days after 2nd spraying

2nd application: 10 days after 1st spraying 4th application: 10 days after 3rd spraying

POTATOES-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: At tuber set 2nd application: At full blossom

Russet Burbanks, which do not show full blossom, should be sprayed 2 to 3 weeks after 1st spraying.

SOYBEANS-1 pint/acre each application

Application: At first bud formation

STRAWBERRIES

1st application: Use 4 pints/acre as a transplant solution 3rd application: Use 2 pints/acre at petal fall

2nd application: Use 2 pints/acre at prebloom 4th application: Use 2 pints/acre after harvest

SUGAR BEETS-1 pint/acre each application

1st application: At tuber initiation 2ndapplication: 2 to 3 weeks after 1st spraying

TOMATOES

1st application: Use 4 pints/acre applied to the seedbed at time of seeding or up to 20 days thereafter. 2nd application: Use 4 pints/acre at the time seedlings are transplanted. 3rd application: Use 2 pints/acre 2 to 3 weeks after 1st bloom.

WHEAT-1 pint/acre each application

Application: 1 to 2 weeks before boot stage

Kelp-ItTM Concentrated Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer Specification

 

Chemical and Physical Properties

Physical State: Liquid

Color: Brown/Black

Solubility: Highly soluble in water

pH: 4.7 – 4.8

Nitrogen: 0 %

Phosphorus (as P2O5 ) 0 %

Potash (K20): 1 %

Solids: 6-7 %

Net Weight: 8.7 pounds/gallon

 

Organic Status

Kelp-It meets National Organic Program Standard Section 205.601(j)(1) and is listed by OMRI for use in organic production. As with all inputs, please check with your NOP accredited certifying agency prior to using to confirm the appropriate use within your approved farm plan.

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Sizes:

Two 2.5 Gallon Bottles, One 5 Gallon Pail, One 55 Gallon Drum, One 275 Gallon Tote

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