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Kelp-It™ – Soluble Powder


Kelp-It Soluble Powder is a dehydrated liquid extract made from the seaplant Ascophyllum nodosom, which is harvested from coastal Maine waters. Once reconstituted, the liquid provides natural plant hormones and micronutrients to your crops. These compounds are known to accelerate growth, increase flowering and fruiting, intensify color, and provide resistance to disease, insects, drought, and frost.

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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.

  • Increases plant vigor, and thus imparts 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.

  • Many of the trace minerals contained in seaweed have important regulatory functions when applied to land plants, and in the animals and humans that consume the plants.

General Guidance


How to Use

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

  • To reconstitute Kelp-It Soluble Powder, dissolve 10 ounces (about 1 and 2/3 cups) of soluble powder into 1 gallon of water.

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

  • Always shake or mix reconstituted 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.

  • Reconstituted 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 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’ stoma 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.

How to Store

  • Kelp-It Soluble Powder has a shelf life of four years when kept from extreme temperatures. Avoid freezing and direct sunlight. Always close the storage bag tightly.

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 fully diluted Kelp-It. Use manufacturer’s instructions for a surfactant.

Vegetables, Flowers, Lawns, Fruits, Berries, Trees, and Shrubs:

  • Large areas: mix 1 gallon of reconstituted Kelp-It with enough water to cover 1 acre. A 25-pound pail is enough to spray 38 acres one time.

  • Small areas: mix 1 tablespoon of reconstituted Kelp-It with enough water to cover 300 square feet

  • Houseplants – mix 4 teaspoons of reconstituted Kelp-It with one gallon of water

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

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

  • Feed: Apply 1 gallon (reconstituted) per acre during 4-6 leaf stage, repeated in 10-14 days.

  • Hay: Apply 1 gallon (reconstituted) per acre to young re-growth 7-14 days after mowing.

  • Forage: Apply 1 gallon (reconstituted) 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 ½ gallon (reconstituted) 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.

Seed 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 before planting with 4 teaspoons reconstituted Kelp-It diluted in 1 gallon of water. Use approximately 1 gallon of this solution to cover 1 acre, or

  • Soak the seeds, seed pieces, or bulbs for 5 to 10 seconds with 4 teaspoons reconstituted Kelp-It diluted in 1 gallon of water.

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: 4 teaspoons of reconstituted Kelp-It to 1 gallon water.

Kelp-ItTM Soluble Powder (0-0-18) Specification


Dilution Rate: 10 ounces in 1 gallon of water

Color: Black

Odor: Slight

Particle Size: Granule

Density: 41-42 pounds/cubic feet

Solubility: 100%

pH: 9-11, dissolved in neutral water

Moisture Content: 2 – 4%

Nitrogen: 0 %

Phosphorus: 0 %

Potash: 18 %

Sodium in Process: None

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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One 44 lb box, One 50 lb bag


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