Solufeed uk product guide 2018 (single pages)

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Top Quality Speciality Fertilizers

Product Guide

NATURAL PRODUCTS

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KEY SOLUFEED PERSONNEL TOP QUALITY FERTILIZER SPECIALISTS First registered in 1946, Solufeed was the brand name of a single ICI fertiliser developed for the infant hydroponics industry. Today, the Solufeed brand embraces hundreds of products sold in over 40 countries. These products have a well-earned reputation for quality, reliability and value for money and are the “first choice� products for the progressive grower. Now independant, the company specializes in the production and supply of specialty fertilizers of the highest quality for the horticultural, agricultural and amenity sectors. These include: water soluble fertilizers, foliar feeds, organic and chelated micronutrients supported by an enviable technical service and complimented by the commercial and logistical departments. As well as via a number of distributors, selected Solufeed products are available in the UK from our web shop (www.shop.solufeed.co.uk). This option is particularly popular with small/medium sized growers where orders can be securely placed on-line and the goods are delivered to the door normally within 48 hours. The competitive on-line prices include VAT and delivery. The company is an ISO accredited producer which covers every aspect of the business including marketing, sales processes, production and logistics. All ensuring excellent customer satisfaction.

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Dick Holden Managing Director

David Howe Technical Sales Scotland/ Northern England

Lorraine Holden Financial Director

Jack Holden Technical Sales Southern England

Emma Keen International Sales Administration

Mike Nettleton International Business Development

Charmaine Shurman Export Administration

Jerry Wright Business Development

Claire Baker Commercial Support

Bob Greensmith Market Communications

Jolene Fielding Administrator

Solufeed Limited Highground Orchards, Highground Lane, Barnham, Nr. Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 0BT Tel: +44 (0)1243 554090 Fax: +44 (0)1243 554568 Email: enquiries@solufeed.com www.solufeed.com

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QUALITY RAW MATERIALS

Quality, Reliability and Confidence Certain Products Only

How we ensure and maintain our success • Use the very best raw materials from reliable European suppliers.

MANUFACTURE

• Check every raw material for quality ourselves. • Strict management of formulation data (recipes) to ensure batch to batch reproducibility. • Rigorous manufacturing procedures to ensure accuracy. • Batch manufacture with detailed record keeping of each step giving full traceability.

PRODUCT

• Sophisticated blending and packaging processes to ensure quality and reliability of products. • Excellent storage and onward distribution. • All products are supported by a team of technical experts ensuring directions for use etc are up to date. TRANSPORT

PRODUCT IN USE

CONSUMER

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SOLUBLE

Water Soluble NPK Fertilizers With magnesium (Mg) and trace elements (TE) A broad range of top-quality, fully and rapidly soluble fertilizers for a wide range of crops and uses.

Uses To provide fertilizer dissolved in the irrigation water to any overhead or drip irrigated crop.

Benefits • Wide range of formulations to suit many cropping situations. • Manufactured using high grade raw materials. • Contain chelated micronutrients to ensure effectiveness and stability. • Rapidly and completely soluble even in cold water. • Contains blue indicator dye.

NATURAL PRODUCTS

Typical analysis: A wide range of analysis but the choice is essentially:

High N (e.g. 4:1:2 Code GB0180) To encourage healthy vegetative (leafy) growth and good colour. Use after plants are established up until flowering time (then substitute with a high K formulation). For leafy vegetables (eg. lettuces) use continuously. High P (e.g. 1:5:1 Code GB0179) To encourage vigorous root growth and good plant establishment. Use early in the season when plants are young. High K (e.g. 2:1:4 Code GB0172) To promote flowering and subsequent fruit production. Improves flavour and increases sturdiness of plants. Use from the onset of flowering and continue use up to harvest time. Balanced (e.g. 1:1:1 Code GB173) For general use to maintain plant nutrition levels and promote healthy growth. Can be used throughout the season. Low P (e.g. 2:1:2 Code GB0565) For outdoor, soil grown crops where there is already adequate phosphate levels. Also useful for substrate where elevated phosphate levels are undesirable.

Appearance: Blended crystalline powder which dissolves to exhibit a blue indicator dye. Solubility in water: Varies but typically in excess of 200 g/l (at 20°C). Heavy metal content: Varies but always below 10 ppm. Application rates: Normally 1 gram of Solufeed soluble NPK fertilizer per litre of irrigation water. May vary according to the sensitivity and requirements of the crop and the growing system, typically in the range 0.5 – 2 grams per litre (see below for more information). Directions: The normal method of use is to make up a 10% (1kg Solufeed NPK fertilizer dissolved in 10 litres of water) stock-tank solution, which is then further diluted with a dosing pump at the rate of 1:100 (or adjust as required) into the irrigation water. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg. EC Fertilizer.

Formulations also contain magnesium and all six trace elements.

Technology™ Normally phosphates will react with calcium (and other substances) to form insoluble compounds. For the modern Grower, these often lead to problematic scale formation and in turn, dripper blockages, plant mortality and expensive maintenance bills. Non-Stop is the name for a new non-acidic chemical technology that arrests troublesome phosphate reactions. Non-Stop will: l Significantly reduce scale formation and dripper blockages. l Prevent loss of plants due to water starvation. l Increase the reliability and efficiency of hydroponics/fertigation systems. l Reduce maintenance operations and dripper replacement. l Avoid wasting valuable nutrients. l Save money. All Solufeed water soluble fertilizers made for sale in the British Isles now incorporate Non-Stop technology as standard.

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SOLUBLE

Examples of the many blends for soft fruits on offer Coir Low N 6:14:30+5 Balanced strawberry feed. Uses An NPK feed for coir grown strawberries where additional nitrogen (N) is provided by nitric acid and calcium nitrate. Benefits Fully and rapidly soluble free-flowing product with good storage stability: easy to use, handle and store. Accurately made with top quality raw materials for dependable performance. Solufeed Coir Low N will provide the appropriate nitrogen levels in feed solutions to maximise the marketable yield of strawberries. Ample micronutrients are chelated to ensure stable solutions and nutrients that are fully available to the crop.

Analysis % w/w Total Nitrogen (N) 6.4 Of which NO3-N 5.8 NH4-N 0.6 P2O5 (P) 14.5 (6.3) K2O (K) 31.2 (25.8) MgO (Mg) 5.2 (3.1) B soluble in water 0.019 Cu chelated by EDTA 0.017 Fe chelated by DTPA 0.320 Mn chelated by EDTA 0.150 Mo soluble in water 0.007 Zn chelated by EDTA 0.080 Appearance: Off white blend of crystalline powders. Application rates: Normally 1g/litre depending on desired EC. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg. (Code GB0990). EC Fertilizer.

Strawberry Special 2:9:29+9MgO+TE

Fertilizer for Soft Fruit growing in peat compost containing robust chelated trace element package. Also suitable for grapes.

Low-nitrogen protected Soft Fruit fertilizer for use where the balance of nitrogen (N) comes from calcium nitrate (CaNO3) and/or nitric acid (HNO3).

Uses

Uses

A fully water-soluble fertilizer formulated for strawberries growing in peat based inert media; typically glasshouse strawberries growing in peat based grow-bags or troughs. Benefits Solufeed SF-C is a well established formulation containing all-nitrate nitrogen for healthy growth. The sturdy level of P2O5 ensures good establishment and flowering and the K2O ensures firm, sweet fruit. The substantial level of trace elements are fully chelated (with the iron chelated by the more available DTPA) to ensure excellent availability of all trace elements even in poor quality irrigation water. Dark blue colour indicates presence in water. Solufeed SF-C can be used satisfactorily throughout the life of the crop although the analysis is optimised for the fruiting period (flowers visible to harvest). Alternatively, a “starter feed” such as “Solufeed Starter” can be used for the period when the plant is making vegetative growth from planting up until flowers are visible, before switching to Solufeed SF-C for the fruiting phase of the crop. Analysis Total nitrogen (N) Of which NO3-N P2O5 (P) K2O (K) MgO (Mg) Boron (B) soluble in water Copper (Cu) (EDTA) Iron (Fe) (DTPA) Manganese (Mn) (EDTA) Molybdenum (Mo) soluble in water Zinc (Zn) (EDTA)

% w/w 7.6 7.6 12.0 (5) 35.2 (29) 4.6 (2.8) 0.02 0.016 0.160 0.086 0.001 0.07

Appearance: Blue coloured blended crystalline powder. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg bag (Code GB191). EC Fertilizer.

Strawberry Special is a fully water soluble NPK fertilizer designed with a low nitrogen (N) content and intended to be used in conjunction with calcium nitrate and/or nitric acid. The nitrogen content of the calcium nitrate and/or nitric acid supplies much of the nitrogen the plant needs, and Strawberry Special provides the rest. When feeding calcium nitrate and/or nitric acid, it is often necessary to reduce the level of the NPK feed to maintain an acceptable fertilizer concentration (EC level) in the irrigation water and Strawberry Special is designed to accommodate this. Designed for the vegetative growth stage of the crop (up to flowers visible). For the fruiting stages add soluble potassium sulphate to raise potassium (K) levels and produce large, firm and sweet fruit.

NATURAL PRODUCTS

Iron is chelated by higher stability DTPA to prevent iron deficiencies.

SF-C 8:12:35+4MgO

Benefits Prevents excess nitrogen in the feed (excess nitrogen = excess leaf growth & soft fruit). Provides sufficient trace elements even when used at reduced rates to stay within EC tolerances of the crop. Contains the correct balance of nutrients to ensure healthy crops and firm sweet fruit. Low EC formulation for crop to tolerate addition of calcium nitrate and/or nitric acid feeds. Single product to use all season – supplement with potassium sulphate in the fruiting phase of the crop. Analysis Total nitrogen (N) Of which NO3-N NH4-N P2O5 (P) K2O (K) MgO (Mg) Boron (B) soluble in water Copper (Cu) (EDTA) Iron (Fe) (EDTA) Manganese (Mn) (EDTA) Molybdenum (Mo) soluble in water Zinc (Zn) (EDTA)

% w/w 2.2 1.6 0.6 9.1 (5.5) 29.0 (24) 9.1 (5.5) 0.04 0.03 0.31 0.17 0.008 0.14

Appearance: Blended off-white crystalline powder. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg bag (Code GB165). EC Fertilizer.

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SOLUBLE

Blueberry Special 12:10:11+4

they are fully available to the crop. Blueberries like acidic growing conditions. The product dissolves rapidly in water to make an acidic solution which reduces irrigation water pH.

Crop specific fertilizer for hard water. Uses To provide a complete soluble NPK feed for container or soil grown Blueberries where the irrigation water contains more than 150ppm bicarbonates. Benefits Solufeed Blueberry Special contains a balanced range of macro and micro nutrients to maximise the marketable yield of Blueberries. The feed contains nitrogen of the correct types for the Blueberry plant. Micronutrients are chelated to ensure that

Blueberry Special Non-acidic 12:10:11+4.5

Crop specific fertilizer for soft water. Uses To provide a complete soluble NPK feed for container or soil grown Blueberries where the irrigation water is soft and contains moderate levels of bicarbonate.

Solufeed Blueberry Special non-acidic contains a balanced range of macro and micro nutrients to maximise the marketable yield of Blueberries. The feed contains nitrogen of the correct types for the Blueberry plant. Micronutrients are chelated to ensure that they are fully available to the crop.

Primrose & Pansy Special 13:7:27+3

Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg. (Code GB0559). EC Fertilizer.

Analysis % w/w Total Nitrogen (N) 12.0 Of which NH4-N 12.0 P2O5 (P) 10.0 (4.4) K2O (K) 11.0 (9.2) MgO (Mg) 4.4 (2.7) B soluble in water 0.015 Cu chelated by EDTA 0.017 Fe chelated by EDTA 0.060 Mn chelated by EDTA 0.034 Mo soluble in water 0.001 Zn chelated by EDTA 0.017

Application rates: Normally 1g/litre depending on desired EC. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg. (Code GB1174). EC Fertilizer.

Uses A fertigation feed for primrose and pansy crops. Benefits • Balanced feed for these specific crops. • Nutrients chelated by EDTA & DTPA to ensure efficient nutrition with no deficiencies. • Special rapid solubility formulation. • Blue indicator dye to identify mixed solution. Analysis % w/w Total Nitrogen 12.80 Of which Nitrate Nitrogen (NO3-N) 7.10 Ammoniacal Nitrogen (NH4-N) 3.10 Ureic Nitrogen (Ur-N) 2.60 Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5) [P] 7.00 [3.0] Potassium Oxide (K2O) [K] 27.00 [22.2]

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Application rates: Normally 1g/litre depending on desired EC.

Appearance: Off white blend of crystalline powders.

Benefits

Crop specific water soluble fertilizer for Primrose and Pansy crops.

Analysis % w/w Total Nitrogen (N) 12.0 Of which NH4-N 10.7 Ureic-N 1.3 P2O5 (P) 10.0 (4.4) K2O (K) 10.8 (9.0) MgO (Mg) 4.4 (2.7) B soluble in water 0.015 Cu chelated by EDTA 0.017 Fe chelated by EDTA 0.060 Mn chelated by EDTA 0.034 Mo soluble in water 0.001 Zn chelated by EDTA 0.017

Appearance: Off white blend of crystalline powders.

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Magnesium Oxide (MgO) [Mg] 3.00 [1.8] Boron (B) soluble in water 0.250 Copper (Cu) chelated by EDTA 0.010 Iron (Fe) chelated by DTPA 0.180 Manganese (Mn) chelated by EDTA 0.060 Molybdenum (Mo) soluble in water 0.005 Zinc (Zn) chelated by EDTA 0.080 Appearance: Blended crystalline powder Solubility in water: Fully soluble in water Application rates: 0.5 – 2.0 grams per litre. Normally 1 gram per litre if no controlled release fertilizer (CRF) e.g. Solucote is used in the potting compost and 0.5 grams per litre if a reduced rate of CRF is used. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg (Code GB0849). EC Fertilizer.


• Tolerant of a wide range of water qualities and types of hydroponic system.

Special fertilizer for hydroponic production.

• Economical and easy to use.

Uses Balanced fertilizer for crop production in “NFT” and other hydroponic systems. Benefits • Reliable performance through development over more than 50 years of commercial use. • Suitable for a very wide range of hydroponic crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce.

Solufeed “H” Flexible hydroponic fertilizer for creating the “B” tank along with grower-sourced potassium nitrate. Special fertilizer for hydroponic production. Uses A specifically formulated fertilizer used to create the concentrated “B” tank stock solution. Additional potassium is sourced separately by the grower.

• Produces crops with big yields, good taste and long shelf life.

Analysis Nitrogen (N) Phosphorus (P2O5) Potassium (K2O) Magnesium (MgO) Boron (B) Copper (Cu)* Iron (Fe)* Manganese (Mn)* Molybdenum (Mo) Zinc (Zn)* * Chelated by EDTA.

% w/w 9.0 6.7 36.8 5.1 0.020 0.016 0.088 0.054 0.0012 0.012

Used in conjunction with calcium nitrate (in a separate tank) if necessary. Add acid if required to adjust pH. Benefits • Gives growers the flexibility to source their own potassium (usually potassium nitrate). • Developed for most crops that are capable of being grown hydroponically. • Ideal for use with automated electrical conductivity (EC) and pH linked injector systems. • Manufactured using only the highest grade, pure raw materials under stringent quality control systems.

Appearance: Blended crystalline powder. Directions for use: Use – if necessary, depending on input water analysis - in conjunction with mineral acids e.g. nitric acid, to correct irrigation water pH, and calcium nitrate to provide required levels of calcium (Ca) in the irrigation water. The “3-tank” system. Hydroponic growing is complex and requires great attention to detail. Further advice is available from Solufeed Ltd. Application rates: Typically 14kg per 100 litres of stock tank solution further diluted 1:100 or as required to provide the correct conductivity reading for the particular stage of the crop under cultivation. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg (Code GB0189). EC Fertilizer.

Analysis % w/w Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5): 16.9 Potassium Oxide (K2O): 28.8 Magnesium Oxide (MgO): 11.4 Boron (B) soluble in water: 0.06 Copper (Cu): 0.044 Iron (Fe): 0.22 Manganese (Mn): 0.13 Molybdenum (Mo): 0.007 Zinc (Zn): 0.046 Application Rates: Typically 6 kg Solufeed H (plus 8 kg potassium nitrate) per 100 litres of stock tank solution further diluted 1:100. Or to meet EC feed solution targets as required. Packaging: Normal packaging: 17.5kg (Code GB0224). EC Fertilizer.

‘Superior’ Acidic Fertilizers Vigil 16:10:18+2 and Fleury 14:10:28+2 Speciality acidifying NPK fertilizers for hard, high pH water. Uses Highly effective soluble fertilizers especially recommended for problematic hard. water where the performance of ordinary products may be adversely affected. Benefits • Mostly nitrate nitrogen for immediate availability. • Zero ureic nitrogen - suitable for all crops and growing media.

• Acidic formulation: Will reduce water pH for growers with hard water. • Rapidly and completely soluble. • Fully chelated balanced mix of trace elements. • Suitable for a wide range of crops from pot plants to soft fruit. • Made by Solufeed using unique acidic raw materials. • Low hazard in use, handling and storage. For Hard Water areas Hard water usually contains high levels of calcium and/or magnesium ions together with bicarbonate (HCO3) ions; the pH is usually high. Using Solufeed Superior Acidic fertilizer will neutralize some of the bicarbonates in the water and will reduce pH thereby improving conditions for plant growth.

VIGIL Analysis: 16:10:18+2MgO+TE Example uses: Starter fertilizer. A balanced blend suitable for many situations. Example crops: Pot plants up to bud formation (1:100). Rooted cuttings (1:200). Starter feed for fruit & veg (1:100). (Code GB0707) FLEURY Analysis: 14:10:28+2MgO+TE Example uses: Finishing fertilizer, balanced to encourage flowers and fruit rather than foliage. Example crops: Pot plants from bud formation (1:100). Finishing feed for fruit & veg (1:100). Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg (Code GB0706). EC Fertilizer.

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SOLUBLE

Solufeed “F” Original hydroponic N:P:K fertilizer


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Product details for Solufeed water soluble fertilizers Calculated Elemental content (%) EC (mS) @ Product 1g/l Total N NO3 N NH4 N Ureic N P2O5 (P) K2O (K) MgO (Mg) B Cu Fe Mn Mo Zn Solufeed 1:1:1

1.00

18.0

5.3

3.5

9.2

18.0 (7.8) 18.0 (14.9) 3.0 (1.9)

0.025

0.010

0.175

0.060 0.005

0.002

Solufeed 4:1:2

0.61

27.7

3.2

0.5

23.9

6.9 (3.0) 13.9 (11.5) 3.0 (1.9)

0.025

0.010

0.175

0.060 0.005

0.002

Solufeed 1:5:1

0.77

9.7

0.0

7.2

2.5

1.0 (0.6)

0.025

0.010

0.175

0.060 0.005

0.075

Solufeed 2:1:4

1.15

15.0

8.1

0.0

7.0

6.9 (3.0) 32.0 (26.5) 3.0 (1.9)

0.025

0.010

0.175

0.060 0.005

0.075

Solufeed 1:0:3

1.43

13.6

11.4

0.0

2.2

39.0 (32.2) 3.0 (1.9)

0.015

0.017

0.060

0.034 0.001

0.017

Solufeed 1:1:3

1.39

12.5

10.5

2.0

0.0

12.0 (5.2) 37.0 (30.5) 1.0 (0.6)

0.025

0.010

0.175

0.060 0.005

0.075

Superior Vigil

1.24

16.1

11.4

4.8

0.0

10.0 (4.4) 21.3 (17.6) 2.2 (1.3)

0.025

0.010

0.175

0.060 0.005

0.075

Superior Fleury

1.25

13.6

11.1

2.5

0.0

9.7 (4.2) 27.7 (22.9) 2.0 (1.2)

0.025

0.010

0.175

0.060 0.005

0.075

Strawberry Special

1.24

2.2

1.6

0.6

0.0

9.2 (4.0) 29.0 (24.3) 8.9 (5.6)

0.048

0.032

0.317

0.172 0.008

0.140

SF-C

1.28

7.6

7.6

0.0

0.0

11.9 (5.2) 35.2 (29.2) 4.5 (2.8)

0.021

0.016

0.159

0.086 0.001

0.070

Blueberry Special

1.51

12.1

0.0

10.7

1.4

10.0 (4.4) 10.8 (9.1) 4.35 (2.7) 0.015

0.017

0.060

0.034 0.001

0.017

Primrose and Pansy Special

1.09

12.8

7.1

3.0

2.6

7.0 (3.0) 27.0 (22.3) 3.0 (1.8)

0.025

0.010

0.180* 0.060 0.005

0.008

Solufeed F

1.40

9.0

9.0

0.0

0.0

6.7 (2.9) 36.8 (30.4) 5.0 (3.1)

0.021

0.016

0.088

0.054 0.001

0.012

Solufeed H

1.29

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.9 (7.4) 28.8 (23.8) 11.1 (6.9) 0.060

0.044

0.225

0.130 0.007

0.047

Solufeed TEC

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Solufeed TEC-SF

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.29

Solufeed Coir-TEC

51.6 (22.4) 9.9 (8.2) 0

0

0.920 0.230 8.400 2.000 0.150 1.160

25.1 (15.1) 0.120 0

0.130

1.01*

0.760 0.030

0.300

0.280 0.170 4.90* 2.090 0.130 1.540

Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn as EDTA unless otherwise stated, B and Mo present as inorganics * as FeDTPA

BESPOKE BLENDS

Standard off-the-shelf products are supplemented by our rapid tailor-made fertilizer service - as unique and special as your crop. Use our technical expertise to design, produce and deliver a fertilizer to suit your exact needs. The intended crop, detailed interpretation of water analysis data and other local conditions are all taken into account to ensure optimum fertilizer performance and cost effectiveness. Benefits l Precise NPK ratios to suit your crop and conditions. l Fertilizers with added calcium and magnesium. l Specific fully chelated micronutrient levels. l Acidifying fertilizers for hard/alkaline water. l Less waste. l Modest minimum order quantities.

For more information about bespoke fertilizer blends contact your Solufeed distributor.

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A wide range of chelated iron, other single metal and multiple micronutrient mixtures. Solufeed probably offers the widest range of chelated micronutrient fertilizers from any supplier, including virtually every type of iron chelate. In the UK and Republic of Ireland Solufeed represents BASF’s micronutrition business unit enabling us to supply the highly regarded Librel® and LibFer® brand of chelates. In the event that Librel/LibFer brand packaging is not available, the same product will be supplied in Solufeed branded packaging.

Librel® Fe-DP Chelated iron fertilizer

Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems.

Highly effective and compatible microgranular formulation of iron (Fe) DTPA.

Analysis: Microgranular formulation of ferric disodium diethylenetriamine penta acetate (Fe DTPA) containing w/w:

IRON CHELATES

Chelated Micronutrients

Uses An iron micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and soil-less growing media.

Water soluble Fe: Fe chelated by DTPA:

7.0% min 6.6%

Compatibility: Librel Fe-DP is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB1058) and 25kg (Code GB0036). EC Fertilizer.

Practical pH stability range: 4.0 – 7.5 (in aqueous solution). Appearance: Yellow/brown agglomerate.

Benefits Librel Fe-DP is a highly stable, top quality, chelated iron fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of iron deficiency.

Solubility: 150 g per litre (at 20°C). Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86 μmol/L) iron can be achieved by adding 15 grams of Librel Fe-DP per 1000L of solution.

Supplied as free-flowing, dustless readily soluble microgranules.

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IRON CHELATES

Fe 11 DTPA Chelated iron fertilizer Highly effective and sodium-free microgranular formulation of the ammonium form of iron (Fe) DTPA.

Fe 3.0 DTPA-L Chelated liquid iron fertilizer

Librel® Fe-DP 6L Chelated liquid iron fertilizer

Effective and compatible liquid formulation of iron (Fe) DTPA.

Highly effective and compatible liquid formulation of the ammonium form of iron (Fe) DTPA.

Uses

Uses

An iron micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and soil-less growing media. Benefits Solufeed Fe 3.0 DTPA-L is a highly stable, top quality, chelated iron fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of iron deficiency. Supplied as an easy to use liquid for simple volumetric measuring. Uses An iron micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and soil-less growing media. Benefits

Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Analysis: Liquid formulation of ferric sodium diethylenetriamine penta acetate (Fe DTPA) containing:

An iron micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and soil-less growing media. Benefits Librel Fe-DP 6L is a highly stable top quality chelated iron fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of iron deficiency. Supplied as an easy to use liquid for simple volumetric measuring. Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Sodium free – ideal for recirculation systems. Analysis: Liquid formulation of ferric ammonium diethylenetriamine penta acetate (Fe DTPA) containing:

Solufeed Fe 11 DTPA is a highly stable, top quality, chelated iron fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of iron deficiency.

% w/w

% w/v

Water soluble Fe:

3.0

3.9

Low Sodium – ideal for re-circulating systems.

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 7.5 (in aqueous solution).

Supplied as free-flowing, dustless readily soluble microgranules.

Appearance: Dark red/brown liquid.

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 7.5 (in aqueous solution).

Solubility: Completely miscible with water.

Appearance: Dark red/brown liquid.

Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86 μmol/L) iron can be achieved by adding 35 grams (27 ml) of Solufeed Fe 3.0 DTPA-L per 1000L of solution.

Solubility: Completely miscible with water.

Fe chelated by DTPA: 2.9 min

Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Analysis: Microgranular formulation of ferric hydrogen diethylenetriamine penta acetate (Fe DTPA) containing w/w:

3.77

Compatibility: Solufeed Fe 3.0 DTPA-L is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers.

Water soluble Fe: 11% Fe chelated by DTPA: min 10.5% Practical pH stability range: 4.0 – 7.5 (in aqueous solution). Appearance: Yellow/brown agglomerate.

% w/w

% w/w

Water soluble Fe:

6.0

7.8

Fe chelated by DTPA: 5.7 min

7.4

Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86 μmol/L) iron can be achieved by adding 17 grams (13 ml) of Librel Fe-DP 6L per 1000L of solution. Compatibility: Librel Fe-DP 6L is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers.

Packaging: Normal packaging - 1000 litres (Code GB1093).

Packaging: Normal packaging - 20 litres (Code GB0928) and 1000 litres (Code GB1136).

EC Fertilizer.

EC Fertilizer.

Solubility: 150 g per litre (at 20°C). Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86 μmol/L) iron can be achieved by adding 9.5 grams of Solufeed Fe 11 DTPA per 1000L of solution. Compatibility: Solufeed Fe 11 DTPA is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0864) and 25kg (Code GB0863). EC Fertilizer.

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LibFer® SP (3.8% ortho-ortho isomer) Chelated iron fertilizer

Uses To prevent and correct iron deficiency in most, horticultural, ornamental and arable crops growing in soils of adversely high pH. Recommended for soil application either directly or via fertigation systems. As a highly effective iron source in hydroponics especially during periods of poor iron uptake caused by environmental or physiological factors. Benefits Contains 6% water soluble iron chelated by EDDHA of which 3.8% is chelated by the most biologically effective ortho-ortho isomer. LibFer SP is a highly stable iron chelate suitable for use in high pH soils with high calcium carbonate levels . Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and readily soluble spray agglomerated microgranules. Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems.

Analysis: A spray agglomerated microgranule formulation of ferric ethylenediamine bis-(2-hydroxyphenyl acetate) (Fe EDDHA) containing w/w:

Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86mmol/l) iron can be achieved by adding 17 grams of LibFer SP per 1000 litres of solution.

Water soluble Fe: 6.00% Fe chelated by EDDHA: 5.70% minimum Fe chelates by o-o EDDHA 3.8%

Compatibility: LibFer SP is compatible with other Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds.

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution).

Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0836) and 25kg (Code GB0098)

Appearance: Dark red/black spray dried agglomerated microgranule.

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Solubility: ~120 g/l (in water @ 20°C). Rates of Use (kg/ha) Field Crops: 2.5 - 5.5 kg/ha Citrus Young Trees: 500 - 750g per 100m2 Mature Tree: 200 - 500g per tree Annual Maintenance: 100 - 150g per tree Top Fruit: Apply 25 - 125 grams per tree. Soft Fruit: Apply 750 - 1500 grams per 100 metres of row in a band or as a side dressing. Ornamental Shrubs: Apply 20 - 50 grams per bush. Ornamental Plants: Apply 60 grams per 10m2.

ChauFer® (4.8% ortho-ortho isomer) Chelated iron fertilizer Ultra-high performance spray agglomerated formulation of iron (Fe) EDDHA. Uses

Analysis: A spray agglomerated microgranule formulation of sodium ferric ethylenediamine bis-(2-hydroxyphenyl acetate) (Fe EDDHA Na) containing: Water soluble Fe:

6.00%

To prevent and correct iron deficiency in most, horticultural, ornamental and arable crops growing in soils of adversely high pH.

Fe chelated by EDDHA:

5.70% minimum

Recommended for soil application either directly or via fertigation systems. In high value cropping systems where absolute confidence in product efficacy is essential.

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution).

Benefits Contains 6% water soluble iron chelated by EDDHA of which 4.8% is chelated by the most biologically effective ortho-ortho isomer. ChauFer is highly stable iron chelate suitable for use in high pH soils with high calcium carbonate levels . Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and readily soluble spray agglomerated microgranules. Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems.

IRON CHELATES

High performance spray agglomerated formulation of iron (Fe) EDDHA (3.8% ortho ortho content).

Fe chelated by o-o EDDHA 4.80%

Timing: In general, application timing should ensure that the chelate is in the root feeding zone at the required time such as onset of seasonal growth. For annual field crops, apply just before sowing/planting or when iron deficiency symptoms begin to appear. Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86mmol/l) iron can be achieved by adding 17 grams of ChauFer per 1000 litres of solution.

Appearance: Dark red/black spray dried agglomerated microgranule.

Compatibility: ChauFer is compatible with Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds.

Solubility: ~120 g/l (in water @ 20°C).

Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0563).

Rates of Use (kg/ha) Field Crops: 2.0 - 4.5 kg/ha. Citrus Young Trees: 400 - 600g per 100m2. Mature Tree: 150 - 450g per tree. Annual Maintenance: 80 - 120g per tree. Top Fruit: Apply 20 - 100 grams per tree. Soft Fruit: Apply 600 - 800 grams per 100 metres of row in a band or as a side dressing. Ornamental Shrubs: Apply 16 - 40 grams per bush. Ornamental Plants: Apply 50 grams per 10m2.

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Librel® Fe-Hi Chelated iron fertilizer IRON CHELATES

Economy grade iron (Fe) EDDHA-based iron fertilizer.

Benefits Contains 7.0% water soluble iron suitable for high pH soils. Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and readily soluble spray agglomerated microgranules. Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Analysis w/w Water soluble Fe:

7.0%

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution).

Top Fruit: Apply 25 - 125 grams per tree. Soft Fruit: Apply 750 - 1500 grams per 100 metres of row in a band or as a side dressing. Ornamental Shrubs: Apply 20 - 50 grams per bush. Ornamental Plants: Apply 60 grams per 10m2. Compatibility: Librel Fe-Hi is compatible with other Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0854) and 20kg (Code GB0154). EC Fertilizer.

Appearance: Dark red/black spray dried agglomerated microgranule. Solubility: ~100 g/l (in water @ 20°C). Rates of Use (kg/ha) Field Crops: 2.5 - 5.5 kg/ha

Uses To prevent and correct iron deficiency in most, horticultural, ornamental and arable crops growing in high pH soils. Recommended for soil application either directly or via fertigation systems.

Citrus Young Trees: 500 - 750g per 100m2 Mature Tree: 200 - 500g per tree Annual Maintenance: 100 - 150g per tree.

Librel® Fe-Lo Chelated iron fertilizer

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution).

Highly effective and compatible microcrystalline formulation of iron (Fe) EDTA Uses 1. As an iron micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and soilless growing media. 2. To prevent and correct iron deficiency in most, horticultural, ornamental and arable crops. Recommended for foliar application. Benefits Librel Fe-Lo is a highly stable, top quality, chelated iron fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of iron deficiency. Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and soluble microcrystals. Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Analysis: A microcrystalline formulation of iron ethylenediamine tetraacetate (Fe EDTA) containing w/w:

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Water soluble Fe:

13.2%

Fe chelated by EDTA:

min 12.5%

Appearance: Yellow crystalline powder. Solubility: ~75 g/l (in water @ 20°C). Foliar Application: Librel Fe-Lo should be dissolved in a convenient volume of water to suit the spraying machine being used and the target crop leaf area. The following points should be observed: NB Fruit Crops: Do not exceed a solution of 0.1% (1g/l) for any one or combination of Librel/Solufeed chelates. Application rates, general: Librel Fe-Lo may be applied in one application of 1.0 kilograms per hectare but optimum results can be expected if repeat applications are used. In general, foliar applications should be started early in the season as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray. Arable crops: 200-600 litres per hectare. Fruit crops: 500-1000 litres per hectare. NB: Do not exceed a solution concentration of 0.1% (100 grams per 100 litres of water). Small Scale Use: For example, using a knapsack sprayer. Prepare a 0.05 - 0.1% (0.5 - 1.0 gram per litre) solution and apply so as to coat the leaves and stems with a thin film of moisture with little or no run-off.

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Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86 μmol/L) iron can be achieved by adding 7.5 grams of Librel Fe-Lo per 1000L of solution. Compatibility: Librel Fe-Lo is compatible with all other Librel/Solufeed chelates. It Is also fully compatible with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0159) and 25kg (Code GB0035). EC Fertilizer.


Fe 7.7 EDTA-L Chelated liquid iron fertilizer

Solufeed Fe 7.7 EDTA-L is a highly stable, top quality, chelated iron fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of iron deficiency. Sodium free – ideal for recirculation systems. Compatible with soluble phosphates, thereby, remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Analysis: Liquid formulation of ferric ammonium ethylenediamine tetra acetate (Fe EDTA) containing: Water soluble Fe:

7.7 % w/w (10.0% w/v)

Fe chelated by EDTA: 7.4 % w/w ( 9.5 % w/v) Uses An iron micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and soil-less growing media.

KaliFer

New

Extra high solubility, sodium-free FeEDTA formulation

Most FeEDTA chelates are based on sodium (being the counter ion); KaliFer is not - it is based on potassium (K). Can replace traditional sodium based FeEDTA products in all applications. As an efficient iron source in hydroponics and fertigation particularly those where excess sodium is an issue. Such as in recirculating systems and sodic or saline soils. Useful where high solubility is required such as creating stock tank solutions.

Benefits Sodium free formulation so ideal for situations where sodium levels in the soil or feed solution are an agronomic issue. High solubility for the confident preparation of concentrated stock solutions. Supplied as free flowing, dustless spray agglomerated microgranules for ease of use. Contains 13% water soluble iron, high analysis for lower rates of use. Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems.

Solubility: Completely miscible with water. Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (17.86 μmol/L) iron can be achieved by adding 13.2 grams (10 ml) of Solufeed Fe 7.7 EDTA-L per 1000L of solution. Compatibility: Solufeed Fe 7.7 EDTA-L is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20 litres (Code GB0232). EC Fertilizer.

Analysis A microgranular formulation of ferric potassium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (FeKEDTA) containing: Water soluble Fe: Fe chelated by EDTA: Practical pH stability range: in aqueous solution.

13.0 % 13.0 % 4.0 – 7.5

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Uses

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 8.5 (in aqueous solution).

Appearance: Red/dark brown liquid.

IRON CHELATES

Highly effective and compatible liquid formulation of the ammonium salt of iron (Fe) EDTA containing 100g/litre iron.

Specific gravity: 1.3 kg/litre.

Benefits

Hydroponics/fertigation nutrient solutions 1ppm (17.86mmol/l) iron can be achieved by adding 7.5 grams of Solufeed KaliFer per 1,000 litres of final feed solution. Usually achieved by making up concentrated stock tank and then diluting. Also suitable for foliar application. Packaging: Normal packaging 1kg (Code GB0343) and 25kg (Code GB0342). EC Fertilizer

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Rapid Chelated iron fertilizer Speciality high performance liquid formulation of FeEDDHSA Uses For the speedy, ‘emergency’ correction of iron deficiency when symptoms appear in a growing crop. As an efficient iron source in hydroponics and fertigation systems particularly where low pH stock tanks are employed. A high performance iron chelate to prevent and correct iron deficiency in most, horticultural and ornamental crops growing in high pH conditions. Especially recommended where the correction of iron deficiency is agronomically critical to achieve crop quality and profitability.

Contains 2.0% water soluble iron chelated by EDDHSA, 95% of which is chelated by the ortho-ortho isomer. This is most biologically effective so correction of iron deficiency is quick and reliable. Remains physically in solution at very low pH levels so ideal for adding to acidified “A” stock tanks. High chemical stability therefore suitable for use in calcareous, high pH (up to 9.0 and above) soils. Compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Supplied as an easy to use liquid formulation. Can be measured volumetrically and disperses instantly. Analysis A liquid formulation of ferric ethylenediamine bis-(2hydroxysulphonylphenyl acetate) (Fe EDDHSA) containing:

Water soluble Fe: 2.0 % Fe chelated by EDDHSA: 2.0 % Fe chelated by o-o EDDHSA 1.9 % minimum Practical pH stability range: 4 – 10 (in aqueous solution) Emergency remediation of iron deficiency Directions for Use For ornamentals, nursery stock and similar crops apply a drench containing 25 mls Solufeed Rapid per 100 litres of water. Repeat up to three times at 5 – 7 day intervals or until symptoms improve. Thereafter revert to the normal feeding regime but keep monitoring the crop. Hydroponics/fertigation nutrient solutions 1ppm (17.86mmol/l) iron can be achieved by adding 39 mls of Solufeed Rapid per 1,000 litres of final feed solution. Usually achieved by making up concentrated stock tank and then diluting. Also suitable for soil application Packaging Normal packaging, outer carton containing 12 x 1 litre (Code GB0329) polythene bottles 20 litre (Code GB0567) polythene drums and 1000 litre (Code GB0568). EC Fertilizer.

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Liquid Fe EDDHSA iron fertilizer Corrects iron deficiency - fast

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How to select the correct iron chelate

Correction and Prevention of Iron Deficiency

<6.5~

Librel Fe-Lo

Hydroponics, Rockwool, growbags, peat, inert media etc?

Soil Application/ Fertigation

What is the solution pH?

What is the soil pH?

~6.5 - 7.5

Select from Solufeed Fe DTPA Range

High HCO3

>7.5~

<6.5~

~6.5 - 7.5

Librel

Special applications

Fe-Lo

>7.5~

Normal/average soils

Problem!

Highly calcareous soils

pH must be addressed

Librel

Cold solution/High light levels

Fe-DP

Substitute 10 - 20% of Fe DTPA with Fe EDDHA

Normal crops

Very sensitive crops

Chau Fer

Librel

Librel

Solufeed Rapid

Fe-Hi

Fe-SP

Sodium Issues?

Solufeed Kalifer

Solufeed Fe11DTPA

LibFer SP Fe-DP 6L

Foliar Application

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Librel® Ca Chelated calcium fertilizer

thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems.

Highly effective microgranular formulation of calcium (Ca) EDTA. Mixes with all other fertilizers

Analysis w/w A spray agglomerated microgranule formulation of calcium ethylenediaminetetraacetate (Ca EDTA) containing:

Uses

Water soluble Ca:

9.5%

1. To prevent and correct calcium deficiency in many agricultural, horticultural and ornamental crops. 2. Recommended for soil application. 3. As an effective calcium source in soils or artificial growing media where no effect on pH is desirable. 4. As an effective calcium source in hydroponics and liquid feed systems to help overcome temporary, physiologically induced calcium deficiency.

Ca chelated by EDTA: min

9.0%

Benefits Librel Ca is a highly stable, top quality, chelated calcium fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of calcium deficiency. Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and soluble microgranules. Compatible with many crop protection materials enabling economic tank mixing for simultaneous application where appropriate. Also compatible with soluble phosphates,

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution).

Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (25.00 μmol/L) calcium can be achieved by adding 10.5 grams of Librel Ca per1000L of solution. Compatibility: Librel Ca is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates. It is also fully compatible with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0240) and 25kg bags (Code GB0032). EC Fertilizer.

Appearance: White microgranule. Solubility: ~350 g/l (in water @ 20°C). Important note: Fruit Crops Do not apply Librel Ca to fruit crops as a foliar spray. Consult Solufeed for more information. Application rates, general: Librel Ca may be applied in one application of 2.0 kilograms per hectare but optimum results can be expected if repeat applications are used. In general, foliar applications should be started early in the season as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray. Small Scale Use: Knapsack sprayer Prepare a 0.05 - 0.1% (0.5 - 1.0 gram per litre) solution and apply so as to coat the leaves and stems with a thin film of moisture with little or no run-off.

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Librel® Cu Chelated copper fertilizer

Uses 1. To prevent and correct copper deficiency in most agricultural, horticultural and ornamental crops. Recommended for soil and foliar application. 2. As a copper micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and inert growing media. Benefits Librel Cu is a highly stable, top quality, chelated copper fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of copper deficiency. Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and soluble microgranules. Compatible with many crop protection materials enabling economic tank mixing for simultaneous application. Also compatible with soluble phosphates, thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Analysis: A spray agglomerated microgranule formulation of copper ethylenediaminetetraacetate (Cu EDTA) containing w/w: Water soluble Cu:

14%

Cu chelated by EDTA:

min 13.3%

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution). Appearance: Blue microgranule.

Librel Cu should be dissolved in a convenient volume of water to suit the application equipment and to ensure even ground coverage. Soil application For general crops, apply as a coarse low pressure spray immediately before the last cultivation prior to sowing or planting. Where crops are established, apply between the rows. Applications should be incorporated into the top few centimetres of soil as soon as possible after application. For perennial crops, apply as a coarse low pressure spray in a wide circular band under the limit of the full branch spread. For best results, nutrients need to be in the root zone before seasonal growth begins and this can be achieved by appropriate application timing. Foliar application rates * Farm crops 0.5 – 2.0 kg per ha Trees 7 – 30 grams per tree Shrubs 0.1 – 0.7 kg per 100 bushes Soft fruit 0.1 – 0.3 kg per 100 plants *Depending on size, degree of deficiency etc NB Fruit Crops: Do not exceed a solution of 0.1% (1g/l) for any one or combination of Librel/Solufeed chelates. Crop: Winter Cereals Rates (litres/ha): 0.25 – 0.50 Timing: Apply when Spring re-growth commences. For severe deficiency, an additional full rate application soon after tillering (ZCK 23). Crop: Spring Cereals Rates (litres/ha): 0.25 – 0.50 Timing: Apply as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray.

OTHER CHELATES

Highly effective and compatible microgranular formulation of copper (Cu) EDTA.

Solubility: ~350 g/l (in water @ 20°C).

Crop: Sugar Beet Rates (litres/ha): 0.25 Timing: With repeat dose herbicide programmes, apply with each application. Rates (litres/ha): 0.5 Timing: Conventional application as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray. Crop: Peas Rates (litres/ha): 0.25 Timing: Apply just before or at flowering and repeat if necessary 10-14 days later. Crop: Top and Soft Fruit Rates (litres/ha): 0.25 Timing: Begin application in early Spring and repeat as necessary throughout the season. Crop: Pasture Rates (litres/ha): 0.25 – 0.5 Timing: Apply in early Spring, the treatment should be repeated annually. Arable crops: 200 - 600 litres per hectare Fruit crops: 500 - 1000 litres per hectare NB: Do not exceed a solution concentration of 0.1% (100 grams per 100 litres of water). Small Scale Use: Knapsack sprayer Prepare a 0.05 - 0.1% (0.5-1.0 gram per litre) solution and apply so as to coat the leaves and stems with a thin film of moisture with little or no run-off. Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (15.63 μmol/L) copper can be achieved by adding 7.7 grams of Librel Cu per 1000L of solution. Compatibility: Librel Cu is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and many crop care chemicals. They are also fully compatible with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0827) and 25kg (Code GB0033). EC Fertilizer.

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Librel® Mg Chelated magnesium fertilizer Highly effective and compatible microgranular formulation of magnesium (Mg) EDTA. Uses 1. To prevent and correct magnesium deficiency in most agricultural, horticultural and ornamental crops. Recommended for foliar application. 2. As a magnesium source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and soil-less growing media. Benefits

Compatible with many crop protection materials enabling economic tank mixing for simultaneous application. Also compatible with soluble phosphates thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. Analysis: A spray agglomerated microgranule formulation of magnesium ethylenediamine tetraacetate (Mg EDTA) containing w/w: Water soluble Mg: 5.5 % Appearance: Off white granule.

Librel Mg is a highly stable top quality chelated magnesium fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of magnesium deficiency. Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and soluble microgranules.

Solubility: ~400 g/l (in water @ 20°C). Application rates: Librel Mg may be applied in one application of 1.0 – 2.0 kilograms per hectare but optimum results can be expected if repeat applications are used.

Arable crops: 200-600 litres per hectare. Fruit crops: 500-1000 litres per hectare. NB: Do not exceed a solution concentration of 0.1% (100 grams per 100 litres of water). Compatibility: Librel Mg is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and many crop care chemicals. They are also fully compatible with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Librel Mg must not be mixed with any inorganic calcium compounds such as calcium nitrate. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0887) and 25kg (Code GB0197). EC Fertilizer.

Librel® Mn Chelated manganese fertilizer Highly effective and compatible microgranular formulation of Manganese (Mn) EDTA. Uses 1. To prevent and correct manganese deficiency in most agricultural, horticultural and ornamental crops. Recommended for foliar application. 2. As a manganese micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and inert growing media. Benefits Compatible with many crop protection materials enabling economic tank mixing for simultaneous application. Also compatible with soluble phosphates, thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems. A spray agglomerated microgranule formulation of manganese ethylenediamine tetraacetate (Mn EDTA) containing w/w: Analysis: Water soluble Mn:

13%

Mn chelated by EDTA:

min 12.5%

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution). Appearance: Off white granule. Solubility: ~300 g/l (in water @ 20°C).

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Application rates, specific Crop: Winter Cereals Rates (kg/ha): 1.0 Timing: Apply when Spring regrowth commences. For severe deficiency, an additional full rate application soon after tillering (ZCK 23). Crop: Spring Cereals Rates (kg/ha): 1.0 Timing: Apply as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray. Crop: Sugar Beet Rates (kg/ha): 0.5 Timing: With repeat dose herbicide programmes, apply with each application. Rates (kg/ha): 1.0 Timing: Conventional application as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray. Crop: Potatoes Rates (kg/ha): 0.5 Timing: At tuber initiation or before the tops meet the rows. Rates (kg/ha): 1.0 Timing: Applied with each routine blight spray. Crop: Peas Rates (kg/ha): 0.5 Timing: Apply just before or at flowering and repeat if necessary 10-14 days later. Crop: Top and Soft Fruit Rates (kg/ha): 1.0 Timing: Begin application in early Spring and repeat as necessary throughout the season.

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Crop: Pasture Rates (kg/ha): 1.0 Timing: Apply in early Spring, the treatment should be repeated annually. Arable crops: 200-600 litres per hectare. Fruit crops: 500-1000 litres per hectare. NB: Do not exceed a solution concentration of 0.1% (100 grams per 100 litres of water). Small Scale Use: Knapsack sprayer Prepare a 0.05-0.1% (0.5 - 1.0 gram per litre) solution and apply so as to coat the leaves and stems with a thin film of moisture with little or no run-off. Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (18.18μmol/L) manganese can be achieved by adding 7.7 grams of Librel Mn per 1000L of solution. Compatibility: Librel Mn is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and many crop care chemicals. They are also fully compatible with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0341) and 25kg (Code GB0039). EC Fertilizer.


Coir TEC Blended chelated trace element fertilizer

A carefully formulated, balanced chelated micronutrient source for hydroponics and fertigation. Now more soluble, same analysis.

A balanced blend of the 6 essential trace elements for use when growing protected soft fruit in a coir based growing medium.

Uses Solufeed TEC is designed as a source of trace elements for growers who mix their own NPK fertilizer and Solufeed TEC is widely used in the production of tomato, cucumber and other salad crops in hydroponics and other inert media culture. It is particularly valuable in NFT production systems. Also suitable for mixing with fertilizer to use in growing media and soil based production systems for ornamentals. Suitable for strawberries and other soft fruit. Benefits

• Robust Fe DTPA iron chelate for maximum availability even in poor quality water.

Analysis: A soluble microgranule formulation containing w/w:

• Balanced blend, tailored to the growing medium, to ensure the plant receives the feed level it requires.

Element Soluble in water (%) Boron (as B) 0.92 Copper (as Cu) 0.23 Iron (as Fe) 8.27 Manganese (as Mn) 2.00 Molybdenum (as Mo) 0.15 Zinc (as Zn) 1.16

• Nutrients chelated by EDTA & DTPA to ensure efficient nutrition with no deficiencies.

Hydroponics: Dissolve 300 g Solufeed TEC per 100 litres stock solution and dilute according to the normal feeding programme. The micronutrient concentration in the stock tank will be as follows: Element Concentration (ppm) Boron (B) 32 Copper (Cu) 7 Iron (Fe) 252 Manganese (Mn) 60 Molybdenum (Mo) 4.5 Zinc (Zn) 35 Fertilizer supplement: 100g per 10kg of soluble fertilizer. Foliar Application: 1 gram per litre applied to run-off. Packaging: Normal packaging - 10kg (Code GB0016).

Provides the correct balance of all six micronutrients for strawberry growers preferring to mix their own hydroponic feeds.

• Accurate supply of all six micronutrients and magnesium. Long lasting.

Use as a complete source of trace elements where the growing medium is coir or coir based.

Appearance: Blue/green powder.

Uses

• Just one product to buy, stock and measure out – greatly simplifies making up feed.

• Efficient delivery of micronutrients – up to 5 times more efficient than sulphate-based mixes. • Quick and simple to use; only one product to measure out and hold in stock. • Fully compatible formulation prevents sludging, sedimentation, “rusty roots” and blocked drip lines.

pH stability range: 3 – 7 (in aqueous solution).

Special formulation for strawberries containing magnesium, iron chelated by DTPA plus other micronutrients.

Benefits

Uses

Chelated by EDTA (%min) As sodium borate 0.23 8.27 2.00 As molybdate 1.16

TEC-SF

Benefits • Provides the 6 essential micronutrients in a single product; easy to measure and use.

• Instantly and completely soluble blended micro-granule formulation. Analysis % w/w Boron (B) soluble in water 0.28 Copper (Cu) chelated by EDTA 0.17 Iron (Fe) chelated by DTPA 4.90 Manganese (Mn) chelated by EDTA 2.09 Molybdenum (Mo) soluble in water 0.13 Zinc (Zn) chelated by EDTA 1.54

• Other micronutrients chelated by EDTA (inorganic boron and molybdenum) for maximum availability and efficiency. • Highly stable in solution - no reaction with soluble phosphates. • Mixes with NPK fertilizers in concentrated solution to form a clear stable solution without sedimentation. Analysis % (w/w) Magnesium oxide (MgO): 25.0 (Mg: 15.1) Boron (B) soluble in water 0.12 Copper (Cu) chelated by EDTA 0.13 Iron (Fe) chelated by DTPA 1.01 Manganese (Mn) chelated by EDTA 0.76 Molybdenum (Mo) soluble in water 0.025 Zinc (Zn) chelated by EDTA 0.30 Appearance: Yellow/Brown blended microgranular powder. Solubility: Fully soluble in water.

Appearance: Yellow/Brown blended microgranular powder.

Application rates: Typically 2kg of product per 100 litres of stock tank solution

Solubility: Fully soluble in water.

Packaging: Normal packaging 20kg (Code GB0174).

Application rates: 650 grams per 100 litres of stock tank solution. Boron (B) Copper (Cu) EDTA Iron (Fe) DTPA Manganese (Mn) EDTA Molybdenum (Mo) Zinc (Zn) EDTA

0.18 0.11 3.18 1.36 0.08 1.00

20kg polythene bags. EC Fertilizer.

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TEC Multi-chelated micronutrient fertilizer


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25mls per 100 litres of water applied as a drench

Chau Fer

Librel SP

KaliFer (13% FeKEDTA)

Rapid (2.0% FeEDDHSA)

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Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. Always carefully read label before using any product

Do not apply to fruit crops as a foliar spray Do not mix with inorganic calcium sources Do not exceed a 0.1 % solution as a foliar application to fruit crops Apply to run-off

0.65 kg/100 l stock

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7.5

2.00 kg/100 l stock

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Solufeed TEC-SF

0.5 - 1.0

0.30 kg/100 l stock

0.5 - 2.5

0.6 - 0.8

0.75 - 1.5

Solufeed TEC        1.0  4

25 - 100

20 - 100

25 - 125

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15

2.5 - 5.5

Librel Fe-Hi

0.75 - 1.5

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Solufeed 11 Fe DTPA           25 - 100

16

0.5 - 1.0

17 (13mls)

Librel Fe-DP 6L           25 - 100

34 (27mls)

Solufeed 3.0 Fe DTPA-L           1.0 - 5.0

13 (10mls)

Solufeed 7.7 Fe EDTA-L

Librel Fe-DP

7.5

0.5 - 2.5

7.1

7.6

18

7.1

10.5

g/1000litres

3

25 - 100

0.5 - 1.0

1.5 - 6.0

Librel Fe-Lo

3

0.25 - 0.5

0.1 - 0.7

0.5 - 2.0

Librel Zn

7 - 30

1.0 - 2.0

2

3

Librel Mn

0.1 - 0.3 1.0 - 2.0

7 - 30

Librel Mg

0.5 - 2.0

1

kg/ha

0.25 - 0.5

kg/100 plants

Librel Cu

g/tree

1.0 - 2.0

kg/ha

Librel Ca

Soil application Foliar application Hydroponics /fertigation Quantity for 1 ppm in Product Field crops Fruit trees Soft fruit General Notes feed solution

Rates for soil and foliar application indicate upper and lower limits. Actual rates will depend upon degree of deficiency, type and size of crop and local conditions.

Product details for Solufeed chelated micronutrient fertilizers

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Librel® Zn Chelated zinc fertilizer

Uses 1. To prevent and correct zinc deficiency in most agricultural, horticultural and ornamental crops. Recommended for soil and foliar application. 2. As a zinc micronutrient source for hydroponics, liquid feed solutions and inert growing media. Benefits Librel Zn is a highly stable, top quality, chelated zinc fertilizer for safe, efficient and convenient prevention and correction of zinc deficiency. Supplied as free-flowing, dustless and soluble microgranules. Compatible with many crop protection materials enabling economic tank mixing for simultaneous application. Also compatible with soluble phosphates, thereby remaining effective in hydroponics and liquid feed systems.

Practical pH stability range: 4 – 9 (in aqueous solution). Appearance: White microgranule. Solubility: ~300 g/l (in water @ 20°C). Foliar Application: Librel Zn should be dissolved in a convenient volume of water to suit the spraying machine being used and the target crop leaf area. The following points should be observed: NB Fruit Crops: Do not exceed a solution of 0.1% (1g/l) for any one or combination of Solufeed chelates. Application rates, specific Crop: Winter Cereals Rate (kg/ha): 0.5 – 1.0 Timing: Apply when Spring re-growth commences. For severe deficiency, an additional full rate application soon after tillering (ZCK 23). Crop: Spring Cereals Rate (kg/ha): 0.5 – 1.0 Timing: Apply as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray.

Crop: Maize Rate (kg/ha): 0.5 – 1.0 Timing: Apply as soon as there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray.

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Highly effective and compatible microgranular formulation of zinc (Zn) EDTA.

Analysis: A spray agglomerated microgranule formulation of zinc ethylenediaminetetraacetate (Zn EDTA) containing: %w/w Water soluble Zn: 14% Zn chelated by EDTA: min 13.3%

Crop: Top and Soft Fruit Rate (kg/ha): 0.5 Timing: Begin application in early Spring and repeat as necessary throughout the season. Crop: Pasture Rate (kg/ha): 0.25 0.5 Timing: Apply in early Spring, the treatment should be repeated annually. Water Volume Arable crops: 200 - 600 litres per hectare Fruit crops: 500 - 1000 litres per hectare Small Scale Use Knapsack sprayer - Prepare a 0.05 - 0.1% (0.5 - 1.0 gram per litre) solution and apply so as to coat the leaves and stems with a thin film of moisture with little or no run-off. Hydroponics/fertigation: 1ppm (15.63 μmol/L) zinc can be achieved by adding 7.1 grams of Librel Zn per 1000L of solution. Compatibility: Librel Zn is compatible with all other Solufeed chelates and many crop care chemicals. They are also fully compatible with solutions containing soluble phosphates such as liquid feeds and foliar fertilizers. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB1537) and 25kg (Code GB0040). EC Fertilizer.

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K-LEAF™

Benefits • Is the very best quality potassium source for foliar application.

Super soluble potassium sulphate foliar fertilizer perfectly suited to modern spraying machinery used in today’s agriculture.

• Dissolves 3 x faster than other potassium sources.

Uses

• Is a practical no frills foliar fertilizer.

FOLIAR

Foliar applications of potassium are known to stimulate and improve the uptake of the earlier, soil applied potassium. Similarly foliar applications can enable the farmer to precisely match crop needs with supply. As a result fertiliser efficiency is increased and potential for waste eliminated.

• Has full technical support. • Gives proven agronomic results.

Directions: Apply as a conventional foliar spray using a convenient volume of water to suit the crop being sprayed – typically 200 litres per ha. Observe normal foliar application precautions. Application Timing: In general begin applications early in the season when there is sufficient leaf area to absorb the spray.

• Easily contributes to profitability. Composition Potassium oxide (K2O) soluble in water: 52.0%

Better profitability is achieved through increased yields and improved quality. See Technical Essentials product dossier.

Sulphur as SO4: 56.0%

Foliar applications of potassium sulphate can reduce the burden of chlorine in soils that comes from soil applied chloride-based fertilisers. Similarly electrical conductivity (EC) of soils is not increased.

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Application rates: 2.5 – 10 kg per ha (typically 6.0 kg/ha for a single application).

Average chlorine (Cl): 0.3% Appearance White powder.

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Tip Top Turbo Balanced liquid foliar feed with growth stimulants NPK foliar feed with amino acids, humic acids and seaweed extracts. Uses To stimulate growth in plants that are unable to obtain sufficient nutrition through their roots. Tip Top Turbo can be viewed as a “tonic” to help crops through periods of slow growth. Benefits • Easy to use liquid formulation. • Gently, non-scorching formulation. • Suitable for a very wide range of agricultural, horticultural and amenity crops. • Nitrogen balanced formulation for effective uptake. • Contains plant-origin amino acids for rapid uptake and assimilation. • Contains Humic acids for improved utilization of nutrients. • Contains seaweed extracts to stimulate growth.

• Mixes with most other agricultural chemicals. Analysis Total Nitrogen (N) Of which NO3-N NH4-N Ureic-N P2O5 P K 2O K MgO Mg B Cu (EDTA) Fe (EDTA) Mn (EDTA) Mo Zn (EDTA)

% w/v 7.6 2.7 0.1 4.8 4.0 1.7 8.8 7.3 0.9 0.5 0.010 0.004 0.072 0.023 0.002 0.030

% w/w (6.3) (2.3) (0.1) (4.0) (3.3) (1.4) (7.3) (6.03) (0.7) (0.4) (0.008) (0.003) (0.06) (0.019) (0.001) (0.02)

Appearance: Translucent brown solution. Solubility in water: Completely miscible with water.

FOLIAR

• Rapid crop response following application.

• Balanced level of chelated micronutrients for efficient feeding and stable mixing.

Application rates: Tractor sprayer: 5 litres per hectare in 200 litres of water. Knapsack sprayer: 50 ml per 10 litres of water spray to run off. Packaging: Normal packaging - 10 litres (Code GB0922). EC Fertilizer

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SA 4:4:4+2MgO Compound Organic Fertilizer Benefits

Contains 35% organic matter.

Acceptable for restricted use in organic systems. This product is allowed for organic farming according to annex I of the EC regulation 834/2007 and 889/2008 concerning the biological production method.

Uses Acceptable for restricted use in organic systems. Registered Soil Association Certified Input.

Typical analysis: Compound organic fertilizer N:P:K 4:4:4+2 MgO. 4% w/w total nitrogen (N), of which 4% w/w organic bound N from soya meal and cocoa shells.

Organic matter derived from vegetable sources for fertilisation of crops including watercress, herbs and slow growing plants. NOTE: Where used in certified organic systems please consult your certification body.

4% w/w phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) 4% w/w potassium oxide (K2O) soluble in water

SA 7:7:10 Compound Organic Fertilizer

Benefits • Low risk of scorch and reduces leaching. • Acceptable for restricted use in organic systems. Registered Soil Association Certified Input*. Where used in certified organic systems please consult your certification body before using this product.

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Contains 45% organic matter. Uses A potassium rich organic fertilizer for use in the horticultural, amenity sectors and hobby garden.

• This product is allowed for organic farming according to annex I of the EC-regulation 834/2007 and 889/2008 concerning the biological production method.

Specifically recommended for addition to peat-based potting composts. Ideal for use on golf and bowling greens and all fine turf from March until September.

Bio Fungus Instant

Soil and growing media conditioner Uses Bio Fungus Instant is a ready to use crumb formulation that can be easily applied to horticultural soils and most other growing media. It has a number of horticultural applications for the prevention and protection of many crops against soil fungal diseases such as damping off etc.

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2% w/w magnesium oxide (MgO) 35% w/w organic matter derived soya meal and cocoa shells Appearance: Brown crumb. Application rate: For potting composts: 3.0 – 6.0 kg per cubic metre. For sowing and cutting composts : 1.0 – 2.0 kg per cubic metre. As a general fertilizer: 5 – 15 kg per 100 m2. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg (Code GB0842).

7% w/w Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) total 10% w/w Potassium oxide (K2O) soluble in water 45% w/w Organic matter Appearance: Brown crumb. Application rates: For potting composts: 3.0 – 6.0 kg per cubic metre. For sowing and cutting composts: 1.0 – 2.0kg per cubic metre. As a general fertilizer: 5 – 15 kg per 100 m2. Packaging: Normal packaging - 20kg. (Code GB0868).

Typical analysis: Compound organic fertilizer NPK 7:7:10 7% w/w Total nitrogen (N), of which 7% w/w Organic bound N from blood meal, soya meal, meat and bone meal and cocoa shells

Benefits • Helps prevent diseases in vegetables and ornamentals. • Easily applied. • Ideal where NPK applications are not required. • Environmentally friendly.

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Analysis Contains proprietary beneficial organisms on an inert carrier. Appearance: Brown crumb. Application rates: Artificial growing media eg peat-based composts: 1.0 – 2.0 kg per cubic metre. Soil application 1.0 – 2.0 kg per 100 m2. Packaging: Normal packaging - 25kg (Code DCM0009).


Reclaim MINERAL/ ORGANIC LAWN FERTILIZER 6:2:20+3MgO+ Bacteria

growth and reduces thatch formation; in many cases the need to scarify is eliminated.

Contains 25% organic matter.

6% total nitrogen (N), of which 2.4% organic nitrogen derived from meat and bone meal and cocoa shells, 3.4% urea nitrogen

Description Reclaim is a specially designed lawn fertilizer containing mineral and organic forms of nitrogen for instant and long lasting effect. A high potassium content together with magnesium ensures strong and dense grass with good colour. Easily available phosphorus encourages strong root development. Reclaim also contains beneficial, naturally occurring bacteria which discourage moss

Solufeed Organics A growing portfolio of products

Brief details of other products available to order from Solufeed are shown below, for more information please contact Solufeed or visit www.solufeed.com.

Compound organic-mineral fertilizer N:P:K containing magnesium and bacteria.

2% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) 20% potassium oxide (K2O) soluble in water 3% magnesium oxide (MgO) 25% organic matter derived from meat and bonemeal, cocoa shells, vinasses and organic seaweed

Application rate: For all lawns: 1.0 - 1.5kg per 10 m2. Timing: Apply in Spring and Autumn for optimal results. Application: Ensure that the product is applied as evenly as possible across the lawn using a suitably calibrated mechanical spreader or the traditional “cane and string” method. Packaging: Normal packaging - 10kg (Code GB0236) and 20kg (Code GB0885).

Bacillus sp 106 per gram

Product name AdBacLife™

Description Natural soil conditioner containing beneficial bacteria.

Mineral/organic fertilizers A range of compound fertilizers combining the advantages 0:0:32 of organic and mineral components. Various NPK 5:25:0 formulations are available which are suitable for many 7:5:8+2 applications. Particularly recommended for amenity use. 15:3:8+3. MO 5:2:12+2 + Seaweed High potassium fine turf fertilizer with added seaweed for enhanced performance. Microlife 3:2:3 Organic based fertilizer enriched with beneficial microorganisms to improve the health of soils and other growing media. Genie A range of products based on high quality seaweed growth stimulant with many applications. Included “Kerry Genie” recommended for herbs, ornamentals and forestry.

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Solufeed have a growing portfolio of ‘organic’ or ‘biologicals’ which include the products mentioned here together with the Garlic range products featured in their own sections in this Guide.

Typical analysis: 6:2:20(+3MgO).

Appearance: Brown crumb.

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Soil Microbiology Mycorrhizae Mycorrhizae occur naturally in or around the roots of nearly all plants. These various fungal species have a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with plants; plant exudates providing the fungi with nutrients and fungi improving soil conditions. The fungal threads or mycelia can grow many metres from the roots and are microscopically thin, they explore places where roots cannot reach. The mycelia also protect the root/soil interface creating optimum conditions for rot action. All this effectively extends the plant root system enabling it to exploit a much greater soil volume. As a result the uptake of mineral nutrients and water is increased leading to better plant growth.

Soil bacteria Healthy soil contains billions of bacteria and there are thousands of species carrying out a host of important processes that are essential to soil life. Some of the most important bacteria and their functions are described here. Rhizobacteria Rhizobacteria (root bacteria) colonise the area around the fine roots (rhizosphere), thereby protecting the roots. Rhizobacteria ensure healthy plant growth and soil fertility. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Soils that have been overworked and especially artificial growing media (coir based for example) can have little or no beneficial microorganisms and are effectively sterile. The situation is easily reversed by using one

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria eg azobacter fix nitrogen from the air and make it available to the plant. Plants themselves are incapable of absorbing nitrogen from the air.

Biovin®

interface between roots and soil thereby improving root activity, nutrient uptake and plant growth.

The natural amendment for healthier soils.

Benefits

Description and uses

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of the specifically designed mycorrhyzal products which restore healthy soil biology.

The organic base of Biovin® consists of the organic remains of grape pressing. This goes through a unique fermentation process where carefully controlled bacterial action results in a product rich in plant growth factors (eg auxins), organic plant nutrients and beneficial microorganisms. These include nitrogen fixing (Actinomycetes) and SAR (Systemic Acquired Resistance) bacteria which promote resistance to diseases.

Improves soil health in all growing systems Stimulates development and symbiotic activity of mycorrhizae l Stimulates plant health and resistance l Stimulates growth and functionality of beneficial soil/root bacteria l Natural organic fertilizer (3:1:2) l Guaranteed free of diseases or weeds l Avoids nitrate leaching to ground water and keeps minerals available for plants l Also contains available silicon (Si) l

Benefits

Plant strengthener and rhizosphere inoculant containing selected soil microorganisms. Description and uses Compete® Plus is a dry, dispersible rhizosphere inoculant that contains numerous strains of beneficial soil microbes. Rhizobacteria increase the solubility of mineral elements, such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, etc. They fix atmospheric nitrogen, and increase nutrient mycorrhizal development. The microbes in Compete® Plus are live proprietary strains selected and carefully packaged to promote soil fertility and plant health. The microbes are added in the form of microbial spores, numbering in the millions per kg, and include beneficial rhizosphere bacteria, several species of Bacillus, the Actinomycete Streptomyces, as well as beneficial soil fungi of the genus Trichoderma. These microbes are formulated with soluble humic acids, yeast extract and seaweed extract to maximize product performance.

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Phosphate-releasing bacteria improve the availability of phosphate to the plant. Some species produce phosphatase, an enzyme that releases phosphate from organic compounds while other species dissolve fixed phosphate by secreting organic acids. Antagonistic Antagonistic (disease-resilient) bacteria (and fungi such as Trichoderma) protect against root diseases. They do so by secreting antibiotic substances that are toxic to the pathogens. They also dominate the space that cannot be occupied by harmful organisms and they consume the nutrients that could keep pathogens alive. In addition, they are parasitic to the harmful bacteria, fungi and nematodes.

Contains: 100% natural ingredients derived from fermented grape residues. Using Biovin Apply the appropriate rate of product evenly to the ground or mix evenly when adding to growing media

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Biovin® plays an important role in stimulating mycorrhizal relationships to create a living

Compete® Plus

Phosphate-releasing bacteria

• Promote a plant’s recovery from stress • Promote soil conditions that are favourable to root development • Promote root development and nutrient uptake • Improve root function without stimulating excessive top growth • Keep nutrients soluble in acidic, neutral and alkaline media • Rhizosphere health and root hormone release • Applied routinely through the drip irrigation, promotes optimum substrate conditions • Colonizes the root zone with beneficial microbial populations that fix nitrogen, solubilise phosphorus and break down soil organic material releasing trapped nutrients

Contains Beneficial bacteria and fungi together with mirobial nutrients and humic acids.

Rates of use (per application) Grass for grazing Vegetables, top and soft fruit Arable crops Protected crops Growing media for pots 0.5 l and above Seed/cutting growing media

800 kg/ha 1,000 kg/ha 1,000 kg/ha 10 kg/100m2 3.0 kg/ m3 3.0 kg/ m3

Packaging: 20 kg bags, 40 per pallet (Code GB1016) or 600 kg big bags (Code GB1099). kg/ha in 400 - 1000 litres of water. Following applications: 1 kg/ha. Every month until about 1 month before the end of the crop cycle. Container/tray plants: 1st application 1 kg/ha. Following applications: 1 kg/ha per month until about 1 month before the end of the crop cycle. For fertigation systems and hydroponics: Mix sufficient product with water in a separate stock tank (often an open topped plastic barrel) at the rate of 1kg Compete™® Plus to 20 litres of water. Do not add to a stock tank containing concentrated fertilizer solution. Apply through the in-line diluter (eg ‘Dosatron’) through the irrigation lines evenly to the crop.

Using Compete Plus

When application of Compete® Plus is finished, flush the tank and lines through with fresh water to prevent colonization of irrigation system.

Agricultural field applications: Apply directly after planting or germination of the seed 2

Packaging: 2kg Zip lock bag (Code GB1012)

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Fulvic 25 Improves health of soils and growing media

To help replicate healthy soil properties in artificial growing media such as peat/coirbased composts. Can be used in sequence with other amendment products to improve soils and other growing media still further. Benefits Restores and improves normal soil biochemistry. Increases availability and uptake of essential mineral nutrients.

Fulvic acid readily form complexes, also known as fulvic colloids with elements such as iron, manganese and zinc and help solubilise phosphorus in the soil.

A natural product recovered from the processing of drinking water.

Because, and unlike other humic equivalents, fulvic colloids are able to pass through biological membranes; this in turn increases availability and subsequent metabolism of nutrients by plants.

Composition Component Fulvic acid

Value (~) 17 % w/w

Humic acid

3 % w/w

Organic matter

220 g/l

pH

8.34

Uses To rejuvenate tired, denatured and depleted soils in a natural, environmentally benign way.

Easy to use liquid formulation.

Using Fulvic 25 Soil application Fulvic 25 should be applied at a rate of 5.0 mls per square metre in sufficient water to give good and even coverage. For example add 50 mls of product to a 5 litre watering can full of water, mix and apply through a fine rose of dibbler bar to 10 square meters of soil. Apply Fulvic 25 when the soil is being prepared for planting, and repeat at least twice during the growing season. Application to artificial growing media. (eg. Peat and non-peat based composts, grow bags etc) Mix Fulvic 25 into the medium at a rate of 50 mls per cubic metre. The product may be diluted in a convenient volume of water to facilitate easier mixing. Packaging Normal packaging 25 litre (Code GB1116) and 1,000 litre (Code GB0566) containers. Fulvic Bio 500 ml (Code GB1106)

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Fulvic 25

Improves health of soils and growing media

Fantastic for fruit l Restores and improves growing media for better root action. Top quality speciality fertilizers l Increases availability and uptake of essential mineral nutrients for healthier plants. l Easy to use liquid formulation. For the full story and more, go to:

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MycorDip™ Universal

tolerance and root growth. It also contains six species of free-living rhizosphere bacteria that together fix nitrogen and solubilise phosphorus.

Mycorrhizal Root Dip Inoculant for most types of trees and shrubs

Benefits

Description and uses MycorDip™ Universal is used as a preplant root dip to inoculate bare root and containerised tree seedlings with beneficial mycorrhizal fungi and rhizosphere bacteria prior to field planting or potting. It contains six superior species of endo and ectomycorrhizal fungi that will colonize the roots of most tree and shrub species under a broad range of growing conditions. MycorDip™ Universal has seaweed meal and humic acids to enhance drought

Organic Plant Feeds (OPF’s)

Contains Using MycorDip™ Universal Mix MycorDip™ Universal with water in a bucket and stir for 3 - 5 minutes into a slurry

• Non-clogging formulations suitable for fertigation (eg drip) systems • 100% plant based • Fast acting • Also suitable for foliar application • Contain amino acids

Description and uses Liquid organic plant feeds in various analyses for use in the organic (biological) production of fruit, vegetables and other crops. The raw materials used to formulate Organic Plant Feeds ensure that there is a high level of micronutrients and sugars.

Contains Organic Plant Feeds contain homogenised constituents controlled by the Soil Association. Soil Association Certified Constituents included are: soya extract, kali vinasse, rock phosphate and molasses.

These will work in harmony with bacterial and mycorrhizal fungal products. Organic Plant Feeds are manufactured to the Soil Association Certifications standards.

NPK Pack (litres) Code 4:2:8 20 GB0112 1,000 GB1026 7:2:3 20 GB1031 1,000 GB0763 5:2:5 20 GB1539 1,000 GB1540

MycorDip Universal Mycorrhizal root dip

Before planting, dip the seedlings into the mixture so that the roots are coated evenly. Only dip 3/4 of the lower root system. No need to dip the root/stem area. For container seedlings, gently shake the loose rooting medium from the roots and dip roots in the mixture. Transplant as soon as possible after dipping. Water in after planting, or plant just before rainfall is expected. Packaging: 5 x 425 gram bags (Code GB1050).

Using PHC Organic Plant Feeds

Benefits

Liquid organic plant feeds.

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• Minimizes transplant shock • Improves establishment and survival rates • Improvement of water and nutrient absorption • Mitigates the effects of stress caused by drought, salinity and extremes of soil pH

with an adhesive consistency similar to “thick gravy”. Normally this can be achieved by mixing one 425 gram pack in 20 litres of water.

Glasshouse Crops: Use as a 1% final solution applied through the drip irrigation system. Field Crops: 25 to 50 litres in 500 to 1000 litres water Organic Plant Feed can be applied to field crops; such as salad crops, brassicas and potatoes. Foliar Application: 5 litres in 300 – 500 litres water per hectare. Organic Plant Feeds contains around 40% ammoniacal nitrogen, allowing it to be used as an excellent foliar feed. Apply after the first true leaves appear, repeating every 14 days, for 3 - 5 cycles. Packaging: 20 litre jerry cans and 1000 litre containers.

For better transplant establishment MycorDip™ Universal contains beneficial microorganisms, hydrogel and biocatalysts and is the proven inoculant root dip for most types of trees and shrubs. MycorDip™ Universal is easily used at transplanting time to help create a healthy root environment which is conducive to optimum tree/shrub reestablishment and subsequent growth. This results in: *Improved water uptake and drought tolerance. *Enhanced mineral nutrient availablilty. *Less ‘transplant shock’ and improved survival rates. *Less replanting and increased end customer satisfaction MycorDip™ Universal is one of a range of products from Solufeed designed to improve productivity in the tree, nursery stock and forestry sectors. For a restricted range of species the more economical MycorDip™ PT is also available. For the full story and more, go to:

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Yuccah® Wetting agent for foliar sprays and soil penetrant; based on performance enhanced natural Yucca extract. Description and uses Yuccah® is a performance-enhanced, natural-based wetting agent/soil penetrant derived from the Yucca schidigera plant. This unique desert plant produces natural surfactants to help it use water more efficiently. These surfactant compounds help plants survive the extreme heat, drought and soil salinity found in harsh climates. Although pure yucca extracts are highly effective surfactants, Yuccah® is modified to enhance wetting and penetrant properties for outstanding performance. It is an ideal choice as an adjuvant for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. Nonphytotoxic, even when applied in hot, dry conditions.

Benefits • Effective wetting agent for use with crop care chemicals and foliar fertilizers to improve their performance. • Promotes a more uniform movement of water within the soil profile. • Alleviates dry soil spots. • Increases water penetration through soil for drench, soil injection or fertigation treatments. • Stimulates beneficial soil bacteria. • Safe, organic product. No risk of (leaf) burn. • Non- toxic for plants or animals.

Can also be used to improve soil infiltration of irrigation water, rates vary according to circumstances. For application via in-line diluter (eg ‘Dosatron’) make up stock solution of 4 litres Yuccah® in 20 litres water then dilute 1:20. I.e. Final dilution of 1:100. Use mixture within 48 hours of preparation. Packaging: 10 litre jerry cans (Code GB1129) 500ml (Code GB0280W).

Contains Yucca schidigera plant extract: 90% w/w Copolymerised alkane oxide, non-ionic 10% w/w Using Yuccah® For use as a wetting agent for foliar sprays: 5 - 10 litres of Yuccah® per 1000 litres of spray solution. Add last and agitate gently.

Other Products Product

Description

Pack size

Code

Tree Saver Transplant

Mycorrhizal backfill additive for rapid tree establishment

100 x 85g

GB1042

Mycorrhizae and organic fertilizer for Flower Saver Plus ornamentals

2kg

GB1045

Mycor VA-PWI

Sprayable mycorrhizal inoculant for use with potting machines

1kg

GB1075

Injectable Pt

Mycorrhizal and bacterial inoculant for use in the tree root zone

227g

GB1055

Turf Saver

Endomycorrhizal inoculant and microbial bio-fertilizer for turf grass

10kg

GB1076

VA Cocktail Media Mix

Mycorrhizal inoculant powder for blending with growing media

1kg

GB1077

Mycorrhiza + fertiliser mulch for trees under Vertimulch stress

10kg

GB1078

Flexx

4kg

GB1079

Bio stimulant for sports turf

Granular Organic Plant Feed

11:0:5 organic fertilizer ideal for top dressing

25kg

GB1096

Mini Plug

Mycorrhizal inoculant for small plants

1kg

GB1013

MycorDip™PT Economical ectomycorrhizal root dip selection of tree species AgroAcid For pH management in agriculture and horticulture

5 x 425g bags

GB1049

10 litre jerry can

GB1018

Natural Green™ Forte

5kg bucket

GB1080

Natural Plant strengthener

Healthy Start Tablets Slow release organic fertilizer in easy to use tablet form

30 x 150 gram GB1065 500 x 10 gram GB1043 tablets

AgroWax™ Adjuvant and crop protectant

10 litre jerry can

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The following products with specialised applications are also available, for more information please contact Solufeed or visit www.solufeed.com.


The Garlic Barrier™ Range of Products Growing naturally, as nature intended

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a close relative of other members of the Allium genus including onions, chives and leeks. It is believed to be a native of central Asia but garlic is now cultivated throughout the world mainly for use in cooking. It has a unique flavour and a number of health promoting properties. Folklore attributes garlic with good luck and protection against evil. The smell was said to ward off werewolves, warlocks and - of course – vampires! Man’s association with garlic goes back some 7,000 years and there is much anecdotal and scientifically proven evidence of the plant’s beneficial effects in human, animal and plant health. Hippocrates reported its use for controlling parasites and curing respiratory problems and the bactericidal properties were discovered by Lois Pasteur in 1858. Activity against fungal diseases of plants such as mildews has also been demonstrated. Garlic (and other plants) has for many years been used as a companion crop for cultivated plants to help them withstand attack by pests such as aphids and caterpillars. This use exploits the natural biologically active defence compounds produced by plants. The principal biologically active compound produced by garlic is allicin which was discovered in 1944. Allicin is a sulphur containing (thiosulphonate) compound with powerful antioxidant and other properties. Undoubtedly allicin synthesis has evolved in garlic as the plants first line of defence against pest attack. This knowledge provided the platform on which the Garlic Barrier™ range of products were created and led to the first garlic product to be launched in 2001.

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Terrific Turf, Naturally!

Turfcare Garlic Spray Provides a natural route to healthy and resilient turf by harnessing the power of garlic to discourage disease and pest attack. *Biodegradable and enviromentally benign. *Harmless to bees and other wildlife. *Safe to use, ne exclusion period needed.*Odourless soon after application. *No chemical setback. For the full story and more, go to:

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Anthyllis™

For general plant health. Encourages resistance to botrytis. (Previously marketed as Aston).

Use to stimulate the natural ability of plants to resist pests and diseases, and as a growth supplement in many crops such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, brassicas etc. Suitable for use in organic crop production. Anthyllis™ has a very low content of solids, making it ideal for spraying, drip irrigation or for use in ULV systems. This product is water based, standardised, concentrated and biodegradable. When used from an early stage in the crop, it helps produce good, clean, healthy root systems. Garlic creates a barrier from most nematodes and other pests. Applied in a programme of treatments, Anthyllis™ helps to resist the adverse effects of stress due to drought and unbalanced nutrition. It also assists in optimising the effects of fertilization. Benefits

Anthyllis™ is a cost effective method of growing crops in a sustainable way. Containing high levels of allicin, which has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties; it has a systemic and prophylactic action. Also contains 30 other sulphur based nutrients and selenium that will stimulate plant growth.

• Food grade natural extract of garlic. • No crop restrictions. • No chemical setback. • No taints, no flavours. • Odourless soon after application. • Compatible with IPM systems. • Biodegradable. • Safe and simple to use and kind to the

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Using For optimal results Anthyllis™ should be used every 7 to 10 days from early in the growing season, up to harvest. The exact quantity depends on crop type, growing stage, environmental conditions and desired result. Anthyllis™ is often used in a programme of treatments with Fungzof™, which is suitable for use in glasshouse and field crops. Rain fast in one hour in summer and two hours in winter. Dilute product 1:100 in water and apply as a fine spray (covering all parts of the plant, at air temperature not lower than 10°C) or apply through drip irrigation/fertigation or ULV systems. During use the characteristic smell of garlic may become evident, however, treated areas will become odourless within minutes Packaging Normal packaging 1litre (Code GB1502) and 5 litre (Code GB1500) containers.

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Turfcare is suitable for use on all fine turf areas, general amenity areas including parks, playing fields, grassland and conservation areas. Regular use of Turfcare assists grass to resist and recover from most of the common fungal diseases such as Anthracnose, Brown Patch, Fusarium, Fairy Ring, Dollar Spot and Red Thread. It also aids the turf’s, natural resistance to insects such as crane fly, frit fry, and aids recovery from damage caused by nematodes. Benefits Low content of solids, making it ideal for spraying systems. Water based.

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Composition

GARLIC BARRIER™

Encourages resistance to insect pests and diseases. The natural way to healthy, resilient turf. (Previously marketed as Aston Turf).

Composition derived from garlic extract

Derived from garlic extract. Using Turfcare For best results Turfcare should be used regularly every 7 -14 days throughout the growing season at a rate of 5-12 litres per hectare at air temperatures not lower than 10°C. During use the characteristic smell of garlic may become evident, however, treated areas will become odourless within minutes. Packaging Normal packaging 1 litre (Code GB1535) and 5 litre (Code GB1513) containers.

Highly concentrated and biodegradable.

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Bugzof

A natural plant invigorator that encourages resistance to aphids and spider mites etc. (Previously marketed as Aston Garberry).

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Bugzof is a cost effective method of growing crops in a sustainable way. Best applied as a foliar spray, Promotes vigour and stimulates the plant’s natural processes to produce balanced, healthy growth.

Composition Derived from garlic extract.

Regular use has shown that plants resist bacterial, fungal and viral diseases. Garlic helps plants to resist the adverse effects of stress and damage caused by nematodes. Benefits Regular use will assist crops to produce good clean, healthy root systems. l Systemic. l Food grade extract of garlic, supplemented with natural plant derived additives. l Suitable for use on most crops. l No chemical setback. l No taints, no flavours. l Odourless within minutes of application. l No harvest interval. l Biodegradable. l

Uses Bugzof is a concentrated food grade extract of garlic supplemented with natural plant derived additives to create a plant invigorator, a prophylactic that encourages resistance to aphids and spider mite. A foliar treatment for glasshouse and other crops.

Fungzof GARLIC BARRIER™

Encourages resistance to mildew and botrytis. (Previously marketed as Aston Garshield).

Packaging Normal packaging 1 litre (Code GB1509) and 5 litre (Code GB1510) containers.

Using Fungzof Dilute 1:100 in water and apply as a fine spray covering all parts of the plant, normally 500 litres/hectare for edible and ornamental crops, increasing to 10002000 litres/hectare for trained crops of cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes in glasshouses or other protected structures. Alternatively Fungzof™ can be applied by fogging.

Food grade extract of garlic supplemented with natural plant derived nutrients. l Systemic action. l Suitable for use on most crops. l No chemical setback. l No taints, no flavours. l Odourless soon after application. l Biodegradable. l Safe and simple to use as well as being kind to the environment. l Suitable in organic crop production. l

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During use the characteristic smell of garlic may become evident, however, treated areas will become odourless within minutes.

Fungzof also assists plants to resist the adverse effects of stress and damage caused by nematodes.

Benefits

Used as a foliar applied solution, Fungzof promotes vigour and stimulates the plant’s natural processes to produce balanced healthy growth and encourages resistance to mildew and botrytis.

Shake container well and agitate while mixing.

Composition Derived from garlic extract.

Fungzof reduces the reliance on conventional pesticides and therefore equates to a reduction of elimination of pesticide residues in the resultant food. Use on tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, strawberries and field grown crops.

Fungzof is a concentrated food grade extract of garlic supplemented with natural plant derived additives.

Using Bugzof Dilute 1:100 in water, and apply as a high volume spray covering all parts of the plant, normally 500 litres/ha for edible and ornamental crops, increasing to 1000 - 2000 litres/ha for trained crops of cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes in glasshouses or other protected structures. Spray applications should be repeated at 7 day intervals or more often if necessary, at air temperatures not lower than 10˚C. In some circumstances, a more concentrated spray at a dilution of 1:50 may be beneficial.

Regular use has shown that plants resist bacterial, fungal and viral diseases.

Regular use of Fungzof will assist crops to produce good, clean healthy root systems. When used regularly in a programme of treatments, it will stimulate growth and promote healthy vigorous plants much more resistant to bacterial and fungal diseases.

Uses

Safe and easy to use, kind to the environment. l Suitable for use in organic crop production.

Reduces or eliminates pesticide residues in end produce. For use on peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and field grown crops.

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Treatment should be repeated at 7 to 10 day intervals, at air temperatures not lower than 10°C. For sprinkler or drip irrigation to soil, substrate or through hydroponic systems, use Anthyllis™. Shake container well and agitate while mixing. During use the characteristic smell of garlic may become evident, however, treated areas will become odourless within minutes. Packaging Normal packaging 1 litre (Code GB1504) and 5 litre (Code GB1503) containers.


Vinecare

A plant invigorator and foliar feed for grapevines that encourages resistance to mildew and botrytis. (Previously marketed as Aston Garvine).

Applied as a regular treatment, Vinecare will stimulate growth and plant vigour, encourage resistance to botrytis and assist in maximizing the effects of fertilization, thus helping to optimize plant health and also resist the effects of stress and repair damage caused by nematodes. Regular use of Vinecare will assist vines to produce good clean healthy root systems. When used regularly in a programme of treatments, it will stimulate growth and promote healthy vigorous plants much more resistant to bacterial and fungal diseases. Vinecare reduces the reliance on conventional pesticides and therefore provides a reduction or elimination of pesticide residues in the resultant product. Benefits Designed for grapevines. l Food grade extract of garlic, supplemented with natural plant derived nutrients. l No chemical setback. l No taints, no flavours. l Odourless within minutes of application. l

Uses Vinecare is a high quality food grade natural extract of garlic, rich in selenium and sulphur concentrated and biodegradable. For use on grapevines.

Rabitof™

Encourages resistance to rabbits, deer, pigeons, geese etc.

Rabitof™ is ideal for use in agricultural and horticultural crops, golf course greens, nursery stock and general amenity areas including parks and gardens, playing fields and conservation areas.

Benefits Food grade natural extract of garlic and gustatory juices. l No crop restrictions. l No chemical setback. l No taints, no flavours. l Biodegradable. l Safe to use, kind to the environment. l

Uses

Composition Derived from garlic extract.

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Composition Derived from garlic extract. Using Vinecare Vinecare should be used every 7 - 10 days at a rate of 5 - 8 litres per hectare. Shake container well and agitate while mixing. Dilute 1:100 in water and apply as a fine spray covering all parts of the vine, at air temperatures not lower than 10°C. Rain fast in one hour in summer and two hours in winter. During use the characteristic smell of garlic may be evident, however, treated areas and plants will soon become odourless within minutes. Packaging Normal packaging 1 litre (Code GB1512) and 5 litre (Code GB1511) containers.

Using Rabitof™ Rabitof™ should be used regularly every 7-14 days. Ideally apply late afternoon when plants are more receptive. During use the characteristic smell of garlic will be evident; however, treated areas and plants will soon become odourless.

GARLIC BARRIER™

Due to its high levels of sulphur and selenium, Rabitof™ stimulates growth, vigour and tillering and also helps in the resistance caused by adverse effects of stress.

No harvest interval. Biodegradable. l Safe to use, kind to the environment. l Suitable for use in organic crop production. l

Rain fast in 1 hour in summer and 2 hours in winter. Dilute Rabitof™ 1:100 in water and apply 500 – 700 litres per hectare as a fine spray covering all parts of the plant (rate depending on foliage density and plant size). During use the characteristic smell of garlic may become evident, however, treated areas will become odourless within minutes. Packaging Normal packaging 1 litre (Code GB1518) and 5 litre (Code GB1516) containers.

An effective natural barrier that encourages resistance to rabbits, deer, pigeons and geese etc. A cost effective method of treating crops in a sustainable way.

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Treecare

Treecare is a food grade extract of garlic with natural plant derived ingredients. It contains high levels of allicin, which has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Contains more than 30 other sulphurbased nutrients and selenium that will stimulate growth.

For clean, healthy fruit trees and bushes. (Previously marketed as Aston Treewash).

When Treecare is used in a programme of treatments from early in the season, it promotes healthy trees that bear clean fruit, free from most pests and diseases. Treecare helps to resist the adverse effects of stress due to drought. It will give cleaner trees with greater resistance to sap-sucking pests, producing clean fruit with longer storage life. Benefits

• Food grade natural extract of garlic and gustatory juices.

• No crop restrictions. • No chemical setback. • No harvest interval. • No taints, no flavours. • Odourless soon after application. • Biodegradable. • Safe to use, kind to the environment.

Uses For use on fruit trees and bushes to help grow healthy, clean fruit and maximize yields.

Composition Derived from garlic extract. Using Treecare For best results Treecare should be used twice during the winter season, followed by spraying in a programme of treatments throughout the growing season depending on variety and uses. Dilute 1:100 in water and apply as a fine spray to all parts of the tree every 7 to 10 days at air temperatures not lower than 10°C throughout the growing season normally 500 litres per hectare. Rain fast in one hour in summer and two hours in winter. During use the characteristic smell of garlic may be evident; however, treated areas and plants will soon become odourless within minutes. Packaging Normal packaging 1 litre (Code GB1520) and 5 litre (Code GB1519) containers.

Garlic Wonder™ Hobby Garden Range A range of diluted products suited to home and garden use

GARLIC BARRIER™

Garlic Wonder Products stimulate growth and make good healthy root systems, giving vigorous plants with far greater resistance to attack from insect pests and fungal diseases. These new products are for gardeners who want to use natural methods to grow their plants. They are a unique blend of extract of garlic and natural ingredients that produce no chemical residues, are safe to use and safe in the environment where pets and wildlife are present. The products are safe, natural plant conditioners for growing plants with zero residues in a sustainable way, reducing or eliminating the need for chemical treatment.

Garlic Wonder Organic Spray Ready to Use and Concentrate Refill

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Start applications when the plants are young or early in the growing season. Repeat treatment every 7 - 10 days. Ideally apply late in the afternoon when the plants are more receptive. Little and often is best.

Garlic Wonder Rabitof

Use of Garlic Wonder Organic Spray with its high sulphur and selenium content in a programme of treatments will stimulate growth, encourage resistance to mildew and botrytis etc. and repair damage caused by fungal and viral diseases.

• For use on all house and garden plants. • Suitable for use in organic gardening. • Adds no garlic smell or taste. • Can be used right up to harvest. • Plant growth not retarded by chemical setback.

Simply apply as a fine spray using the spray trigger. Spray in dry conditions covering the leaves, stems and fruit.

Supplied as a 750 ml ready to use trigger spray pack. (GB1526) And an economical 500 ml concentrate (GB1524) which when diluted make 5 litres of spray. Both in outers of 12.

Garlic Wonder can be used with confidence on vegetables, fruits, flowers and shrubs.

When used as directed, Garlic Wonder is safe in the environment and harmless to earthworms, bees, ladybirds, lacewings and other beneficial insects.

Garlic Wonder treated plants become odourless within minutes and its use does not result in any after taint or flavour.

Garlic Wonder Rabitof a natural barrier that encourages resistance to rabbits, deer, crows, pigeons and geese. It can be used on all garden plants. Dilute 1:100 in water and apply 0.5-0.7 litres of diluted spray per 10 m2 as a fine spray covering all parts of the plant (rate depending on foliage density and plant size). Rabitof should be used regularly every 7-14 days. Ideally apply late afternoon when plants are more receptive. During use the characteristic smell of garlic will be evident; however, treated areas and plants will soon become odourless. Supplied in 500 ml pack(GB1523) in outers of 12.

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Garlic Wonder Fruit Tree Care Garlic Wonder Fruit Tree Care for clean healthy fruit trees & bushes encouraging resistance to fungal diseases and insect pests. Safe to beneficial insects. Dilute 1:10 in water and apply as a fine spray using a clean efficient garden sprayer, spray in dry conditions covering the branches, leaves and fruit. For best results apply twice within 24 hours as the first green is seen and repeat at 7 – 10 day intervals. Little and often is best. Supplied in 500 ml pack (GB1529) in outers of 12.

Garlic Wonder Organic Granules Garlic Wonder Organic Granules are a natural barrier against slugs and snails reducing damage and promoting healthier plants. Scatter around the base of the plants to be treated. Start when plants are young or early in the growing season, repeat treatment every 7 – 10 days as required. Supplied in 800 gram pack (GB1522) in outers of 12.


Easy-Feed Everything in one liquid fertilizer Ready to use complete liquid fertilizer WITH calcium. Uses A complete liquid fertilizer solution containing a balanced mix of all essential nutrients for a healthy crop growth including calcium. Just dilute and feed. Suitable for a wide range of crops and growing media including living walls and hydroponic production. Solufeed Easy-Feed may be applied to the foliage or the roots. Benefits • “Everything the plant needs in one pot…” • Complete, balanced easy to use liquid. • High quality nutrients. • Contains calcium.

Analysis w/v: Total Nitrogen (N) 4.90% Ammoniacal Nitrogen 0.40% (NH4) Nitric Nitrogen (NO3) 4.50% Phosphoric Pentoxide 1.70% [P: 0.74%] (P2O5) soluble in water Potassium Oxide (K2O) 4.00% [K: 3.30%] soluble in water Magnesium oxide (MgO) 2.10% [Mg: 1.32%] soluble in water Calcium oxide (CaO) 3.40% [Ca: 2.43%] soluble in water Water soluble Boron (B) 0.004% Water soluble Copper 0.004% (Cu) chelated by EDTA Water soluble Iron (Fe) 0.030% chelated by DTPA Water soluble Manganese 0.017% (Mn) chelated by EDTA Water soluble 0.002% Molybdenum (Mo) Water soluble Zinc (Zn) 0.017% chelated by EDTA Specific gravity: 1.2

Directions for use: Dilute Solufeed EasyFeed with water at the rate of 1:200 (5 ml or one teaspoon of Easy-Feed in one litre of water) and irrigate as required. This will provide a solution with the following analysis: Nutrient mg/l(ppm) diluted 1:200 Total N 245 225 NO4-N NH4-N 20 P2O5 85 K2O 200 MgO 105 CaO 170 B 0.2 Cu 0.2 Fe 1.5 Mn 0.85 Mo 0.1 Zn 0.85 EC 1.8μS Compatibility: Use alone. Do not mix with other products. This product is not classified as hazardous for transport. Packaging: Normal packaging - 1 litre (Code GB0260) and 10 litre (Code GB1081).

Appearance: Clear liquid.

• Fully and instantly miscible with water

A wide range of liquid fertilizers that are quick and easy to measure and use.

• Immediately available, fully-soluble nutrients that the plant can use instantly

Uses

• Contain a balanced blend of chelated trace elements

Formulations to suit every type of agricultural and horticultural crop. Also for amenity and “home and garden” use. Suitable for foliar or root application.

Benefits

• Clear stable solutions that are easy to measure, store and use

• pH stabilised for efficient feeding • The most convenient formulation to use.

Note that Magnesium (Mg) and Trace Elements (TE) can usually be included if required. Other analysis or variants of these products (eg slow release nitrogen) may be available on request. Application rates: Typically 1 – 10 litres per hectare depending on the crop and situation Packaging: Normal packaging - TBA.

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Liquid NPK Concentrated solution fertilizers


Solusorb A Water retention aid

to plant roots thereby encouraging optimum plant growth. In certain circumstances, such as hanging baskets, water use and watering frequency can be reduced.

Superabsorbent polymer for improved water management in many plant growing systems. Uses Solusorb A is a synthetic superabsorbent polymer designed to improve the water retaining properties of many types of growing media with applications in the agriculture, horticulture, forestry and amenity sectors.

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Also suitable for use as transplanting aid to reduce “transplant shock” and its effects.

The hydration/dehydration (absorbing and releasing water) cycles cause physical movement in the growing medium helping to maintain an open, aerated structure and promoting healthy conditions for root growth. Potassium-based formulation which does not increase the sodium burden. Analysis: 100 % cross-linked copolymer of acrylamide and potassium acrylate.

Appearance: White granule.

Solusorb A is able to absorb large amounts of water and, when mixed with a growing medium, increases its water holding capacity. In turn, a steady supply of water is provided

Solubility in water: Insoluble.

Product name

Modern, resin-coated controlled release fertilizers for use in the production of a wide variety of ornamental plants. Solufeed Solucote is mixed with the growing medium when the crop is planted. The fertilizer is steadily released to provide all the nutrients needed by the crop throughout its life. Because the rate of release matches the crops’ requirements there is little wastage.

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Directions for use Growing media: Carefully mix 1 – 3 kg per m3 (1 - 3 g per litre) depending on the natural water retentiveness of the medium.

Packaging: Normal packaging - 1kg (Code GB0550) and 25kg (Code GB0551).

Solucote Controlled Release Fertilizers

Solucote provides a simple, reliable and cost effective way of feeding plants throughout their life.

Stability of hydrated gel: 3 – 5 years depending on conditions.

Transplanting aid: Prepare a moderately adhesive gel by adding 1 kg of Solusorb A to 150 – 350 litres of water, depending on quality. Use this gel as a protective root dip immediately before planting out.

Ionicity: Anionic

Benefits

Maximum water absorbance: 300 g/g deionised water 150 g/g water with 1,000 ppm NaCl 150 – 200 g/g within growing media Approximately 60% maximum hydration is achieved after 1 hour.

Longevity Analysis

Main use

Code

Solucote Short 3 month 15:7:15+2+TE

Pot & bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets etc

GB0020

Solucote Medium

6 month

15:7:15+2+TE

Nursery stock

GB0022

Solucote Medium

8 month

15:7:15+2+TE

Nursery stock

GB0021

Solucote Long

12 month

14:7:14+2+TE

Nursery stock

GB0023

The above longevity times are for general guidance only. Refer to product label before use. Packaging: Normal Packaging -10kg.

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Asteroid® BioCare Full strength Glyphosate weed killer approved for amateur use

Uses Asteroid® BioCare is a non-selective, systemic full strength weed killer containing 360 grams per litre glyphosate as a unique “bio” formulation for the control of most annual and perennial weeds. Ideal for use on unwanted vegetation around buildings, fences, allotments, trees and shrubs plus many other areas. Benefits • Asteroid® BioCare kills annual and deep rooted perennial weeds including Dandelions, Thistles, Docks, Nettles, Bindweed, and Brambles.

• Economical, 1 litre treats up to 3,000 m². • Approved by UK HSE for amateur home garden use. MAPP 13915. • Dries quickly on the leaf. • Rapid movement down to roots for complete kill. • Biodegradable, breaks down rapidly in the soil. • Easy to use self-contained measuring system. Rate of use 10 – 20 mls per litre of water applied as spray or via watering can. Packaging: 1 litre bottle with measuring feature. (Code GB0689).

“Straights” and inorganic trace elements Code GB0024 GB0025 GB0265W GB0146A GB0090

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Product Description Analysis Pack size Solupotasse Fertigation grade potassium sulphate 0:0:50 25 kg Granupotasse Granular potassium sulphate 0:0:50 25 kg Potassium bicarbonate Commodity substance approved Food grade 1 kg fungicide for mildew control. 25 kg Calcium chloride Economical calcium source for 29.5% CaO 25 kg tomatoes, top fruit etc. (21% Ca) Mycobor DF Dry flowable 18% Boron (B) 15 kg Copper sulphate Pentahydrate 25% Copper (Cu) 5 kg 25 kg Sodium molybdate Crystalline powder 39% Molybdenum (Mo) 1 kg Manganese sulphate Monohydrate 32% Manganese (Mn) 25 kg Zinc sulphate Monohydrate 35% Zinc (Zn) 25 kg Zinc sulphate Heptahydrate 23% Zinc (Zn) 25 kg

GB0046 GB0820 GB0041 GB0045 GB0043 GB0801 GB0052

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ANTHYLLIS™

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LIQUID NPK

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ASTEROID® BIOCARE

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MYCORDIP™ UNIVERSAL

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BIO FUNGUS INSTANT

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OTHER PRODUCTS

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BIOVIN® 26

ORGANIC PLANT FOODS

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BLUEBERRY SPECIAL

PRIMROSE & PANSY SPECIAL

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INDEX

BLUEBERRY SPECIAL NON-ACIDIC 6

RABITOF™ 33

BUGZOF 32

RAPID 14

CHAUFER®

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COIR TEC

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RECLAIM MINERAL/ ORGANIC LAWN FERTILIZER

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SA 4:4:4+2MgO

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SA 7:7:10

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COIR LOW N

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COMPETE® PLUS

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EASY-FEED

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Fe 11 DTPA

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Fe 3.0 DTPA-L

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Fe 7.7 EDTA-L

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FULVIC 25

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SF-C SOIL MICROBIOLOGY

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SOLUCOTE CONTROLLED RELEASE FERTILIZERS 36 SOLUFEED “F”

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SOLUFEED “H”

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SOLUSORB A

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SOLUFEED ORGANICS

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K-LEAF™ 22

“STRAIGHTS” AND INORGANIC TRACE ELEMENTS

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LIBFER® SP

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STRAWBERRY SPECIAL

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LIBREL® Ca

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‘SUPERIOR’ ACIDIC FERTILIZERS

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LIBREL® Cu

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TEC

FUNGZOF 32 GARLIC WONDER™

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KALIFER 13

LIBREL® Fe-DP

9

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TEC-SF 19

LIBREL® Fe-DP 6L

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TIP TOP TURBO

LIBREL® Fe-Hi

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TREECARE 34

LIBREL® Fe-Lo

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TURFCARE

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LIBREL® Mg

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VINECARE

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LIBREL® Mn

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WATER SOLUBLE NPK FERTILIZERS 4

LIBREL® Zn

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YUCCAH® 29

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The information in this document has been prepared carefully and in good faith. The application, use and processing of any material together with regulatory compliance is the absolute responsibility of the buyer. All technical information or other advice by the seller in any form is given without warranty to the full extent of the law. Please note that products may differ or be unavailable in certain territories. K-LEAF is a trademark of Tessenderlo Chemie NV/SA. Agroacid, Agrowax, Biovin, Healthy Start, Miniplug, Mycordip, Natural Green and Yuccah are trademarks of Plant Health Cure BV. Anthyllis, Garlic Wonder, Microlife, Solufeed Non Stop Technology, Rabitof, Reclaim, Solufeed, TEC, TEMag and the wavy parallelogram device are trademarks of Solufeed Ltd and registered in relevant countries. Asteroid BioCare is a registered trade mark of Cheminova A/S. Asteroid Biocare contains 360 g/l glyphosate. ChauFer, LibFer and Librel are trademarks of BASF. Use plant protection products safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Pictures Courtesy of Solufeed, Colourbox.com and Gary Naylor Photography.


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