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Professional fertilizers for ornamental plants

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Everris™ - driven by innovation, inspired by nature. Our name may be new, but our global product portfolios are renowned for their innovation, performance and precision. Working in partnership with customers, and inspired by nature, Everris is passionate about creating improved nutrition programmes and total solutions delivering healthy green turf, premium quality ornamentals, high yielding crops and ripe and tasty fruits and vegetables.

We strive to bring you the most technically advanced specialty fertilizers and nutrition programmes, turf seed, growing media and plant protection products. Helping growers and end-users produce better plants and create stronger and greener turf, Everris sets out to maximize customers’ return on investment while maintaining respect for the environment. We take great pride in the integrity and value of our dynamic world-class product portfolios and dedicated technical support services. With market leading controlled release fertilizer brands – including Osmocote and Sierrablen – Everris enters the market as a major player in ornamental horticulture, turf and amenity and specialty agricultural sectors.


Index Everris coated fertilizers 2 Osmocote®, a unique invention! 4 The working principles of Everris Coated fertilizers 5 40 Years Osmocote development for growers 8 Osmocote® Exact; The safest Osmocote ever! 10 Osmocote® Exact powered by DCT; Taking fertilizers to a higher level 11 Osmocote® Exact Hi.End; Programmed release, optimal plant nutrition 12 Osmocote® Exact Protect; A programmed release fertilizer for autumn and winter pottings 15 Osmocote® Exact Standard High K 18 Osmocote® Exact Tablet 19 Osmocote® Exact Mini 20 Osmocote® Pro 21 Osmocote® Start 22 Osmocote® Topdress FT Choose the right coated fertilizer 23 Osmocote product range & breakdowns 26 Choose the right Osmocote product/release pattern 27 Choose the optimum Osmocote longevity 28 Choose the right Osmocote rate 29 Application methods for Osmocote Everris trace element package 30 Micromax® Premium Everris water soluble fertilizers 32 Peters® 46 Osmosol® 50 Universol®

Bringing global experience directly to you

Vi bringer globale erfaringer direkte ud til dig

Local Everris sales offices & technical advisors International Everris technical advisors and local distribution partners Everris dealer network

Everris´ sigextends via Europa ud i alle verdenshjørner. VariationThe netværk networkstrækker of Everris beyond Europe to all corners erneofi the kulturer og The dyrkningsforhold giver en god for-ståelse af, hvordan planworld. spectrum of crops and variation in growing teproduktion kangives optimeres. Med andre ord giver det netværk conditions, us a deeper understanding ofomfattende how to optimize mulighed for at indarbejde global videnour i deextensive lokale behov. Kontakt os for at crop production. In other words, network allows høreusmere om, hvordan vi kan hjælpe dig. to integrate global knowledge into your local needs. To learn more about how Everris can help you, please contact us directly or visit our website.

Everris is present on 5 continents. For more information, visit www.everris.com

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Osmocote A unique invention!

There was never a new fertilizer as innovative as Osmocote. Everris introduced the first generation of coated fertilizers in 1967: an NPK granule with an organic resin coating around it, ensuring that only one application of nutrients would be enough for a long period of time. This was the start of a whole new principle of fertilizer application. The power of Osmocote Right up to the present day, the system of controlled nutrient release has always been perceived by growers as very effective and efficient. New generations of coated fertilizers have made their entrance and the products have been greatly improved, but the basic principle has remained the same for more than 40 years!

What advantages does Osmocote offer in your situation? Using Osmocote ensures a high-quality plant for which you will receive a good price! Your customers will be satisfied. There are many more reasons for choosing Osmocote! If you would like to find out about the advantages that Osmocote could offer in your specific situation, your Everris Area Sales Manager will be pleased to explain them to you!

What are Osmocote Controlled Release Fertilizers? Osmocote is a coated fertilizer. Every granule contains NPK (nitrogen, phosphate and potassium). A coating of organic resin is applied around the granule. This coating ensures that the nutrients are made available to the plant over a longer period of time. It is important that the nutrients are protected from leaching and that the nutrients release a little every day. This means that the nutrients are fully available to the plant! There is no loss of nutrients, and the nutrition is efficient and very effective!

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The right Osmocote advice in 4 steps!

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Determine which Osmocote product / release pattern is most suitable (see page 26).

Choose the right longevity (3-4 M, 5-6 M, 8-9 M, 12-14 M, 16-18 M) and analysis (see page 23 / 27).

Determine the correct dosage (see page 28).

Determine how you wish to apply the fertilizer, and bear in mind how the product will be applied (see page 29). Note: As circumstances differ per nursery, it is recommended to contact Everris for advice for your specific situation.

Benefits of using Osmocote • Plants grow better because they get the nutrients they require at any given moment. • Osmocote contributes to an environmentally-friendly way of fertilizing; the leaching of nutrients is minimized by the coating. • The quality of plants is guaranteed thanks to optimum growth. • Less pressure of diseases and infestations thanks to an even supply of nutrients and a healthy plant growth. • Satisfied customers: the plants retain their high quality even in the phase after delivery to the consumer, thanks to the continued release of nutrients!

Choose the longevity matching your requirements Osmocote is available in several ‘longevities’. The longevity indicates the period of time over which a granule continues to release nutrients. There are longevities available of 3-4 months, 5-6 months, 8-9 months, 12-14 months and even 16-18 months. Every longevity is recognizable by its own color code (see table below).

Throughout the longevity, the level of release of nutrients is related to the temperature. The release begins shortly after application. The stated longevity applies at an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.

release will be accelerated. The longevity will then be shorter. At lower temperatures, the release will slow down and the longevity will be extended.

At higher temperatures, for example if used in a warmer climate zone or in a greenhouse, the

Trials show the Osmocote effect!

Without Osmocote

Half dosage Osmocote

Full dosage Osmocote

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The working principles of Everris Coated Fertilizers Everris coated fertilizers consist of fine NPK granules and contain, depending on the product, trace elements and added magnesium. All these elements are essential for plant growth. Every granule is covered with an organic, semi-permeable coating (a kind of membrane) of biodegradable resin made from vegetable oils. After application of Osmocote, water penetrates through the semi-permeable coating and starts to dissolve the nutrients present in the granule. The release of nutrients starts once they have been partially dissolved. A pumplike action is initiated due to differences in osmotic pressure (see diagram). The plant is able to take up the released nutrients. In general, the start-up phase lasts approximately 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the longevity.

The working principles of Everris Coated Fertilizers

Every granule is covered by an organic coating that regulates the daily release of nutrients.

Temperature effects on the release Everris ‘Controlled Release Fertilizers’ work at temperatures above freezing. Influenced by the temperature, the membrane regulates the daily release of nutrients. As explained before, the indicated longevity applies at an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. At higher temperatures the release of nutrients will be faster. At lower temperatures it will be slower, in line with the nutritional needs of the plant.

Granules contain NPK, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo and Zn.

No effect on the release by other factors Salt level, pH, microbial activity and water quality or rainfall have no influence on the release of nutrients. Only the temperature is important, making Osmocote very reliable in its use. Once all the nutrients have been released, the membrane starts to degrade. How long this takes is dependent upon the composition of the soil or substrate and on microbial activity.

Water penetrates through the coating and dissolves the nutrients inside the granule.

The dissolved nutrients are released through the coating, by osmotic pressure.

Influenced by the temperature, the nutrients are released at a constant, regular and controlled rate during the longevity.

Once empty, the biodegradable membrane will gradually break down.

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40 Years Osmocote development for growers, from 1967 to the present day In 1967, there was only one type of Osmocote. An NPK fertilizer with longevity but without trace elements. The system of applying nutrients by a controlled release fertilizer was a fact! A great deal has been invested in product development since then. New generations of coated fertilizers have been developed. The most significant difference between these generations of coated fertilizers is the level of technology in the product. The 3rd and 4th generation coated fertilizers are superior. Both longevity and the way in which the nutrients are released during that period, are known beforehand! These products are unique. They offer the user unrivalled certainty and a maximum guarantee of a good result. Moreover, you can tailor your choice on how the product should work to your own situation. Whether you choose a Standard, a Hi.End release type or one of the other release patterns, highest quality is always guaranteed!

Osmocote Development 1967

1983

1995

• Coated NPK • Longevity • Coated NPK • Longevity

Additional to previous generation:

• Trace elements Phase 1

• Trace elements in coating

Phase 2

• Trace elements in granule • Elevated trace element level

Controlled release

Controlled release

“The original Controlled Release Fertilizer”

“The best second generation CRF”

1999 • Coated NPK • Longevity • Trace elements Additional to previous generation:

2007 • Coated NPK • Longevity • Trace elements • Unique formulas covering every need • Pre-defined release patterns! Additional to previous generation:

• Unique formulas covering every need • Color granules to indicate longevity • Know what you buy: pre-defined release patterns

• Programmed release powered by Double Coating Technology • Programmed release!

Patterned release

Programmed release

“The safest Osmocote ever!”

“Taking fertilizers to a higher level”

The right product for every situation! (Also see page 26) 3rd generation You choose a 3rd generation Osmocote Exact if you want a maximum guarantee of good growth and perfect quality. You choose Osmocote Exact if you cultivate in greenhouses, if you apply the fertilizer by plant hole dibbling equipment, if you grow sensitive species, if you grow high value crops or if you apply 75% or more of the nutrients by the coated fertilizer. With a 3rd generation both longevity and release pattern are guaranteed.

4th generation The 4th generation is an extension of the Osmocote Exact 3rd generation and offers very special - programmed - release patterns. A percentage of the granules are double coated. In this part the start-up of fertilizer release is postponed and this feature is used to create innovative release patterns. With the introduction of the 4th generation coated fertilizers, the answer to challenging growing circumstances like growing in greenhouses and autumn/ winter potting is now available to growers.

2nd generation Osmocote Pro belongs to the 2nd generation coated fertilizers. Longevity and analysis are guaranteed. The release of nutrients during the longevity can vary within certain (upfront defined) limits. Osmocote Pro contains NPK and a full package of trace elements.

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The safest Osmocote ever! Osmocote Exact is unique. With Osmocote Exact you have a unique coated fertilizer at your disposal. Choosing Osmocote Exact equals choosing the safest coated fertilizer, uniformity and evenness of the product as well as patterned release of nutrients. Safety The Osmocote Exact concept is unique. No other coated fertilizer offers you so many guarantees prior to use. The high level of reliability results in a good crop. Osmocote Exact is therefore suitable for all crop types, both outdoor-grown and those grown in the greenhouse or in tunnels. In case of highly technical ornamental horticulture under glass, Osmocote Exact offers decisive advantages where the safety of the crop is concerned. Incorrect product usage is kept to a minimum thanks to the colored ‘tracers’. Every longevity can be recognized by the color of a few of the granules. You therefore always know for sure what the longevity of the product is, when you are mixing it in the substrate.

Uniformity and evenness of the product and its effects Your Osmocote Exact product will work consistently every year, under any circumstances. Thanks to a special production process and strict quality controls, you are guaranteed a good crop! Consistency is particularly important. If you change the dosage after one growing season, you can be sure that the changed dose will be the only factor influencing the result of the following year. You do not need to worry that the nutrients in one batch may be released faster or slower than in another batch. Not with Osmocote Exact! Only Osmocote Exact offers you this!

Programmed release of nutrients Within Osmocote Exact you can choose a release pattern. A release pattern shows how nutrients will become available for the plants during the longevity. It is the grower who decides what is the best release pattern for his crops or situation. In case plants have equal nutrient demand throughout the whole growing cycle, Osmocote Exact Standard is the best product. Crops which have difficulties with rooting show a positive reaction when Osmocote Exact Lo.Start is applied. This product releases less nutrients in the beginning. Hi.End is especially suitable for plants showing higher nutrient demand in the second growing phase. A build in nutrient boost means plants will benefit from additional feed at a later stage. Protect is designed to be applied in autumn/winter pottings, showing hardly any release in the first months after application. Afterwards it releases like a ‘Standard’. If you are not able to apply more than one release pattern, then Osmocote Exact Standard has shown to be the best choice (also consult page 26).

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10 good reasons to use Osmocote Exact • The safest Osmocote ever! • Real control over the nutrient supply to your plants. • Excellent results within numerous circumstances. • Environmentally friendly: minimized leaching. • Economical: release tailored to the needs of the crop, no surplus, no loss. • Plants stay in healthier condition after they are sold. • Always the right product available for every situation. • User friendly: simple and practical. • Recognizability of the longevity thanks to added color coding. • The release of nutrients is matched by the plant needs due to the patterned release (unique to Osmocote Exact).


Available Osmocote Exact release patterns: Standard The ‘Standard’ release pattern ensures the continuous and even release of nutrients throughout the longevity. It can therefore be used on for example evergreens with a continuous nutrient demand throughout the season. Osmocote Exact Standard is always a good choice, also in situations with many different crops requiring uniform nutrition. Osmocote Exact Standard is available in 3-4 M, 5-6 M, 8-9 M and 12-14 M.

Everris-TIP! Your Everris Area Sales Manager can use the POES computer program (Program Osmocote Exact Simulation) to simulate the release pattern of the various types of Osmocote Exact in specific conditions.

Lo.Start The release rate of Osmocote Exact Lo.Start is relatively low during the first stage of cultivation and increases over time. This pattern is ideal for slow rooting conifers and salt sensitive crops. Osmocote Exact Lo.Start is available in 16-18 M.

Hi.End The Osmocote Exact Hi.End release pattern is especially developed for crops that need more nutrients in their second growing phase. Osmocote Exact Hi.End generates a release pattern with a ‘booster effect’ which starts 1½ to 2 months after application. The result will be visible by a higher EC-value and more nutrients will become available for the plants. Osmocote Exact Hi.End belongs to the 4th generation Programmed Release Fertilizers and is available in 5-6 M, 8-9 M and 12-14 M.

Protect Osmocote Exact Protect is designed for application during autumn / winter. The start-up of nutrient release is postponed for the whole product. Because of this the EC in growing media remains low during the first 2-3 months after application. In spring the product starts releasing and nutrients come available for the plants. Once started, the product releases in line with a Standard release curve. Osmocote Protect is available in 12-14 M.

Osmocote Exact • Safety • High quality product and uniform effects • Programmed release of nutrients

Every longevity of Osmocote Exact is recognizable by its own color tracer

red

brown

blue

yellow

purple 9


Powered by DCT

Taking fertilizers to a higher level The strongest innovation within the coated fertilizers is certainly the introduction of the fourth generation. Osmocote Exact with ‘programmed release’. New release patterns are a reality, because with the latest generation of coated fertilizers the start-up of the nutrients release is (partly) postponed.

Coating 2

Second coating for new technical features

NPK

Coating 1

DCT stands for ‘Dual Coating Technology’. With this technique a second coating of a different composure is applied around an Osmocote Exact granule. This second coating affects the startup of nutrient release. Instead of starting up right after application it takes up to two months before the release starts. DCT based fertilizers are the basis of new release patterns. By applying a second coating to a proportion of the granules, a part of the nutrient release is delayed to a later time. ‘Programmed’ release is a fact! By varying the percentage of dual-coated granules, innovative release patterns are now available!

New release patterns for so far challenging growing circumstances New Osmocote Exact release patterns are the solution for growing circumstances in which it was not possible so far, to feed the plants completely with coated fertilizers. An example is the application of coated fertilizers in greenhouses or tunnels. Because of the high temperatures, it was often required to adapt lower rates of CRF. With Osmocote Exact Hi.End a better solution for this situation is available! (More information on page 11). Another example is the potting of container nursery stock crops during autumn/winter. The requirements to a coated fertilizer are high in this period of time. The nutrient release should be as low as possible in winter. In springtime the release has to start quite rapidly, in line with plant demand. Osmocote Exact Protect is the answer to this challenging situation (more information on page 12). NPK + trace elements The postponed start principle Osmocote Exact WITHOUT DCT

Resin coating DCT coating Osmocote Current situation Exact

Osmocote Exact WITH 100% DCT

Postponed start

1M

10

2M

3M

4M

1M

2M

3M

4M

Photo: cross-section of granule


Hi.End

Programmed release, optimal plant nutrition Programmed release, lower EC-values during the first month after potting and more available feeding in the months afterwards. That is precisely what Osmocote Exact Hi.End is offering growers. About a quarter of the granules in Hi.End have a postponed start. As a result the EC-value in the first month after potting is lower compared to a situation in which Osmocote Exact Standard is applied. Because of the lower EC in the first couple of month, Hi.End is suitable for application on crops requiring a low EC after potting and showing an increased demand in the second growing phase. In the situation mentioned above, the same rate compared to Osmocote Exact Standard is applied, but you can also use the product in a different way. The dosage of Hi.End can be increased by 20%, if in your current situation the EC-value after potting is at the right level. Your plants will benefit from a safe EC during first months after potting and receive more nutrient later in the growing season. Trials clearly show the benefits of Hi.End for the plants. Re-fertilization during summer is, in most cases, no longer required. And importantly: as a grower your win will be an increased profitability because of the higher plant quality! The application of coated fertilizers in greenhouses and tunnels, with elevated temperatures, has always been challenging. Knowing Hi.End releases less nutrients in the first months after application, this is the ideal product for use in covered areas with elevated temperatures. The applied rates can be at a higher level compared to Osmocote Exact Standard, because part of the nutrient release is postponed and will not contribute to the EC-value. Safe and reliable! Osmocote Exact Hi.End is available in a longevity of 5-6M, 8-9M and 12-14M.

9 good reasons to use Osmocote Exact Hi.End • Because of the ‘programmed release’ in Hi.End, the supply of nutrients matches optimally with plant need. • Less nutrients at the beginning, more nutrients later, exactly when the plants profit! • Because of the higher EC-value in the second growing phase, a better plant growth is achieved. • New possibilities for application in situations with elevated temperatures, e.g. greenhouses and tunnels. • Safe and reliable, based on proven Exact technology. • Integrated fertilizer boost to save time and money on additional fertilizer applications during the growing season. • Less pressure of diseases because plants are more vigorous, especially in the second growing phase. • Improved crop quality, higher yields, increased ‘return on investment’. • Trials clearly show the added value of Osmocote Exact Hi.End at a 25% increased dosage.

100% 75% 50% 25%

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2M

3M

4M

5M

6M

7M

8M

9M

10M

11M

12M

13M

14M

100%

Everris-TIP! For the best result it is important to use the correct dosage!

75% 50% 25%

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2M

3M

4M

5M

6M

7M

8M

9M

10M

11M

12M

13M

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Protect

A programmed release fertilizer for autumn and winter pottings Osmocote Exact Protect has been designed for application in autumn and winter pottings in the North-European climate zone (UK, Benelux, North-Germany). It can be used from mid October untill mid January. Osmocote Exact Protect contains only dual coated granules and the total product is ‘postponed’. Because of this, hardly any nutrients are released during wintertime. A strong argument to use Protect is the fact that a full rate can be applied. All nutrients are saved until the plant is able to take them up after they are released. With protect, additional top dress applications in springtime are no longer required. Application of Protect leads to savings on production costs and very importantly: a perfect plant quality!

7 good reasons to use Osmocote Exact Protect • A  vailability of nutrients matches closely with plant need as a result of ‘programmed release’. • Protect is specially designed for container nursery stock pottings in autumn and winter. • Efficient use of released nutrients. Nutrients are released when the plant is able to take them up. • Safe and reliable, based on proven Exact technology. • Re-fertilization in spring is not required anymore, so you save time and money. • Improved plant quality, higher yields, improved return on investment. • Trials show the beneficial effect of Osmocote Exact Protect.

Protect is designed to be mixed in the growing medium. In case of strong plant growth and depending on the growing circumstances, re-fertilization during the summer can be required. Osmocote Exact Protect has a longevity of 12-14 months. This longevity is including the postponed start and will cover the whole growing season.

Thuya occ. ‘Brabant’, potted in November, fertilized with 5 gr/liter Osmocote Exact Protect 12-14M.

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Recommended rates and product breakdowns of Osmocote Exact Hi.End / Protect Recommended rates of Osmocote Exact Hi.End / Protect Osmocote Exact Hi.End

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Container nursery stock crops with increased nutrient demand later in the growing season (Hi.End application) Pot plants and bedding plants Osmocote Exact Hi.End

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Container nursery stock crops with increased nutrient demand later in the growing season (Hi.End application) Container nursery stock crops with low nutrient demand in the first months after potting (salt sensitive crops) Osmocote Exact Hi.End

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Container nursery stock crops with increased nutrient demand later in the growing season (Hi.End application) Container nursery stock crops with low nutrient demand in the first months after potting (salt sensitive crops) Osmocote Exact Protect

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Container nursery stock crops (salt sensitive species potted in spring and summer or bare rooted roses potted in December/January) Osmocote Exact Protect

Container nursery stock crops (potted from October 15. till January 15.)

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Low

Normal

High

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demanding

demanding

2-3 g/l

3-4 g/l

4-5 g/l

2-3 g/l

3-4 g/l

4-6 g/l

Low

Normal

High

demanding

demanding

demanding

3-4 g/l

4-5 g/l

5-6 g/l

2.5-3.5 g/l

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4.5-5.5 g/l

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Normal

High

demanding

demanding

demanding

3.5-5 g/l

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6-7 g/l

3-4 g/l

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Normal

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demanding

demanding

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2-3 g/l

3-5 g/l

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Normal

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demanding

3-4 g/l

4-5 g/l

5-6 g/l

Remarks: • Rates are based on substrates with maximum 0.5 kg starter fertilizer / m³ and on application in not covered areas. In case of covered area, rates need to be adjusted; • Because products are containing DCT, (part of) the granules are postponed and the EC-value of the substrate will be lower in the first months after potting.

Everris-TIP! Osmocote Exact Protect is not mentioned in the recommendation chart on page 26. Because the product is recommended in specific situations (time/location) it is advised to ask for a special recommendation from your Everris Area Sales Manager.

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Determine how you want to use Osmocote Exact Hi.End

Everris-TIP! Ask your Everris Area Sales Manager for an Osmocote Exact Hi.End or Protect recommendation.

In case Hi.End is applied at a rate equal to a regular Osmocote Exact Standard, the release of nutrients will be lower in the first months after application. A percentage of the granules have a postponed start and is therefore not contributing to the EC. If you would like to supply significantly more feeding to your plants during the summer (second growing phase), than choose an increased rate of Osmocote Exact Hi.End (see graph).

A correct use is key for the best result!

Osmocote Exact Standard 8-9M, rate 5 g/l 125%

Osmocote Exact Hi.End 8-9M, rate 5 g/l

100%

In this case the EC-value in the first months after potting is at a lower level. At a later time, more nutrients become available.

75% 50%

Osmocote Exact Hi.End 8-9M, rate 6 g/l 1M 2M 3M 4M 5M 6M 7M 8M 9M

Because of the higher rate, the EC-value in the first months after potting is at the same level compared to a situation with 5 kg Standard. In the phase afterwards significantly more nutrients become available for the plant programmed ‘nutrient boost’).

Osmocote Exact Standard 8-9 M, rate 5 g/l Osmocote Exact Hi.End 8-9 M, rate 5 g/l Osmocote Exact Hi.End 8-9 M, rate 6 g/l

Product breakdowns of Osmocote Exact Hi.End and Osmocote Exact Protect Product 15-9-12

15-9-11

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14-8-11

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14

14

Nitrate nitrogen

6.6

6.6

6.6

6.2

6.2

Ammonical nitrogen

8.4

8.4

8.4

7.8

7.8

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9

8

8

8

Potassium oxide

12

11

11

11

11

Magnesium oxide

2

2

2

2

2

Iron

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.42

0.42

Manganese

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

Copper

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.045

0.045

Zinc

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.02

0.03

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0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

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Phosphorus pentoxide

Boron Molybdenum Percentage granules with postponed start

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Standard High K

Osmocote Exact with an extra high potassium level is ideal for crops in which compact growth is required, or for situations in which the water given contains high levels of nitrogen. Some plants with a long growth period have a higher need for potassium. Examples include perennials, berry-producing crops, cyclamens, primulas, violets and early-flowering crops. Osmocote Exact Standard High K is also the right choice if the water contains high concentrations of bicarbonate which need to be brought back into balance with nitric acid. Osmocote Exact Standard High K is available in longevities of 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 and 12-14 months.

Product breakdowns of Osmocote Exact Standard High K Product 11-11-18

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11

11

11

11

Nitrate nitrogen

3.8

3.7

4.3

4.3

Ammonical nitrogen

6.0

6.1

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6.7

Urea nitrogen

1.2

1.2

Phosphorus pentoxide

11

11

11

11

Potassium oxide

18

18

18

18

Magnesium oxide

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

Iron

0.25

0.25

0.25

0.25

Manganese

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.03

Copper

0.055

0.055

0.050

0.050

Zinc

0.010

0.010

0.010

0.010

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.010

0.010

0.010

0.010

Longevity Nitrogen total

Boron Molybdenum

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�Making plants better�


For situations in which Osmocote is difficult to apply! Osmocote Exact Tablets offer you the possibility of giving very accurate dosages in a simple manner. Thanks to its conical shape, a tablet can easily be pushed into the growing medium. The tablets are available in two weights: 5 grams and 7.5 grams. The available longevities are 5-6 months and 8-9 months. Just as with Osmocote Exact, the longevity can be recognized by the colored granules in the tablets. Important to know: Osmocote Exact Tablets are produced with a water soluble glue system. After application the tablets fall apart to loose granules. This environmentally friendly system prevents roots from pushing the tablet out of the pot.

Osmocote Exact Tablet 5g

7.5g

Tablet

Tablet

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14-8-11

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14-8-11

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14-8-11

Osmocote Exact Tablets are frequently applied in container plants and hanging baskets just before delivery in order to take care of nutrition for the consumer. Note that Tablets fall apart into loose granules after they are exposed to a significant amount of water.

Everris-TIP! If you work with drip irrigation, apply the Osmocote Exact Tablet underneath the drippers for optimum dispersal of the nutrients.

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The Osmocote Exact for applications in small volumes

7 good reasons

Osmocote Exact Mini has been specially developed for applications in small substrate volumes. It is therefore ideal for pots smaller than 8 cm in diameter like plugs and trays with small compartments. With a granule size of between 0.85 and 2.0 mm, this product guarantees optimum distribution of the nutrients in the substrate. The granules are so small that a good distribution can be achieved even in volumes starting at 20 ml.

• T he reliability of Osmocote Exact, which can now also be applied in pots with small volumes. • Uniform plant growth thanks to good distribution of the granules. • 100% coated & 100% safe for plants. • Every granule contains all nutrients. • Easy, accurate dosage. • Nutrition and irrigation are separated and therefore both optimized! • Very easy to apply!

to use Osmocote Exact Mini

Osmocote Exact Mini can be applied by mixing in the growing medium or by topdressing once the roots are developed. Osmocote Exact Mini is primarily applied in order to bridge the period from rooting to re-potting. Cuttings substrate is generally very low in nutrients and additional fertilizing via the sprinkler system is often not convenient. Osmocote Exact Mini 16-8-11 has a longevity of 3-4 months, Osmocote Exact Mini 15-9-11 has a longevity of 5-6 months. The granules are smaller than the ‘standard’ Osmocote Exact granules, yet this mini version still performs just as well and contains a complete package of trace elements and magnesium. The product is packaged in resealable 10-kg buckets and is very economical in use!

Everris-TIP! In case of slow-rooting and sensitive young plants, the best policy is to broadcast Osmocote Exact Mini after rooting. It will guarantee healthy plants which retain the right feeding. Granules Osmocote Exact 8-9M (left) compared to Osmocote Exact Mini 3-4M (right).

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The best 2nd generation coated fertilizer is produced by Everris!

Osmocote Pro 17-11-10+2MgO+TE

17-11-10+2MgO+TE

11-10-19+2MgO+TE

Osmocote Pro is a controlled release fertilizer of the 2 generation with a high NPK content. It contains all necessary trace elements and has a fixed longevity. If more control over the release of nutrients is desired, Everris recommends that Osmocote Exact is used! This certainly applies in situations of full doses, sensitive crops, difficult situations or plant hole dosing. Osmocote Exact is also recommended if a high trace element level is important. nd

16-11-10+2MgO+TE

11-10-19+2MgO+TE

16-11-10+2MgO+TE

For more detailed recommendations when to use Osmocote Pro, consult page 26. Osmocote Pro is available in four different longevities. 3-4 months, 5-6 months, 8-9 months and 12-14 months. All products contain the same orange color code.

Everris- TIP! Osmocote Pro can be used as a base dressing in combination with water soluble feedings.

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The short-track Osmocote! Osmocote Start is specifically designed for efficient nutrition of crops with a short cultivation cycle or for the additional nutrition of crops for a period of 6 weeks. If this period is too short it is recommended to use Osmocote Exact Mini 3-4 months or Osmocote Bloom. Osmocote Start has a 12-11-17 composition and contains the full spectrum of trace elements. The special coating, which differs from that used on other Osmocote types, protects the nutrients against leaching. Consequently, the availability of sufficient nutrients for the plant and a low EC value of the substrate can be combined. This will create optimum conditions for the root development of your crops!

6 good reasons to use Osmocote Start: • S afe to use, no salt stress. • Better development of roots, better crop color. • Uniform release: 100% coated. • Very efficient due to greatly reduced leaching. • Easy to apply, dust-free!

Osmocote Start is very well suited to more salt-sensitive vegetable crops and cuttings that are more difficult to root. In contrast with traditional fertilizers, Osmocote Start avoids the risks of an excessive salt level and leaching of nutrients; your crops always get the right nutrients. The high potassium level of Osmocote Start ensures compact and even growth. Osmocote Start can be mixed and application over the crops is possible as long as you ensure that no granules remain on the leaves.

Everris- TIP! Standard base fertilizer

Improved rootsystem with Osmocote Start!

Osmocote Start low rate

Osmocote Start high rate

Thanks to the very low leaching rates, Osmocote Start is up to twice as effective in use as conventional uncoated start-up fertilizers.

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No loss of granules with Osmocote Topdress FT Re-fertilizing is sometimes required for leftover container plants. In situations where not all plants are sold and extra fertilizer is required, it is important to ensure that the remaining plants stay in good condition throughout the growing season. For such situations, Everris has developed Osmocote Topdress FT 22-5-6 4-5 months. Added compounds make the product sticky, after application, to the growing media surface. No fertilizer is lost even if pots are blown over.

5 good reasons to use Osmocote Topdress FT: • O  smocote Topdress FT contains fast, slow and controlled release nutrients. • Fine granule size for even distribution on the containers. • Osmocote Topdress FT will stick on the top – no lost granules when pots fall down. • Osmocote Topdress FT is dust free. • Osmocote Topdress FT contains extra trace elements for greening effect.

Osmocote Topdress FT has especially been developed for topdress applications in container nursery stock. Product can be topdressed on containers for quick greening-up or for fast corrections of deficiency symptoms. Topdressing can be done in case of overhead irrigation or drip irrigation. When drip irrigation is used, the product should be placed directly under the dripper(s). The product can be applied with recommended Everris topdress applicators. Ask Everris for more information.

Everris- TIP! Osmocote Topdress FT can be used for fast corrections of deficieny symptoms - after application plants will again grow strong and healthy.

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Osmocote product range & breakdowns Osmocote Exact Product

16-9-12 15-9-12 15-9-12 15-9-11 15-9-11 14-8-11 15-9-11 15-8-11 14-8-11 15-8-11

11-11-18 11-11-18 11-11-18 11-11-18

Longevity Nitrogen total

16

15

15

15

15

14

15

15

14

15

11

11

11

11

Nitrate nitrogen

7.1

6.6

6.6

6.6

6.6

6.2

6.6

6.6

6.2

6.6

4.2

4.2

4.3

4.3

Ammonical nitrogen

8.9

8.4

8.4

8.4

8.4

7.8

8.4

8.4

7.8

8.4

6.8

6.8

6.7

6.7

9

9

9

9

9

8

9

8

8

8

11

11

11

11

Potassium oxide

12

12

12

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

18

18

18

18

Magnesium oxide

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.5

Iron

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.45

0.42

0.45

0.45

0.42

0.45

0.25

0.25

0.25

0.25

Manganese

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.03

Copper

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.045

0.050

0.050

0.045

0.050

0.055

0.055

0.050

0.050

Zinc

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.010

0.010

0.010

0.010

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.02

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.010

0.010

0.010

0.010

Phosphorus pentoxide

Boron Molybdenum

Osmocote Exact Mini, Osmocote Pro, Osmocote Start, Osmocote Bloom, Osmocote Topdress FT Product

Osmocote Exact

Osmocote Pro

Mini

Osmocote Pro

Osmocote

Osmocote

Osmocote

High K

Start

Bloom

Topdress FT

12-11-17

12-7-18

22-5-6

16-8-11

15-9-11

17-11-10

17-11-10 16-11-10 16-11-10 11+10+19 11-10-19

16

15

17

17

16

16

11

11

12

12

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Nitrate nitrogen

7.5

6.6

6.6

6.5

6.3

6.3

3.8

3.8

5.0

5.3

4.1

Ammonical nitrogen

8.5

8.4

9.0

8.8

8.7

8.7

6.1

6.1

7.0

6.7

5.5

1.4

1.7

1.0

1.0

1.1

1.1

Longevity Nitrogen total

Urea nitrogen Phosphorus pentoxide

12.4

8

9

11

11

11

11

10

10

11

7

5

Potassium oxide

11

11

10

10

10

10

19

19

17

18

6

Magnesium oxide

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1.5

2

Iron

0.40

0.45

0.33

0.33

0.33

0.33

0.19

0.19

0.40

0.35

0.70

Manganese

0.05

0.06

0.04

0.04

0.04

0.04

0.03

0.03

0.05

0.05

0.26

Copper

0.050

0.050

0.037

0.037

0.037

0.037

0.029

0.029

0.170

0.045

0.045

Zinc

0.018

0.015

0.011

0.011

0.011

0.011

0.008

0.008

0.015

0.013

0.085

0.02

0.03

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.02

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.02

0.002

0.020

0.020

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.011

0.011

0.014

0.017

0.002

Boron Molybdenum

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�The best fertilizers for growing strong and healthy plants�


Choose the right Osmocote product/release pattern Do you grow container nursery stock, pot plants or bedding plants in substrate?

NO

1

YES

Are you mixing Osmocote in the growing medium and/or are you dibbling Osmocote in pots? YES

1

Osmocote

2

Osmocote Start

3

Osmocote Topdress

NO

You are topdressing Osmocote. Are you re-fertilizing your crops in the year after the plants were cultivated?

Is the required longevity max. 6 weeks?

NO

NO

YES

Choose Osmocote Exact or Osmocote Pro by answering the following questions:

YES

Is a longevity of 6 weeks sufficient?

Do you grow high value crops?

YES NO

Do you grow sensitive species?

YES NO

Do you grow in greenhouses or on covered areas?

YES NO

Do you apply rates at 75% or more of the recommended maximum rate?

YES NO

NO

2 3

Use of Osmocote Exact for Topdress application is also an option! Consider whether it would be better to choose for Exact by answering the questions in the QUESTION BOX. If 1 question is answered with Yes, choose for Exact in Topdress application.

Do us use plant hole dosage equipment?

YES NO

4

Osmocote Pro

Is safety of the applied coated fertilizer important?

YES NO

5

Osmocote Exact Standard

6

Osmocote Exact Standard High K

Is a high level of trace elements (fe. Iron) important for your crops? YES

NO

NO

Osmocote Exact Do you grow a large variety of crops and are you not able to have a specific growing medium for every crop need? Do your crops need more nutrients in 2nd growing phase? Eg. Conifers?

Are your crops potassium demanding?

Product can only be applied by mixing or topdressing, not by dibbling.

YES NO

YES

Do you grow crops which ask for more nutrients in the first month after potting?

Osmocote is especially suitable for applications in soil. Please contact your distributor for advice.

Are you aiming for maximum return on investment on fertilizers?

Did you answer one or more questions with “YES�?

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Recommended product

YES

NO

NO

NO

4

7

5

8

YES

7

YES

8

YES

6

NO

5

Osmocote Exact Hi.End available in 5-6 M, 8-9 M and 12-14 M

Osmocote Exact Standard with additional

Osmocote Start


Choose the optimum Osmocote longevity

Important: the correct dosage of Osmocote is related to the applied longevity! In the graph ‘Differences in daily release at different longevities’, 3 grams per litre of Osmocote with different longevities are applied in the growing medium. Due to the different longevity, the daily release is not the same. If 3 grams of fertilizer is released within 5-6 months instead of over 3-4 months, the daily release will be lower in case of the 5-6 months. Basically this is the reason why the applied dosage should be increased to have sufficient feeding for plants, in case of choosing a longer longevity.

1

Step 1

2

Step 2

3

Step 3

35 ºC 30 ºC 25 ºC

21 ºC

20 ºC

Choose a longevity at least as long as the crop cultivation time.

Consider choosing one longevity longer to have an improved shelf life for your customers! (Trial results for validation of the quality improvement effect are available from our Everris Area Sales Managers.)

15 ºC 10 ºC 5 ºC 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

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Differences in daily release at different longevities When 3-4 M, 5-6 M or 8-9 M are compared at the same rate (e.g. 3 g/l), the daily release of nutrients will be the highest at 3-4 M, because the nutrients are released over the shortest period of time.

0

1M

2M

3M

4M

5M

6M

7M

8M

9M

* Note: Osmocote Exact Standard and Osmocote Pro are available in every longevity, from 3-4 M up to 12-14 M. Other release patterns are available in specific longevities, due to the specific circumstances these products are used for.

Consider changing the chosen longevity because of climate / temperature conditions: Consider choosing one longevity longer in warm climate conditions. • Due to higher temperatures, the longevity will be shorter. • To have a correct daily release of nutrients, adjust applied rate downwards. Because the nutrients are released over a shorter period of time, less kilograms of Osmocote must be applied per m³ substrate. Consider choosing one longevity shorter in cold climate conditions. • Due to lower temperatures, the longevity will be longer. • To have a correct daily release of nutrients, adjust applied rate upwards. Because the nutrients are release over a longer period of time, more kilograms of Osmocote must be applied per m³ substrate.

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Choose the right Osmocote rate To determine the right rate it is important to take into account that: • Everris recommendations are based on substrates without starter fertilizer. • Mentioned rates should be present in the whole pot. The dilution effect should be compensated to have the correct dosage, when, for example, plants in 2 litre pots are potted in 4 litre pots. • In case of full rates Everris recommends Osmocote Exact. • For Osmocote Exact Hi.End, mentioned rates need to be increased by 25%. Also see information on rates on page 13. • For a specific recommendation it is advised to contact your Everris Area Sales Manager, who will be able to make a recommendation based on your crops and growing circumstances. Recommended dosage of Osmocote Exact Longevity

Recommended rates for pot plants

Recommended rates for Container Nursery Stock

Recommended rates for perennials

Light

Normal

Heavy

feeding

feeding

feeding

1.5-2 g/l *

2-3 g/l

3-4 g/l

2-3 g/l

3-4 g/l

4-5 g/l

3-4 g/l

4-5 g/l

5-6 g/l

1.5-2 g/l

2-3 g/l

3-3.5 g/l

2-2.5 g/l

2.5-3 g/l

3-4 g/l

2-3 g/l

3-4 g/l

4-5 g/l

3-4 g/l

4-5 g/l

5-6 g/l

4-6 g/l

6-8 g/l

8-10 g/l

1-1.5 g/l

1.5-2 g/l

1.5-2 g/l

2-3 g/l

2-3 g/l

3-5 g/l

* g/l = grams of Osmocote per litre potting volume. Mentioned rates are not applicable for Osmocote Exact Hi.End or Osmocote Exact Protect. Recommended rates for these products are mentioned on page 13.

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Example: Quantity of fertilizer per pot = 12 g

3 litres of soil 3 x 4 g/l = 12 g

2 litres of soil 2 x 6 g/l = 12 g

Compared with the original 4 g/l, dosage must be increased to 6 g/l.

Everris-TIP! Contact your local supplier of Everris fertilizers for a detailed fertilizer recommendation for your situation!


Application methods for Osmocote 1.

Mixing into the growing media Mixing Osmocote into the growing media is an easy and effective method of application. In practice, this is the most widely used method. After mixing, the growing media must be used within two weeks to avoid EC build-up. This is particularly important for the shorter longevities. Released nutrients can be leached out by extra water via overhead irrigation. Mixing into the growing media

2.

The plant hole method

The plant hole method

3.

In case of the plant hole method, the fertilizer is mechanically dosed into or just next to the plant hole. The applied product and the quantity can be simply modified (picture 1). For this application method Osmocote Exact is recommended. Plant hole fertilization reduces weeds and liverwort on the surface of the pot. See also method 3. Apply a small quantity of growing media between the fertilizer and the roots of the plant. 3-4 M longevities are not recommended for this application method.

‘Gijs’ method

‘Gijs’ method

4.

This method of dosage does not involve a dose of fertilizer in the plant hole, but instead two positions next to the plant. The roots therefore do not come into direct contact with the fertilizer granules.This method should be given preference over method 2 for a number of crops such as Buxus, Cornus, Cyclamen, Skimmia and Erica, and also in case of direct planting of unrooted cuttings in the final pot. For this application method Osmocote Exact is recommended.

The Osmocote Injector This equipment has been specifically designed for the cultivation of Azalea indica and offers the possibility of injecting a previously determined quantity of fertilizer into the pot in the second cultivation year (if not transplanted) during the mechanical cutting.

5.

Topdressing Osmocote

Topdressing

6.

Osmocote can be applied by topdressing, if necessary with the aid of a dosage tube (doses from 1 to 6 grams) or with Osmocote dosage spoons (which can be requested free of charge). Topdressing is also frequently seen where larger pot sizes are used. For an optimum result, water must be given from above. Spilling fertilizer (e.g. when pots fall over) will no longer be a problem when using the new Osmocote Topdress NT.

Osmocote Exact Tablet

Osmocote Exact Tablets

Tablets are easy to use and have the advantage that the fertilizer remains in the growing medium if pots fall over. Where drip irrigation is used, the tablets should be pushed in under the dripper. When tablets are exposed to water, they will fall apart into granules. This will prevent the roots from pushing the tablets out of the pot. Avoid exposing tablets to water before use, because the strength of the tablets will decrease. Do not press tablets after they are applied in growing media.

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Trace elements are essential for optimum growth Often the effect on plant growth of a shortage of trace elements is underestimated. To be able to grow, the availability of sufficient amounts of magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, boron and molybdenum is essential and equally important compared to NPK. Even with a shortage of one single element, speed of plant growth will decrease. Often the symptoms of shortages of trace elements are only recognized when damage has already occurred. Corrective actions often take a long time. Avoid problems by using the best trace element mix: Micromax Premium!

5 good reasons to use Micromax Premium: • A  voids shortages by a well balanced composition of all essential trace elements. • Stimulates the rooting and forms a basis for healthy plant growth. • Perfect startup effect. Long lasting supply of trace element to the plants, a full season, up to 18 months. • Improved crop color because of the high iron and magnesium content. • Easy and safe to apply by mixing it into the growing medium

Micromax Premium guarantees sufficient availability of trace elements Dr. Whitkomb, liaised with the ‘Oklahoma State University’ in the USA, conducted trials with different combinations of trace elements. Out of a range of 80 different mixtures Micromax Premium was selected as best performing. Also under practical circumstances Micromax Premium proved to be a very well performing trace mix. Even during long crop cycles and under difficult growing circumstances. After Micromax Premium is mixed into the growing medium, the trace elements are bound to the humus complex. Afterwards they come steadily for the plants available. Micromax Premium is a fine granular product which works a full season, up to 18 months.

Micromax Premium breakdown Iron

15.0%

Magnesium oxide

15.0%

Manganese

2.50%

Zinc

1.000%

Copper

1.000%

Boron

0.20%

Molybdenum Control

Micromax Premium

Micromax Premium

50 g/m³

100 g/m³

0.040%

Sulphuric anhydride

“The plant growth will be limited by deficiency of one single element, even if the other elements are present sufficiently”

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Comparison product

Micromax Premium

Micromax Premium

in recommended rate

150 g/m³

300 g/m³

Justus von Liebig’s “Law of the Minimum”

38.0%


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New improved formulation for even better results The best growth and perfect color: that is what you as a grower want to achieve. The right soil and healthy initial plant material are essential for good cultivation and the best fertilizers are a decisive factor in achieving a successful crop! Peters fertilizers guarantee you optimum fertilization and an excellent end result. With new improved Peters, the familiar quality has been retained but the formulation has been improved. An increase in trace elements and improved components ensure even more vigour! Top growers know it: Peters produces high quality plants.

The use of symbols in the new Peters range gives you useful information about the application for which the product is most suitable:

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This product promotes root growth.

This product encourages bud formation and development.

This product helps stabilize the pH of the growing medium.

This product can be used in water of any quality.

This product encourages vegetative growth.

This product has been developed for foliar feeding.

This product is intended to provide NPK and calcium in a single solution.

This product is intended for use in hard water.

This product encourages compact, controlled growth.

This product is designed for use in combination with single fertilizers.

Indicates the EC value in mS at 1.0 gram/ litre.

This product is intended for use in soft water.


Why choose Peters? Why should you choose Peters fertilizers? And what are the advantages of using Peters products? Here are 3 reasons:

1 2 3

Peters takes account of your water quality Peters leads the way technically and is of the highest quality Only Peters fertilizers contain M-77

You can choose the right Peters formulation for your water – hard, neutral or soft. Peters has high levels of purity and solubility. But the Peters fertilizer concept goes beyond the provision of nutrients. Only Peters uses the ‘M-77’ ingredient. This gives you maximum certainty that the nutrients end up where they are needed: in the plant. The result is a fast response following application and a perfect crop! You can see the effects instantly.

Water quality is of crucial importance: Peters has the answer! The influence of the quality of the irrigation water is still underestimated. In fact, the composition of the water serves as a starting point for a fertilization plan.

Peters takes account of your water quality Choose the right Peters on the basis of the composition of your water! Peters Professional gives good results regardless of the composition of your water. If you want the best for your plants and you have particularly hard or soft water, choose Peters Excel.

Hard water requires correction for the bicarbonate present in the water; soft water contains insufficient calcium and magnesium, essential elements for healthy plant growth. Peters responds to these factors and improves the results of your fertilization plan.

‘CalMag’

For every water quality

Optional

‘Acidifier’

Optional

Soft water?

Hard water?

Use Peters Excel ‘CalMag’ to add calcium and magnesium in one go (1-tank-mix).

Use Peters Excel ‘Acidifier’ to avoid problems caused by a rising pH level in the soil.

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Good results in every water quality: Peters Professional Well known for its high quality and good results. An extensive range of product formulations, providing a solution for every situation. Whether you choose Peters Professional as a standard fertilizer or to resolve a particular problem, you will always have the certainty of a sound fertilization plan.

Peters Excel ‘Acidifier’ for hard water Hard water has specific characteristics requiring a special fertilizer; for example, a fertilizer that ensures that the bicarbonate present in the water is neutralised. Peters Excel ‘Acidifier’ has a bicarbonateneutralising effect and thus ensures a stable pH level in the soil. This is a basic condition for the good growth of your plants. Using Peters Excel is easy, safe and effective.

Peters Excel ‘CalMag’ for soft water A common problem: soft water contains no calcium or magnesium. These nutrient elements, which are so important for plants, need to be provided by fertilizers. Peters Excel ‘CalMag’ offers you a way of providing all these elements in one go. This one-tank mix is unique, simple and very effective!

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Choose Peters Professional: 1. Dissolves quickly and fully due to its high level of purity and solubility 2. Special formulations for every growth phase 3. Special formulations to respond to specific situations 4. Perfect results thanks to optimum levels of trace elements 5. Maximum availability and absorbability thanks to M-77 ‘improved preparation method’ 6. Calculation of the optimum fertilization plan with the Everris computer advisory programme ‘ANGELA’ 7. Advice and guidance from Everris fertilization specialists!

Choose Peters Excel ‘Acidifier’ for hard water: 1. Specially developed for use in hard water and therefore unique in its effects 2. The pH of the soil remains stable due to the HCO2- buffering effect 3. Improves the quality of the water used for watering and reduces the EC value 4. Perfect color and growth thanks to a high level of chelated trace elements 5. Prevents blockage of drippers and keeps irrigation systems clean 6. Optimum availability and absorbability thanks to M-77 ‘improved preparation method’

Choose Peters Excel ‘CalMag’ for soft water: 1. Specially developed for use in soft water, unique in its effects 2. Healthy growth due to continuous supply of calcium and magnesium 3. Reliable system due to selected raw materials and chelated trace elements 4. Perfect color and growth thanks to a high level of chelated trace elements 5. Maximum availability and absorbability thanks to M-77 improved preparation method 6. One-tank mix concept: all nutrient elements in a single storage tank


Peters leads the way technically and is of the highest quality! Peters fertilizers have been improved: now even more effective The new improved Peters fertilizers offer you – the grower – clear advantages: •  Perfect growth and crop color thanks to an optimum combination of trace elements. •  The new Peters is specifically designed for use with pot plants and bedding plants. •  New formulation in response to changing cultivation situations. •  Effective and safe due to high purity. •  Optimum absorption due to top quality chelates. •  You yourself choose the formulation you want! Peters has a solution for everything! •  More effective in use due to M-77 ‘improved preparation method’. •  New packaging with clear information for you – the grower!

Trace elements, the key to the best growth! Optimum growth can only be achieved if a plant has access to all the required trace elements. Everris has taken a good look at the trace elements in Peters products. The result is a renewed, wellbalanced combination of trace elements that meets requirements even under the toughest conditions. Peters always contains a full range of trace elements. Iron, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, copper and boron are included as standard in all Peters formulations (with the exception of the ‘No B’ and ‘No Zn’ products). This trend was begun by Peters several years ago and has proved to be successful. The increase in the levels is new. The quantities have been modified and are now at the optimum level based on the latest research. Peters is once again ready to fulfil your highest requirements.

Peters: the specialist for pot plant and bedding plant crops! Everris has developed Peters specially for use with pot plant and bedding plant crops. The use of peat-based substrates in pots makes special demands of the fertilizer used. Whether the issue is NPK levels or the trace elements, using Peters guarantees you optimum results.

New formulations in response to changing situations The Peters line of products has always offered solutions for specific cultivation situations. New improved formulations have now been added to the range, enabling Everris to fit in better with the daily activities within your company. For further information, please refer to the product table.

Effective and safe due to high level of purity Peters is known for its excellent level of purity. Ballast substances are at a uniquely low level. This results in problem-free growth of plants and maximum safety!

Optimum absorption thanks to top quality chelates Chelates are important for the absorption of trace elements. Peters contains the most optimised chelates, thus guaranteeing a wellfunctioning system even under difficult circumstances, for example if the pH value of the substrate is not optimum. Peters also contains M-77. Everything revolves around the absorption of nutrients by the roots, and M-77 ensures optimum availability and guarantees effective absorption.

Choose the formulation that is best for you! Peters has a solution for everything! Using Peters gives the best results, particularly if you choose the formulation specially designed for each growth phase. Every growth phase has specific fertilization requirements, which is why Peters has developed modified formulations for every growth phase. There is always a Peters formula that meets the crop’s current needs perfectly. The symbols on the packaging clearly indicate the cultivation phase for which the product is intended. It is not only the phase of the plant that is important; a difficult situation sometimes also requires a special product. A range of special formulations ensure that the problems associated with these challenges also become a thing of the past.

New packaging with clear user information As a grower, you want clear product information. The new improved Peters range makes use of symbols in order to indicate the application type of each formula, giving you clear information at a glance.

8 good reasons to use Peters: • F ully water soluble, small granules, easily dissolved. • Very pure formulation, no ballast substances. • High solubility. • Contains NPK, magnesium and trace elements. • A number of formulations are also available with the addition of calcium. • Fast plant response following application. • Developed for pot plants, bedding plants and can also be applied in container tree nurseries. • Contains the unique M-77.

Only Peters fertilizers contain M-77! M-77 is an important component in Peters. This Everris innovation optimises the availability and absorbability of all nutrient elements according to the principle: ‘it is not just about what you offer a plant; it is primarily about what the plant absorbs.’ The strength and formulation of M-77 is a combination of ingredients. The effects of these ingredients ensure that nutrients remain available to the plant and optimise absorption. The combined action of a good availability of nutrients and optimum conditions directly around the roots make M-77 an indispensable component. M-77 ‘unlocks’ the roots, increasing the effectiveness of the nutrients. You can see the effects in your plants! Only Peters contains M-77!

Important: Everris supports users of Peters fertilizers with technical advice by a specialized team of Everris fertilization advisers. Call Everris to arrange a visit or contact us through your fertilizer supplier.

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Peters: solutions for every water quality, every growing phase and every fertilization challenge! Peters symbols

Peters

Analysis

Product name

Waterquality

Professional

10-52-10

Plant Starter

Any type

Professional

30-10-10

Hi-Nitro

Any type

Professional

20-20-20

Allrounder

Any type

Professional

20-10-20

Winter Grow Special

Any type

Professional

20-10-20 No B

Winter Grow Special No B

Any type

Professional

21-7-21+3MgO

Grow-Mix

Any type

Professional

14-0-14+11CaO+3MgO

No Phosphate Special

Any type

Professional

15-11-29

Pot Plant Special

Any type

Professional

17-7-27+2MgO

Poinsettia Mix

Any type

Professional

20-5-30

Potash Special

Any type

Professional

12-00-43

Potassium Booster

Any type

Professional

9-9-36

Plant Finisher

Any type

Professional

10-30-20+2MgO

Blossom Booster

Any type

Professional

6-18-36+3MgO

Combi-Sol

Any type

Professional

6-18-36+3MgO No Zn/B Combi-Sol No B No Zn

Professional

27-15-12

Foliar Feed

Professional

9-40-25

Power P

Any type

Excel

15-5-15+7CaO+3MgO

Calmag Grower

Soft water

Excel

13-5-20+7CaO+2MgO

Calmag Finisher

Soft water

Excel

18-10-18+2MgO

Hard Water Grow Special

Hard water

Excel

14-10-26+2MgO

Hard Water Finisher

Hard water

Excel

15-15-25

Extra Acidifier

Hard water

Mixability of Peters Excel

Bicarbonate reduction by Peters Excel Peters Excel

Peters Excel

for soft water

for hard water

Ca (NO3)2*

Yes

Yes

KNO3

Yes

Yes

NH4NO3

Yes

Yes

Mg(NO3)2

Yes

Yes

MgSO4

No

Yes

Phosphoric acid

Yes

Yes

Nitric acid

Yes

Yes

Peters Excel for soft water

Yes

Yes

Peters Excel for hard water

Yes

Yes

Other water soluble NPK fert.

No

No

* B efore adding Ca(NO3)2 (Calcium nitrate) in the stock solution, first completely dillute the Peters Excel.

Any type

Original level of Bicarbonate in the irrigation water

Peters Excel with 5% P2O5 in the product 0.5 g/l Excel

1.0 g/l Excel

1.5 g/l Excel

mg/l

mmol/l

mg/l

mmol/l

mg/l

mmol/l

mg/l

mmol/l

200

3.3

177.5

2.9

155

2.5

132.5

2.2

250

4.1

227.5

3.7

205

3.4

182.5

3.0

300

4.9

277.5

4.5

255

4.2

232.5

3.8

Original level of Bicarbonate in the irrigation water

Peters Excel with 10% P2O5 in the product 0.5 g/l Excel

1.0 g/l Excel

1.5 g/l Excel

mg/l

mmol/l

mg/l

mmol/l

mg/l

mmol/l

mg/l

mmol/l

200

3.3

155

2.5

110

1.8

65

1.1

250

4.1

205

3.4

160

2.6

115

1.9

300

4.9

255

4.2

210

3.4

165

2.7

The table shows the reduction of Bicarbonate levels in the irrigation water in different concentrations Peters Excel.

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Product and user information Product information Peters

10-52-10

User information Plant Starter

Professional

Peters

Ideal initial fertilizer for better, more uniform rooting. An NPK ratio with a high phosphate level. Also promotes the development of flower buds.

30-10-10

Hi-Nitro

Professional

Formulation for growth promotion. High nitrogen level, mainly in the form of urea. Use under warm climate conditions and when large quantities of nitrogen are required fast. Acts as a foliar feed.

Peters

20-20-20

Allrounder

Professional

Growth promotion formula with broad application possibilities. Well-balanced formulation. Formula contains urea and is therefore particularly suitable for use in the summer. Acts as a foliar feed.

Peters

20-10-20

Professional

Winter Grow

For use in dull weather conditions and at lower temperatures. Contains a

Special

lot of fast-absorbing nitrate nitrogen for fast effects. Ideal formulation for application when growth is desired in the winter.

Peters

20-10-20 No B

Professional

Winter Grow

The same NPK formulation as the 20-10-20 Winter Grow Special with a modified

Special No B

trace element composition. Contains no boron and is therefore especially suitable for application on boron-sensitive crops (such as palmaceous plants) or if the irrigation water contains a lot of boron.

Peters

21-7-21+3MgO

Grow-Mix

Professional

NPK with relatively low levels of phosphate. A well-balanced N:K ratio makes this product suitable for growth stimulation. A large proportion of the nitrogen part consists of urea, making this product extremely suitable for the cultivation of orchids, for example.

Peters

14-0-14+11CaO

No Phosphate

If phosphate fertilization needs to be avoided, this 14-0-14 formulation offers

Professional

+3MgO

Special

a solution. A well-balanced nitrogen/potassium ratio with a full complement of trace elements. Contains calcium and should not be mixed with fertilizers containing phosphate.

Peters

15-11-29

Professional

Pot Plant

The ideal fertilizer for the cultivation of flowering pot plants and bedding

Special

plants. The N:K ratio of 1:2 ensures a good color, controlled growth and high quality. Plant growth can be managed extremely well with this formulation. The 15-11-29 composition contains a relatively high proportion of fastabsorbing nitrate nitrogen.

Peters

17-7-27+2MgO

Poinsettia Mix

Professional

Poinsettias have very special fertilization needs, which is why the Peters range includes a specially adapted product for poinsettias: the Poinsettia mix. Modified levels of boron, zinc and molybdenum ensure perfect plant quality, and the high levels of nitrate nitrogen ensure healthy root growth.

Peters Professional

20-5-30

Potash Special

Formula for situations in which an N:K ratio of 1:1.5 is desired. This well-known formulation is used by many growers of pot plants. The proportion of urea ensures an ‘additional delivery’ of nitrogen a few days after application.

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Product and user information Product information Peters

12-00-43

Professional

User information Potassium

If the plant needs a particularly large quantity of potassium, the 12-0-43 is the

Booster

ideal solution. The N:K ratio of 1:4 ensures that potassium levels can be raised quickly. Contains a full range of trace elements. Ensures good crop color. Fully nitrate nitrogen.

Peters

9-9-36

Plant Finisher

Professional

New formulation, specially designed to give the right nourishment to plants in the final stage of propagation. Contains modified lower phosphate levels and high levels of potassium for compact, controlled growth. Extra iron for an optimum leaf color.

Peters

10-30-20

Blossom

A traditional analysis, designed to encourage the development of flower

Professional

+2MgO

Booster

buds. The high levels of phosphates and the N:K ratio of 1:2 make the ‘Blossom Booster’ the ideal product for bud formation and development.

Peters

6-18-36+3MgO

Combi-Sol

Professional

Specially designed for application in a combination programme with calcium nitrate (using the two-tank system). Modified higher levels of trace elements for perfect results – even after dilution. Can also be used as a full fertilizer. Has an N:K ratio of 1:6 for very compact plant growth. Ideal in cases of high levels of nitrogen in the irrigation water.

Peters

6-18-36+3MgO

Combi-Sol No B Identical NPK formulation to the Combisol, but with modified trace element

Professional

No Zn/B

No Zn

levels. Contains no boron or zinc and is therefore the ideal solution for preventing discolored leaf edges and tips in palmaceous plants and bromelias, for example.

Peters

27-15-12

Foliar Feed

Professional

If the absorption by the roots is not ideal for whatever reason, a foliar feed can offer a solution. The Peters range features a perfect foliar feed in the 27-15-12 Foliar Feed. The high urea content and the specially modified complement of trace elements makes this product the ideal foliar feed for the cultivation of pot plants and bedding plants.

Peters

9-40-25

Power P

Professional

Peters Professional Power P has high levels of polyphosphates which allow growers to obtain quick plant reaction throughout various stages of the plant cycle. Power P can be applied during rooting, right before pruning, and even before flowering. It requires no additional fertilizers; the acidity of the stock solution will automatically stabilize itself.

Peters Excel ¹

15-5-15

CalMag

Special formulation for use with soft water. The N:K ratio is aimed at growth.

+7CaO+3MgO

Grower

Can be mixed with calcium nitrate. A ‘single-tank mix’ solution: contains all necessary nutrients.

Peters Excel ¹

13-5-20

CalMag

Often used as a follow-up to the 15-5-15 CalMag Grower. The high potassium

+7CaO+2MgO

Finisher

formula leads to more compact growth. The same principle applies to this Peters Excel product too: a ‘single-tank mix’ solution providing the plants with all the necessary nutrients from a single tank.

Peters Excel ²

18-10-18

Hard Water

To encourage growth in situations in which hard irrigation water is used. Has an

+2MgO

Grow Special

acidifying effect on the irrigation water and neutralises bicarbonate. Ensures a stable pH level in the soil.

Peters Excel ²

14-10-26

Hard Water

Formulation for application in hard irrigation water. Suitable for controlled and

+2MgO

Finisher

compact growth. Thanks to the N:K ratio of 1:2, it is also suitable in cases of relatively high levels of nitrogen in the irrigation water. This product acidifies the irrigation water and neutralises bicarbonate.

Peters Excel ²

15-15-25

Extra Acidifier

Special formulation for hard irrigation water with high levels of bicarbonate. Has a stronger acidifying effect. Additional acidification of the water may sometimes be necessary, depending on the bicarbonate levels. Consult your Everris adviser for further advice.

Notes: ¹ A special formulation for use with soft water. In addition to NPK and trace elements, these products also contain calcium and magnesium. A complete package of nutrients is therefore continuously available to the plant. Unique and very effective! Consult your Everris Area Sales Manager for further advice. ² S pecial formulation for use with hard water. These products acidify the irrigation water and neutralise a certain amount of bicarbonate (HCO3-).

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Phosphorus

Potassium

Professional

Product name

N-Urea

Peters

Analysis

N-Ammonium

Peters

N-Nitrate

Watertype

Nitrogen - total (N)

Technical analysis of Peters by weight %

10-52-10

Plant Starter

10.0

0.0

7.6

2.4

52.0

10.0

30-10-10

Hi-Nitro

30.0

3.3

2.1

24.6

10.0

10.0

20-20-20

Allrounder

20.0

4.5

2.4

13.1

20.0

20.0

20-10-20

Winter Grow Special

20.0

12.1

7.9

0.0

10.0

20.0

20-10-20 No B

Winter Grow Special No B

20.0

12.1

7.9

0.0

10.0

20.0

21-7-21+3MgO

Grow-Mix

21.0

6.3

1.4

13.3

7.0

21.0

14-0-14+11CaO+3MgO

No Phosphate Special

14.0

13.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

14.0

15-11-29

Pot Plant Special

15.0

8.6

2.0

4.4

11.0

29.0

17-7-27+2MgO

Poinsettia Mix

17.0

11.9

5.1

0.0

7.0

27.0

20-5-30

Potash Special

20.0

9.0

1.0

10.0

5.0

30.0

12-00-43

Potassium Booster

12.0

12.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

43.0

9-9-36

Plant Finisher

9.0

9.0

0.0

0.0

9.0

36.0

10-30-20+2MgO

Blossom Booster

10.0

5.2

4.8

0.0

30.0

20.0

6-18-36+3MgO

Combi-Sol

6.0

6.0

0.0

0.0

18.0

36.0

6-18-36+3MgO No Zn/B

Combi-Sol No B No Zn

6.0

6.0

0.0

0.0

18.0

36.0

27-15-12

Foliar Feed

27.0

3.6

2.9

20.5

15.0

12.0

9-40-25

Power P

9.0

0.0

0.0

9.0

40.0

25.0

15-5-15+7CaO+3MgO

CalMag Grower

15.0

11.6

1.4

2.0

5.0

15.0

13-5-20+7CaO+2MgO

CalMag Finisher

13.0

10.8

0.0

2.2

5.0

20.0

18-10-18+2MgO

Hard Water Grow Special

18.0

10.3

3.5

4.2

10.0

18.0

14-10-26+2MgO

Hard Water Finisher

14.0

9.1

1.0

3.9

10.0

26.0

15-15-25

Extra Acidifier

15.0

8.9

0.0

6.1

15.0

25.0

Peters Excel

Peters Excel

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Calcium

Sulphur

Iron (Fe-DTPA)

Manganese (Mn-EDTA)

Zinc (Zn-EDTA)

Cupper (Cu-EDTA)

Boron (B)

Molybdenum (Mo)

EC value at 1.0 g/l

Maximum solubility in g/l

Base equivalent in kg

0.0

0.1

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

0.8

350

A 0.452

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

0.5

450

A 0.512

0.7

0.0

1.5

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

0.8

400

A 0.285

1.0

0.0

1.7

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.2

450

A 0.206

0.9

0.0

1.9

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.00

0.010

1.2

450

A 0.208

3.0

0.0

6.3

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

0.8

350

A 0.204

3.0

11.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.1

400

B 0.176

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.0

375

A 0.039

2.0

0.0

4.0

0.12

0.05

0.054

0.009

0.01

0.068

1.4

300

A 0.066

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.0

350

A 0.075

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.3

250

B 0.240

3.0

0.0

6.3

0.25

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.2

300

B 0.169

2.0

0.0

4.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.0

300

A 0.181

3.0

0.0

7.3

0.25

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.1

300

B 0.122

3.0

0.0

6.6

0.25

0.06

0.000

0.015

0.00

0.010

1.1

300

B 0.122

0.0

0.0

0.8

0.15

0.07

0.070

0.070

0.03

0.001

0.6

490

A 0.466

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.016

0.016

0.02

0.010

0.7

210

A 0.184

3.0

7.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.0 *

460

B 0.060

2.0

7.0

0.0

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.0 *

320

B 0.117

2.0

0.0

0.1

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

1.0 **

350

A 0.156

2.0

0.0

0.1

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

0.9 **

300

A 0.017

0.9

0.0

0.1

0.12

0.06

0.015

0.015

0.02

0.010

0.8 **

250

A 0.092

CaCO3 per kg

Magnesium 0.0

* Measured in water with 50 mg bicarbonate per litre ** Measured in water with >150 mg bicarbonate per litre

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Phosphorus

Potassium

Professional

Product name

N-Urea

Peters

Analysis

N-Ammonium

Peters

N-Nitrate

Watertype

Nitrogen - total (N)

Technical analysis of Peters by mg/l at 1 gram per liter solution

10-52-10

Plant Starter

100

0

76

24

520

100

30-10-10

Hi-Nitro

300

33

21

246

100

100

20-20-20

Allrounder

200

45

24

131

200

200

20-10-20

Winter Grow Special

200

121

79

0

100

200

20-10-20 No B

Winter Grow Special No B

200

121

79

0

100

200

21-7-21+3MgO

Grow-Mix

210

63

14

133

70

210

14-0-14+11CaO+3MgO

No Phosphate Special

140

130

10

0

0

140

15-11-29

Pot Plant Special

150

86

20

44

110

290

17-7-27+2MgO

Poinsettia Mix

170

119

51

0

70

270

20-5-30

Potash Special

200

90

10

100

50

300

12-00-43

Potassium Booster

120

120

0

0

0

430

9-9-36

Plant Finisher

90

90

0

0

90

360

10-30-20+2MgO

Blossom Booster

100

52

48

0

300

200

6-18-36+3MgO

Combi-Sol

60

60

0

0

180

360

6-18-36+3MgO No Zn/B

Combi-Sol No B No Zn

60

60

0

0

180

360

27-15-12

Foliar Feed

270

36

29

205

150

120

9-40-25

Power P

90

0

0

90

400

250

15-5-15+7CaO+3MgO

CalMag Grower

150

116

14

20

50

150

13-5-20+7CaO+2MgO

CalMag Finisher

130

108

0

22

50

200

18-10-18+2MgO

Hard Water Grow Special

180

103

35

42

100

180

14-10-26+2MgO

Hard Water Finisher

140

91

10

39

100

260

15-15-25

Extra Acidifier

150

89

0

61

150

250

Peters Excel

Peters Excel

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Calcium

Sulphur

Iron (Fe-DTPA)

Manganese (Mn-EDTA)

Zinc (Zn-EDTA)

Cupper (Cu-EDTA)

Boron (B)

Molybdenum (Mo)

EC value at 1.0 g/l

Maximum solubility in g/l

Base equivalent in kg

0

1

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

0.8

350

A 0.452

0

0

0

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

0.5

450

A 0.512

7

0

15

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

0.8

400

A 0.285

10

0

17

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.2

450

A 0.206

9

0

19

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.000

0.100

1.2

450

A 0.208

30

0

63

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

0.8

350

A 0.204

30

110

0

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.1

400

B 0.176

0

0

0

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.0

375

A 0.039

20

0

40

1.20

0.50

0.540

0.090

0.100

0.680

1.4

300

A 0.066

0

0

0

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.0

350

A 0.075

0

0

0

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.3

250

B 0.240

30

0

63

2.50

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.2

300

B 0.169

20

0

40

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.0

300

A 0.181

30

0

73

2.50

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.1

300

B 0.122

30

0

66

2.50

0.60

0.000

0.150

0.000

0.100

1.1

300

B 0.122

0

0

8

1.50

0.70

0.700

0.700

0.300

0.010

0.6

490

A 0.466

0

0

0

1.20

0.60

0.160

0.160

0.200

0.100

0.7

210

A 0.184

30

70

0

1.20

2.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.0 *

460

B 0.060

20

70

0

1.20

0.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.0 *

320

B 0.117

20

0

1

1.20

4.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

1.0 **

350

A 0.156

20

0

1

1.20

1.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

0.9 **

300

A 0.017

9

0

1

1.20

3.60

0.150

0.150

0.200

0.100

0.8 **

250

A 0.092

CaCO3 per kg

Magnesium 0

* Measured in water with 50 mg bicarbonate per litre ** Measured in water with >150 mg bicarbonate per litre

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�Specialized solutions for water soluble plant nutrition�

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What can you expect from Osmosol? Special solutions in water soluble fertilizers. This is exactly what you can expect from Osmosol. The fertilizers within the Osmosol range contribute to a smooth production of high quality plants by means of a unique technique, for high demanding customers. Osmosol water soluble fertilizers help you correct problems related to hard- or soft-water. This built-in technology distinguishes Osmosol from other fertilizers! The Osmosol range includes NPK formulas for application in hard and soft water. In both situations application of fertilizers is more convenient and the quality of your crop will improve because water related problems will be minimized! This will result in healthier plants and cultivation without problems. Enjoy the qualities of Osmosol!

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6 good reasons to use Osmosol: • E asy to use. • Keeps your irrigation system clean; no deposit on leaves. • Complete NPK fertilizer; including calcium, magnesium and trace elements. • Helps to control the pH level of the substrate. • Safe and reliable for your plants. • Acidifying effect improves the quality of your irrigation water.


Osmosol is the solution to your irrigation water! Hard water

Soft water

Characteristics and consequences of hard water

Characteristics and consequences of soft water

• Hard water contains a lot of HCO3- which results in a rising pH value of the substrate during cultivation.

• Soft water does not contain calcium and magnesium which can cause a shortage of these elements. Loss of quality, a lighter leaf color, and less vital growth are the consequences.

• Deposit formation and a clogged irrigation system due to high percentage of calcium and magnesium. • The water often has a higher EC value which leads to less plant growth and possible salt stress.

Advantage of using Osmosol for hard water

Advantage of using Osmosol for soft water

• Has a neutralizing effect on bicarbonate in irrigation water and leads to a more stable pH in the potting soil during cultivation.

• Osmosol 614R and 215R contain calcium which guarantees a continuous supply of calcium. Better growth, healthier plants!

• Acidifying effect of Osmosol keeps irrigation systems clean and prevents deposit formation and clogging. • Lowers the EC value and improves the quality of the irrigation water which leads to better plant growth.

Challenges when using hard water: Hard water causes blockage of drip irrigation systems

• With Osmosol 614R or 215R you can mix traces as well as calcium and magnesium in one tank. This ‘1-tank’ mix is easy, efficient and very effective.

Challenges when using soft water: Typical for soft water: calcium deficiency in Rosa

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Choose the right product for hard water

Product Information •  Osmosol 523 and 215 are designed for applications in hard irrigation water with a bicarbonate rate of > 60-80 mg HCO3/l. •  The product has an acidifying effect on irrigation water •  Osmosol 523 and 215 contain NPK and a complete package of trace elements. Magnesium and calcium are usually in the irrigation water that is used and thus complete availability of the nutrients is guaranteed. •  Osmosol 523 and 215 can be mixed, making many formulas possible.

Advantages of using Osmosol for hard water: • B  etter control of the pH of the potting soil because of the HCO3-buffer effect. • Better solubility of the fertilizer. • Clean and trouble-free irrigation system and no deposit on leaves. • Lower EC value and improvement of quality of irrigation water. • No need to add dangerous acids for neutralizing bicarbonate.

Boron (B)

Copper (Cu-EDTA)

Manganese (Mn-EDTA)

Molybdenum (Mo)

Zinc (Zn-EDTA)

9.1

Iron (Fe-EDTA)

12

SO3

12-7-31

7.9

3.5

9

12

2.0

3.4

0.12

0.01

0.004

0.03

0.004

0.010

2.9

7

31

4.0

8.1

0.32

0.01

0.004

0.03

0.004

0.010

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Max. solubility kg / 1.000 L

Acidifying effect (in mg/L HCO3)

Base equivalent in kg CaCO3

MgSO4, KNO3, MgNO3

Ca(NO3)2

Phosphoric acid

Nitric acid

Other compound fertilizers

Osmosol for hard water, mixing compatibility

EC-value 1 g/Ltr. Measured in water with >150 mg bicarbonate per litre

Osmosol for hard water, technical information

CaO

Osmosol 215

MgO

11.6

K 2O

23

P2O 5

23-9-12

Urea

NO3

Osmosol 523

NH4

N

Osmosol for hard water, nutrients in %

Osmosol 523

23-9-12

1.0

325

– 80

– 0.336

Osmosol 523

23-9-12

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Osmosol 215

12-7-31

1.0

275

– 62

+ 0.071

Osmosol 215

12-7-31

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No


for your growing situation! for soft water Product Information •  Osmosol R-types for soft water are especially designed for applications in soft water with a bicarbonate level of < 60-80 mg HCO3/l. •  Osmosol R-types include NPK and a complete package of trace elements, magnesium and calcium. •  Osmosol R-types can be mixed which makes many NPK compositions possible.

Advantages of using Osmosol for soft water: • C  ontinuous supply of a complete package of nutrients, no deficiencies, always the right nutrition for optimum growth. • ‘1-tank mix’ system. With one tank you can distribute all the elements in one go. • Easy to apply.

K 2O

MgO

CaO

Iron (Fe-EDTA)

Boron (B)

Copper (Cu-EDTA)

Manganese (Mn-EDTA)

Molybdenum (Mo)

Zinc (Zn-EDTA)

11.8

4.1

2.1

7

12

2.0

6.0

0.12

0.01

0.004

0.03

0.004

0.010

13

10.7

0.5

1.8

7

24

3.0

3.0

0.35

0.01

0.004

0.03

0.004

0.010

Osmosol 113R

11-11-36+2CaO

11

9.9

1.1

11

36

2.0

0.32

0.01

0.004

0.03

0.004

0.010

Phosphoric acid

Nitric acid

Other compound fertilizers

1.1

325

– 46

– 0.083

Osmosol 614R

18-7-12+6CaO

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

13-7-24+3CaO

1.0

250

– 44

+ 0.104

Osmosol 215R

13-7-24+3CaO

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Osmosol 113R

11-11-36+2CaO

1.1

320

– 22

+ 0.137

Osmosol 113R

11-11-36+2CaO

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Base equivalent in kg CaCO3

18-7-12+6CaO

Osmosol 215R

Acidifying effect (in mg/L HCO3)

Osmosol 614R

Max. solubility kg / 1.000 L

MgSO4

Osmosol for soft water, mixing compatibility Ca(NO3)2, KNO3, MgNO3

EC-value 1 g/Ltr. Measured in water with 50 mg bicarbonate per litre

Osmosol for soft water, technical information

SO3

P2O 5

18

13-7-24+3CaO

NH4

18-7-12+6CaO

Osmosol 215R

NO3

Osmosol 614R

N

Urea

Osmosol for soft water, nutrients in %

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Universol, the standard in water soluble fertilizers for pot plants, bedding plants and container nursery stock Universol: tried and tested by enthusiastic growers across Europe. Universol is one of the leading water soluble fertilizer brands. Because Universol delivers on its promises time after time, the number of users is rising every year. An investment in Universol quality is a worthwhile investment! Whichever formula you choose, Universol offers you certainty Buyers demand top quality plants. You as a grower therefore have high standards during cultivation. Fertilizers are fully tailored to optimise the growth of your plants. Using Universol also gives you the certainty that all the nutrients are provided. Every Universol product contains a full spectrum of chelated trace elements. Strict quality assurance on raw materials and the production process guarantee a consistently high quality, giving you a sense of security.

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6 good reasons to use Universol: • Versatile. • B  alanced NPK formula with magnesium and trace elements. • Dissolves quickly for immediate use. • Color-coded for ease of use. • E xcellent value for money. • Features the unique Bright Solution System.


Choose the Universol formula to suit your situation Universol offers a powerful range of products for every situation. Thanks to the broad-based application possibilities, it is easy to choose the right formula for your needs and so that you can easily recognise each product, they all have their own distinctive color. You may sometimes need to combine an NPK mix with calcium nitrate in a so-called ‘two-tray system.’ Universol Basic has been specially developed for use in combination with simple fertilizers. Increased amounts of trace elements keep them at effective levels even after blending. Universol Basic can also be used to harden off your crop!

originally developed for the food industry. That granular structure keeps your hands and the irrigation system cleaner. The colors remain true in your diluted feeds, and you always know exactly which formula you are giving your plants.

The ‘Bright Solution System’ for clear results

recognisable and the NPK ratios are displayed clearly. As always, the Everris logo on the bags is your guarantee of the high quality to which you are accustomed.

Easy to use, best results every time

Universol gives better results. Carefully selected ingredients ensure the highest quality. The Bright Solution System gives clear results and a clean system.

The new improved Universol is more powerful than ever. This brochure provides you with all the technical information you need regarding the new Universol, as well as recommended dosages for pot plants, bedding plants and container arboriculture.

The new Universol color system

Clear packaging gives you the right information

If you would like tailored advice, please contact your Everris fertilizer supplier, or your Everris Area Sales Manager directly.

Universol has a new color system. The improved performance is down to a granulated dye

Improved Universol is packaged in sturdy polyethylene bags of 25 kg. The packaging is easily

The right Universol formula for every situation Universol

Formula

NPK ratio

Purpose of the formula

Universol Violet

10-10-30+3.3MgO

1:1:3

High potassium to provide compact strong early growth, good leaf color, strong growth without extension, good flower development.

Universol Yellow

12-30-12+2.2MgO

1:3:1

Boost root growth and shoot bud growth.

Universol Blue

18-11-18+2.5MgO

3:2:3

Well balanced growth in mid-season.

Universol Green

23-6-10+2.7MgO

4:1:2

Nitrogen boost to encourage extra growth.

Universol Orange

16-5-25+3.4MgO

3:1:5

Formula for slower growth, particularly suitable for flowering plants.

Universol Basis

4-19-35+4MgO

1:5:9

This fertilizer has been specially developed for combination in A-B tray systems. Also suitable for hardening off plants.

Universol White

15-0-19+9CaO+2MgO

4:0:5

No phosphate product, specially designed for application in P-reduced growing systems.

Universol Special

9-0-39+3.5MgO

1:0:4

Specially developed for application when P-level is used to grow compact plants.

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Recommended Universol rates for pot plants and bedding plants Recommended dosages indicate the number of grams per m² per week. The number of irrigation sessions per week determines the concentration. For a specific situation, please contact your Everris fertilizer supplier or your Everris Area Sales Manager. 100% Universol

50% Universol 50% Osmocote Exact

Crops with high fertilizer requirements

1.0-2.0 g/litre

0.5-1.0 g/litre

Crops with normal fertilizer requirements

1.0-1.5 g/litre

0.5-0.75 g/litre

Salt-sensitive crops

O.5-1.0 g/litre

Dependent on situation

Recommended Universol rates for Container Nursery stock Recommended dosages are general recommendations. For a specific situation, please contact your Everris fertilizers adviser. Recommended dosages are based on continuous fertilization. 100% Universol

50% Universol 50% Osmocote Exact

Crops with high fertilizer requirements

20 g/m²/week

10 g/m²/week

Crops with normal fertilizer requirements

15 g/m²/week

7.5 g/m²/week

Salt-sensitive crops

10 g/m²/week

5 g/m²/week

P2O 5

K 2O

MgO

SO3

EC value (mS. 21 °C)

Maximum solubility (g/l. 25 °C)

Acidifying (Ac) /Alkaline (Alk) effect (kg CaCO3/kg)

30

3.3

15.6

1.3

300

A 0.048

8.9

30

12

2.2

15.0

1.2

250

A 0.446

10.2

7.8

11

18

2.5

8.0

1.3

350

A 0.252

23

11.9

11.1

6

10

2.7

9.0

1.5

250

A 0.394

16-5-25+3.4MgO

16

10.7

5.3

5

25

3.4

10.8

1.4

320

A 0.107

Universol Basis

4-19-35+4MgO

4

4.0

19

35

4.1

18.0

1.2

250

B 0.074

Universol White

15-0-19+9CaO+2MgO

15

13.5

1.5

0

19

2.0

1.2

450

B 0.162

Universol Special

9-0-39+3.5MgO

9

8.2

0.4

0

39

3.5

1.3

200

B 0.105

NH4-N

10

Formula

NO3-N

0.4

Universol

Total N

Urea

Universol product information

Universol Violet

10-10-30+3.3MgO

10

6.8

2.8

Universol Yellow

12-30-12+2.2MgO

12

3.1

Universol Blue

18-11-18+2.5MgO

18

Universol Green

23-6-10+2.7MgO

Universol Orange

0.4

20.1

Universol trace element level

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Boron

Copper

Iron

Iron

Iron

Manganese

Molybdenum

Zinc

(B)

(Cu-EDTA)

(Fe-EDTA)

(Fe-DTPA)

(Fe-EDDHA)

(Mn-EDTA)

(Mo)

(Zn-EDTA)

10-10-30+3.3MgO

0.01

0.010

0.06

0.04

0.001

0.010

Universol Yellow

12-30-12+2.2MgO

0.01

0.010

0.06

0.04

0.001

0.010

Universol Blue

18-11-18+2.5MgO

0.01

0.010

0.06

0.04

0.001

0.010

Universol Green

23-6-10+2.7MgO

0.01

0.010

0.06

0.04

0.001

0.010

Universol Orange

16-5-25+3.4MgO

0.01

0.010

0.06

0.04

0.001

0.010

Universol Basis

4-19-35+4MgO

0.02

0.020

0.08

0.002

0.020

Universol White

15-0-19+9CaO+2MgO

0.01

0.010

0.06

0.04

0.001

0.010

Universol Special

9-0-39+3.5MgO

0.01

0.010

0.07

0.04

0.001

0.010

Universol

Formula

Universol Violet

0.08

0.04


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