Archive for September, 2009

Fertil Gold, Huma Gro’s home garden and turf line, has recently launched an online store and a blog. You can now get Huma Gro’s proprietary Micro Carbon Technology for your home use.

Below are links to the online store and blog. At the online store you can get Fertil Golds Grow & Bloom, Vegetable, Turf, and Flower specialty products.




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Here is another Question and Answer from one of our customers on how to correct NPK need found in a soil/crop analysis:

If my soil/crop analysis shows a need for N,P,K of 50 lbs/acre apiece at planting time, and I was using SuperNitro, SuperPhos and SuperK, with a drip system into the ground, what would you recommend as the application rate per treatment, and for how many treatments?

We have many times replaced regular fertilizer with Huma Gro products . I will deal with each separately.

Nitrogen.  If the source of nitrogen is UN 32 then the conversion is really straight forward.  We can reduce the amount of actual N applied by 25% to 30% soil applied nitrogen with the use of Super Nitro. With Super Nitro containing 30% N with a weight of 11 lbs per gallon, we get 3.3 lbs of nitrogen per gallon applied.  Therefore each gallon of Super Nitro will replace 1.5 gallons of UN 32 or 3.8 lbs of actual N soil applied.  Depending on the crop, I normally would apply 20% of the N in the first irrigation, 40% at the start of Stage 2 growth and  20% at the start of stage 3 and the remaining 20% at the start of stage 4.  With drip systems it is easy to distribute this amount of fertilizer uniformly through the the growth cycle but I would have it all applied by the start of Stage 4.

Phosphate:  Real easy  1 gallon of Super Phos will replace 50 units of regular phosphate.  50% of Super Phos at first irrigation, 25 % of Super Phos during Stage 2 and 25% of Super Phos during stage 3.

Potassium: Similar situation to Super Nitro.  Each gallon of Super K contains 4.4 lbs of K and will replace about 6 lbs of normally applied Potassium.  I would apply 25% at the first part of each growing stage.

I would suggest tissue tests at the beginning of each growth stage and adjust the amount needed with foliar applications of the needed elements.

As a guide to using our crop recommendation forms for nutrient recommendations, the chart asks you to enter the stage of growth that the plant is in.  I suggest that if the growth stage at the time of sampling is stage 2, that you enter stage 3 as the growth stage for recommendations so that we will have adequate nutrients for the future stage rather than the stage of growth we just passed.

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Below is a link to the September Issue of “The Growing Edge” Newsletter. This issue has information on understanding Plants and Soils as well as articles on how Huma Gro Fertilizers can help you with Potato and Vegetable production. If you would like to be added to “The Growing Edge” Newsletter distribution list please contact Nick Hopkins at nick@biohumanetics.com

September 2009 The Growing Edge Newsletter

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