Liquid Kelp

Liquid Kelp

Maine-harvested kelp, Ascophyllum nodosum, is a source of growth-promoting and -regulating hormones. Use when starting seeds to improve seed germination and increase root growth. Also useful as a drench to help prevent transplant shock. As a foliar feed, it will increase mineral uptake in leaves and improve photosynthesis. Add 0.5 tsp/gal ThermX 70 as a spreader-sticker to increase coverage and absorption. Can be applied to seed, root or leaf at a rate of 2 Tbsp/gal water. Use 1½ qt/50 gal water per acre. MOFGA


8269 Liquid Kelp
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A: pt (3#) $8.00
B: gal (10#) $25.00
C: 5 gal (50#) $90.00
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Fertilizers

Fertilizers provide nitrogen and other nutrients in a form that is readily available to plants. Foliar sprays get nutrients directly to the leaves and are important sources of amino acids, which increase resistance to disease and to insect infestation. Our products provide both an immediate boost and, unlike nonorganic chemical fertilizers, additional long-term fertility, feeding both the plants and the organisms that maintain soil health.

Fertilizers should be used as a supplement to, not a replacement for, the nutrients provided by healthy soil. Sustainability requires that one develop a long-term plan of cover cropping, green manuring and composting.

While we try to stay current with product specifications, product formulations are subject to change without notice.

Rock Powders and Soil Amendments

Thriving sustainable agriculture is built on the ground of a healthy soil. In fact, organic certification requires a soil management plan. Do a soil test to determine your soil’s needs before embarking on a program of soil improvement.

Rock powders and soil amendments used with a program of crop rotation, composting and cover cropping will enhance fertility, improve soil tilth, promote disease resistance, support beneficial soil microorganisms, and even help restore balance to the garden and the world around it. Application rates vary depending on soil type and results of soil tests. Used with organic fertilizers, rock powders and soil amendments will help address immediate fertility needs as well as long-term requirements of sustainable growth. Rock powders can be applied directly to soil but their nutrients will be more readily available to plants if incorporated into compost.

Organic Certification

Inoculants, soil amendments, fertilizers, livestock supplies and pesticides are labeled as:
OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval.
MOFGA: Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. Reviewed by MOFGA and allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier.
WSDA: The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certifying division has approved these products for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier.
Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier.
AYC: Products whose active ingredient is on the list of allowed substances, but which are not on the OMRI or WSDA list. Ask your certifier.
Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.

Click here for our list of soil amendments, fertilizers, and disease and insect controls along with their certification status and manufacturers.