Hortimate

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What is it? A 100% natural Soil and Plant Conditioner containing Natural Phosphate, Potassium, Sulphate, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Boron, Molybdenum, other trace elements, minerals, plant available silica and beneficial soil microbes.

What does it do?

Planting: Promotes a healthier, more robust root system and stronger thicker stem growth on all plants. This allows plants to withstand adverse conditions. Also encourages earthworm activity within the root zone, which enhances nutrient availability.

Clay Soils: loosens heavy clay soils. Provides better moisture penetration, softer soil, improves drainage and nutrient availability.

Sandy Soils: binds sand particles together in sandy soils which, reduces nutrient leaching and improves moisture availability.

Where and when to use it?

All established Orchards and new plantings. Extremely beneficial when planting or transplanting all plants, including all small crops.

How often do you use it?

Established Orchards, generally every 3 to 4 months. All other crops, before each new planting.

Application Rates

Best determined by soil tests(Please complete a “Soil Profile” form); otherwise applied as follows:
Problem areas: Minimum 1,500 kg/ha. (150gm/m2, 1.5 handful approx.)
Most planting situations: 1,000 kg/ha. (100gm/m2, 1 handful approx.)
Established Orchards: 1,000 kg/ha. (100gm/m2, 1 handful approx.)

Ordering and Packaging

Available through Earthlife Resellers & Distributors. For your nearest store, call 1800 819 003.

Other Important Information

Work into the soil for faster results (incorporate or use irrigation). Can be spread over mulch, bark etc. Will not burn plant foliage or root hairs. 1 tonne Hortimate is equivalent to 1 tonne lime in adjusting pH. Maintains soil pH level longer.

Typical Analysis of Hortimate
Element Phosphorus Potassium Calcium Magnesium Silica Sulphate
Percent 3.9 1.1 14.0 3.9 37.5 0.8
Plus Trace and Ultra Trace Elements

 

Soil Profile Form

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