‘Certified Pathogen Free’ means our product is certified by independent testing agencies to be free of disease carrying organisms, unlike some products which contain human waste and other unknown substances. This means you can apply any of our products with the utmost confidence in worker and food safety, not to mention keeping your organic certifications safely intact. We are the only compost product with a rock solid Biosecurity Plan
2. Why should I use this product instead of dry compost?
Ease of application: With dry compost products, there are many additional costs such as trucking, spreading, compaction, weed control and incorporating the material into your soil. With many farming operations moving towards non-tillage practices, it becomes very difficult to capture the benefits of dry compost – wind and atmospheric degradation take their toll when your compost is sitting on top of the ground. Our product can be distributed by your irrigation system which immediately moves the product to the root zone without the worries of the wind carrying it away. If you are on a flood system, you can easily band our product into your furrows prior to irrigation using either your spray rig or any liquid fertilizer application rig.
Accuracy of application: As we all know, it is almost impossible to accurately spread manure or compost products. Since we are working with a consistent liquid product, you are guaranteed to get what you pay for and you will be able to apply it with no more difficulty than spraying a field
Plant response: Unlike dry composts, our product is ‘ready to go’ once it hits the soil – you will be able to see the results quicker than you can imagine
3. I’ve had problems with composts and manures in the past - How consistent is your product, and can I store it?
As part of our Biosecurity Plan, we have a rigorous system of load testing and product verification procedures. You can be assured each and every load of our product is exactly what you are paying for and we have the load by load testing to back it up. As a result of our product’ s stability, you are able to store our products for comparatively long periods of time without any loss of effectiveness. There are periodic agitation requirements that must be met and that’s about it!
4. What is ‘N-Fixing’, and why should I worry about it?
In basic terms, N-Fixing is the process through which nitrogen becomes available for uptake by the roots of your plants. Since this reactive process, when unassisted takes some time, it is not uncommon to lose 30% to 40% of your nitrogen application just because it moved through the soil profile before it could be picked up by your plant. Since our product is not prone to leaching through your plant’s soil profile and one of our jobs is to make nutrients more available to your plants, it is perfect for augmenting the ‘N-Fixing’ process and will result in a much more efficient use of nitrogen – ultimately decreasing your need for nitrogen products, while increasing plant uptake.
5. I want to run your full fertility program…how many different products do I need?
We hope you’re sitting down…you only need TWO products to run a full program! Our Eight- Eleven Blend is all you need!
6. How much is your program going to cost me?
Our products are excellent at enhancing your fertility dollar and increasing the availability of the nutrients already in your soil. With that in mind, you don’t need to increase your fertility budget for us – we simply ask that you reallocate a portion of your existing fertility budget towards our product and allow us to show you what kind of ‘bang for your buck’ you can get. Don’t forget - you’ll have a significant savings from elimination of specialized spreading costs and incorporation tillage… you’ll start saving money immediately!
7. When should I use your products?
In a general sense, prime usage times for soil applications on deciduous tree fruit and grapes are from ‘bud break’ through ‘fruit set’ and during fall root flush (2 to 8 weeks post harvest and before leaf drop). Foliar applications should be made from ‘fruit set’ up until approximately 45 days before harvest.
8. Will this product plug up my irrigation system?
Our liquid compost product is triple filtered using 100 mesh screens. This means you can run our material through your drip irrigation or micro-sprinkler, or even drip-tape systems without any concern of plugging everything up.
9. Can I tank mix your foliar product with other materials, or does it need a ‘special’ ride through the field?
Our product may be tank mixed with many other materials without adversely affecting your spray mix pH, and can assist your tank mix as a translocation and intensifying agent. The compatibility of our material with other products you are using allows you to give your fertilizer a “Free Ride” into the field – lowering your operating costs even more. Of course, you should ALWAYS ‘jar test’ new tank mixes before loading your sprayer to make sure everything works together
10. How does your product help the weak areas of my fields?
After using our products, you will notice the weaker areas of your fields will begin to even out and become stronger. Your healthier plants will be able to resist pest pressure more effectively and as pest pressure is reduced, plant health will continue to spiral upward, resulting in better productivity.