NUTRICOTE BLUE 25KG FOR FOLIAGE PLANTS 140 DAYS
$189.00 incl. GST
Nutricote Standard Blue 140 Day – 16 : 4.4 : 8.3
Standard (N:P:K) controlled release fertiliser designed for the production of foliage plants.
Superior control of nutrient release over 140 days
Nutrient release designed to match plants nutritional requirements
Consistent granule size for ease of application
Balanced NPK ratio for foliage plants
Low water soluble phosphorous suitable for natives
Ideal for top dressing semi advanced plants
Nutrient release is matched to plant needs, ie. in winter when temperatures fall, plant growth slows and lower levels of nutrients are required, while the rate of nutrient release also slows in response to lower temperatures; Technical support and advice is available for all Nutricote products; Nutricote is manufactured to the highest quality standards.
How It Works
Nutricote controlled release fertiliser (CRF) consists of granules (prills) of fertiliser that have been polymer coated. Each prill contains NPK and depending on the formulation, may contain trace elements as well. After prills are applied to potting mix or soil, water vapour starts to penetrate into the coating. The nutrients inside are dissolved and an osmotic pressure is formed, followed by gradual and controlled release of the nutrients. Nutrients are continually released during the stated longevity. The rate of release is determined by soil temperature. As soil temperature increases, the rate at which nutrients are released also increases.
Directions for use
Nutricote is suitable for application to both container grown and field grown plants. Nutricote can be applied in 3 ways –
Incorporation through potting mix or soil, before planting;
Dibble application, whereby fertiliser is placed beneath or to the side of the rootball when potting up;
Topdressing, whereby fertiliser is applied around the plant on the surface of the potting mix or soil, at any time of the life of the crop.
Application rates can vary from 2g/l up to 5g/l of growing media. The application rate is determined by the longevity of the product used, container and plant size, planting time, the growing season of the crop and even the application method (ie. dibble application rates are generally 15 – 20% lower than incorporation or topdress rates). Always refer to Nutricote label recommendations before use.