The Ferticell LOW COST NPK Organics Philosophy
2-20-2; 8-3-8; 10-2-2; 7-7-7 ; 10-0-10; 4-8-16; 5-10-10; 13-0-0
We know that people are concerned about the health and safety of their families and pets. We think that your lawn and garden are places that need not be a health hazard. This is why we make our fertilizers out of the highest quality materials available and do not use waste products. We produce the best organic fertilizers.
You can use Ferticell fertilizers with confidence at any time.
Fertilizer applications should be based on the recommendations from a recent soil test. The following generalized recommendations are based on the nutrient needs of moderately high yielding crops being grown in soils of low to moderate fertility. Crop fertilizer needs were summarized from sources including, The International Fertilizer Industry, the Potash and Phosphate Institute, and many State Extension Service publications. Soils that have been well fertilized in the recent past, or have received manure or compost within the past year should be fertilized at rates lower, in some cases considerably lower, than those listed here. Have your soil tested. Your state agricultural extension service is a good source for soil testing.
About our fertilizers:
Ferticell Organics 8-3-8, our premium general purpose fertilizer, is our recommendation for the best fertilizer for lawns. In areas with phosphorus restrictions use Ferticell Organics 10-0-10. Our Ferticell Organics 4-8-16 will also perform well if higher rates are used. Both of these are top organic fertilizer products and meet the NOP requirements for organic crops. Ferticell Organics also produces an ECOCERT listed PLANT based lawn product. This natural fertilizer works as a pre-emergent herbicide. With proper application and timing, weed germination can be reduced by nearly 60% in the first year and 85-90% in successive years. These products are best applied by a drop spreader of your choosing, but spin spreaders can also work with lighter applications.
Application method: A drop spreader is the most effective way to evenly spread other Ferticell fertilizers on your lawn. Ferticell blends ingredients of different sizes and weights into their fertilizers. This means the varied particles will behave differently when tossed through the air with either a centrifugal spreader or by hand. They can be applied with a broadcast spreader, but the fertilizer will spread more evenly with the drop spreader.
Cool Season Grasses: Cool season grasses such as Kentucky Blue Grass, Perennial Rye Grass, Tall Fescue, Fine Fescue, and Bent Grass should be fertilized at a rate of 10 Kg per 100 m2 of Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 in the Spring, after the rapid growth slows (also known as, “Spring Flush”). Apply an additional 10 Kg in the mid to late fall. In areas with phosphorus restrictions use Ferticell Organics 10-0-10 using the same previous recommendations.
Warm Season Grasses: Warm season grasses such as Bahia, Bermuda, Blue Grama, Buffalo, Centipede, St. Augustine, and Zoysia should be fertilized at a rate of 10 Kg per 100 m2 of Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 in early spring. Apply an additional 10 Kg in the mid-summer. In areas with phosphorus restrictions use Ferticell Organics 10-0-10 using the same previous recommendations.
New Lawn Seedings Incorporate 4 kg per 100 m2 of Ferticell Organics 7-7-7 into the soil, ideally about a week prior to seeding the grass. Apply an additional 4 kg of Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 when the grass is well established in 4 to 6 weeks.
Flowers & Bulbs Fertilizers: Ferticell 's Organics 7-7-7 is what we recommend for flowers and bulbs due to the higher ratio of phosphorus which promotes flowering. Ferticell Organics 4-8-16 and our general Purpose fertilizer Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 will also perform well if the rates are adjusted based on the nitrogen content. The general purpose Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 is also a very good organic lawn fertilizer.
Annuals: Incorporate 200 gr per 1 M2 of Ferticell Organics 7-7-7 prior to planting. Optionally, work in another 200 gr when the flowers are just beginning to bloom, being careful not to damage roots. Fertilizer applied at the time of new planting can be incorporated into the soil, or banded several centimeters below the seed row. Applications to growing plants should also be incorporated in to the soil, taking special care not to damage roots.
Perennials: Without damaging roots, cultivate in 200 gr of Ferticell Organics 7-7-7 in early spring. This should be done before new shoots begin to grow. A second application can be made in late summer for plants that bloom late in the season.
*Application Method: Trees that are growing in fertilized lawns are (organic fertilizer lawns) probably receiving enough fertilizer from the run-off and are not likely to benefit from additional applications. In general it is best to avoid fertilizing trees late in the season, particularly in cold climates, because they will not harden off well. Tree roots extend beyond the drip line of the leaves. Fertilizer should therefore be applied a short distance outside the drip line in addition to under the tree.
Trees and Shrubs Fertilizers: Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 is our recommendation for trees and shrubs. Woody ornamental plants do not have phosphorus and potassium requirements as high as flowering plants and vegetables. Fruit and nut trees, on the other hand, do have high phosphorus and potassium needs and should be fertilized with Ferticell Organics 4-8-16.
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs: Trees and shrubs should be fertilized once in the early spring prior to new shoot growth. Apply 2 kg of Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 to evergreen trees, and 3 kg to deciduous trees. For small trees (under 4 meter) and shrubs use 0,400 gr.
Fruit and Nut Trees: Fertilize with 2 Kg of Ferticell Organics 4-8-16 in early spring prior to bud break. Berries: Berries should receive 200 gr Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 per mature plant. Use half this rate for young plants. For best results incorporate fertilizer into the soil without damaging roots early in the spring prior to bud break. Grapes: Fertilize each plant with 200 gr of Ferticell Organics 4-8-16 in late winter while the vines are still dormant. For best results incorporate fertilizer into the soil without damaging roots. Vegetable Fertilizers: Ferticell Organics 4-8-16 is an excellent organic fertilizer for vegetables which require high levels of potassium for starch production. Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 is also a good choice, particularly for soils with low organic matter levels and therefore limited nitrogen availability. *Application Method: Vegetables Crops -All rates are expressed in Kg applied to an area of 10 M2 , Kg/10M2
Asparagus: 1 kg in spring, and an additional 1 kg in summer.
Beans and Peas: 1,5 kg at planting, and an additional 1,5 kg one month later.
Cabbage: 1,5 kg at planting and 1,5 kg one month later.
Carrots: 1 kg at planting and 3 kg one month later
Cauliflower and Broccoli: 1,5 kg at planting and 3 kg one month later.
Celery: 1,5 kg at planting and 2,5 kg one month later.
Cucumber: 1,5 kg at planting and 2,5 kg when vines reach 90 cm in length.
Eggplant: 1,5 at planting and 2 kg one month later.
Lettuce: 1,5 kg at planting and 2 kg I month later.
*Application Method (continued):
Onions: 2 kg banded directly below the seed row at planting, and another 2 kg just prior to bulb formation.
Potatoes: 1,5 kg banded near, but not touching, seed potatoes, and another 2,5 kg at tuber initiation (approximately 50 days later).
Radish, Turnip, and Rutabaga: 1,5 kg banded several centimeters below the seed row at planting.
Spinach: 1,5 kg shallowly incorporated at planting, and 1,5 kg 7 weeks later.
Sweet Corn: 1,5 kg at planting, and 2 kg 5 weeks later.
weet Potatoes: 1,5 kg at planting, and 1,2 kg prior to vines running.
Tomatoes: 1,5 kg at planting, and 2,5 kg one month later.
Watermelon and Cantaloupe: 1,5 kg at planting and 2,5 kg prior to flowering.
Reference: 1 cup = (approximately) 200 gr.
Field Corn: When the crop is 'knee high' (V4-V5 vegetative growth stage) side-dress with Ferticell Organics 10-2-2. Although Ferticell Organics 7-7-7 can be applied up to 200 kg per 4000 m2, it is most effectively used as a starter organic fertilizer at lower rates, particularly when planting early in cool soils. Banding at a rate of 25 kg per 25 bushels of expected yield or as indicated by a nitrate test (PSNT – Pre-Side Dress Nitrate Test) taken before it is side dressed. Alternatively use 35 kg of Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 (or Ferticell Organic 10-0-10 in high phosphorus soils) per 25 bushels of expected yield. This amount should be adjusted after a soil test reveals should be incorporated just prior to planting.
Small Grains: For small grains apply 100 – 200 kg of Ferticell Organics 8-3-8 (or Ferticell Organic 10-0-10 in high phosphorus soils) per acre at planting in the fall. In late winter or early spring (late February, early March) a second organic fertilizer application of 35 – 70 kg per 4000 m2 of Ferticell Organics 10-2-2 will significantly increase yields.
*Small Grains Note: Rates vary greatly depending on soil nutrient levels, expected yield, as well as the effect of previous manure applications and green manure crops and legumes in the rotation. As a general rule lower fertilizer rates can be used following manure applications and legume crops.
Soybeans: Apply 100 – 200 kg Ferticell Organics 4-8-16 per 4000 m2 at planting. Note: rates vary greatly depending on soil nutrient levels, expected yield, as well as the effect of previous manure applications. As a general rule, lower fertilizer rates can be used following manure applications.
Alfalfa & Hay: For new grass and legume seeding’s, Ferticell Organics 4-8-16 is a good place to start. It's one of our top organic fertilizers. Apply at the rate of 125 kg per 4000 m2 and meet the NOP requirements for organic crops. It may also be top-dressed after the first and the second cutting at 40 kg per 4000 m2 for each cutting. Soil tests should be taken to determine the necessity of adding specific micro minerals. Legumes do have specific trace mineral requirements.
Note: rates vary greatly depending on soil nutrient levels, expected yield, as well as the effect of previous manure applications. As a general rule lower fertilizer rates can be used following manure applications.