Crop Aid Soil is a carbon and nitrogen-based liquid solution. It’s formulated to enhance and promote beneficial micro-organisms in the soil by activating and stimulating native biology. It also acts as a fertilizer catalyst, maximizing the availability of applied fertilizer by reducing loss and soil tie up.
Q1. What is in Crop Aid Soil?
Crop Aid Soil contains a unique blend of lignin extract, kelp extract, zinc, iron, manganese, and boron. It is safe to mix with most herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, however, jar tests are always recommended.
Crop Aid Soil can help crops exposed to unfavourable conditions such as:
- Low microbial activity
- Hard pan and compaction
- Poor soil texture
- Unbalanced soil pH
- Unbalanced soil nutrients
- Moisture availability
- Organic matter level
Q2. Container Size
- 10L jugs
- 500L totes and 1000L totes
Q3. How to use Crop Aid Soil
It is recommended that Crop Aid Soil be applied onto soil or plants with a sprayer or directly into the soil by an injection system or liquid fertilizer applicator. It can also be sprayed on crops, alfalfa, pasture, and hayland by conventional sprayer or aerially applied.
Crop Aid Soil is recommended to be applied twice during the growing season at a rate of 250ml/acre per application. Crop Aid Soil is recommended for all soil type and crops.
In the Spring at a rate of 250 ml/acre with:
- spray application with pre-burn herbicide
- inject in soil at seeding with liquid fertilizer
- apply during herbicide spray application after seeding.
a 2nd application of 250 ml/acre should be applied in crop when spraying the in crop herbicide, fungicide, insecticide or foliar fertilizer.
When spraying alfalfa, pasture, or hayland, spray in the spring when plants are starting to green up and are actively growing. You can also spray an application after the first cut when the alfalfa starts to regrow.
What is lignin and why is it beneficial when applied to the soil?
High source of carbon and nitrogen.
Encourages the activation and growth of beneficial microorganisms in the soil.
Acts as a fertilizer catalyst reducing the loss and soil tie up of soil-applied fertilizers.
Increases fertility of soil.
Helps to loosen and aerate the soil and improves moisture holding capacity of the soil.
Aids in building up the plants defences against disease and pests.
Helps to reduce the population of soil born pathogens.
Strong chelate ability allowing the minerals to be absorbed by plant roots.
Increases plant growth by stimulating life in the rhizosphere.
Increases plant health.
Increase yield & seed quality.
Why we use Kelp?
For centuries, farmers have known the value of kelp. Kelp is able to extract many inorganic substances available in the ocean and convert these inorganic compounds into organic compounds, making kelp solution an outstanding source of these compounds.
To produce a good crop, you must prepare the soil to nurture the millions of tiny feeding roots.
Kelp solution both feeds plants and enriches the soil rhizophere with a wide variety of nutrients, conditioners and growth stimulants. The elements that kelp and kelp extracts provide are known to promote strong plants and healthy growth. They also naturally increase plants’ resistance and tolerance to all kinds of stressful conditions.
Improve crop quality with kelp solution
Increases in the health of plants, and improved crop quality, can both be achieved through the use of kelp solution. These claims have been proven to be true by commercial kelp product users. Additionally, research shows more benefits when kelp products are used including:
Faster seed germination.
Increased growth of new plants started from cuttings and seeds.
Healthier, more uniform, and stronger plant growth.
Increased stress tolerance.
A better quality harvest and safer storage with less waste.
The increased bioavailability of other nutrients usually trapped in the soil.
Kelp extracts act as bio stimulants of plant growth and development. We include kelp extracts in our Crop Aid Soil and Crop Aid Seed nutrition solutions to promote stronger and healthier crops.
Why is kelp beneficial?
Promotes growth of beneficial soil microbes and boosts microbial activity.
Increases nutrient uptake by roots.
Improves soil structure and aeration of soil.
Acts as a bio stimulant, and enhances seed germ and vigor.
Acts as a chelator and improves utilization of minerals.
Increases nutrient availability to crops.
Increases plants resistance to stressful conditions including disease, insects and other stressors.
Increases plant growth, increases yield, increases flower set, increases seed production, improves propagation of seedlings and cuttings, and increases crop quality.