Controlled Release

Nutricote Micro TE 140 Day - 12 : 4.4 : 8.3

Controlled release fertiliser containing trace elements to provide a complete fertiliser during propagation (ie. cell, plug and tube production).

Features

This particular formulation of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is designed for the optimum growth and performance of plants during the propagation phase;

  • Superior control of nutrient release over 140 days
  • Nutrient release designed to match plants nutritional requirements
  • All NPK components and trace elements combined in every prill
  • Micro sized prills for even distribution
  • Robust coating for increased safety
  • Nutrient release consistent with plant needs

By matching nutrient release longevity with plant growth and growing conditions, the loss of nutrients through leaching is minimised, this facilitates a more cost effective nutritional programme and reduced concentrations of nutrients are introduced to the environment; 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 coated with a polymer. 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 Microfine be applied in2 ways -

  • Incorporation through potting mix or soil, before planting;
  • 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 1g/l up to 3-4g/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. Always refer to Nutricote label recommendations before use.

Precautions

Always read label recommendations before use. Do not use this formulation on phosphorus sensitive Australian native plant species.

Additional Information

The release rate of Nutricote products are based on an average day/night soil temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. During the months when temperatures are consistently higher than this, release occurs more quickly, while in the cooler months the release rate is reduced. This characteristic is entirely predictable.