Multi-Kelp

$14.95

Soluble Kelp with Multiple Species and Multiple Benefits.

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Description

Contains multiple beneficial agriculture kelp species including Sargassum spp., Laminaria spp. and Ascophyllum Nodosum. This formulation is high in growth stimulants and also protects against stress events like frost and drought. Multi-Kelp is water soluble seaweed extract suitable for use as a liquid foliar fertiliser, soil applied, and irrigation water applications (fertigation).

Key Benefits

• Promotes Better Plant Health and Vigour
• Reduces Transplant Shock
• Increases Disease Resistance
• Increases Crop Grow and Yield
• Multiple Kelp Species
• Allowed in Organic Farming
• Multiple Growth Stimulants
• Stress/Frost Protector
• Water Soluble
• Cost Effective
• Reduced Transport Costs (No Water Fillers)
• 100 Grams Makes 100 Litres of Liquid Kelp / Seaweed Extract.
• Bioavailable Trace Element Profile

Packaging

100 and 400 gram packs – Packed in foil lined resealable bags to protect against moisture and preserve quality and also packed in 20 kg boxes.
20 kg box $350.00 Ex GST, Ex Sunshine Coast. Price is subject to change and freight needs to be calculated. Please contact us with your postcode if you want a delivered price. 

Typical Analysis (w/w)

Carbon (as organic)                         29.0%
Nitrogen (as organic)                         1.0%
Phosphorous (as water soluble)   2.61%
Potassium (as organic)                   16.6%
Alginic Acid (as organic)                   11.0%
Sodium (as chloride)                          2.5%
Calcium (as organic)                          1.0%
Magnesium (as organic)                    0.5%
Iron (as organic)                                   0.2%
Sulphur (as organic)                           2.0%
Iodine (as organic)                            0.04%

Application Guidelines

Foliar: Half fill the spray tank with water and start the agitator then gradually added the recommend amount of Multi-Kelp and the remaining water. There should be enough water to give a good coverage over the whole plant. Apply as a fine mist until foliage is wet. Do not foliar spray when the crop is under moisture or heat stress. For optimum results apply in cool part of the day. Applications in early morning are best but late afternoon is appropriate also. Do not stray just before or after rainfall or overhead irrigation. Use a surfactant like Stick Star (Part of the BioStim Range) for maximum dispersal and leaf adherence.     

Fertigation / Soil Application: When applying via irrigation (fertigation) mix 1 part Multi-Kelp to 5 parts water before adding to the supply tank. Continuous agitation of the supply tank is recommended. Multi-Kelp can be applied through drip, micro-jet, sprinkle, solid set, travelling irrigator, overhead, furrow, flood and other types of irrigation at the recommended rates.  For micro-sprinkler, solid set or drip irrigation apply after the system is fully pressurised.  Inject for at least one hour following with clean water for at least two hours to clear system of all product.  Avoid heavy irrigation following application as that may leach material beyond the root system of the crop. 

Home Garden Application: Half fill the sprayer / watering can with water then gradually the required amount of Complete Growth and the remaining water then agitate. If using a sprayer use enough water for good coverage over the whole plant until foliage is just wet.  Do not foliar spray when the crop is under moisture or heat stress. For optimum results apply in cool part of the day. Applications in early morning are best but late afternoon is appropriate also. Do not stray just before or after rainfall or overhead irrigation. Use a natural surfactant like Stick Star (Part of the BioStim Range) for maximum results.  If using a watering can avoid heavy irrigation following application as that may leach material beyond the root system of the plants.

General Application Rates

Vegetable and Field Crops: Apply 1-2 kilograms per hectare via foliar or soil application (fertigation). Start applying at planting with repeat treatments every 7-30 days. Apply 3-5 days prior to an anticipated plant stress event.

Perennial Crops (Trees, Vines, Bushes, etc.): Apply 1-2 kilograms per hectare via foliar or soil application (fertigation). Start applying at regrowth in the spring. Repeat treatments every 7-30 days. At transplanting, a root dip can be used (see below). Post harvest applications can be made every 1-4 weeks from harvest to dormancy. Apply 3-5 days prior to an anticipated plant stress event.

Seed Treatment: 500 grams per tonne of seed. Apply with an appropriate amount of water for seed size so seed is still free flowing. 

Transplant Root Dip: To encourage root growth of new transplants, treat roots with a solution of Multi-Kelp at the rate of 25 to 50 grams per 100 litres of water prior to transplanting.

Home Garden: Foliar leaf spray or soil drench (watering can) apply ½ a heaped teaspoon (1.5 grams) per litre of water (1 full heaped teaspoon per 2 litres of water) and apply until foliage is wet or soil is soaked. Apply to garden / lawns every 2 – 4 weeks to stimulate growth, flowering or fruiting. Increase to weekly applications for sick plants, seedlings & transplants to stimulate new root growth.  For lawns 100 grams will treat 1000 square meters.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR OR FOLLOWING STRESS PERIODS SUCH AS CHILL OR DROUGHT.

Crop Specific Application Rates

Product may be applied either as foliar sprays or via fertigation/soil unless specified.  Rates higher than recommended below can be used.  Do not exceed 4 kg per hectare in a single application for trees and vines. Do not exceed 2 kg per hectare in a single application for other crops.

Fruit Crops

Rate per Application

Recommendations

Avocados

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At start of regrowth in the spring.
2nd application: 2 weeks pre-bloom.
3rd application: 2 weeks after petal fall.
4th application: Before summer fruit drop.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Bushberries
(Blueberry, Currant, Elderberry, Gooseberry, Huckleberry, etc.) 

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: 4 weeks pre-bloom (soil).
2nd application: 2 weeks pre-bloom.
3rd application: Petal fall.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Caneberries
(Blackberry, Caneberry, Loganberry, Raspberry, etc.)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At start of growth in the spring.
2nd application: 2 weeks pre-bloom.
3rd application: Petal fall.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Citrus
(Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Mandarins, Oranges, etc.)

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Start of growth in the spring (feather growth). 2nd application: 2 weeks pre-bloom.
3rd application: Petal fall.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Autumn: May be applied with gibberellin sprays on mid and late season varieties.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Grapes
Wine

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: 1-4 inch shoot growth (foliar AND soil).
2nd application: 10-12 inch shoot growth (foliar AND soil).
3rd application: 5 days pre-bloom (foliar). Avoid foliar pre-bloom application in varieties that are prone to under shatter. Use high rate in pre-bloom sprays on varieties that tend to over shatter.
4th application: ‘BB’ sized berries (2-3 mm) (foliar).
5th application: Veraison (foliar AND soil ).
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Grapes
Table, Raisin and Juice

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: 1-4 inch shoot growth (foliar AND soil).
2nd application: 10-12 inch shoot growth (foliar AND soil).
3rd application: 5 days pre-bloom (foliar). Avoid foliar pre-bloom application in varieties that are prone to under shatter. Use high rate in pre-bloom sprays on varieties that tend to over shatter.
4th-6th applications: Sizing sprays (foliar).
7th application: Veraison (foliar AND soil).
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Kiwi

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At start of growth in the spring.
2nd application: 2 weeks pre-bloom.
3rd application: Petal fall.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Olives

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Late winter (foliar).
2nd application: 2 weeks pre-bloom.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks, through to harvest.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Figs

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At start of growth in the spring.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Pome Fruits
(Apples, Pears and Quince)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Tight cluster.
2nd application: Pink bud.
3rd application: 7-10 days post petal fall.
4th application: 1/2-3/4” fruit.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Stone Fruits
(Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Plums, and Prunes, etc.)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Pink or white bud.
2nd application: Petal fall.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Cherries

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: White bud.
2nd application: Petal fall to shuck fall.
3rd application: Exposed young fruit.
4th application: Straw colour. May be applied with gibberellin sprays. Avoid sprays after straw-coloured fruit on non-gibberellin blocks where early market is desired.
Repeat: During times of stress.

Pomegranate

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Start of growth in the spring.
2nd application: 2 weeks pre-bloom.
3rd application: Petal fall.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Strawberries

2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

Pre-plant: Transplant treatment (see application rates). Repeat: Soil applications every 14 days until harvest is complete.

 

Vegetables

Rate per Application

Recommendations

Asparagus

1 kilogram of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

Pre-plant: Transplant treatment (see application rates).
1st application: For newly established plants, make a soil or foliar application at emergence.
Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest is complete.

Brassica Vegetables (Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Collards, Cabbage Kale, and Mustard Greens)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil or transplant treatment at planting. Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest is complete.

Bulb Vegetables
(Garlic, Leeks, Onions, and Shallots)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil applied treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest is complete.

Corn
Fresh, Sweet, and Pop

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar application at the 12-24 inch stage.

Cucurbit Vegetables (Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Gourds, Honeydew, Muskmelons, Squash, Pumpkins, and Watermelons)

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil or transplant treatment at planting. Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest is complete.

Fruiting Vegetables
(Eggplant, Fresh Tomatoes, Processing Tomatoes, and Peppers)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil or transplant treatment at planting. Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest is complete. Use adequate water for very good coverage. Minimum 40 GPA for mature plants is recommended.

Leafy Vegetables
(Celery, Endive, Lettuce, Radicchio, Rhubarb, Spinach, and Swiss Chard)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Foliar application at the 2-4 leaf stage.
Repeat: Foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest is complete.

Legume Vegetables
Fresh, Dry and Processing
(Beans, Garbanzos, Lentils, Peas, and Soybeans)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil applied treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest.

Potatoes

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil applied treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 21-30 days until harvest.

Root and Tuber Vegetables
(Beets, Carrots, Ginger, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes)

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil applied treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 14-21 days until harvest.

 

Field Crops

Rate per Application

Recommendations

Alfalfa

2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil or foliar application at planting or early season growth.
Repeat: Soil or foliar applications after each cutting or every 3-4 weeks.

Corn
Grain, Feed, Forage and Silage

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar application at the 12-24 inch stage.

Cotton

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil applied treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar applications every 7 to 21 days.

Hops

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At start of training in the spring.
Repeat: Every 2 to 4 weeks.

Rice

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At planting with starter fertiliser.
2nd application: 30 to 40 days after seeding.
3nd application: At early panicle emergence.

Wheat

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil applied treatment at planting.
Repeat: Soil or foliar treatments at the 6 and 12-18 inch growth stage.

 

Nuts

Rate per Application

Recommendations

Almonds

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Pink bud.
2nd application: Petal fall.
3rd application: Before summer heat stress.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Tree Nuts
(Cashews, Pecans, Walnuts, Chestnuts, etc.)

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: 1% bloom.
2nd application: 30% bloom.
3rd application: 2 weeks after previous application.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

Pistachios

1 to 3 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At early bud break.
2nd application: At bloom.
3rd application: Fully leafed out.
Repeat: Every 2-4 weeks during summer months.
Post harvest application: 2-4 weeks after harvest.

 

Other

Rate per Application

Recommendations

Herbs and Spices

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: Soil or transplant treatment at planting. Repeat: Applications every 14-21 days until harvest is complete.

Vegetable Seed Crops
All varieties

1 to 2 kilograms of Multi-Kelp per hectare.

1st application: At planting (soil).
Repeat: Every 14-21 days. Apply as foliar spray pre-bloom and 7-10 days before beginning “dry down” prior to harvest.

Hydroponic Crops

9.0 to 18.0 grams of Multi-Kelp per 100 litres.

Add recommended solution to the fertigation system. Maintain desired ratio when new water is added. Continue to monitor other fertilizer salts in hydroponics solution to ensure total hydroponic solution salinity (Electrical Conductivity, EC) is suitable for each species.

Please consult with your agronomist / crop consultant for specific recommendations for your crop/soil type.

Compatibility

Multi-Kelp is compatible with most insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers. Some pH adjustments may be required with acidic mixtures.  Add surfactants after the product has been completely dissolved in the tank solution.  When mixing with calcium products thoroughly mix Multi-Kelp with the water in the tank prior to adding the calcium product.  If interaction of chemicals is unknown please do a small scale “jar” compatibility test. In “jar” test try dissolving Multi-Kelp first before adding other ingredients.

Extra Information

•  Store in a cool, dry environment.
•  Shelf life is three years if stored correctly.
•  Please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) at www.biostim.com.au before handling this product.