The degradation rate and quality of compost can be improved by addition of diluted kelp extract. For example, add 500g to 2 Kg of kelp powder to make 100L of compost. To make sure even distribution of kelp extract on the compost. One should dilute the kelp powder with water at 200-300 times, and then sprinkle the liquid to the compost.
Application Recommendation and Literature
- Kelp/Seaweed Extract Powder Recommended Foliar Application.
- Here is the test report and approval of chitosan by US EPA for use in agriculture & horticulture.
- Field tests report.
Apply 1-1.5Kg/ha or 300-500g/Acre.
|Eggplants, Pepper, Melon, and Squash.||Spray at six-leaf stage → Early bloom → First fruit set → Four weeks later (optional).|
|Bean and Peas||Six-leaf stage → First bloom → First pods.||Every 2 weeks and after each picking.|
|Cabbage, Broccoli, and Cauliflower||Six true leaf stage → 3 weeks later → Head initiation.|
|Cucurbits and Cucumbers||Six-leaf stage → Just prior to bloom → early fruiting.||Every 3-4 weeks and after each picking.|
|Onions, Carrots, Chicory, Leeks, & Turnips||2 to3 weeks after emergence/5-leaf stage → Root enlargement.||Every 2-3 weeks.|
|Potatoes||Six-leaf stage → When tuber approx. pea size → Beginning of bloom → Bulking up.|
|Tomato||Six-leaf stage → pre-bloom → At fruit set → 2-3 weeks later.||Every 2-3 weeks and after each picking.|
Flowers and Grass
|Roses||1:3000||Every month and after each pruning or cutting.|
|1:1000||At the beginning of the growing season. Soak the soil with 200-300ml 3 times per week; subsequently, once a month|
|Lupins||1:3000||Spray once after 3-6 weeks of emergence.|
|Other flowering and Ornamental plants||1:1000||After transplanting, soak the soil around the seedling with ∼ 100ml.|
|1:5000||Spray every 2 weeks.|
|Turf and Golf Courses (600-800g/ha)||1:5000||Once or twice per month. More effective to apply often at a lower concentration.|
|Pasture (1Kg/ha)||Spray during early growth after emergence, grazing or cutting.|
|Hay/Meadow (1-1.5Kg/ha)||Spray 2 weeks after emergence or when the hay is ∼ 6-8” tall; repeat 2 to 3 times with 3-4 week intervals.|
|Mushroom||1:3000||size of mushroom head is 1-1.5 cm →size of mushroom head is 3 cm|