Planters II Fertilizer is ideal for increasing both the survivability and growth rate for your nursery stock. When you are talking about a product that is only cycled every few years, the advantages of increased survivability and growth are obvious. North Carolina State University performed such reserach looking into the benefits of Planters II for you and your crops.
Dr. Bruck of North Carolina State University used Planters II as a way to prevent forest deforestation due to climate conditions and poor soils. He found even with minimal amounts of Planters II, his test crops showed increased growth. At a sustaining application rate equivalent to 200lbs an acre, the trees performed 20% better. For a five year growth plan, that makes it a four year crop, giving you quicker turn around on product!
While application rates can vary based on the type of nursery stock you are planting, we recommend applying roughly 200lbs / acre along the tree drip line each year. Also, as Planters II will not burn, we recommend applying with seeding or replants. Doing so will greatly increase both growth and survivability of stock.
Sarah Bruck researching the affects of deforestation of the rainforest knew that calcium increases disease resistance, survivability, and growth. She took three different mineral supplements / mixes and compared them against Planters II. In all trials, Planters II increased calcium uptake more than any other group.
Compared to other mineral supplements, Planters II performs the best on its growth increase. This means you gain better stock and quicker turn around!
Dr. Bruck knew that a percentage of a crop is lost every year when transfering tree stock from greenhouses to fields. With Planters II, he was able to increase the survability to 100%. Sounds unreal, but use Planters II and see the benefits for your operation today!