Planters II Fertilizer Specifications
Planters II Foundation Mineral Fertilizer is made from a naturally occurring mineral found in the Colorado Rocky Mountains near Salida, Colorado. As with all registered fertilizers, the minerals found in Planters II Fertilizer are directly plant available.
What does this mean to you? It means instead of waiting 2-200 years (about the average time for most amendments on today's market), the minerals in Planters II Fertilizer have been proven to be taken up directly by the plant: usually showing results in 30-60 days. This encourages immediate results, all while building a fertile foundation in your soil. We show that even with perfect soil, Planters II helps your crop quanity. To think, one product, feeding both your plants and your soil!
The Planters II Mineral
The mineral is a highly metamorphosed fresh water evaporate of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian geologic transition period. It is approximately 30% water soluble in the first hour, the balance becoming available during the normal crop season - a natural time released fertilizer.
There is no geological name for the mineral. The minerals are plant available, non-toxic (LD50>4gms/kg), they do not leach from the soil, and are size compatible with current fertilizer spreaders (-8+12 mesh), weighing approximately 84lbs/cu ft in granular form. Planters II Fertilizer is easy to apply with a standard spreader or air seeder, and the fertilizer can be applied while seeding.
Planters II has a wide range of elements, that you are free to view by clicking on the additional files provided below. Within the State fertilizer registrations, Planters II guarentees seven elements. These elements are proven to have benefit for your crops and are benefital to all crops. Accept nothing less than a product that is agronomically proven to work!
Calcium - 5.0%
Calcium promotes early root formation and influences intake of other plant foods. Compared to gypsum or limestone, Planters calcium is many times more reactive. It is a major nutrient and one of the hardest for plants to take up.
Sulfur - 5.0%
Sulfur is utilized in development of proteins, vitamins, etc. It is also an aid to lowering the pH of high alkali soils. Often a sulfur deficiency is mistaken for a nitrogen deficiency as they look alike. Often Sulfur is called the 4th nutrient, as it is essential for NPK uptake by the plant.
Magnesium - 0.5%
Magnesium is essential to formation of chlorophyll, making greener plants.
Iron - 0.4%
Iron acts as a catalyst in the production of chlorophyll.
Boron - 0.02%
Boron enables plants to absorb and utilize calcium.
Molybdenum - 0.0005%
Molybdenum is indispensable to the assimilation of gaseous nitrogen and important to the process of fixation of organic nitrogens. Very tiny amounts are required for the growth of Rhizobium.
Cobalt - 0.0005%
Cobalt lowers the possiblity of Bang's and Bush diseases among cattle. It is also believed to be essential in nitrogen fixation.
Click the links below for downloadable PDFs on Planters II. We also recommend looking at our agricultural studies.