Plantacote pluss 6M is a coated controlled release fertilizer which, in addition to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, contains magnesium and trace elements in every granule. This ensures an even supply with major nutrients and trace elements over a period of approx. 6 months.
The high iron content of Plantacote pluss 6M is crucial to good performance. Iron is essential for the formation of chlorophyll and is therefore vital for good foliage colour and healthy growth.
To ensure high availability, 50 % of the iron in Plantacote pluss6Mis chelated as Fe-EDTA.
The nutrients of Plantacote pluss 6M are released by a natural membrane process which is controlled by soil temperature. Declared release times refer to an average soil temperature of 21 °C. Higher temperatures accelerate the nutrient release, lower temperatures slow it down. The release time is unaffected by substrate type, pH, micro-organisms or level of irrigation.
Plantacote pluss 6M starts to release after 2 – 3 weeks. Due to this specific mechanism the product is very safe to crops; there is no risk of salt stress, even after storage of premixed growing media for up to 2 – 3 weeks.
Release of nutrients from Plantacote pluss 6M is attuned to the physiological requirements of the crop. Thus, release of nitrogen is most pronounced during crop establishment and release of potassium is more pronounced during the later stages.
Key benefits of Plantacote pluss6M
- Each granule contains all essential nutrients
- No trace element supplements are necessary
- Iron: high content, high availability
- Very well suited to dibbling
- Labour saving
- Nutrient supply adjusted to plants’ requirements:
- extra nitrogen in early growth
- extra potassium in later growth
- Ultra-safe coating:
- withstands extreme stress
- delayed release mechanism