General Application Rates
As all growers are aware, optimal application rates often vary substantially from crop to crop as well as from farm to farm, depending on a large number of things. Accordingly, we provide the following rates just to give a framework and encourage you to email us or call for specific application rates, depending on your particular crop and location.
How Often and When to Apply
For vegetable and row crops we recommend you apply 3 gallons per acre 4 times a year.
First Application: At planting, the product can be applied to soil, in-furrow, and/or sprayed/broadcast.
Second Application: Foliar spray when first primary leaves come out and/or when plants are 8 to 10 inches tall.
Third Application: Pre-blossom or pre- tassel.
Fourth Application: Pre-harvest
Note: Each gallon of fish should be mixed with at least 10 gallons of water. Many crops see tremendous benefits when mixed at 30:1, 50:1 and even 100:1.
Because our fertilizer includes absolutely all of the beneficial oils, Indian River Organics® Liquid Fish Fertilizer is a remarkable “sticking agent.” Whenever you are making a field spray, consider adding some fish to your mix. The fish will provide a number of benefits to each application, including more efficient delivery to the plant via the leaves and extended time remaining in the root zone of the soil. Many inputs are more efficiently delivered when mixed with fish, and could allow you to cut your application rates. Indian River Organics Liquid Fish Fertilizer makes an excellent adjuvant or input sticking agent. It helps to deliver your inputs more efficiently and potentially lowers your overall costs.
Remember: It is better to fertilize more often with less, than less often with more. If running through drip tape, we suggest using 1 ounce per gallon of water once a week. Remember to flush lines with clean water when done.
Indian River Organics® Growth Stimulant is an organic treatment for commercial, agriculture, and horticulture use. It provides numerous benefits not found in traditional fertilizer, including micro-nutrients, trace elements, and beneficial soil biology, along with enhanced nutrient absorption and increased water retention.
Turf and Pasture
Commercial: Mix a range of 1 – 3 gallons with 100 gallons of water and apply to one acre.
Apply every 4-6 weeks throughout the growing season, depending on soil and plant conditions.
Commercial: Mix a range of 1 – 3 gallons with 100 gallons of water and apply to one acre. Root Drench: Dip/Soak plants in mixture prior to planting, or muck in with 6 ounces of mixture when planting.
Apply every 2-4 weeks during the growing season through Irrigation or Foliar Spray.
Commercial: Mix 2 gallons with 100 gallons of water and apply to each acre 8 X’s per year from Feb/March through Sept/Oct.
Apply 2 ounces per gallon of water as a foliar spray every 2 weeks.
Apply 4 ounces per gallon of water as a foliar spray every 2 weeks.
Product is most effective when applied during early morning or late afternoon hours.
Indian River Organics® Bio Carbon Soil Amendment is an organic soil and plant treatment for Agriculture/Horticulture, Commercial, and Home & Garden use. We call our product a bio-stimulant, or a Pro-Biotic for Your Soil because it introduces many species of beneficial microbes, energizes the existing microbiology of the soil and stimulates the production of additional beneficial microorganisms.
This product contains numerous beneficial compounds and microorganisms including active carbon to serve as a nutrient source for beneficial soil biology, humic acid to chelate and facilitate the transfer of nutrients to the plants, numerous species of beneficial soil biology including nitrogen-fixing bacteria and others valued for suppression of a wide range of plant and soil pathogens/diseases.
Top-dressing on Turf: Use at a rate of 5-10 pounds per 1,000 square feet in the spring and fall. Use a drop spreader to apply.
Trees and Shrubs: Use at a rate of 10-15 pounds per 1,000 square feet
Annuals and Perennials: Use at a rate of 2 pounds per 100 square feet
Potting Mix: Use at a rate of 20 pounds per cubic yard. For containers, use ¼ cup per gallon size. Seedling Transplants: 1 tablespoon per plant.
Use Indian River Organics® Powdered Potassium Concentrate on all types of plants. It is specially formulated to promote superior plant growth, and produces massive fruit and vegetables, and the most fragrant and vibrant blooms. It is incredibly easy to use. Simply mix with water and apply!
It contains water soluble potassium that is readily available and can be immediately absorbed by your plants. Potassium helps plants bloom and fruit, improving the quality of leaf and forage crops!
Please contact us for specific recommendations to your situation as temperature, soil type, and crop type can all require significant variations to these rates!
Average Rate of Application: 4-9 pounds per acre
Hydroponic rate/gallon: Up to 1 teaspoon
Foliar/gallon: Up to 1 ounce.
Soil/gallon: Up to 4 ounces
Vegetables: 2 – 9 pounds per acre (varies by crop)
Fruit: 2 – 9 pounds per acre (varies by crop)
Economic crop: 2 – 9 pounds per acre (varies by crop)
Cereals: 2-10 pounds per acre (varies by crop)
Turf Grass and Golf Course Tips
- Turf grass: 2-3 pounds per acre
- Golf courses: Putting Greens: 2-3 pounds per acre; Fairways: 1-2 pounds per acre.
- Recommended to apply “little and often,” once or twice a month throughout the year
- Regular applications to greens and tees are especially beneficial for absorption of other soil nutrients.
- Applied as bio-stimulant to increase the number and activity of micro-organism. This will improve grass growth and help reduce soil borne disease symptoms in the turf.
Use Indian River Organics® Powdered Nitrogen on any plant. It promotes superior plant growth, it produces massive fruit and vegetables and fragrant and vibrant blooms. It contains water soluble nitrogen that is readily available and can be immediately absorbed by your plants. Nitrogen helps plants with rapid growth, increasing seed and fruit production and improving the quality of leaf and forage crops! This product is made from a proprietary process that separates the primary plant nutrients from vegetable matter and is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production.
Please contact us for specific recommendations to your situation as temperature, soil type and crop type can all require significant variations to these rates!