Learn the answers to the frequently asked questions about our organic fertilizers, including important differences between fish emulsions and hydrolysate fish fertilizer. If you can’t find the answer to your question on this page, contact us today and we’ll be happy to help!
What is the difference between hydrolysate fish fertilizer and fish emulsion products?2016-10-23T08:56:33-04:00

Today, the term emulsion has become used universally to describe liquid fish fertilizer, much like how the term Kleenex has become synonymous with tissues or Q-tip has come to mean cotton swab.  However, there are very substantial differences between Emulsions and the higher quality Fish Hydrolysate fertilizers.  The primary differences become apparent with a short description of the respective manufacturing processes.  For an Emulsion, you take the fish and cook, boil and render them under extreme heat, and then the beneficial oils are removed and sold into the Health Food / Vitamin Market where you have certainly seen Fish Oil Vitamins, etc…in the grocery or health food store.  Then, believe it or not, the actual fish meal and all the proteins and nutrients that it provides are stripped out and sold into the pet food and livestock food markets.  Only then is the stick-water with the few nutrients remaining processed into the product known as Fish Emulsion, which is often smelly and frequently clogs application equipment, and is generally difficult to work with.  In contrast, the High Quality Fish Hydrolysate Fertilizer is quite simply, 100% all natural liquefied fish, with none of the beneficial oils and proteins removed.  Fish are Cold-Processed through a natural enzymatic liquefaction process and then the liquid fish is packaged and sold.  The hydrolysate retains all of the beneficial oils and protein nitrogen and has a fresh fish scent.  We triple filter our Fish Hydrolysate so that it will NEVER clog your application equipment, and it easy to use.

What is your fertilizer made of?2016-10-23T08:57:14-04:00

Indian River Organics® Liquid Fish Fertilizer is made up FISH…PURE FISH! Simple, isn’t it? Cold Processed and Enzymatic-ally Liquefied, the fish are sustainable sourced from clean, pure water. The natural enzymatic liquefaction process reduces the large organic protein molecules into their smaller components known as amino acids. The end result is a powerfully effective, organic fertilizer and soil supplement that contains no chlorine or heavy metals. It is Great for Everything that Grows!

How does your organic fish fertilizer work?2016-10-23T08:57:51-04:00

Our fertilizer is processed in a manner that preserves the natural enzymes, quickly breaking down the fish protein into small chain amino acids and peptides. Natural chelates are also created within the hydrolysate, making trace minerals including iron, copper, zinc, sulfur, magnesium and calcium easily soluble for plants and turf.

Do you offer any plant supplements besides liquid fish fertilizer?2019-12-02T11:19:56-05:00

Our other products include a bio-carbon soil amendment, growth stimulant, liquid kelp plus concentrate and powdered-nitrogen concentrate. Visit our Products page to learn more about the Indian River Organics® line of products!

How do I use fish fertilizer on my lawn?2017-11-20T15:15:07-05:00

Spray lawn using 2 ounces of fertilizer per gallon of water and per every 500 square feet of lawn area. For best results, spray in the early morning or late afternoon. If using our preset hose end sprayer, simply fill with product, attach to your hose, turn on the water and spray. Apply every 2-6 weeks throughout the growing season. For more application tips, visit our Applications page.

How do I use fish fertilizer on my plants and vegetables?2019-12-02T11:21:59-05:00

Mix 4 ounces of fertilizer per gallon of water. Using a hose end sprayer or simple watering, apply fertilizer directly to leaves and flowers until runoff occurs. Apply in the early morning or at sunset for best results. Apply every 2-4 weeks throughout the growing season. For more application tips, visit our Applications page.

How do I use your organic fish fertilizer on seedlings and transplants?2019-12-02T11:24:34-05:00

Mix 2 ounces of Indian River Organics® Liquid Fish Fertilizer per gallon of water. Dip plants into solution just prior to planting. For more application tips, visit our Applications page.

Do you sell your products to retailers and distributors?2021-06-30T09:37:01-04:00

Yes, we do! If you would like to become a retailer or distributor for Indian River Organics®, all you have to do is fill out our form in our Contact page.

Are your products certified organic?2019-12-02T11:33:35-05:00

Indian River Organics® products are compliant for use in an organic growing system and verified by OMRI listings (our OMRI products) and WSDA registrations. For commercial organic farmers, these verifications aid in USDA certification.

Where are your products made?2019-12-02T11:51:05-05:00

Since the formation of Indian River Organics® our desire to make quality organic products for consumers here in the United States has set us apart from our competitors. We believe that we have a responsibility to our consumers and retailers to not only provide high-quality products, but to create jobs and lasting economic benefits for our community.

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