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Fertigation 2018-01-07T23:25:07+00:00

Mixing & Handling (Suggested Best Practices)

 

All Plant Life Solutions are produced specifically for top-shelf crops that demand superior Macro and Micronutrient ingredients to ensure optimum nutrient availability and reduced waste.  All such nutrients are specified in our Guaranteed Analysis and Derived from label. We realize, however, not all companies disclose all ingredients on their labels and therefore, without performing a physical jar test of your desired mix, we cannot say with total certainty that this process will be without issue.

  • Always ensure your mixing and application equipment is clean

  • Fill tank (spray tank or fertigation tank) 3/4 full of water before adding products

  • Be sure to check mixture compatibility by using a jar test prior to full scale mix or application

  • Use a proper mixing order (W.A.L.E.S.)

  • Always add one product into the tank at a time. Never cross streams.

  • First Aid: IF IN EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. If eye irritation persists, get medical attention.
 IF SWALLOWED: If swallowed, rinse mouth; induce vomiting. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water

  • Storage and Handling: Store in a cool dry place, keep container tightly closed, do not add water or other material to the container. Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal. Do not store near acids or other acidic materials.

  • Store Above 32°F. Do not allow to freeze.

Why does the tank need to be ¾ full first?

  • Because by adding concentrated fertilizer to minimal water produces a very concentrated blend and compatibility issues WILL occur.  (1,000 gallon solution tank, fill the tank with 750 gallons of water and then begin mixing or agitating in each product.)

Why can’t I add two products at the same time?

  • Pouring two products into solution simultaneously does not allow enough time for the concentrated nutrient to mix/ dilute into the water and could result in compatibility issues.

  • Pouring two concentrated products in together and allowing the two streams to touch could result in a compatibility issue immediately upon contact.

Why should I perform a small-scale jar test? Sounds like a waste of time shouldn’t you know if it will mix ok? You make the product.

  • Losing 1,000 gallons of material vs. ¼ gallon is much more economical and easier to discard. Therefore, always performing a jar test (small scale mock-up mix) is your best way of illuminating the risk of an issue.

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