The following application guidelines are offered as a tool for anyone making application recommendations.  
Many factors are considered when making application recommendations including:

· Soil nutrient levels
· Soil type · Percentage of organic matter
· Crop to be grown
· Stage of plant growth
· Cropping history
· Environmental conditions


The application timing and rates may be changed to fit a particular situation that is impacted by one or more of the above
mentioned factors. In organic operations, it is recommended that all application rates be increased 100% of traditional applications
for conventionally grown crops (conventional rate of 1 gallon per acre will increase to 2 gallons per acre).  This increase is
recommended because the build-up of residual soil nutrients in organic fields is typically less than that found in conventionally
fertilized fields.  Additionally, organic fertilizer products tend to have a slow release of nutrients compared to that of chemical
fertilizers.  Number and frequency of applications may also have to be increased for the same reasons.

We do recommend consulting a current soil report when making application decisions.  
Additionally, as a general rule,
we recommend a 50% reduction of the normal N-P-K rate.


NOTICE – FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS
·
The standard application rate is 1 gallon per acre in sufficient water to apply the desired rate · If already using N-P-K products:
It is recommended that N-P-K application rates be reduced by 50% when using products containing GrowPro

· If Soil Organic Matter (OM) is low (i.e. heavy sand or heavy clay soils, increase the initial
 application rate by ½ gallon for all applications.
· Avoid extreme temperatures.  Store at 40°F – 80°F.
· Always properly calibrate your sprayer prior to application to assure recommended
 application rate per acre is achieved.
· Apply in late afternoon or at sundown to ensure optimal absorption.
· For second application: Foliar application is suggested.
· If foliar application of GrowPro is recommended, the droplet/particle size should be very fine.  
 Large droplets will roll off the leaf surface.
· The entire spray tank and system should be rinsed and flushed thoroughly before and after
 the application of GrowPro.

CO-APPLICATION:

· Products containing GrowPro can be co-applied with your irrigation water through a metered irrigation system.
· Product can also be co-applied with liquid Nitrogen and herbicides.  
  A jar compatibility test is always recommended before application is made.
· DO NOT CO-APPLY GrowPro with fungicides or fumigants.
Application Guidelines
Organic Living Microbes
Agitation: · The product should be gently agitated prior to application.  
In smaller containers, simply shake the container prior to loading into sprayer.

· With bulk carrels and totes, agitate prior to transferring to sprayer (can use air wand or paddle agitator).
· If product has been stored for a period of time, agitate the product and pour through 50 mesh screen.  
 If there is no clogging of the screen, the product will pass through most spray systems with no problems.

Note:  Loosen caps on containers upon receipt of product so that microbes can receive oxygen.  Leave caps loose until product is
applied.
Table of Contents

5 ……….…… Cereals: Corn, Wheat,
Rice*, Sorghum, Barley, Rye, Oats, Millets, Other Cereals  
6 …….……… Vegetables and Melons  Leafy or Stem Vegetables   
                        Fruit-bearing Vegetables   Root, Bulb, or Tuberous Vegetables   
                        
Home Vegetable Garden
7 …….……… Fruits and Nuts   
                        Tropical and Subtropical Fruits   
                        Citrus Fruits   
                        Grapes   
                        Berries   
                        Pome
                        Fruits and Stone Fruits   
                        Nuts
9 ………….… Oilseed Crops   
                        Soybeans   
                        Groundnuts (Peanuts)   
                        Temporary Oil seed Crops   
                        Permanent Oil seed Crops
10 …………… Root/Tuber Crops With High Inulin Content
11 …………… Beverage and Spice Crops
13 …………… Leguminous Crops
13 ……………
Sugar Crops
14 …………… Other Crops   
                         Tobacco   
                         
Grasses   
                         Fiber Crops   
                         Rubber Trees   
                         Flower Crops   
                         Other Crops
16 …………… Nursery Crops
17 ……………
Hydroponic Crops
Cereals:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3-4 weeks after crop emergence.

Rice*:    Sprouted seeds

1. At planting (drill or broadcast), treat seed prior to planting at the
   rate of ½ gallon per 100 lbs. of seed.
2. Apply 1 gallon per acre at 30 days
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre at flag leaf/boot leaf/pre-flowering stage.

Seedlings → Transplant
1. At transplantation, dip the roots in a solution of 6 oz. GrowPro per gallon of water.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre after 30 days.
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre at flag leaf/boot leaf/pre-flowering stage.

Single Treatment per Season
1. Sprout seed in 1 gallon/40-80 lb seed
2. Pre-soak seeds in 6 oz. GrowPro product per gallon of water.
3. Soak for 24-36 hours, drain, place seed in wet cloth sack.
4. Over the next 24 hours, turn sack occasionally keeping the sack moist and in a warm, shady area.
5. Seed can be broadcast/drilled after 24 hours.


Leafy or Stem Vegetables: 1. Transplants – Dip roots using 3 oz. GrowPro per gallon of water.  
Use remaining product to water the transplants.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre after planting/sowing
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3-4 weeks later.

Fruit-Bearing Vegetables:
1. Transplants – Dip roots using 3 oz. GrowPro per gallon of water.  
    Use the remaining product to water the transplants.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre after planting/sowing
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3-4 weeks later.

Root, Bulb or Tuberous Vegetables:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply 1 quart per acre 2 weeks later.
3. Apply 1 quart per acre 2 weeks after last application.

Onions*

1. Apply ½ gallon per acre in furrow or directly over the row at planting.
2. Apply ¼ gallon per acre two weeks after planting followed by the same application two
   weeks later as a sidedress.
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre as a sidedress when the tops begin active growth in late winter.



Home Vegetable Garden:

1. To transplant: Dip roots in 3 oz GrowPro per gallon of water.  Add ½ cup to planting hole.
2. Apply every 2 weeks to soil around plants using 3 oz. per gallon of water.
3. Seed Crops: Apply to row at planting using 3 oz. GrowPro per gallon of water.
4. Apply every 2 weeks to soil around plant using 3 oz. per gallon of water.
Tropical and Subtropical Fruits:
1. Apply 1 pint per tree in planting hole.
2. Apply 1 gallon per tree each year in split applications (new growth, flowering, fruiting).

Pineapple*
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3 weeks later.
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre at 4, 6, and 12 months of growth.
4. After each harvest, apply ½ gallon per acre to ratoon crop and repeat treatment
  at 3 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

Banana*: For Nematode Infested Soil
1. Use nematode-free materials for planting on uninfested land.
2. Select healthy, disease-free plants; dip then
   in solution for no more than 10 minutes then place in ground.
3. For diseased plants: trim the corm tissue until
all black or discolored spots have been removed, leaving only clean, white tissue;
wash corms in running water and allow them to dry before planting; submerge trimmed
plants for 20-25 minutes in hot water at 127° - 129°.
4. In more healthy areas, apply 2 gallons per acre in split applications at 2 month intervals.
5. In more infested areas, apply 3 gallons in two split applications:
a. 2 gallons per acre in 4 split applications 2 weeks apart.
b. Remaining gallon as a soil treatment just before flowering. *
For Healthy Plants (all are soil-based applications):
1. Apply 1 gallon per acre immediately.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 4 weeks after initial application.
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre just before flowering. m

Citrus Fruits:
1. Apply ½ quart per tree in the planting hole.
2. Apply 1 gallon per tree each year in split applications (ex: start of new growth, flowering, fruiting).

Grapes:
1. Apply ½ quart per plant in planting hole.
2. Apply 1 gallon per acre each year in 3 split applications (early growth, flowering, fruit set).

Berries:
1. Apply ½ quart per tree in planting hole.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre at early bud break. 3. Apply ½ gallon per acre at “early fruit set”.

Strawberries*:

1. Apply 1 gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply 1 quart per acre at 4 leaf stage.
3. Apply 1 quart per acre at first bloom and every 7 days throughout peak harvest.

Pome Fruits and Stone Fruits:

1. Apply ½ quart per tree in planting hole.
2. Apply 1 gallon per tree each year in 3 split applications (bud break, bloom set, fruit set)

Nuts:
1. Apply ½ quart per tree in planting hole.
2. Apply ½ gallon per tree each year until tree starts bearing fruit.
3. Apply 1 gallon per tree each year to mature tree.
Soybeans:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3-4 weeks after crop emergence.

Peanuts:

1. Apply 1 gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre at “pegging”.
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre at “bloom stage”.

Other Temporary Oilseed Crops:

1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3-4 weeks after crop emergence.

Permanent Oilseed Crops:
Olive*:         
Dilution for Root Dip and Planting:
1. Remove the tree from its container and examine the roots.  
Give a root dip in GrowPro before planting using 1 gallon per acre for 120180 trees.
2. Apply 2 gallons in 4 split applications.  First application at 15 days after planting
   followed by 2 applications at 15 day intervals.
3. The 4th application will be given 15 days before the flowering period (3-4 years if grown from seed, 2 years if started as transplants).  Seed
Treatment: For growing olives from seed, a seed treatment with GrowPro is recommended before planting them in containers.  Soak seed in a
GrowPro slurry for 10 minutes, pour over a screen, and allow seed to dry.
Mature Trees:
For large trees, the recommendation will vary according to the age of the tree and the
canopy.  
A general recommendation would be ½ gallon per acre applied 6 times during the
growing season.

Oil Palm*, Coconuts, Other Oleaginous Fruits:
 
Nursery Stage: Apply 1 gallon per acre (depending on the number of plants per acre)
as a soil treatment at the time of raising the nursery.  1-3 Years of Growth: Apply 1 gallon
per acre in split applications of ½ gallon at 6 monthly intervals every year.  
Mature Plants (3+): Apply 1 gallon per acre before flowering each year.  


Root/Tuber Crops with High Starch or Inulin Content:

1. Transplants – Dip roots using 3 oz. GrowPro per gallon of water.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre 4 weeks after planting.
Beverage Crops:
Follow the application guidelines for coffee as applicable for crop, stage of growth,
and production.

Coffee*:  For Coffee Bean Germination Process:
Apply ½ gallon per number of seeds intended to cover one acre of land.  
Coffee Seeds in Nursery Beds:
When seedlings reach approx. 30-40cm tall, the plant’s roots should be dipped
in GrowPro for 2 minutes prior to transplanting.  Apply the remainder of the product
to the soil.  

Application Interval:

1. Apply ½ gallon per acre one month after transplanting and every 4 months until
   preflowering (approx. 4 years).
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre after flowers are fertilized and forming pods.
3. Apply 1 gallon per acre at harvesting, pruning, flowering, and at pod formation.  
Note: Judge the size of your coffee plant.

If the tree is tall with an open canopy, applications should be at the drip line to feed
the feeder roots.

Tea*:
3 gallons per acre in split applications per year depending on the number of pluckings
and the time interval between each plucking for an estimated 3500 bushels per acre.  
The 3 gallons can be split into 6 parts – ½ gallon each time after the plucking of the
top leaves and buds.

Temporary Spice Crops:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre when plants are 3-4 inches tall and first true leaves present.

Permanent Spice Crops:
 Establishment:
Apply ½ quart of GrowPro mix per plant in hole.  

Maintenance:
1. Apply 1 gallon per 100 plants.
2. Apply ½ gallon per 100 plants 4 weeks later.
3. Apply ½ gallon prior to flowering.



Black Pepper* (per 100 vines):  
1. 1 gallon per 100 vines focusing on the root zones.
2. ½ gallon per 100 vines one month after the first application.
3. ½ gallon before flowering (at the time of spike formation).

Leguminous Crops:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3 weeks after planting
Sugar Crops:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 4 weeks after plant emergence.

Sugarcane*:

1. Dip cuttings in GrowPro for 5 minutes.
   Plant and apply 1 gallon per acre.
2. Apply 1 gallon per acre at green up each year beginning with year 2.
3. Apply ½ gallon per acre 4 weeks later.

Tobacco:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3-4 weeks after crop emergence.

Temporary/Permanent Grass Crops:  Establishment:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at seeding/sprigging.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre after stand establishment

Maintenance:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at green-up.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 4-6 weeks later.

Hay Fields:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at green-up.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre every 60 days during harvest season or after
   every-other cutting of hay.

Turf Farms:
1.
Apply 1 gallon per acre at spring green-up.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre two more times during the growing season.

Athletic Fields:
1.
Apply 1 gallon per acre at spring green-up.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre every other month during growing season.

Golf Courses:
1. Apply 2 gallons per acre (or 6 oz. per 1,000 sq./ft.) for first application.
This application should be as close to spring green-up as possible for greens and
fairways.
2. Apply 1 gallon per acre every other month on fairways.

Greens will need 3 oz. per 1,000 sq./ft. every month.  
This can be split into two applications.  




Temporary Fiber Crops:
1. Apply ½ gallon per acre at planting.
2. Apply ½ gallon per acre 3-4 weeks after crop emergence.

Permanent Fiber Crops:
Eucalyptus* (Usual density is 218-311 trees per acre):
1. Add 1 tbsp. GrowPro to 6 oz. cup and fill with water.
Dip plant for no more than 1 minute then set plant in hole.
2. Apply 3 gallons per acre in 3 split applications per year for the first 3 years.
3. Apply 1 ½ gallons per acre to mature trees in 3 split applications per year.

Rubber Trees:


Temporary Flower Crops:
 Indoor/Outdoor Potted Plants:
Apply 1 cup of GrowPro mixture (3 oz/ per gallon of water) once per month.  
Water plants normally as required.

Permanent Flower Crops:
Daylily*:  Dilution for root dip and planting:
1. Add 1 tbsp. GrowPro to a 6 oz. cup and fill with water.
Dip plant in cup for 5 seconds and set plant in hole.
2. Add remaining mixture to planting hole. For Established Plants:



1. Mix 6 oz. in 2 or more gallons of water and apply to 1,000 sq./ft.
First applications should be made in February.
2. Apply a second application in May.



Other Permanent Crops:
Pine/Christmas Trees:
1. Select healthy pine seedlings with 6”-8” taproot and good lateral root development – remove dead ones before treatment.
2. Take 1 gallon of GrowPro and dilute it ten times using irrigation water – the diluted formula can then be used for seedling root dip
treatments.
3. Dip the roots of the seedlings in the diluted formula for no more than 30 minutes then transplant immediately without drying.  If pruning the
taproot is routine, trim the root prior to the root dip.
4. The leftover dilution can be added at the time of planting.  The root collar should be buried 1”-2” deeper (up to 3”) in the field than in the
nursery.
5. Follow the same instructions for 2 gallons per acre.  The remaining solution will be diluted and applied 30 days after transplantation.
Nursery Crops:
Always apply to moist soil.  Do not apply to very dry pots
1. Initial Application:
a. If injection is possible, apply 1-2 gallons per acre or 3-6 oz. per 1,000 sq.ft.
b. If using Dositron, hose on, or siphonex, apply 3.75 oz. per 100 gallons of finished solution that comes out of the hose.  

Apply enough to each pot to thoroughly cover the surface of each pot, it does not need to run out of the bottom on pots larger than 5”,
just cover the surface and penetrate approximately 3” of soil.  
It is suggested that you should check yourself after using to see if you fall into the 1-2 gallons per acre range.
2. Subsequent Applications:
a. If injection is possible, apply 32 oz. per acre or ¾ oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. every 3 weeks.
b. Or apply as a “Sprench”, a heavy spray to ground surface and foliage at approximately 32 oz. per acre or ¾ oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.  After
applying it is recommended that you check to see if you are close to the recommended rate.
c. GrowPro, Inside forage formula is what I generally recommend for most nursery crops in containers or if it is growing in the ground.
There are a few exceptions to this recommendation.
d. GrowPro, Inside’s general ag formula is recommended for the following: Poinsettias, crape myrtles, and sycamores after the initial
application of the forage formula.
e. If plants have reached optimum size in the pots and are showing moisture stress (wilting, drooping, leaf graying, yellowing, & abscission of
lower foliage), the appropriate formulation can be reapplied at the initial rate to help reduce moisture stress.  I recommend adding KNO3 (6-9
oz. per 100 gallons) + Helena’s Soaker (24-48 oz. per gallon)
3. Nutrition:
a. Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) 6-9 oz. as sprench or drench and/or Helena’s Coron 28-0-0 at 24-18 oz. per gallon as a foliar only.  Both KNO3
and Coron 28-0-0 can be tank mixed if foliar is applied as a sprench.  
Do not mix other nutrients (macro or micro), chelates, or liquid feed mixes as I have found very few to be compatible with GrowPro products.
b. In general, reduce nutrition rates by 25% average when using GrowPro Inside products. Exceptions are dogwoods, sycamores, and
deciduous magnolias where nutrients can be reduced by at least 50% or more.
c. Phosphorus is very leachable in nursery soil mixes.  
We have seen benefits with additional slow-release phosphorus in mixes where the phosphorus is a lower number.
4. Watering: a. With proper management, watering may be reduced 10-50% depending on the crop (genus, species, size of plant, etc.),
time of year, daily conditions, and how closely you have managed your water in the past.
Nutrients can be reduced while using GrowPro products.  
The above are suggestions for a starting point.  

The nutritional recommendations is the individual Grower’s responsibility, not that of GrowPro responsibility.   


Hydroponics:

1. Initial Application:
a. Apply 1-2 gallons per acre (3-6 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft.)
2. Rate per plant:
a. Divide the number of plants stocked per 1,000 sq. ft. into rate per 1,000 sq. ft. 200 plants per 1,000 sq. ft.
3 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. 3/200 = 0.015 oz. or ½ ml per plant 3. Subsequent

Applications:
a.
Apply 10 oz. per acre or ¼ oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. once a week during growing season.


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