What are the suggested dilutions?
Here’s how many ounces to use per a quart or gallon for 25-1 and 15-1 (click ASK THE PLANT DOCTOR for different volumes);
Suggested use of Terreplenish is 25 parts clean water to 1 part Terreplenish®.
For a quart use: 1.25 oz/ 37 ml
For a gallon use: 5 oz/ 148 ml
For a 2-gallon sprayer use: 12.5 oz/ 370 ml
For curative uses such as powdery mildew suggested use is every day at a 15-1 ratio.
For a quart use: 2 oz /60 ml
For a gallon use: 8.5 oz/ 251 ml
For a 2-gallon sprayer use: 21.25 oz/ 628 ml
Is a pH meter or pH paper more reliable when reading pH with Terreplenish?
A good pH meter is accurate to 0.01 pH units.
The best pH paper is accurate to 0.2 pH units.
pH meters need to be calibrated daily and takes a bit of skill to maintain and use whereas pH paper take little skill and needs no calibration.
A good pH meter costs around $1000 and needs a new probe every 2-5 years depending on how well it has been taken care of at a cost of $250. As well as that it needs calibration buffers at a cost of $50-100 a year.
pH paper is cheap, only costing $20 or so for a hundred tests.
What is Terreplenish ?
Terreplenish is a microbial product that contains Azotobacter, a naturally occurring bacteria that absorbs readily available atmospheric nitrogen that restores soil microbiology fast, dramatically increasing plant health.
How is Terreplenish® applied ?
Terreplenish® can be soil or foliar applied.
Application methods include;
Via overhead irrigation, micro sprinklers, drip irrigation, drip tape, atomizer and spray bottle.
Suggested dilution 1 part Terreplenish® to 25-50 parts water for ongoing maintenance and preventative care.
Lower diluted applications can be made when in need of curative effects.
Concentrated applications (10 to 1 and lower) can cause plant injury that resembles fertilizer
burn in young plants.
What is the rate to apply Terreplenish®
5-10 gallons per acre annually is optimal in combination of soil applied and foliar applications.
Minimum dilution rate is 1:25 with clean water. Greater dilution with irrigation water is ok.
Do not dilute foliar mix more that 1:50. Higher concentration can be used when a curative mode is required.
Concentrated applications lower than 1:10 can cause plant injury that resembles fertilizer burn in young plants.
Terreplenish® is a living bacteria product and may require pre-watering in extremely dry soil conditions or in soil not capable of supporting microbial life. Once established, Terreplenish® has an accumulative effect in soil.
When do I apply Terreplenish® ?
For Pre Plant Application: Apply 7-10 days ahead of seeding.
For Post Plant Application: Apply after emergence.
Applications may be repeated every 7 days or more often if needed. Apply in low sun.
Soil applied Terreplenish® is optimal in fall and will accelerate breakdown of crop residue.
For Greenhouse; best to foliar weekly to prevent spores.
What can I mix with Terreplenish® ?
Can be tank mixed with Seranade, Sonato, Actinovate and other biofertilizer or fungicides.
Do not mix with chemical herbicides, fungicides or insecticides.
Both oil and soap based adjuvants, stickers and other mixing agents should be avoided.
Other biological sources of nutrients and microbes can be mixed, however results may vary depending on mode of action.
What is the yield responses ?
Terreplenish® reduces transplant shock and accelerates maturity by a minimum of 2 weeks thus increasing overall healthy yields.
What is the shelf life ?
Stored Terreplenish® is useful up to 18 months in normal conditions. The best storage conditions are in a place out of direct sunlight where the temperature stays between 39° to 110° Fahrenheit.
Avoid prolonged exposure to oxygen by replacing cap after each use.
Keep containers closed after opening.
Do not reuse unused product that has been mixed and remained in tank for more then 6 hours.
PH of product is 3.4-4.2. This range is a good indicator of viability.
No need to pH balance dilution water.
Are there and runoff issues ?
The trace minerals in Terreplenish® are water soluble and more avidly bound within the soil/ root system, therefore runoff is completely eliminated.
What are the active ingredients ?
Can Terreplenish® be applied to a new seeded cover crop in fall?
Assuming the soil has been in corn at least 2 of the past 4 years, Fall application of Terreplenish® on winter wheat should be broadcast spray with a minimum of 20gpa/nozzles with 2 gallons of TP per acre. Application can be made before or after planting but ahead of emergence. The advantage of fall application is having more time for the nitrogen fixing bacteria to work. Early control of soil borne pathogens is also an advantage. A spring application might be warranted if conditions are extremely wet. Corn harbors fusarium fungus that really attacks wheat.
Does Terreplenish® kill weeds?
With healthy soil and plant growth, the weed population will be substantially reduced fast and the need for weed killers will be minimal. Even if some weed killer is used, it will not destroy all the benefits being brought back to the soil. If you are continuously feeding the soil and plants with Terreplenish™, any loss related to chemical additives will be restored.