Metalosate® Use Information

Metalosate® products are formulated for foliar application and are formulated for application directly onto plants as a foliar spray. This bypasses the reactions in the soil which can make the elements unavailable. Research studies have shown that Metalosate chelated minerals go to work within hours of application. This means there is less chance of the nutrients being washed off by rain or overhead irrigation. Visible responses are often observed within a few days of treatment where severe deficiencies exist.

Use Information for Metalosate Liquid Foliers

Metalosate products can be included in a total spray program on any crop. They can be tank mixed with most crop protection chemicals. All of the liquid Metalosate products are easy to measure and pour. Since the Metalosate products are true suspensions they will not settle to the bottom of tanks or clog screens and nozzles. They are not abrasive and will not cause wear on spray equipment.

Use Information for Metalosate Organic Powders

Metalosate Soluble Powders will require special mixing attention. Like any powder, Metalosate Soluble Powders have a tendency to clump when introduced to liquids. Metalosate Soluble Powders are made without technical additives (e.g. wetting agents) that are prohibited by organic regulations.  Care should be taken to ensure that the materials are fully mixed and dispersed throughout the spray tank. One way to assure proper dispersion is to place the required amount of powder into a bucket of water. After fully mixing, the product can be added to the spray tank. You can then mix the next spray tank worth of powder in a bucket and let it hydrate while spraying the first load. 

Additional Methods of Dispersal

  • Use an inductor system.
  • Wash the product through the anti-splash screen on the top of the spray tank.
  • Add a small amount of organically approved mineral oil as a dispersing agent.

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