Is this product a chemical based one, an organic product or a hybrid of both types?
The products used for the SpeedGro Program are all organic.
If it’s a chemical product, what are the main active ingredients or nutrients?
No chemicals used.
If it’s organic in nature what are the main ingredients?
Water, carbon, vitamins & minerals, and oils
Does the product or the package has OMRI or equivalent Organic certification?
Does the product contain live micro-organisms?
What are the recommended crops? Can this be used on other crops as well?
Can be used on any crops.
Which ingredient produces the Pesticidal properties in this package?
Natural proprietary oil and herbal compound
What is the recommended package of practices in using this product?
Products come as concentrates and are mixed with water and sprayed as a pre- emergent application.
How is the response of farmers in countries where this has already been launched?
Farmers are very interested in these products as they increase productivity, improve the soil, saves 70-80% of phosphorous and cost less than many typical inputs.
This information is important for us to understand the farmer perception of this package of practices.
Packages are easy to use.
Different rates of Application (How many Ltrs or Kgs of product to be used in 1 Ha of crop/land extent. How many Ltrs or Kgs of product to be diluted in 10 Ltrs of Water, if it’s a product to be sprayed
1ml treats 1 acre or 0.40 hectare (not a typo)
Rates of Dilution?
The product can be diluted into any amount of water based the spraying rate to cover the particular area in question.
Time/Times of application. (What are the points of time during which the product should be used depending on the growth stage of the crop)
This is a emergent application.
Application intervals. (Time duration between applications, if the product is to be applied more than once.)
It’s applied once per season. Need to be applied before rainy season.
Need to maintain specific conditions during trials? (Chemical free period, restrictions on using other products etc.)
No restrictions on use other than to start prior to end of rainy season.
How much does it save regular fertilizer with phosphorous?
A framer can use 70%-80% less phosphorous.
How is it applied with regular fertilizer with phosphorous?
SpeedGro is a Pre-emergent application which is before the plant is risen out of the soil
Does it arrive in a powder form to be mixed in with water?
Shipped as liquid slurry. Applied by spraying.
How long will it store?
What time of year is best for application?
Best to apply pre-emergent.
How many times per year should it be applied?
Best to apply for each crop.