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Old 08-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Q: How is AZOMITE® different from fertilizer?

Most conventional fertilizers contain mainly NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium) which are called “macro-nutrients” --- nutrients plants require in large amounts. N, P and K are only three of the essential nutrients required by plants; unfortunately, when choosing a fertility program, farmers often neglect all of the “trace” minerals and only use NPK. For plants to complete their life cycle and produce at full potential, a wide range of minerals is necessary; AZOMITE® supplies that essential wide range --- “from A to Z”. For a list of the main trace minerals and their functions and benefits to plants, c

Q: If a farmer uses AZOMITE®, can he reduce other fertilizers?

AZOMITE® is a trace element supplier but does not provide Nitrogen (N) or Phosphorus (P) but does provides some Potassium (K). Therefore, farmers should not reduce any part of their fertility program that provides N or P. By using AZOMITE®, farmers can reduce other silicate-based fertilizers or micro-nutrient providers but it is difficult to say how much. AZOMITE® has shown increased yields and improved disease resistance even in addition to a complete fertility program.

Q: How fast can farmers see results with AZOMITE®?

This depends on a multitude of factors, like soil quality, application rates, soil pH, etc. Most farmers report increased yields within one harvest, but this may depend on the type of crop grown.

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I always thought it was named Azomite cause it was mined in Ari Zona.

I think Keith is having fun cause his farm is on top of a gigantic free mineral deposit. Mixed in with decomposed plant material. Nicks previous farm had rich soil too - but different.

I've seen his rootless cut pups grow roots right away. Here in S FL they will still grow roots but very slowly. Too much water and the corm rots.
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Can't find it in any stores in the NE, would love to try it but, not Quite ready to spend what it takes to ship a 44 pound bag. Maybe next spring.
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What's your point Tony? Anyone can look that up.

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Can't find it in any stores in the NE, would love to try it but, not Quite ready to spend what it takes to ship a 44 pound bag. Maybe next spring.

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Can't find it in any stores in the NE, would love to try it but, not Quite ready to spend what it takes to ship a 44 pound bag. Maybe next spring.
Find some that are growing in your area and split a bag, it goes a long way.
Azomite isn't the only way to get micronutrients. Sea 90 is actually sea salt that provides many many trace minerals, there are other brands and although not sure I would imagine the sea salt from the grocery will do if only small amounts are needed. If there are any large organic farms in your area they might be able to help you out since those that use large amounts have it trucked in on pallets at a much reduced price per pound. Also those that grow high quality hay may use. Some say they would never put salt on their plants but like the salt we consume in the right proportions it helps not harms.
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and they can look this up too.

COMMENT BY PEAK MINERALS AZOMITE, INC.

Scientists have long recognized the fact that adequately nourished plants (and animals) are resistant to infectious diseases. There is a growing recognition that healthy plants may effectively resist insects. There is also some speculation that healthy plants have higher amounts of nutrients in their sap and these nutrients increase the specific gravity to the sap; thereby providing some modest protection against freeze damage.


Imagine a Cali Gold with even more freeze damage protection.




Average height of AZOMITE® treated plants was 98.5 cm, compared to 89.75 cm for control plants. (Fig 1).
Whiteflies were found on both treated and control plants by day #28. After day #42, insecticidal soap was sprayed to control whiteflies. But treated plants had much less damage (Table 1), defined as "honeydew"-sticky, sugary excretions by whiteflies.


Table 1: Leaves with whitefly infestation
Day number AZOMITE® Untreated
-----28--------- 5--------- 15
-----35--------- 8--------- 24
-----42--------- 9--------- 25




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If you want to eat healthier fish, feed them Azomite.

Azomite- Organic Trace Minerals for Aquaculture

A line of Pet Foods are on the way, improve the health of your DOG, CAT, or CHUPACABRA.

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The point is this is what azomite is.
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The point is this is what azomite is.
Do you use it?
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Do you use it?
No I don't do you ?
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Nope, I use something else.

So if you don't use it, why are you posting about it?

Btw I have a rather scathing email reply about Azomite from the manufacture of the product I use. But If people like it and want to use it more power to em' I don't really care.
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Why are you posting about it you don't use it
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I asked first.
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You guys can be really confusing
some times. And most amusing, just hope the newbies aren't to swayed.
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I am a newb and I am confused...
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AZOMITE® supplies that essential wide range --- “from A to Z”.

I always heard the AZ in the name means that azomite is mainly mined in AriZona.

And the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plane!???

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This is worth bumping.....


I do not use it but a few others have
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MOMOESE... I would like to read that email... How bad could it be, it is crushed rock.
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