VITA-SEA©, when sprayed on plants, stimulates leaf bacteria which greatly increases the rate of photosynthesis by the plant. When applied directly to the soil it stimulates soil bacteria, increasing the fertility of the soil through formation of humus, resulting in mineralization of nutrients. In this improved bacterial environment, nitrogen-fixing bacteria will be stimulated to fix more elements from plant residues and soil minerals.
VITA-SEA© at the cellular level, acts to increase membrane permeability resulting in increased nutrient uptake, photosynthesis and respiration rates resulting in high concentrations of chlorophyll and heightened oxygen consumption - - resulting in healthier plants.
There are two fundamental characteristics of fertile soil - - biological and colloidal properties. The nutritional aspects of soil fertility depends on the activities of living micro-organisms and on the electrical properties of its non-living colloidal components. Thus, plant foods are components of the colloidal and dynamic biological complex of the soil, and, for sure, plants obtain nutrients from this complex.
We may augment the natural foods present in the soil where they are absent or have been depleted. The restoration of the soil fertility requires a balance between the feeding of the micro-organisms and supplementing the plant nutrients. BIO-STIMULANTS include organic matter, humus, micro-nutrients, trace minerals, vitamins, phytohormones (auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, etc.) and enzymes. The IDEAL BIO STIMULANT would contain all of these in various quantities and in a form that makes them readily available to living organisms - - in this case BENEFICIAL NATURAL SOIL BACTERIA.
TurfGrass will best withstand periods of stress when its metabolism rate is high. The use of a natural bio-stimulant, such as VITA-SEA©, on turf will provide the most benefit when it is applied on a regular basis. Using VITA-SEA© only during times of extreme stress will most likely benefit the plant; however, infrequent or irregular use of VITA-SEA© will not allow the plant to build up or sustain a high metabolism rate. As a rule, after the third regular scheduled application of VITA-SEA© a marked increase in the metabolism rate should be realized.
GREENS and TEES - ] 1/2 to 3 ounces per 1000 square feet, every 7 to 14 days, throughout the playing season. For divot recovery and new growth on tees, apply 6 ounces per 1000 square feet directly onto affected area, diluted 1:32.
FAIRWAYS and LAWNS - 1/2 to 1 1/2 gallons per acre, applied in the spring, mid-summer and fall.
SPORTS FIELDS - 2 to 4 ounces per 1000 square feet, every 2 to 4 weeks during the growing season .
STRESS CONDITIONS: More frequent applications at the lower rate will provide the most effective treatment during times of stress.
VITA-SEA© when used as directed represents a great improvement over the use of other available seaweed, humic acid and vitamins or mixes of these products.
VITA-SEA© is totally safe and provides some 60 trace elements that plants need in very small quantities. It contains growth-promoting hormones, retards leaching, and has a slow release rate. It is a great source of vitamins and beneficial enzymes for plants. Its carbohydrate help plants absorb otherwise unavailable trace elements.
+ We suggest that the first application be at double the normal recommended rate.
+ VITA-SEA© is compatible with most soluble fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and non-ionic wetting agents; however, products with high calcium content may not be compatible.
+ Always perform a standard jar test before tank mixing other products with VITA-SEA©.
+ Consult authorized representative for specific applications and recommendations. Specific treatment programs can be designed for your application .