HOW GREENFEED® PRODUCT SLOW RELEASE FERTILIZER WORKS
Normally, a type of slow release fertilizer consists of relatively insoluble nutrients in pelletized form. As the pellet size is increased, the time it takes for the fertilizer to breakdown by action is also increased. An example of this type is Greenfeed®, a 12-16-4-2-TE fertilizer that is available in a palm oil plantation lasting a 1 ½ year and a medium grade lasting for a year. Greenfeed® is used commercially for forestry, nursery, landscaping, container plants, tree seedlings, ornamentals, and flower borders
Water-soluble fertilizers may be coated or encapsulated in membranes to slowly release the nutrients. For example, Greenfeed® fertilizer is composed of a semi permeable membrane surrounding water-soluble Nitrogen and other nutrients. Water passes through the membrane, eventually causing enough internal pressure to disrupt the membrane, releasing the enclosed nutrients. Because the thickness of the coating varies from one pellet, or prill, to another, nutrients are released at different times from separate prills. Release rate of these fertilizers is dependent on temperature, moisture, and thickness of the coating. Greenfeed® is recommended for palm oil plantation, floriculture, nursery stock, and high-value row crops.
ZEOLITE Zeolite are a group of naturally occurring minerals having a honeycomb-like layered crystal structure. Its network of interconnected tunnels and cages that can be loaded with Nitrogen and Potassium, combined with other slowly dissolving ingredients containing phosphorus, Calcium, and a complete suite of minor as well as trace nutrients. The Zeolite acts as a reservoir for the nutrients which are slowly released "on demand". Indeed, the plant itself does the regulating of the nutrients as it needs them.
With only the addition of water, plants will grow in the zeoponic medium for multiple growth cycles. Greenfeed Agro introduces Greenfeed® slow release fertilizers that come with Zeolite element in the beginning of 21st century to local rubber and oil palm plantation, we discover that it provides a lasting reservoir of nutrients allowing the user to reduce added fertilization while achieving better plant and vegetation performance. Unlike commonly used fertilizers, the plant-growth material dramatically reduces loss of nutrients to groundwater and the ecological system.
- With this Zeolite integration into our slow release fertilizer it provides further benefits like:
- a combination of a superior growth medium and soil conditioner, as well as a fertilizer delivery system;
- an all-in-one balance of major, minor and trace nutrients;
- high-efficiency delivery of nutrients to the plants;
- lower losses of applied nutrients to the environment; and
- exceptional root development as well as improved plant performance.
GREENFEED® SLOW RELEASE FERTILIZER PRODUCT RANGE