Nitrogen is a major component of life. The hormones, enzymes and chlorophyll in growing plants are all composed with nitrogen. Protoplasm, the living substance of plant cells, is comprised of 40 to 50 percent nitrogen (on a dry matter basis). Plants require more nitrogen than any other soil-born nutrient. Unfortunately, unlike many other plant nutrients, nitrogen does not exist as a natural mineral in soil. Organic nitrogen from plant and animal wastes must be mineralized by soil microbes into nitrate (NO3) to be used by plants. The only known deposit of natural mineral nitrate on earth is in the Atacama Desert located in Northern Chile. It is mined for agricultural and horticultural use and is commonly known as Chilean Nitrate or Natural Nitrate of Soda.
Pro-Booster 10-0-0 is a combination of vegetable protein meals (such as alfalfa meal, cocoa meal, cotton seed meal, kelp meal, peanut meal, and soybean meal), animal protein meals (such as blood meal, crab meal, dried whey, feather meal, and fish meal), and natural nitrate of soda that contains 10 percent total nitrogen. Pro-Booster 10-0-0 is a fast acting fertilizer with one third of its nitrogen immediately available (water-soluble). The organic nitrogen in animal and vegetable protein meals is 90-95 percent water insoluble and complements the Pro-Booster 10-0-0 mix with its slow release attributes. Pro-Booster 10-0-0 can be side or topdressed wherever extra nitrogen is needed.
NOTE: We suggest that you carefully consider your nitrogen needs. Over applying ANY kind of nitrogen can cause more harm than good at times. Too much nitrogen can cause excess weed growth, water sprouting on fruit trees, more foliage than fruit in some cases and damage to microbial life in the soil sometime. Apply as needed.
FOR TURF: Pro-Booster 10-0-0 is an excellent spring or summer topdress for soils that predominately need nitrogen. With 3.5 percent soluble and 6.5 percent slow release nitrogen, Pro-Booster 10-0-0 can green-up quickly and provide a longer lasting source of N than conventional fertilizers. Pro-Booster 10-0-0 is dust free and spreads easily through any type of rotary or drop spreader. It is especially suited for bluegrass lawns that have a greater need for nitrogen than other turf varieties. Use 10#/1000 ft2 on lawns. Split apply (2 applications of 5# each, 30 days apart) on sandy or well drained soils. Applications during hot, dry periods are not recommended unless irrigation can be provided after applying.
SPREADER SETTINGS: Lesco - S, Cyclone - 5-6, Earthway - 20 (for 20#/1000 ft.2 of PG). NOTE: Use Pro-Booster 10-0-0 at 10#/1000 ft.2 where extra or only nitrogen is needed.
FOR FIELD CROPS: Pro-Booster 10-0-0 is perfect for periods of the crop’s life where nitrogen is a must. Many times during the growing season heavy rains or cold soil conditions can deplete or slow down the release of organic nitrogen from the soil. Plants that lack the necessary amount of nitrogen can become stunted and lose some of their natural resistance to environmental stress conditions, resulting in significant crop losses. Pro-Booster 10-0-0 can provide valuable crops with necessary N at critical times, to avoid stress from less than adequate nutrition. A soil test is the best way to know how much to apply.
LEAF CROPS - Apply 20# of Pro-Gro lightly worked into soil at planting and side dress with another 15-20# 20-30 days later or when heads begin to show. Pro-Booster 10-0-0 can be used where only nitrogen is needed.
SWEET CORN - Apply 10-15# Pro-Gro lightly worked into the row and side dress with 10# Pro-Booster 10-0-0 when plants are 8-12 inches high.