Osmocote Longevity – Controlled Release Fertilizer


Hey Nelson Gonzales here, when you look
at a label or on a bag of every Osmocote control release fertilizer you’ll find
that the longevity of the fertilizer that’s actually inside the bag is
clearly stated with a color-coded icon that can range from 2 to 3 months
to 14 to 16 month. The purpose of these longevities is to help you, the grower,
choose the Osmocote longevity which best correlates with the growth cycle of the
crop you’re growing. Now one important point I want you to keep in mind when
choosing an Osmocote formulation is that the longevity stated on the bag of a
particular Osmocote product is based off of an average media temperature of 70
degrees Fahrenheit. Remember it’s the average media
temperature that we need to consider and not the average ambient air temperature,
when choosing the proper Osmocote fertilizer. So if the plants are growing
with Osmocote are in a region where the average media temperature is above 70
degrees, well then you can expect the longevity of the fertilizer use to be
shorter than the stated longevity on the bag. On the flip side if the plants grown
with Osmocote are grown in a region where the average media temperature is
below 70 degrees then you can expect the longevity of the Osmocote fertilizer
used to be longer than the stated longevity on the bag. This is a very
important fact to keep in mind when choosing the proper formulation based on
your needs and goals. Because depending on the region and the time of the year,
One longevity of Osmocote may be more appropriate than another. If you need
assistance in deciding which formulation and longevity of Osmocote is right for
your production goals, then contact me or your local ICL specialty fertilizers
territory manager. Thanks so much for watching, if you like this video then
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