Application

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For Optimal Results

  • The standard application rate is 1 gallon per acre mixed with sufficient water to apply the desired rate.
  • If already using N-P-K products: It is recommended that N-P-K applications rates be reduced by 50% when using SumaGroulx products.
  • If Soil Organic Matter (OM) is low (i.e. heavy sand or heavy clay soils) increase the initial application rate by 0.5 gallon for all applications.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures. Store at 40°F-80°F.
  • Always properly calibrate your sprayer prior to application to assure recommended application rate per acre is achieved.
  • Apply in late afternoon or at sundown to ensure optimal absorption.
  • For second application: Foliar application is suggested.

Co-Application

  • SumaGroulx can be co-applied with your irrigation water through a metered irrigation system.
  • SumaGroulx can be co-applied with liquid Nitrogen and herbicides.
  • Do not co-apply SumaGroulx with fungicides or fumigants.

Agitation

  • The SumaGroulx product should be gently agitated prior to application.  In smaller containers, simply shake the container prior to loading into sprayer.
  • With bulk barrels and totes, agitate prior to transferring to sprayer.  Agitate by using a liquid transfer pump, air-wand agitator or paddle agitator.

Note:  Loosen caps on containers upon receipt of product so that microbes can receive oxygen.  Leave caps loose until product is applied.

Organic Applications In organic operations, it is recommended that all application rates be increased 100% of traditional applications for conventionally grown crops.  The conventional rate of 1 gallon per acre will increase to 2 gallons per acre for organic crop.  This increase is recommended because the build-up of soil nutrients in organic fields is typically significantly less than that found in conventionally fertilized fields.  Additionally, organic fertilizer products tend to have a slow release of nutrients compared to that of chemical fertilizers.  Number and frequency of applications may also have to be increased for the same reasons. Field Corn, Sweet Corn, Milo Step 1:  Apply 1 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre approximately 4 weeks after planting. Step 3:  Can make optional third application just prior to silking (7-10 days prior).  This application would be best made aerially. Soybeans Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre approximately 4 weeks after initial application. Summer Grasses (Grazing) Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre around Spring green-up. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre 4 to 6 weeks later. Summer Grasses ( Hay) Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon around Spring green-up. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon after each cutting. Wheat, Oats, Rye, etc. Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon at flag leaf emergence. Sugar Beets and Potatoes Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre 3 to 4 weeks after initial application. Garden related plants Beans:  Green, Yellow, Wax, Kidney, Lima, etc. Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre 3 to 4 weeks after initial application. Sweet Corn Step 1:  Apply 1 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre approximately 4 weeks after planting. Step 3:  Can make optional third application just prior to silking (7-10 days prior).  This application would be best made aerially. Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Squash, Honeyrock, Watermelon, etc. Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon 3 to 4 weeks after initial application. Bell Peppers (Green, Red & Yellow), Hot Peppers, Eggplant, Okra, Potatoes, etc. Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre 3 to 4 weeks after initial application. Leafy Greens Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre 3 weeks after emergence. Tomato Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting. If transplanting, dip roots in solution equivalent to 6 oz. SumaGroulx per gallon of water prior to transplanting. Step 2:  Apply 1 qt. per acre every 7 to 10 days through peak harvest. Fruit bushes:  Grapes, Blueberries, Blackberries, etc. Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at early bud break. Step 2:  Apply 1 qt. per acre at “Bloom Stage”. Step 3:  Apply 1 qt. per acre at “early Fruit Set”. Strawberries Step 1:  Apply 1 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 1 qt. per acre at 4 leaf stage. Step 3:  Apply 1 qt. per acre at first bloom and every 7 days through peak harvest. Cotton Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon (2 Liters) per acre at “Planting”.  Preferably “In Row”. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at “Pin Head” square. Peanuts Step 1:  Apply 1 gallon per acre at planting. Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at “Pegging”. Step 3:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at “Bloom Set”. Step 4:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at �����Nut Set�������. Rice Step 1:  Treat 80 to 100 lb. sprouted seed with 0.5 gal. SumaGroulx product mixed in solution. Step 2:  Apply 1 gallon per acre 30 days after broadcast/drilling. Step 3:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at Flag leaf/Boot leaf/pre-flowering stage. Note:  Please refer to Seed Treatment, Seedlings and Transplants. Trees and Shrubs Step 1:  Mix equivalent of 3 oz. per gallon and spray from trunk to drip line. Step 2:  This application should be made in Spring at bud stage, Summer, and Fall. Seed Treatment, Seedlings and Transplants SPROUTED SEEDS At Planting (Drill “In-furrow” or Broadcast): Treat seed prior to planting @ 0.5 gallon / 100 lbs. seed At 30 Days:  Apply 1 gallon / acre At Flag Leaf/Boot Leaf/Pre-Flower Stage:  Apply 1/2 gallon / acre SEEDLINGS – TRANSPLANT (25 day old seedlings) At Transplant:  Root dip seedlings in equivalent of 1 gallon /acre.  Dilute solution equivalent to 6 oz. SumaGroulx per gallon of water. At 30 days:  Apply 0.5 gallons / acre At Flag Leaf/Boot Leaf/Pre-Flower Stage:  Apply 0.5 gallons / acre SINGLE TREATMENT PER SEASON: Sprout seed in 1 gallon / 40-80 lbs. seed Step 1:  Pre-soak seeds in 1 gallon product (6 oz. per gallon of water). Step 2:  Soak for 24-36 hours, drain, place seed in wet cloth sack Step 3:  Over the next 24 hours, turn cloth sack occasionally keeping moist. Keep sack in shady, warm area. Step 4:  Seed can be broadcast/drilled after 24 hours. Cassava Plants Two gallons per acre Step 1:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre at planting Step 2:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre 15 days after planting Step 3:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre 30 days after initial planting Step 4:  Apply 0.5 gallon per acre before flowering. Dragon fruit Step 1:  Apply 1 quart per plant at time of planting Step 2:  Apply 1 quart in two split applications (one month after planting and at six months) Durian Trees Usual density is 100-150 trees per hectare Step 1:  Apply 1 quart per tree each year for fi rst 3 years Step 2:  Apply 1 gallon per tree during fourth year in 3 to 4 split applications Step 3:  Apply 0.5 to 1 gallon per tree during fruit-bearing years. Longan Application times suggested are one month before harvest, before flowering, at fruit development stage, and right after harvest. Step 1:  Apply 0.5 quart per tree in two split applications per year for trees less than 3 years old Step 2:  Apply 1 gallon per tree in four split applications per year for trees greater than 3 years old Mango Trees Step 1:  Apply 0.5 quart per tree in the planting hole Step 2:  Apply 1 gallon per tree each year in split applications at stages (example: at beginning of rain season, pruning, flowering, fruit) Pomegranate Step 1:  Apply 2 gallons per acre or per 100 trees (or 3 ounces diluted in 2 gallons of water per 1,000 sq ft) Step 2:  Repeat application every 10 days for one month. Rambutans Step 1:  Apply 0.5 quart per tree at planting Step 2:  Apply 1 gallon per acre before flowering and after initiation of fruit Rubber Trees Step 1:  Apply 2 gallons per acre while planting Step 2:  Apply 1 gallon per year until ready for tapping Step 3:  Apply 1 gallon after each tapping Application method:  Apply uniformly in circular bands of 30cm width all around the plant (where the roots are active) leaving 7cm from the base followed by slight forking into the top 5-8cm of soil.  In the second year, apply in circular bands of 45cm width leaving 15cm around plant base.  Continue applications in steadily increasing widths until the distance from tree is equivalent to twice the canopy. Annuals After planting, apply a SumaGroulx solution of one small disposable coffee cup per gallon of water every two weeks.  Spray over entire growing bed. Perennials After planting, apply a SumaGroulx solution of one small disposable coffee cup per gallon of water once a month.  Spray around��base of plants in growing bed.  One application prior to flowering is mandatory. Coffee For Coffee Bean germination process:  Apply at a rate of 0.5 gal per number of seeds intended to cover one acre of land. Coffee seeds in nursery beds:  When coffee seedlings reach approximately 30-40 cm tall, the plant should be dipped in SumaGroulx for 2 minutes prior to planting.  Apply the remaining product to the soil. Coffee Application Interval Step 1:  Apply at a rate of .25 gallon per acre one month after transplanting and every four months until pre-flowering (approximately 4 years). Step 2:  Once flowers are fertilized to produce pods, spray at a rate of .5 gallon per acre. Step 3:  Continue application of at a rate of 1 gallon per acre during the following stages: harvesting, pruning, flowering and pod formation. Note:  Judge the size of your coffee plant.  If the tree is tall with an open canopy, application should be at the drip line to feed the feeder roots. Sugar Cane Note:  Planting sugar cane Setts/stem/slips/cuttings – In planting cane fields, mature cane stalks are cut into sections and laid horizontally in furrows.  In continental United States, sections with several nodes are laid while in tropical countries sections with two or three nodes commonly used. Step 1:  One gallon per acre at time of planting – Dip sugar cane cuttings in SumaGroulx for 5 minutes prior to planting.  Dipping should be done in such a way that nodes are completely immersed.  Supplement the soil prior to planting with remaining SumaGroulx. Step 2:  0.5 gallon per acre approximately one after sugar cane has begun to sprout.  (Spray application focusing on base of stalk) Step 3:  0.5 gallon per acre one month after second application * For organic farming:  A 50% reduced application rate of commercial organic composts can be added if needed.