Planting & Product Application Procedure
PLANTING HOLE PREPARATION
Dig a hole 2ft x 2ft x 2ft or 60cm x 60cm x 60cm put aside 20 Litres of soil for mixing of Absorber and Earthlee. [Organic inputs, tree planting, climate change]
MIXING OF ABSORBER AND EARTHLEE
Apply Absorber 10 – 20g + Earthlee 10 – 20g with 20 litres of backfill soil (one 20 litre bucket) on a clean cement floor or clean plastic sheet. Thoroughly mix (2a & 2b)
PLANTING OF SEEDLING
(a) Put back the untreated soil back in the planting hole and leave space for the seedling and treated soil with Absorber and Earthlee.
(b,c) Apply half of the Absorber and Earthlee treated soil in the bottom of the planting hole and place seedling on top of this soil.
(d) Remainder of treated soil should be placed around the sides of the seedling. Put some plain soil at the top 2 – 3 cms and press the soil firmly to hold the seedling properly.
Apply (Top dress) 100g of Asilee at a distance of 5 – 10 cm from each newly planted seedling
WATERING AND NHANCE DRENCH
After planting seedling apply 20 litres of water to the planting hole to activate the absorber particles.
Follow with nhance drench (10ml nhance in one liter of water) at 1 litre solution per tree in the planting hole. This is important for reducing transplanting shock.
NHANCE FOLIAR SPRAYS
Apply three more nhance foliar sprays – the first 4 weeks from Planting and repeat at four week intervals at the rate of nhance 3ml per litre of water.
MAINTENANCE OF TREES
Drench at 10ml per litre of water at onset of rains. Apply 4 – 6 times per year. Minimum interval between two applications should be 4 weeks.
Apply 100g of Asilee per tree at the onset of rains.
Apply 20g per tree at the onset of rains.
Earthlee is fine powder and coats well onto granular fertiliser such as DAP/NPK/CAN/urea etc. 3kg Earthlee can be mixed with 50kg Fertiliser* This will result into slow release of fertilizers and leaching due to heavy rains and sprinkler irrigation will be reduced
Absorber works well when the mixing is done in dry soil so that the distribution of the product is done uniformly.
The ideal time to apply Absorber & Earthlee is before the rains arrive and the products should be mixed and put back in the planting hole with just a small hole left for planting of the seedling at the onset of rains.
STEP 1 – MIXING OF ABSORBER AND EARTHLEE
Mix one cubic metre (1000 litre) by volume of dry potting mixture thoroughly with 1 kg Absorber and 1 kg Earthlee. Cement mixer can be used to mix large quantities uniformly.
For small amounts of potting mixrure, mix 20 litres of potting mixture (one 20 litre bucket) with 20g Absorber and 20g Earthlee on a clean cement floor or clean plastic sheet.
STEP 2 – FILLING CONTAINER / POT
When filling the container/pot with the potting mix, do not fill the Container/ pot to the brim as space is required for the expansion of the Absorber.
Leave a space of 15% of the container/ pot size when filling.
Fill the top 2 – 3cms of the container/pot with plain potting mixture to avoid the UV degradation of Absorber.
PLEASE READ THE PRODUCT FLIERS AND LABELS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING.
ALL PRODUCTS SHOULD ALWAYS BE TESTED ON SMALL AREA BEFORE LARGE APPLICATION