Gardeners and gardeners are trying to make the use of mineral fertilizers safe for future harvest, so most of them use easy-to-use and eco-friendly mineral fertilizer Agricola.
Agricola is a series of mineral supplements intended for the cultivation of fruit, vegetable and flower crops.
Agricola is a complex fertilizer of a new generation that is used for root and leaf feeding of plants during the period of active growth and flowering. Due to its balanced composition, ecological purity and a wide range of action ensured plant growth, an increase in the yield of fruits and berries, an increase in resistance to diseases.
The use of top dressing for ornamental plants allows them to form more inflorescences and bloom for a longer time.
The composition of the mineral complex includes the necessary compounds of potassium, nitrogen, zinc, phosphorus, as well as iron, manganese, copper, boron and molybdenum.
Fertilizer can be used in the cultivation of vegetables and fruits in the garden and houseplants in the house.
The composition of fertilizer favorably distinguishes it from other mineral additives.
The main advantages of the Agricol mineral dressing are:
- fertilizer does not contain chlorine and salts of heavy metals,
- fertilizer is easily absorbed by plants when spraying the solution,
- inhibits the absorption of nitrate by plants
- foliar top dressing contributes to the strengthening of plant immunity, rapid growth and resistance to adverse climatic and external influences,
- increases resistance to diseases and insect pests, which makes it possible to treat insecticides less frequently,
- improves the taste of fruits and berries, increases the content of carotene and vitamin C in some cultures.
Forms of Agricola fertilizer
For ease of use, the manufacturer produces a mineral additive in several forms:
- liquid concentrate. The bottle has a convenient measuring cap and detailed instructions for use of the tool. Fertilizer in concentrated form requires dilution in the ratio of 1: 100 or 1: 200.
- granules are intended for the preparation of an aqueous solution.
- sticks are a very convenient shape. Sticks containing nutrients are stuck into the ground next to the plant and they release mineral components for an extended period of time. One pack is enough to provide nutrition for ten plants.
Mineral supplement is used as a leaf and root feeding garden, vegetable and indoor crops.
During foliar (leaf) top-dressing nutrients come through shoots and leaves. When root feeding mineral supplement contribute in liquid form in the form of an aqueous solution.
Fertilizer types and plant nutrition
The main difference of fertilizers is their environmental friendliness, wide range of action and high efficiency. Their use helps to grow strong and healthy plants, significantly increase the yield and quality of fruits and berries.
Several mineral compounds have been developed taking into account the peculiarities of growing different crops. Some vegetables need more potassium, others need phosphorus. For seedlings need a high content of nitrogen for active growth and building green mass.
Created separate mineral compositions for cabbage, pumpkin, tomatoes and eggplants.
Mineral composition Agricola-1 it is intended for top dressing of white cabbage. Fertilizer is applied under the root in the form of an aqueous solution after transplanting into open ground. The next feeding is carried out in 10−14 days.
Agricola-4 created to provide nutrients carrots, radishes, beets. Fertilization is carried out three times per season since the sowing of seeds and stops 14 days before the harvest begins.
Composition Agricola-5 differs in the increased content of nitrogen and phosphorus and is intended for top dressing of cucumbers, vegetable marrows and squash.
Agricola Vegeta - it is a universal mineral fertilizer intended for top dressing of all types of vegetable and garden crops. And also it can be used for top dressing of decorative and window plants.
Agricola for tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. The mineral additive does not contain salts of heavy metals and chlorine, and also prevents the accumulation of nitrogen compounds in fruits.
Mineral top dressing Agricola 7 it is intended for fertilizer of garden, indoor and ornamental plants. It promotes the formation of a larger number of buds and increases the flowering time.
Agricola 7 contains an increased amount of potassium, which helps the flowers to hibernate and bloom well during the entire period.
This type of fertilizer allows ornamental plants to acquire a rich leaf color, increases the number of buds and prolongs the flowering time of indoor flowers.
Agricola for indoor plants is a versatile fertilizer that is perfect for feeding indoor and balcony crops. The composition of the feeding is balanced and contains all the necessary trace elements colors.
Aqueous solution is used for spraying and root feeding. The most convenient is the use of fertilizer in the form of sticks. This form is very economical and allows you to feed the plants for a long time. It is enough to immerse the sticks in the soil near the roots and they will receive the necessary food.
There are special types of fertilizer designed for individual potted flowers - palm trees, cacti, orchids, dracaena, syngonium, croton begonia and coleus.
Roses are plants that require special care and increased attention of flower growers. For them, timely and balanced feeding is important.
Agricola for roses contains the necessary set of nutrients necessary for the full growth and development of plants. Roses respond well to mineral fertilizers.
The composition of the mineral supplement includes an increased amount of potassium, humic acids and the necessary trace elements.
Fertilization is carried out in spring and summer before the beginning of the flowering period. Re-feeding is carried out after flowering before preparing garden roses for winter.
Systematic feeding makes it possible to grow healthy strong plants.
Agricola for orchids provides plants with the necessary supply of nutrients, increases plant resistance to diseases and makes it possible to reduce the daily care of flowers.
Agricola for orchids is produced in a concentrated liquid form. In addition to the potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus required for the flower, the composition is additionally enriched with vitamin C.
Agricola release forms
Agricola is produced in various forms. Among established are:
- Liquid concentrate. It is diluted 1: 100, or 1: 200 (see instruction), a measuring cap is attached.
- Dry granulated substrate. Very compact fertilizer, the bag weighs only 20-50 g, and will fit even in a handbag. It is convenient to buy on the way to the cottage. At the same time, at least two buckets of 10 l of highly effective multicomponent feeding are obtained from one bag.
- Fertilizer sticks. Perhaps the most comfortable of the "long-playing" fertilizers. They simply enough to stick into the ground near the plant within the root circle, and they will release nutrients into the soil, until complete dissolution. 20 sticks are included in the package, packing can be enough for 10 plants.
Agricola 2 is developed for onions and garlic. According to the manufacturer on the packaging, it is: "Favorite drink of plants." In fact, it contains all the necessary substances for nutrition (NPK 11:11:27 + MgO + trace elements), chosen specifically for onions and garlic. For use, it is necessary to dilute this drug in water, observing the proportion of 25 g per 10 l. This volume of liquid dressing should be enough for 25-30 sq. M.
Agricola 3 is an equivalent substitute for organic matter when feeding solanaceous (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants). It consists of 13% of nitrogen, 20% of phosphorus and 20% of potassium, as well as magnesium and various trace elements. Magnesium, which is added to the standard composition of azofoski, helps tomatoes absorb potassium (so that the fruits are large, strong and tasty), and is responsible for the formation of chlorophyll.
For tomatoes Agrikrol used according to the instructions (25 g per 10 liters of water). During the season, three horse feeding is carried out - the first two weeks after the transplanting, the second - when the first ovaries begin to appear, the third - 10 days after the first. Spraying "on the sheet" for the first time produced a week after the first root feeding, the second - 10 days after the first, but before the formation of the first ovaries.
Designed for cucumbers. Fertilizer based on azofoska (NPK-complex), contains three main elements - nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and also magnesium oxide - MgO. This composition provides a balanced diet, increases productivity. If nitrogen and phosphorus are mainly responsible for growth and development, then potassium is an indispensable element for cucumbers in the formation of ovaries and fruiting, as it improves the taste of the finished product.
Agricola 5 is produced in the form of dry granules. For the preparation of top dressing it must be diluted. To make a working solution, 25 g of tuk dissolve in 10 liters of water. For cucumbers, this nutrient mixture is used 4-5 times per season, depending on the level of soil fertility. It can not be stored, so every time prepare the amount that you can use. The first time young cucumbers are fed after the appearance of 3 leaves, or a week after transplanting into the ground. Ten days later, a second treatment is carried out, and so on, until the end of the growing season.
In addition to specialized species There is a universal fertilizer, Agricola Vegeta. Suitable for all types of plants, both garden and garden, as well as for flowers. Increases yield, prevents the accumulation of nitrates. Most often used for partial watering, it is dissolved 1:10.
Agricola Aqua from yellowing leaves
Sometimes, to solve the "point" problems a wide range of fertilizer is not needed. Then come to the rescue feeding selective action. At the beginning and in the middle of the growing season, the leaves on the plants may turn yellow only if there are a shortage of certain groups of nutrients, or, for the most banal reason - a lack of water. If everything is in order with watering, urgent feeding is necessary.
Agricola from yellowing leaves acts quickly, the result is visible in a week. To use, you need to dissolve 1 cap (5 ml) in 1 liter of water, and water the plants, as usual. Repeat feeding is necessary in a week, to consolidate the results. Also, to quickly obtain a "cosmetic" effect, you can spend foliar feeding, sprinkling the leaves with this composition.
Fertilizer designed specifically for flowers. Contains in its composition 20% nitrogen (for rapid growth), 10% phosphorus (for flowers it is needed in smaller quantities than for vegetables). You can use Agricola 7 for garden, balcony and indoor plants. This fertilizer is environmentally friendly and does not contain salts of heavy metals, which is especially important for home use.
Agricola for indoor and garden roses
The queen of the garden always required special attention and care, so a separate fertilizer was developed for her. In it, the balance of substances is shifted towards potassium (NPK 16: 18: 24 + 0.5% MgO). Roses after application Agricola bloom much more luxuriantly and longer, garden specimens go for the winter strong and prepared.
Agricola Aqua for indoor orchids
Very easy fertilizer, to match the colors for which it was created. The NPK complex here is only 4: 5: 6. Added to it are some humates. Orchids are capricious plants, and require very careful treatment, therefore the application rate (5 ml per 1 l of water) cannot be exceeded. Top dressing is carried out once every 10 days, up to the full recovery of the plants. By the way, for their planting and transplanting you can use the Agricole hydrogel. Also, these balls can be simply poured over the ground to maintain moisture in pots of flowers.
History of creation
The fertilizer includes a large amount of nutrients and components that are very useful for plants. Especially summer residents apply Agricola for tomatoes (improves yield).
Experts have recognized this fertilizer as effective and easy to use. Proven brand helps significantly facilitate the work of the gardener, has a large number of advantages and a wide range of actions.
Such fertilizer was included into production thanks to CJSC Chamber of Commerce and Industry "Technoexport". This company has been producing Agricol fertilizer since the beginning of the 2000s. The components in the tool are selected in such quantity that flowers and vegetables can receive nutrients during the whole growing season. The tool is used from the beginning of the summer season until the autumn.
Experts advise to use the drug in different ways: spray them with leaves and regularly apply to the soil.
Form of fertilizer implementation
- Sticks. These are long-acting fertilizers. You need to stick sticks near the plants in the radical circle. The fertilizer gradually releases nutrients to the soil until it is completely dissolved. Packing is enough for 10 plants, in each packing 20 sticks.
- Dry substrate in granules. Fertilizer is packed in small bags. One bag (20 g) is enough for 20 liters of complex feeding.
- Liquid fertilizer. This tool is diluted according to the instructions in a ratio of 1: 100 or 1: 200.
Agricola for cucumbers
For cucumbers apply fertilizer number 5. It consists of the main elements - NPK-complex. It also includes MgO (magnesium oxide). Dry granules of this fertilizer are diluted with water. The usual dosage is 25 grams per 10 liters of water.
During the season you will need to make Agricola up to five times, it all depends on the fertility of the soil. Prepare fresh solution regularly. The first feeding is carried out about a week after transplanting. 10 days after the first feeding, fertilizers are applied again, and the third after 10 days.
Fertilizer will help increase yields, forming new ovaries. The taste of cucumbers is improving.
Agricola for cabbage
Agricola №1 created for growing cabbage. After picking seedlings after 13 days make the first feeding. To do this, take 25 grams of granules and dissolve in 10 liters of water. The amount received should be enough for 12 square meters.
More fertilizer is needed for spraying cabbage culture. Processing should be carried out until August. Dosage is gradually increased.
Agricola for root vegetables
Agricola №4 suitable for root crops. This fertilizer is used as soon as the crops are planted. Carrots are fed three times. The first time three weeks after the appearance of the first shoots. For watering will need 12.5 g / 10 liters of water. This is the norm for 14 squares of land. Two weeks later, a second feeding is carried out (50 g / 10 liters). After 14 days another similar feeding is carried out.
If you need to feed radish or beets, spend two fertilizers. In 10 liters of water make 25 grams of granules. After 14 days, make additional feeding. The solution is needed to fertilize the site to 20 square meters. meters
Agricola for indoor plants
Agricola includes many elements, these are potassium and nitrogenous substances, phosphorus, and other trace elements. All of them are in easily digestible form. In addition to the fact that fertilizers of this brand improve the development of plants, they are also a growth stimulator.
You can use the drug in closed greenhouses when growing decorative flowers. Used fertilizer for root dressing and spraying. Plants that receive regular feeding, grow quickly, they have more buds.
The liquid form of the fertilizer is a concentrated solution, from 250 ml you can prepare up to 50 liters of the finished fertilizer. You can use the dry form (2 g / 1 liter of water).
Agricola for orchids
Orchids are exotic flowers that require special care. Fertilizers should be easily digested so as not to harm the flower. Therefore, it is most convenient to use Agricola. A liter of working solution will be obtained by diluting only 5 grams of fertilizer. Do not exceed dosage.
During the growth of orchids they feed every 10 days. How to understand when to feed? If the leaves grow behind each other, the growth phase has begun. Most often this occurs in spring and summer. Do not feed in the winter and autumn. In the intense heat also should not make feeding.
Agricola for roses
Without proper fertilization, roses will grow poorly, there is a danger of infection with fungal and infectious diseases. Roses grown in central Russia respond well to the introduction of the Agricola fertilizer, their flowering improves.
As soon as the roses enter the phase of active growth in the spring, you need to start feeding. Fertilization is prohibited during flowering bushes. After flowering, you need to return to top dressing so that the plant can rejuvenate.
If you apply fertilizer regularly, you should grow strong rose bushes that will please the grower with lush and bright flowers. Увеличится количество цветов и продолжительность цветения.
Агрикола для хвойных растений
Для хвойных растений используется жидкое удобрение Агрикола. В нем есть гуминовые кислоты и полезные элементы. Повышенное содержание железа и магния обеспечивает хвое ее изумрудный цвет. Также удобрение полезно для роста растения.
Under coniferous plants, Agricola fertilizer is applied after dilution in water (25 g per 10 liters of water). Feeding is done with a break of 10-14 days. Under each tree must be injected each time about five liters.
Forms of release and description
Let's start with the release form of the Agricola fertilizer and its composition.
The composition of the fertilizer is presented the three most necessary elements which plants need for growth, development and fruiting:
- nitrogen (15%),
- phosphorus (21%),
- potassium (25%),
The dry substrate is represented by granules, which can be either embedded in the ground, or diluted in water and watered. This option is interesting because there is a packing of 1-1.5 kg each, and 50-100 g each. That is, if you need to fertilize several beds, then a small sachet is enough, and you don’t have to spend extra money.
Packing with chopsticks suitable for quick feeding of a small number of plants. In 1 pack of 20 sticks, which is enough for 20 plants. You need only stick a stick near the culture, and it, gradually enriching the soil, will do its job. The action of this form of release is more prolonged, but is only suitable for small plantings.
For tomato, pepper, eggplant
For all the solanaceae, a third granule release version is used - Agricola-3. Formula fertilizer replaces the necessary organic matter (compost / humus) to meet all the needs of seedlings.
The composition is slightly different from the "standard" in percentage main components:
- nitrogen - 13%,
- potassium - 20%,
- phosphorus - 20%.
Apply as follows: 2.5 g of the substance is diluted in 1 liter of water and watered seedlings. Apply "Agricola" should be no earlier than 15 days after picking up seedlings in open ground.
For carrots, beets, radishes
For these root crops, Agricola-4 is used, which can be used from the moment of sowing of crops. Carrot processing is carried out in 3 stages:
- 3 weeks after the appearance of the first shoots. We dilute 12.5 g of granules in 10 liters of water and produce watering or spraying. This amount is enough for 10-17 square meters. m of crops.
- It takes place 2-3 weeks after the first one. We breed 50 g in 10 l of water and process an area of 10-20 square meters. m
- 2 weeks after the second treatment. Dosage and area are identical (50 g / 1 l, 10-20 sq. M.).
Fertilizer beet and radish involves only 2 stages:
- Immediately after thinning landings. 25 g of the active substance dissolve in 10 liters of water and process 10-20 square meters. m
- After 2 weeks we carry out an identical top dressing (25 g / 1 l, 10-20 sq. M).
For cabbage, granulated version of Agricola-1 is used. Feeding seedlings spend 10-15 days after picking. 25 g of dry fertilizer dissolve in 10 liters of water. This amount is enough for 10-12.5 square meters. m. It should be understood that if you use fertilizer for spraying, then the treatment area is reduced, if it increases for root irrigation.
Further treatments are carried out until mid-August, increasing the dosage (compared to the seedling option) 4 times.
For onions, garlic
Used "Agricola-2" in the form of granules. Onions and garlic need to feed at the time of the formation of the onion or cloves. The dosage is as follows: 25 g diluted in 15 liters of water and process an area of 15-25 square meters. m (depending on the method of introduction). During cultivation, you need to spend no more than 3 dressings with an interval of 1 week.
For cucumber, squash, zucchini and melons
"Agricola-5" is indispensable for feeding seedlings pumpkin crops. In addition to the three main elements, fertilizing contains magnesium oxide, which is necessary for these plants. For seedlings fertilizing close up in a week after transplantation in open ground. 25 g of granules are diluted in 10 liters of water. At 10-25 square meters. m consumes 10 liters of the mixture. During the season they spend 4-5 fertilizing with an interval of 10 days.
For vegetable seedlings
Separately, Agricola-6 was created for seedlings of vegetables and flowers. This is a more versatile fertilizer that is suitable for all young plants.
A balanced composition aimed at removing nitrates from seedlings, contributes to the accumulation of necessary substances. Top dressing for seedlings allows you to get an environmentally friendly product, removing all heavy metals from plants in the early stages.
Feeding is carried out up to 5 times. Dosage - 25 g per 10 liters of water. Consumption - 1 liter per square. Fertilizer application interval - 7-10 days. More frequent feeding will lead to an overdose of NPK-groups in cultures. NPK groups are invaluable in growing plants, since nitrogen is used to build plant proteins, phosphorus serves as a universal source of energy and is used by the plant to form rhizomes, and potassium is needed for the synthesis and transportation of organic matter.
For berry crops
There is also a special formula for berry crops, which increases the yield by 30-40%.
This composition can be carried out root and foliar irrigation of strawberries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries and other berry crops.
The formula has a high content of potassium, which enhances fruit formation and increases the size of the finished product without the accumulation of nitrates and heavy metals.
Apply for currants and gooseberries as follows: 25 g of granules diluted in 10 liters of water and water culture. The interval between treatments is 2 weeks. Spray consumption - 2 liters per bush, while watering - 2-8 liters per bush (depending on the size of the plant).
Since "Agricola" is universal fertilizer then it can be used for flowering bedding plants, garden "highlights" or indoor plants.
Agricola for flowering plants. Used to increase the number of peduncles and their size. Top dressing prolongs the flowering process, providing flowers with all the necessary elements. Dosage: 2.5 g of fertilizer diluted in 1 liter of water and irrigate under the root. Consumption of the solution as in the usual irrigation, the minimum interval between irrigation - 1 week.
Separately created versions of fertilizers for roses and orchids.
"Agricola" for roses has a ratio of the main elements of the NPK-group in the following proportion: 16:18:24. Top dressing not only makes flowering longer and more luxurious, but also prepares plants for wintering or a rest period.
Method of application: in the spring, 20 g of pellets per square meter are buried in the ground. m. After feeding you need to conduct a deep loosening. For indoor specimens suitable sub-root making solution (2.5 g per 1 liter). Fertilize no more than 4 times a month. During the rest period (from November to February), make a solution once a month.
There is a fully universal option - Agricola Vegeta, which is used for flowers and vegetable crops, as well as for berry trees and shrubs. The mixture is used for partial watering (diluted in a ratio of 1:10).