Horticulture

Horticulture Applications


Now you can achieve that bumper crop every year!

Our two KōFERT products are specifically designed and formulated to suit both organic and conventional horticultural practices. Growers looking for an organic solution will be impressed with our KōFERT Bio-Base tonic; while those wanting a fertilizer with an added nutrient boost will love our KōFERT Bio-Plus option.

KōFERT is suited for use as a foliar and/or root feed, and can be easily incorporated in your routines spray programs or irrigation systems. KōFERT can also be used as a root soak feed to supplement your seedling/ plantlet feeding programs with extra nutrients.

See below for a recommended KoFERT horticultural application rates:


Bio-Base

KoFERT Bio-Plus

Extra advice

Planting out

Dilute with water 1:50

Dilute with water 1:300

To stimulate rapid establishment of plants and reduce transplanting shock, soak your plants in KōFERT overnight before planting out.

Foliage spray

Dilute with water between 1:50 and 1: 100

Dilute with water 1:500

For best results, spray in the morning or early evening.
Apply by spray/ watering can to drip point.
Do not apply in strong sunlight.


Quick Crop Guide

Crop

Bio-Base Application Rate

(L/Ha)..............

Bio-Plus Application Rate

(L/Ha)..........

Dilution Ratios

Extra Advice

Asparagus

35 L/Ha

30 L/Ha


Apply in Autumn & Spring within two weeks of heavy grazing and/or with weed sprays

Beets

35

30

Berry Fruit

7

5

Brassicas

30

25

Carrots

30

25

Celery

30

25

Cereals

30

25

Citrus

7

5

General: 1:250
Important to apply 2 weeks pre-blossom, then again at fruit set. Continue spraying at 2-4 weekly intervals until pre-harvest. Cease applying in late March.

Corn

35

30

Cucumber

30

25

Flowers

Newly established beds: 1: 500 2 – 4 after emergence or transplanting
General: 1:300 every 2 – 4 weeks until blooming.

Forestry

Prior to plant out: 1:500 and soak roots overnight.
Young plants: 1:300 every 2 – 4 weeks until blooming.

Gooseberries

7

5

Grains

5

5

General: 1:500
Apply no sooner than 2 weeks after emergence, ideally when plants are 15cm high.

Grapes

5

5

Apply fortnightly from bud formation until fruit-swell (January)
Cease spraying at flowering and start again at fruit set

Horticulture

General: 1:300, twice before flowering, fortnightly.
Under stress: 1:250 when buds forming, bursting, petals falling, or fruit setting.
Full leaf stage: 1:250, and again before drought, wind, frost, or water damage.

Hydroponics

Starting solution: 1:500

When topping up, Correct cf reading should be between 20-30. If cf rises above 30cf, top up with water. If cf drops below 20cf, top up with KōFERT. Maintain pH between 6.0 and 7.0.

Kiwifruit

7

5

General: 1:300, twice before flowering, fortnightly.
Under stress: 1:250 when buds forming, bursting, petals falling, or fruit setting.
Full leaf stage: 1:250, and again before drought, wind, frost, or water damage.
Apply twice before flowering at intervals not closer than fortnightly. Spray when plants are under stress (bud formation, bud burst, petal fall, fruit set) and again at full leaf stage. Reapply at the same rate to assist plants overcoming drought, wind, frost or water damage.

Legumes

35

30

Lettuce

35

30

Lucerne/ Hay

25

5

Apply when spring growth commences and then immediately after each cut to ensure rapid regrowth.

Maize

Apply at 5L per hectare when plants are 45cm high, and again immediately prior to tasselling.

Melons

30

25

Nursuries

As foliar feed: 1:250
As root feed: 1: 500
Apply at fortnightly intervals

Onions

30

25

Apply at 5L per hectare and again one month later at same rate.

Parsnips

30

25

Pip fruits

7

5

1:300

Important to apply during times of plant stress (bud formation, 2weeks pre-blossom, fruit set). If adverse external factors such as drought, wind, water or frost damage have occurred, apply immediately to aid recovery.

Potatoes

30

25

Apply 2 weeks after emergence at 5L per hectare and then at fortnightly to monthly intervals until flowering.

Pumpkins

30

25

Radishes

30

25

Stone fruits

7

5

1:300

Important to apply during times of plant stress (bud formation, 2weeks pre-blossom, fruit set). If adverse external factors such as drought, wind, water or frost damage have occurred, apply immediately to aid recovery.

Strawberries

5

5

Apply 2weeks after planning out at 5L per hectare and continue regular fortnightly applications. Particularly useful at promoting fruit recovery after fruit drop caused by sudden cold snaps, etc.

Tomatoes

30

25

As additive: 1:250

In general: 1:500

Transplanting: 1:500

Indoor – Add to irrigation system at rate of 1.5L per 1000 square feet of glass house per week.
General – Spray at 5L per hectare 2wks after emergence from seed beds or one week after transplanting. When transplanting, soak plant roots overnight before planting out to provide strong growth and reduction of transplant shock. Spray at same rate at 2-4 weekly intervals.

Zucchinis

30

25