Calcium Chelate 8% is a calcium / nitrogen complex that is 100% soluble and allows immediate plant uptake through both the leaves and root tissue. Calcium is known to be essential for plant membrane integrity, proper cell division and overall plant vigor and stiffness. It is important in cell wall bonding and promotes enzyme activation for starch conversion. Calcium Chelate 8% can be used during hot weather to reduce stress during times of high transpiration. As with all Growth Products fertilizers, our Calcium Chelate is a true solution. Calcium Chelate 8% provides the plant with immediately available calcium along with nitrogen for correction of calcium deficiencies. Calcium Chelate 8% is amine compatible and can be used with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Calcium is also important to improve soil structure, reduce salt build up and soil compaction from road salts and urban stress.
APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS: When determining the application rates of Calcium Chelate 8%, it is important to check both tissue and soil sample analysis for calcium levels. Since calcium is the second highest percentage in plant tissue, it is important to correct any deficiencies early in the spring and continue to apply throughout the growing season. Hot weather will also aggravate calcium deficiencies. Calcium deficiencies become evident at terminal bud growth, with hooked malformation and finally dying back.
Apply Calcium Chelate 8% from 3 to 6 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. every 21 days where calcium is known to be deficient. Warm season grasses such as Bahia, Centipede and Zoysia may require higher application rates. For Rye overseeding, calcium will improve stand and tolerance to heat. For cool seasor grasses, begin application of 3 to 6 oz. per 1,000 sq. ft. in early spring and continue through the growing season.