QUESTION – Is it okay if Sumagrow Product is applied directly on top of the seed when planting?
ANSWER – Yes.
QUESTION – How much water per acre should be used when applying Sumagrow Product?
ANSWER – Inoculants in a minimum of 1 gallon of 12% humate can be diluted with water as needed per acre.
QUESTION – Can Sumagrow Product be used to inoculate the seed for germination prior to planting?
ANSWER – Yes, however, keep the seeds immersed in Sumagrow Product soil enhancers only for 10 to 30 minutes.
QUESTION – Can Sumagrow Product be applied with herbicide and insecticides?
ANSWER – In most cases, yes. Herbicides such as Round-Up are okay, however you should avoid blending with fungicides as they are detrimental to many microbes.
QUESTION – Can Sumagrow Product be applied with liquid fertilizer?
ANSWER – Yes.
QUESTION – Will SumaGrow be less effective if left in the spray tank for several days before applying? (This often happens in the event the farmer is caught in the rain or experiences equipment failure.)
ANSWER – It is preferable to use Sumagrow Product the same day that it is mixed. However,Sumagrow Product should be fine for several days provided it is not subjected to freezing temperatures.
QUESTION – Does Sumagrow Product need to be agitated for a good microbial distribution before or during application?
ANSWER – Yes. Sumagrow Product should be mixed well prior to use.
QUESTION – Can Sumagrow Product be used as a foliar spray?
ANSWER – Absolutely. The humic acid content is actually a combination of humic and fulvic acid. The fulvic acid molecule is very small compared to that of the humic acid. Its small, molecular structure enables it to transport the trace minerals and microbes directly into the plant system.
QUESTION – What temperature does Sumagrow Product need to be stored in when not used?
ANSWER – The cooler the temperature the better so long as it is not freezing.
QUESTION – Do I need to wear protective gear when mixing or applying Sumagrow Product?
ANSWER – Sumagrow Product is very user friendly, but it is always advisable to wear protective gear as many people have unpredictable allergies.
QUESTION – Will Sumagrow Product plug my spray nozzles?
ANSWER – No. However, a good agitation in the tank will keep any small particles suspended.
QUESTION – As my GPS maps my soil, what are minimum and maximum rates to be applied?
ANSWER – This is not a concern, as you cannot over apply Sumagrow Product. Sumagrow Product will improve the soil conditions regardless of the soil fertility.
QUESTION – How much should I reduce my fertilizer program the first year?
ANSWER – In general, about 50% of fertilizer should be reduced, but this naturally varies for different crops.
QUESTION – Does Sumagrow Product need to be applied every year when applying on the same crops?
ANSWER – Yes. Salts from over-fertilization, erosion, crop harvest, excessively low or high pH values, and low organic matter, affect the value of soil.
QUESTION – Can I reduce or discontinue using syrup and/or sugar when using Sumagrow Product?
ANSWER – Yes. You should discontinue the use of sugar and/or syrup as the humic acid acts as a complete carbon source for the microbes.
QUESTION – Can I reduce or discontinue the use of urea when using Sumagrow Product?
ANSWER – We believe that urea nitrogen should be reduced by 50% or more depending on the crop.
QUESTION – Which is the better source to use with Sumagrow Product: NH4 (Ammonia) or NO3 (Nitrate)?
ANSWER – Nitrogen is available to plants in either NH4 or NO3. Ammonia, NH4, has a positive charge and will adhere to the soil particles until the H ion peels off. The Hydrogen ion will negatively affect the pH in the soil rendering NH4 very unstable. NO3 is readily available for plant uptake, however, it is negatively charged and will move or leach with irrigation, rain, or heavy soil moisture. Sumagrow Product will help stabilize (hold in place) either NO3 or NH4. However, NH4 is more unstable as it often converts to Nitric Oxide (N2O) which is 310 times more lethal than CO2.