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Growing with AGGRAND

 

Cucumbers

AGGRAND fertilizers are most effective when applied to cucurbits at planting or transplanting; when they are 3-4” tall or during runnering, first bloom and several weeks before final harvest. If AGGRAND products are being used in conjunction with a standard fertilizer program, apply after emergence and at runnering for best results. If not following a standard fertilizer program, apply AGGRAND fertilizers at all of the developmental stages listed below.

 

Root Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 60 gallons of water. Apply as a pre-plant application.

 

1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 20 gallons of water. Apply once a month.

 

Foliar Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 35 gallons of water. Apply as a fine mist with enough solution to thoroughly cover leaves (increase spray volume as crop develops to ensure thorough coverage). Perform first application when plants are 3-5” tall.

 

Repeat when plants begin to run. Increase rate if leaves are chlorotic. Plants may respond to another application of AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer at first bloom, depending on other inputs.

 

To extend the season for fresh-market cucumbers, apply AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash late in the season and up to 3 weeks before final harvest. Use a per-acre mixture of 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 20 gallons of water. Apply as a fine mist with enough solution to cover leaves.

 

Rates vary according to soil fertility and other inputs used. Higher dilution rates are more effective than lower dilution rates. Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one heavy application. If other constraints only allow one trip over the field, do not exceed a 3 percent dilution rate (3 gallons AGGRAND fertilizers to 97 gallons water).

 

To reduce susceptibility to attack of insects and disease-causing organisms, apply a per-acre mixture of 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer or 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 20 gallons of water when signs of infestation become apparent.

 

Soil Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

2-3 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 20-30 gallons of water. Apply solution in spring or fall. Apply in spring and fall if soil is hard and low in organic matter. Optimize results by adding 2-3 gallons AGGRAND Liquid Bonemeal and 1-2 quarts AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash to the mix.