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Growing with AGGRAND

 

Tomatoes - Field Production

Field tomatoes require sufficient levels of macro- and micronutrients to set fruit. Calcium, potassium and nitrogen are especially critical. Insufficient levels of these nutrients produce diseased plants and poor-quality fruit.

 

Soil Applications

 

Begin fertilizing the soil once seedlings have emerged and have developed 2-3 true leaves. When planting transplants, water the plants with fertilizer solution. Rates are given for monthly applications. Adjust rates accordingly when applying more or less often.

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and at least 100 gallons of water. Keep well-watered between fertilizations.

 

Banded Soil Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

3 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 10 gallons of water (use enough water to allow correct flow rate through the micro tubing). Apply below and to the side of the seed or transplants at planting. The addition of 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal and 2 quarts AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash may also be beneficial, especially when soil phosphorus levels are below 40 ppm and soil potassium levels are below 150 ppm.

 

Pre-Plant Soil Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

3 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 30 gallons of water. Apply in spring or fall. Apply in spring and fall if soil is hard and low in organic matter.

 

Foliar Applications

 

AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer can be applied to the leaves of tomatoes to supply additional nutrients.

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 50 gallons of water. Apply as a fine mist to the tops and bottoms of leaves. Apply enough solution to wet the leaf surfaces. Apply in 14-21 day intervals after the plants reach 2-3 true leaves. The critical stages for foliar applications are 2-3 true leaves, pre-bloom and early cluster formation.

 

Rates vary according to other inputs applied. Lower dilution rates are more effective than higher dilution rates. Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one or two heavier applications. If other constraints allow only one application, 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 35 gallons of water when signs of infestation become apparent.