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Growing with AGGRAND


Wetland Rice

Rice requires adequate amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to produce acceptable yields. The basal application of all three nutrients at transplanting ensures crop establishment. In addition to this initial application, nitrogen should be applied during tillering and panicle primordial formation through panicle emergence (boot stage into heading).


Too much nitrogen in a single application can cause lodging and reduce grain quality. Rice responds to the gradual release of nitrogen through the decomposition of organic matter. The use of green manures, or composted manure, and AGGRAND fertilizers supplies nitrogen slowly as the rice crop needs it. The addition of another source of nitrogen (up to 50 lbs. per acre) will increase yields, especially when there is an insufficient supply of organic matter.


Root ApplicationsRice grown in the wetlands


Per-acre mix ratio


1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 2 quarts AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 30 gallons of water. Apply during transplanting.


If the field is drained between tillering and panicle formation, apply another per-acre mixture of 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 30 gallons of water.


Soil Applications


Per-acre mix ratio


3 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 20 gallons of water. Till fertilizer into the soil by itself or spray onto compost, manure or green manure and incorporate into the soil. Apply in spring or fall. Apply in spring and fall if soil is hard and low in organic matter.


Rates vary according to soil fertility and other inputs used. Lower dilution rates are more effective than higher dilution rates. Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one heavy application.


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.