EcoFrass


EcoFrass

EcoFrass
In today’s organic farming community there is a growing interest in obtaining the cricket frass (by product) for use as fertilizer. The frass can fertilize at a rate of 1 pound per 20 square feet of land. Frass contains a component called chitin (kitin). Once plants detect Chitin in the soil, they respond as though they are being eaten by insects, which causes the plant to protect itself. This means that Chitin creates an autoimmune response that acts in a vaccine-like manner for plants. It signals a plant to produce natural toxins which fend off its enemies like pests and fungal pathogens. Thus, alleviating the need for man made pesticides.



Benefits:
  • Maximize plant growth
  • Increase pest resistance
  • No root burn
  • Slow release
  • Cost-effective
  • Sustainable
  • 100% Natural

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Soil Amendment: This product works best if mixed into your potting media or soil prior to planting. Add 1 lb. per 20 sq. ft for raised beds and garden rows or 1 cup per cu ft of bagged soil.
Root Drench: If your plants are already potted, add to dechlorinated water (1/2 cup per gallon) and root drench, or top dress and water thoroughly.
Foliar Spray: Use 1-2 tsp per gallon of dechlorinated water and apply weekly to leaves. Do NOT spray in direct sunlight.
Top Dress Row Crops, Raised Beds, Lawns & Potted Plants: Add up to 1Lb. of insect frass per 20 sq. feet of soil or potting media. Lightly sprinkle over root zone and water in thoroughly. Re-apply weekly or as necessary. You will see when the Insect Frass has been absorbed into the soil. If plants begin to relax, it's time to reapply. For best results use dechlorinated water.


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Nutrients AnalyzedAnalysis Dry Wt. BasisLb./Ton as Received BasisAnalysis Dry Wt. BasisLb./Ton as Received BasisAnalysis Dry Wt. BasisLb./Ton as Received Basis
Total N,(TKN)%4.9290.335.33101.096.74123.75
Total Carbon %43.09791.1341.32755.3339.85731.65
C:N Ratio8.8:1--7.5:1--5.9:1--
Nitrate-N, ppm32.00.0625.00.0548.00.09
P₂O₅, %2.43044.613.38061.793.52064.63
K₂O, %2.09038.373.21058.683.16058.02
Calcium, %1.88034.522.65048.443.45063.34
Magnesium, %0.4007.340.62011.330.62011.38
Sulfur, %0.3907.160.5209.510.56010.28
Zinc, ppm157.00.288172.00.314212.00.389
Iron, ppm4620.86181.17721.4
Manganese, ppm54.00.09975.00.13785.00.156
Copper, ppm36.00.06637.00.06844.00.081
Boron, ppm34.00.06246.00.08450.00.092
Sodium, %0.0801.4690.0500.9140.0500.918
pH6.6--6.7--6.6--
Salts as EC, mmhos/cm6.0--7.9--7.4--
Dry Matter, %91.8183691.4182891.81836
Analysis conducted by Stukenholtz Laboratory, Inc. Twin Falls, Idaho