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SPECIALTY CROPS • Powder

AGTIV® SPECIALTY CROPS  Powder is an endomycorrhizal inoculant compatible with most vegetable and fruit crops. This product is ideal for mixing with seeds at planting time, greenhouse transplant production or inoculation when transplanting in the field.

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Description

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  • Size: 500 g (1.1 lb)
  • Inert ingredient: Diatomaceous earth
  • Particle Size: < 1 mm (18 mesh)
  • Bulk Density: 275 g/L (0.7 lb/US dry qt)

Directions for use

Mixing with seeds at planting time

At planting time, mix evenly with seeds. Ensure uniform seed coverage is obtained. The product formulation may "bulk up" seeds. It is important to calibrate the planter to ensure correct planting rate is attained (shown in table below).

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Quantity of AGTIV® to use per 1000 seeds

Type of seed g oz ml
Nantes carrot 0.225 0.0079 0.818
Market carrot 0.220 0.0077 0.800
Spanish onion 0.375 0.0132 1.364
Yellow onion 0.275 0.0097 1.000
Lettuce 0.280 0.0099 1.018
Pea/bean 0.250 0.0088 0.909
Cucumber 1.32 0.0465 4.8
Squash/pumpkin 3.3 0.1162 12
Garlic 25 0.8803 90.9

1 cup equals 240 ml (65 g) of product.

 

Recommendations

  • Seed within 8 hours after coating;

  • Do not freeze or expose to temperatures above 35°C (95°F);

  • Store the product at constant temperature at all times;

  • At seeding time, avoid using AGTIV® with wet equipment;

  • When seeding, ensure full seed-soil contact to minimize any desiccation of the mycorrhizal inoculant;

  • Refer to the complete list of compatible pesticides.

 

Incorporation into growing media (cucumber, eggplant, melon, pepper, tomato, zucchini, garlic)

Mix the quantity of product (Table) into the growing media. For a better homogeneity, it is preferable to premix the recommended quantity of product to a part of the growing media (or one of the dry ingredient used in its composition). The suggested rate for the premix is 15 g (¼ cup) of product with 10 liters of growing media (or one of the dry ingredient). Add into the final mix. Mix well until homogeneity before filling the trays.

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Quantity of AGTIV® to use per volume of growing media

Cell or container volume

Quantity of product to add/m3 of media

Quantity of product to add/yd3 of media Quantity of inoculated media with AGTIV®/1.1 lb (500 g) pail
14 ml and less 175 g (2 2/3 cups) 132 g (2 cups) 2.8 m3 (3.6 yd3)
14-40 ml 88 g (1 1/3 cups) 66 g (1 cup) 5.6 m3 (7.3 yd3)
40-200 ml 50 g (3/4 cup) 40 g (5/8 cup) 10 m3 (13 yd3)
200-500 ml 33 g (½ cup) 25 g (3/8 cup) 15 m3 (19.5 yd3)
500 ml and more 17 g (1/4 cup) 13 g (3/16 cup) 30 m3 (39 yd3)

For application onto tray surface, contact your local representative for application details depending on your practices.

Recommendations

  • Seed within 8 hours after coating;

  • Do not freeze or expose to temperatures above 35°C (95°F);

  • Store the product at constant temperature at all times;

  • At seeding time, avoid using AGTIV® with wet equipment;

  • When seeding, ensure full seed-soil contact to minimize any
    desiccation of the mycorrhizal inoculant;

  • Refer to the complete list of compatible pesticides.

Field transplanting (vegetables, berries, asparagus)

Vegetable transplants or bare-root berries

Just before planting, coat the root plugs or the bare roots with the product. A 500 g pail of product can treat up to 111 000 transplants or 20 000 bare roots (according to plant size).

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Asparagus

Just before planting, coat the bottom of the crown withthe product. The recommended quantity is 90 ml (25 g) for 1 000 crowns.

Recommendations

  • Seed within 8 hours after coating;

  • Do not freeze or expose to temperatures above 35°C (95°F);

  • Store the product at constant temperature at all times;

  • At seeding time, avoid using AGTIV® with wet equipment;

  • When seeding, ensure full seed-soil contact to minimize any
    desiccation of the mycorrhizal inoculant;

  • Refer to the complete list of compatible pesticides.

Specifications

Active ingredient

Endomycorrhizal inoculum : Glomus intraradices
12 000 viable spores/g

Storage and handling

  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Do not freeze or expose to temperatures above 35°C (95°F)
  • Avoid severe temperature variation
  • Close tightly after use
  • Respect the best before date
  • Avoid prolonged inhalation of dust. Use of a dust mask when handling is recommended.

Plant compatibility 

* The following plant families cannot be colonized by the fungus contained in AGTIV® SPECIALTY CROPS • Powder.

  • Brassicaceae (broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, radish, rutabaga, watercress)
  • Chenopodiaceae (beets, spinach)
  • Ericaceae (blueberries, cranberries)

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