Azomite Micronized Trace Minerals
AZOMITE® is a natural product mined from an ancient mineral deposit in Utah (USA) that typically contains a broad spectrum of over 70 minerals and trace elements, distinct from any mineral deposit in the world. AZOMITE® is used internationally as a feed additive and a soil re-mineralizer for plants, and is available in over sixty countries throughout the world.
AZOMITE® trace minerals have been reported to improve root systems, yields and general plant vigor in a variety of field crops and garden vegetables. Available for a variety of applications, AZOMITE® can be used to remineralize nutrient-depleted soils and is OMRI Listed for certified organic production.
Ultra-fine powder (-200 mesh) excellent for coating seeds for maximum germination and initial growth. Good amendment for crops, compost and potting soil. OMRI listed for use in organic production.
If a soil has a very high or very low pH, many of the trace elements may become unavailable to the plant. AZOMITE® has created positive results in a variety of soils all over the world. The pH of AZOMITE® is 8.0; however adding AZOMITE® does not seem to raise the pH. A pH of less than 7 is considered acidic. If the pH becomes too acidic, the availability of the soil’s aluminum and manganese can become toxic to plants. If the pH is too high (alkaline), the phosphorus and many trace elements are bound by the complex mineral interactions and are not available to the plant. Calcium is critical in maintaining a moderate pH (6.0 to 7.5) and is present in AZOMITE® at about 3.67%.
Micronized AZOMITE® is processed into a fine powder that is around minus 200 mesh and is the most available to plants. As it is a very dusty product, it must be applied by hand or mixed with compost. A coarser product, AZOMITE® Slow-Release, is also available for soil use. It is moderately dusty and more affordable than the Granulated AZOMITE®. Lastly, Granulated AZOMITE® is available for easy soil application in a broadcast spreader. As long as AZOMITE® is in the root zone, the plant will benefit. Most farmers apply AZOMITE® directly to the soil at planting. Water will ensure that the roots are able to reach the trace elements.
AZOMITE® tests have reported positive results in many plant species including: wine grapes, table grapes, sugarcane, potatoes, rice, watermelon, tomatoes, melons, cantaloupes, onion, garlic, papaya, lemons, oranges, cocoa, coffee, mango, oaks, pines, peaches, chilies, berries, eggplant, tobacco, ornamentals, wheat, corn and many others. AZOMITE® is uniquely capable of nourishing most plant life as it provides the trace elements that the native soil is often lacking.
Most conventional fertilizers contain mainly Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K), which are called macronutrients. Plants require macronutrients in large amounts. NPK are only three of the essential nutrients required by plants. When choosing a fertility program, growers often neglect trace minerals and focus primarily on NPK. For plants to complete their life cycle and produce at full potential, a wide range of trace minerals is necessary; AZOMITE® contains a wide range, from A to Z. AZOMITE® is a natural inorganic substance and does not harm the environment. AZOMITE® is 100% natural and OMRI-listed for use in organic production.
AZOMITE® supplies trace elements and some Potassium (K). and does not provide Nitrogen (N) or Phosphorus (P), therefore farmers should not reduce any part of their fertility program that provides N or P. Farmers can reduce other silicate-based fertilizers or micro-nutrient providers with AZOMITE® use but it is difficult to say how much without a soil analysis. AZOMITE® use has shown increased yields and improved disease resistance even in addition to a complete fertility program. Most farmers report a more rapid rate of growth and increased yields within one harvest.
AZOMITE® is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production. Many fertilizers receive chemical alterations or go through an intensive manufacturing process. AZOMITE® is simply mined, crushed and sold and is 100% natural in the most basic sense. Chemically, the term "organic" means that the minerals are bound to a carbon atom. As the minerals in AZOMITE® are oxides, not bound to carbon, they are technically considered "inorganic".