Liquid Fish 5-1-1
Liquid Fish 5-1-1
Liquid Fish 5-1-1 is excellent ocean fish that's high in nitrogen and full of trace minerals. The fish is first used for oil, so the oil is taken out of the fish but the rest of the meat and the body of the fish is then ground up and made into an emulsion. So there's a lot more protein in this fish coming from the meat than most other liquid fish that are scraps with the filet taken out.
This is not an edible fish really, it's harvested mainly for the oil. The oil is used for human consumption and various other aspects because it's high in omega-3 oil. But what's left over is a very good fertilizer for organic production or for small-scale market gardens. The primary use we're looking at is as a high nitrogen source for organics.
This is especially important when raising corn where we need a good nitrogen source. The nice part about this fish is the nitrogen is in the source of amino acids or proteins that are very stable. So the nitrogen in this product, unlike commercial nitrogen in fertilizers, will stick around and supply the plant throughout the whole season.
Typical rates would be anywhere from 30 to 50 gallons (sometimes 60 gallons) per acre, depending on yield goals for corn. Small grains would take less. Wheat would be close to the corn range. Many times this would work as a complete stand alone product for corn. If you just put 60 gallons out you'll probably get a corn crop. Not ideal, but it can be very useful of a product.
The sulfates in this liquid fish 5-1-1 help to acidify high pH soils. A lot of times soils are pushing up that 7-8 pH. Sulfates help to release that and work against the calcium, dropping the pH a little, so it's good for energy release working against the calcium.
Liquid Fish 5-1-1 is delivered in semiload tanker lots and would need about 5,000 gallons of tank storage if we were to quote it delivered.
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