Kelpak biostimulant is compatible with most foliar application methods such as the various sprayer types. Sprays vary from 2-4 L/ha. The ratio of Kelpak to water needs to be increased to maintain a 1:300 dilution when volume above 1000 L/ha is used.
Applying Kelpak biostimulants
KELPAK biostimulantS HAVE A BROAD APPLICATION BASE
The powerful and unique blend of natural compounds found in Kelpak biostimulants are effective in a variety of commonly used crop protection and foliar feed programs used by farmers around the globe:
Turbo Mist Spray
Kelpak biostimulant can be used in electrostatic sprayers without causing clogging or blockages. Electrostatic sprayers are mostly used in table grapes at a rate of 4-5 L/ha, and applied in about 80-120 L water/ha.
Kelpak biostimulant is applied using drip irrigation methods. Apply as pulse at the end of irrigation cycle and do not dilute more than 1:1000.
Kelpak biostimulant can also be used in standard aerial applications. Standard rates for foliar application apply. Aerial sprays are applied in approximately 30 L/ha water.
Bare roots from trees or plants can be soaked in a Kelpak biostimulant solution of 0.5-1% before plant out.
Kelpak biostimulant can be applied as soil drench around the root base of trees and plants or seedbeds in a 0.5-1% solution
In table grapes Kelpak biostimulant foliar sprays can be substituted with directed bunch sprays at a 1% dilution.
In table grapes Kelpak biostimulant foliar sprays can be substituted with a bunch dip at a 1% dilution.
Kelpak biostimulant is highly effective as a direct seed dip for coating before planting. Seed coating is recommended at a rate of 5 ml/kg of seed.
In Furrow Spray
Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser can be used as an alternative to dipping, one can spray seed potatoes with Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser at a rate of 1 L/ha directly in the furrow with planter equipment.
Seedling Tray Dip
Kelpak biostimulant can be used as seedling tray dip. Immerse seedling tray in a 1% solution or apply as a light hand-watering.
Kelpak's efficacy and cost efficiency have led to its position as the market leader in several countries worldwide. It is recommended that our application guide is closely followed and conditions indicated, such as time of day, temperature and weather, are monitored in order to ensure consistent results:
Application rates and timing:
CROP RATE APPLICATION ALMONDS 3 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom and repeat twice at 14 day intervals BANANA 4 L/ha Soil drench: Apply 14 days after nematicide application to the base of the sucker.
Use 200 ml solution per plant and a total volume of 300 L/ha. Repeat after 6 months
or 4 L/ha Foliar sprays: Apply first application at pre-flowering (5 to 6 months before harvest) in a total volume of 300 L/ha and repeat 2–3 times at monthly intervals BEANS, DRY/GREEN 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals CANOLA
2–3 L/ha Southern hemisphere: Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage 2–3 L/ha Northern hemisphere: Optional first spray in autumn before winter chill stops vegetative growth. Spray at start of spring growth - rosette stage (BBCH 28-30) CAPSICUMS:
CHILLI PEPPERS, PAPRIKA, PEPPERS, SWEET/BELL
1:100 dilution Dip seedling tray (or roots of seed bed plants) in solution, or wet seedling tray before transplant and 2 L/ha Spray 14 days after transplant and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals.
Direct seeded plants receive first foliar application at 3 to 4-leaf stage
2 L/ha Spray at 4 to 5-leaf stage and repeat 14 to 21 days later CEREALS 2 L/ha Spray at 4 to 5-leaf stage CHERRIES 2 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom, petal fall and shuck split (12 to 14 day intervals). Optional sprays at straw (change of colour) and 14 days later CUCURBITS:
1:100 dilution Dip seedling tray in solution, or wet seedling tray before transplant and 2–3 L/ha Spray 14 days after transplant and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals. Direct seeded plants receive first foliar application at 3 to 4-leaf stage FLOWERING & ORNAMENTAL PLANTS 1:100 dilution Dip tray with seedlings in solution, or wet seedling tray/bag before transplant and 1:400 dilution Spray 14 days after transplant. Repeat 2 to 3 times at 21 to 28 day intervals ROSES:
1:500 dilution Drench the base of newly planted roses or at start of production cycle for established roses at 1 L solution per m2 in flower bed. Repeat after 15 days and 1:400 dilution Foliar spray 15 days after second drench OPEN PRODUCTION 1:400 dilution Foliar spray at start of growth and repeat 14 days later. Repeat at 6 monthly intervals FRUIT TREES
1:100 dilution Dip bare roots for 5 minutes before transplant or 1:200 dilution Soak seedling bag before transplant or soak soil around trees after plant-out and 1:300 dilution Spray 3 to 5 times during early active growth at 21 day intervals DECIDUOUS 3 L/ha
(1:300 dilution max)
Spray at fruit set (10mm fruit diameter). Repeat twice at 14 day intervals. Optional application at veraison. Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water > 1000 L/ha - APPLES 1:500 dilution To reduce leaf burn, apply in a tank mix with calcium nitrate or chloride sprays EVERGREEN 3 L/ha
(1:300 dilution max)
Spray at pre-bloom, full bloom, fruit set and, optional, 14 to 21 days later. Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water >1000 L/ha GARLIC 1:100 dilution
Soak seed pieces for 15 minutes before planting and 2 L/ha
Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 to 21 day intervals HAZELNUTS 2 L/ha
Spray 1 month after bud-break and repeat 1 month later MACADAMIAS 2 L/ha
Spray at bud-break and repeat 2 to 3 times at 21 to 28 day intervals. Do not dilute more than 1:500 ONIONS 1:100 dilution Dip tray with seedlings or roots of seedbed seedlings before transplant and 2 L/ha Spray 14 to 21 days after transplant or at 3 to 4-leaf stage for direct seeded plants. Repeat foliar application twice at 14 to 21 day intervals. Do not apply to onions after bulb swelling PEANUTS 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat 21 days later PEAS 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals PISTACHIOS 3 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom and repeat 1 month later POTATOES 1:300 dilution Dip seed potatoes before planting for 5 minutes or 1 L/ha Spray with fungicide on seeds in furrow with planting and 2-4 L/ha Spray after emergence at 15 cm crown diameter and 2 L/ha Spray again 12 to 14 days after first foliar application Rice 1:400 dilution Add to sanitary seed soak for improved germination and initial root growth and 2 L/ha Spray at start of tillering (± 25 days after emergence or ± 15 days after transplant) and 1–2 L/ha Repeat spray at start of panicle initiation SOYBEAN 2–4 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and 2 L/ha Spray 14 days later STRAWBERRIES 1:100 dilution Dip the runners in solution at plant-out and 3 L/ha Apply 5 to 8 times with 21 to 28 day intervals SUGAR BEET 3–4 L/ha Spray at 4-pair-leaf stage SUGAR CANE:
Dip stalks of new plantings, or
Spray stalks in furrow before covering
Spray at 60 to 90 cm leaf length stage
ESTABLISHED FIELDS 2 L/ha Spray at 60 to 90 cm leaf length stage TABLE GRAPES 2 L/ha Spray at 5-10 cm shoot growth for root stimulation, early growth and bunch stretching
Repeat 14 days later
and 3 L/ha
(1:300 dilution max)
Spray after set (4 mm berry size) for improved berry size and quality
Repeat 2 to 3 times at 10 to 14 day intervals
Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water >1000 L/ha
and 3 L/ha Spray at start of berry softening for improved colour and sugar content or 4–5 L/ha Spray as above with electrostatic applicators or 1:100 dilution Apply 2 to 3 times as bunch dips or directed bunch sprays at above timings TOMATOES see Capsicums TURF
GOLF GREEN (NEW)
Apply 20 L solution to 100 m2
(MAINTENANCE) 1:400 dilution Apply 20 L solution to 100 m2 at monthly intervals SPORTS FIELDS AND FAIRWAYS 2 L/ha Spray at beginning of growing season and repeat 14 days later
Repeat applications after heat of summer
TURF FARMING 1:200 Soak stolons for 30 minutes before planting 1:300 Spray 1 month after emergence. Repeat 14 days later VEGETABLES:
Do not spray after button formation
see Fruit trees (New plantings) WINE GRAPES 1:500 dilution Apply through drippers at start of new growth (optional for root stimulation and early growth) RAISIN GRAPES 2 L/ha Apply twice during flowering at 10 to 12 day intervals STORE IN A COOL PLACE | SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
CROP RATE APPLICATION ALFALFA 2–3 pts/Ac Spray 21 days after emergence and repeat after each cutting ASPARAGUS 2 pts/Ac Spray after first spear emergence
Repeat 2 to 3 times 14 days apart
BARE ROOT TRANSPLANTS 4 pts/
Dip roots of plants for 5 seconds prior to transplant BEANS: GREEN, DRY, SOY 2 pts/Ac Spray after 3rd trifoliate and repeat pre-bloom BERRIES: BLUE, BUSH, CANE 3 pts/Ac Spray at start of bloom and repeat at petal fall and pink fruit stages and 3 pts/Ac Spray new growth and repeat twice 21 days apart CARROTS 2 pts/Ac Spray at 3 to 4 leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart CEREALS:
CORN, WHEAT, BARLEY,
Spray as band application on seed with planting and 2 pts/Ac Apply as side dressing with planting; spray at 4 to 5 leaf stage CUCURBITS:
ALL MELONS, CUCUMBER,
PUMPKIN, WATERMELON, ZUCCHINI
Transplants: see leafy greens and 2–3 pts/Ac Direct seeding: Spray after first leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart GARLIC 4 pts/
Soak seed cloves for 6 hours before planting and 2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 3rd leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart GRAPES: TABLE, WINE, RAISIN
2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 2 to 5 inch shoot growth and repeat 10 to 14 days later BERRY SIZING 3–4 pts/Ac Spray from berry set 3 to 6 times at 10 to 14 day intervals and 4–5 pts/Ac As above with electrostatic applicators BRIX AND COLOR DEVELOPMENT 3–4 pts/Ac Spray at veraison and repeat 10 to 14 days later LEAFY GREENS:
BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUT,
Transplants: Water/soak seedling trays before planting and start spray program for direct seeding 14 days later LETTUCE: CHINESE, LEAF AND HEAD 2–3 pts/Ac Direct seeding: Spray at 4 to 5 leaf and repeat twice 14 to 21 days apart MINT: PEPPERMINT, SPEARMINT 2 pts/Ac Spray over stolons/rhizomes at planting. Spray established plants at 2 to 4 inch growth stage NURSERY 4 pts/
Water trays or pots in spring and repeat 21 days before transplant ONIONS 2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 3rd leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart ORNAMENTAL PLANTS 4 pts/
Water transplant pots before transplant and 1 pt/
Add to spray solution of pesticides or foliar nutrients PEAS 2 pts/Ac Spray after 3rd trifoliate and repeat pre-bloom PEPPERS 2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 4th leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart POTATOES 1–2 pts/Ac Spray as band application on seed piece at planting and 2–3 pts/Ac Spray 21 days after emergence and 2 pts/Ac
Spray again 35 days after emergence RICE 2 pts/
Add to seed soak water before sowing and 2–3 pts/Ac
Apply by air start of tillering and repeat start of panicle emergence STRAWBERRIES 4 pts/
Soak runner roots before transplanting into field and 3 pts/Ac Spray at start of growth and repeat 3 to 5 times 21 days apart SUGAR BEET 3–4 pts/Ac Spray at 4-pair-leaf stage TOMATOES: FRESH, PROCESSED 4 pts/
Transplants: See LEAFY GREENS and 2–3 pts/Ac Direct seeding: Spray at 4th leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart TREES: NEW PLANTINGS 4 pts/
Dip bare roots of nursery trees in solution before transplanting ALMONDS, APPLE, APRICOT,
NECTARINE, PEACH, PEAR,
PISTACHIO, PLUM, PURNE
2–4 pts/Ac Spray at 30% bloom and repeat 2 to 3 times 14 to 21 days apart CHERRY 3–6 pts/Ac Spray at 30% bloom and repeat 2 to 3 times 10 to 14 days apart HAZELNUT 2–4 pts/Ac Spray at first leaves (1st week June) and repeat 21 days later WALNUT, PECAN 2–4 pts/Ac Spray at catkin development stage (bud break); repeat 21 days later AVOCADO, CITRUS 3–6 pts/Ac Spray with start of each foliar flush and repeat 21 days later TURF: SPORTSFIELDS, FAIRWAYS 2 pts/Ac Apply at start of spring growth and after mid-summer heat stress GOLF GREENS 2 fluid oz/
1000 sq ft
Apply evenly in 2–5 gal water NEW ESTABLISHMENT 4 fluid oz/
1000 sq ft
Apply evenly in 2–5 gal water APPLY IN ENOUGH WATER FOR ADEQUATE COVERAGE | SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE