Sustane 8-2-4 all-natural, nutrient dense, slow release granular fertilizer for strong vegetative growth

Suståne 5-2-4 is a natural organic slow-release nitrogen fertilizer that provides a high amount of organic nitrogen for lasting plant nutrition
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Suståne 5-2-4 is a natural organic slow-release nitrogen fertilizer that provides a high amount of organic nitrogen for lasting plant nutrition.

Description:

Suståne 5-2-4 All Natural Slow Release Nitrogen Fertilizer promotes a rapid rate of vegetative establishment. Quick ground cover minimizes soil erosion and the need for repairs or re-seeding. Suståne 5-2-4 All Natural provides 6 - 12 weeks of nitrogen in the organic slow-release form and replenishes the soil with a rich supply of humus (stabilized organic matter) and all of the essential nutrients required for quality growth. Suståne 5-2-4 All Natural provides a combination of plant nutrients and organic substances derived from biologically stable compost plus natural sulfate of potash and feather meal.


Recommended Use:

Certified organic, rapid vegetative establishment, erosion control, wetlands and watershed areas, native plant areas, dune and beach restoration, burn area reestablishment, mine site reclamation, oil/gas/coal right of ways and pipelines, highway roadside establishment, protected natural areas, forests, parks, and landscapes.

Stabilized Organic Matter

Suståne 5-2-4 All Natural Slow Release Fertilizer was designed with the knowledge that the best way to grow quality plants is to develop and maintain healthy soil. While synthetic fertilizers supply plant growth nutrients, they do not supply the humic substances and organic matter required to maintain quality growth. Using fully composted natural fertilizers increases the levels of beneficial microbial activity, which in turn converts nutrients into plant-available forms.

Benefits of Suståne 5-2-4

  • Rich in humic acids - 8.5%
  • Increases the nutrient and water holding capacity of the soil
  • Strengthens plants tolerance against hot dry conditions
  • Promotes greater root development
  • Improves buffering against changes in soil pH
  • Increases the soil’s ability to suppress plant pathogens
  • Increases soil porosity and stability for greater root development and water holding capacity

Always Safe for Plants, People, and the Environment

  • Manufactured by Suståne in the USA at an EPA permitted facility.
  • Pathogen and weed-free, no blood or bone products. Allowed for export to over 60 countries worldwide.
  • Aerobic composting eliminates animal and rodent attraction to the application site.
  • Contains naturally occurring beneficial bacteria and fungi that are necessary to begin the nutrient life cycle in poor soil.
  • Suståne is fully composted eliminating the need for sterilization, permitting a healthy environment for beneficial microbial populations.

Suståne Integrated Soil Management Program:

Land Management, Native Restoration & Erosion Control Programs:

Hydroseeding

  • For 44 lb. of N per acre apply 880 lb.
  • For 90 lb. of N per acre apply 1800 lb.
  • For 130 lb. of N per acre apply 2600 lb.

Soil Preparation

  • Light, High Sandy Soil: 20 lb. per 100 ft2 of bed
  • Medium, Clay Loam Soil: 15 lb. per 100 ft2 of bed
  • Heavy, Silty, Clay Loam: 10 lb. per 100 ft2 of bed

(Hydroseeding: Mix with water solution at a ratio of 4 lb. Suståne 5-2-4 to 1 gallon of water or 2 tons per 1,000-gallon tank)


Turf Establishment, Seeding, New Lawn Construction Laying Sod, and Sprigging:

Suståne 5-2-4 is a complete package fertilizer containing Slow Release Nitrogen, chelated micronutrients, organic phosphorous, and humic substances. Suståne 5-2-4 has been demonstrated time and again to surpass synthetic turf starter fertilizers and other sources of humates and plant biostimulants.

Preplant - Broadcast and Incorporate into the top 4 in. (10 cm) of soil

  • 40 lb. per 1,000 ft2 or 1,750 lb. per acre
  • 20 kg per 100 m2 or 2,000 kg per hectare

Postplant (45-60 days) - Broadcast and water in

  • 20 lb. per 1,000 ft2 or 880 lb. per acre
  • 10 kg per 100 m2 or 1,000 kg per hectare

Turfgrass & Landscape Maintenance:

Professional landscapers have increasingly turned to Suståne 5-2-4 for use on high maintenance turf and landscaped environments. While synthetic fertilizers supply plant growth nutrients, they do not supply the organic matter required to maintain quality growth. Using fully composted natural fertilizers increases the levels of beneficial microbial activity, which in turn converts nutrients into plant-available forms.

Warm Season Turf

  • Athletic Fields, Parks and Lawncare
  • Apply 4-7 times per season
  • Spring and Fall - 20 lb. per 1,000 ft2
  • Summer - 16 lb. per 1,000 ft2

Cool Season Turf

  • Athletic Fields, Parks and Lawncare
  • Apply 2-3 times per season
  • 20 lbs. per 1,000 ft2

Soil Preparation For Flower & Shrub Beds

  • Light, Sandy Soil: 20 lb. per 100 ft2
  • Medium, Clay Loam Soil: 15 lb. ft2
  • Heavy, Silty, Clay Loam: 10 lb. per 100 ft2

Incorporating into Potting Soil Mixes and other Container Substrates:

Sustane 5-2-4 provides a constant release of nutrients when used with container substrates with an average temperature of 70oF / 21oC. When determining application rates consider all cultural practices including irrigation, container substrate physical characteristics, and growing environment.

Container Mix Application Rates:

Container Mix Rates by Volume
lb. per cubic yardkg per cubic meter
Low Med High Low Med High
8.8 16 24 5.3 9.4 14.2

Low Rate: Recommended for use on salt-sensitive species; when concurrent with liquid feed; with production systems utilizing low leaching fractions (less than 10%); and when applied to heavy potting substrates (total porosity less than 65%).

Medium Rate: Recommended for use on medium feeding species; on most nursery stock and foliage plants; and when liquid feed is not performed concurrently.

High Rate: Recommended for use on heavy feeding species; with production systems utilizing high leaching fractions (greater than 20%); and when applied to light, porous substrates (total porosity greater than 80%).


Bulk Density of Suståne 5-2-4:

Rounded Measure (Volume)Grams (weight)
Teaspoon (tsp) Tablespoon (Tbs) 1 oz 1/4 cup 1/2 cup 1 cup
2.8 8.5 17 34 68 136

Container Topdressing Application Rates in Grams:

Container Size
Rate5" Std.6" Std.1 gallon2 gallon3 gallon5 gallon7 gallon10 gallon15 gallon
Low 5 10 11 24 45 72 101 123 131
Med 11 21 30 55 107 173 384 298 320
High 16 29 45 94 166 264 380 456 490
  • These rates are intended as guidelines. Suståne encourages a trial prior to changing any fertilizer program.
  • Do not steam sterilize container mix after fertilizer has been incorporated.
  • Do not store container mix more than two weeks after incorporating fertilizer. Plant material can be damaged from salt accumulation.
  • Monitor electrical conductivity (EC) of container substrate throughout the production cycle.
  • If the mix is stored longer than two weeks, leaching container mix may be required to remove accumulated salts.
  • Adjust application rate as needed.

Guaranteed Analysis

Total Nitrogen (N) 5%
0.5% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
0.5% Water Soluble Organic Nitrogen
4.0% Water Insoluble Organic Nitrogen*
Available Phosphate (P2O5) 2%
Soluble Potash (K2O) 4%
Calcium (Ca) 3.00%

Total Plant Nutrition

Iron 0.50%
Manganese 0.05%
Zinc 0.05%
Humic Acid 8.5%
Organic Matter 65%
pH 6.8
Carbon: Nitrogen (C: N) 4:1
Bulk Density lb./cu. ft 38
% of Total N as Slow Release 90%

Derived from aerobically composted turkey litter, feather meal, and sulfate of potash.
*4.0% slowly available nitrogen from aerobically composted turkey litter and feather meal

Available Particle Sizes:

  • Medium Grade, 200 SGN (2.8 mm - 1.4 mm)
  • Fine Grade, 100 SGN (1.4 mm - 0.6 mm)

Coverage:

  • 50 lb. covers 2500 ft2 @ 1 lb. N per 1000 ft2 (44 lb. N per acre)
  • 22.67 kg covers 100 m2 @ 0.5 kg N per 100 m2 (50 kg N per hectare)

Rates:

  • Apply 20 lb. per 1000 ft2
  • Apply 100 g per 1 m2