Five benefits of the Osmocote + water-soluble fertiliser system

As rainfall becomes more and more unpredictable, growers are faced with heavy rain showers and longer periods of continuous rainfall.

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This makes it more difficult to add fertiliser to growing media when you are only using water-soluble fertilisers. What if you could rely on the assurance that your plants will always be able to get nutrients from the substrate?


Osmocote at base rate: steer your crop growth and ease your mind


Applying Osmocote at a base rate in growing media ensures your plants get the nutrients they need even in heavy rain. And you will still have the flexibility to steer your crop growth during the season, by topping off with the water-soluble fertiliser of your choice.

Here are the 5 benefits of an Osmocote base rate for container nursery stock cultivated outdoors:

  • Solid base nutrition ensures plants always have sufficient feed, even in excessive rainfall
  • Steer your crop growth by adding WSF at any point during the season
  • Add WSF based on plant need: less in the early crop stages, more in the later stages
  • Improve irrigation water quality by adding acids or acidifying fertilisers such as Universol Hard Water of Peters Excel Acidifier
  • Happy customers thanks to longer shelf-life during consumer phase

Do you grow pot plants in greenhouses or other covered areas? Osmocote at a base rate can be a solution for you, too:

  • Major cost-savings on water-soluble fertilisers: you’ll need to apply significantly less
  • Reduced disease pressure: the fertiliser is already in the substrate, so watering is only required when the plants need it
  • More environmentally friendly: lower fertiliser emissions
  • Optimum flexibility: choose the WSF that best suits your plants’ needs at any stage to steer their growth
  • Happy customers thanks to longer shelf-life during consumer phase

Choose the best water-soluble fertiliser based on your goals with the help of this table.