Protect 8-9M

Optimal nutrient release for your nursery stock plants over 8 to 9 months










Osmocote® Exact Protect 8-9M is a programmed-release fertilizer for autumn/winter pottings and salt-sensitive crops. Plus, there’s no need re-fertilize in the spring if you apply at the full rate. You will benefit from this advantage during busy sales periods. Osmocote® Exact Protect 8-9M can be mixed in the potting substrate or dibbled in the plant hole. Dibbling is only recommended for well-rooted liners (P9). Only use fertilizer applicators which do not damage the coating.

  • Ideal for autumn/winter pottings and sensitive crops, with a slightly longer nutrient release period than Osmocote® Exact Protect 5-6M

  • Better growth thanks to delayed nutrient release

  • Save time and effort during busy sales periods

How to calculate the granules per pot or container at the application rates below:
– Granule application
– 3-liter pot volume
– 5 g/l Osmocote® Exact Protect
Total = 15 g/pot

The rates are based on potting substrates with max. 0.5kg/m3 base fertilizer and are general recommendations. For most pottings, no base fertilizer is needed. For tailor-made advice, contact your ICL advisor.

Recommended application rates for Osmocote® Exact Protect in g/lLight feedingNormal feedingHeavy feeding
Container nursery stock1.5-2 g/l2-3 g/l3-5 g/l
Recommended application rates for Osmocote® Exact Protect in g/l
Light feeding
Normal feeding
Heavy feeding

Osmocote® Exact Protect is a 100% dual-coated fertilizer; the initial release of nutrients is postponed in the first 1.5 to 2 months. It is very important to apply Osmocote® Exact Protect in the correct potting period. Depending on your circumstances, it might be necessary to slightly re-fertilize in the main growing period. Contact your ICL advisor for tailor-made advice. Trial first on a small scale before changing the rate, application or any other variables. As circumstances can differ and as the application of our products is beyond our control, ICL cannot be held responsible for any adverse results.

The longevity of Osmocote exact Protect is determined at 21ºC. At lower average soil temperatures, the product will work longer at higher average soil temperatures shorter. Indicational: 16ºC: 5-7M, 21ºC: 5-6M, 26ºC: 4-5M.
Partly used bags must be closed / sealed properly.
Store under dry and cool conditions.
If you need more information, please contact your technical support.

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