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Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust (50 lb)

Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust (50 lb)

Great Source of Minerals

Rock dust is natural mineral product produced by thousands of years of glacial action. A wide variety of rocks containing a spectrum of trace minerals are collected and pulverized by the expansion/contraction action of the glacier.

From Canadian moraines, this organic fertilizer product replaces key soil elements, reversing soil depletion.

  • Excellent source of readily available calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium plus trace elements and micronutrients.
  • Rock flour increases phosphorous availability and improves CEC.
  • Rock powder improves moisture holding capacity.

Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is a natural mineral product that has gained popularity in agriculture for its ability to enhance soil fertility and support sustainable farming practices. This rock dust is derived from ancient glacial deposits and is rich in essential minerals and trace elements, making it a valuable soil amendment.

Understanding Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust:

Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is sourced from finely ground volcanic basalt rock that was pulverized by glaciers during the last Ice Age. This natural process created a mineral-rich powder that is packed with vital nutrients for plant growth. The rock dust is composed of a wide range of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, and trace elements like zinc, copper, and boron.

Benefits of Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust in Agriculture:

  1. Mineral-Rich Soil Amendment: Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust replenishes the soil with a broad spectrum of minerals that are essential for plant health. These minerals provide a balanced and comprehensive nutrient source for crops.

  2. Improved Soil Structure: The finely ground particles in rock dust enhance soil structure by improving water retention, aeration, and drainage. This creates an ideal environment for beneficial soil microorganisms and plant root development.

  3. Enhanced Nutrient Availability: The minerals in rock dust gradually release into the soil, promoting long-term nutrient availability to plants. This slow-release mechanism reduces the risk of nutrient leaching and runoff.

  4. pH Buffering: Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust has a natural buffering effect on soil pH, helping to maintain a neutral to slightly alkaline pH level. This can be especially beneficial in acidic soils, creating a more hospitable environment for plant growth.

  5. Strengthened Plant Immunity: The diverse mineral content of rock dust contributes to healthier and more robust plants, which are less susceptible to diseases and stress factors.

  6. Enhanced Crop Yield and Quality: Regular application of rock dust has been shown to increase crop yields and improve the overall quality of fruits and vegetables. It can also enhance the flavor and nutritional content of produce.

Using Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust in Agriculture:

  1. Soil Preparation: Prior to planting, thoroughly mix Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust into the soil at the recommended application rate. Ensure even distribution to provide a balanced nutrient supply to plants.

  2. Top-Dressing: For established crops, apply rock dust as a top dressing around the base of plants. Gently work it into the soil surface and water thoroughly to facilitate nutrient absorption.

  3. Composting: Incorporating rock dust into compost piles can enrich the resulting compost with essential minerals. This nutrient-rich compost can then be used as a soil amendment.

  4. Blending with Other Amendments: Rock dust can be blended with other soil amendments such as compost, organic matter, or other fertilizers to create custom soil mixes tailored to specific crop requirements.

  5. Foliar Application: In some cases, rock dust can be dissolved in water and applied as a foliar spray. However, this method is less common than soil application.

  6. Consultation: For precise application rates and guidance, it is advisable to consult with agricultural experts, conduct soil tests, or refer to crop-specific recommendations.

Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is an invaluable resource for farmers and gardeners seeking to enhance soil fertility and promote sustainable agriculture. Its natural origin and diverse mineral composition make it an eco-friendly choice for improving soil health, crop productivity, and overall agricultural sustainability. By incorporating rock dust into farming practices, individuals can contribute to healthier soils, increased crop yields, and a more sustainable future for agriculture.

Approved for Organic Agriculture by the Washington State Department of AgricultureApproved for Organic Agriculture by the California Department of Food and Agriculture
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Description

Rock dust is natural mineral product produced by thousands of years of glacial action. A wide variety of rocks containing a spectrum of trace minerals are collected and pulverized by the expansion/contraction action of the glacier.

From Canadian moraines, this organic fertilizer product replaces key soil elements, reversing soil depletion.

  • Excellent source of readily available calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium plus trace elements and micronutrients.
  • Rock flour increases phosphorous availability and improves CEC.
  • Rock powder improves moisture holding capacity.

Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is a natural mineral product that has gained popularity in agriculture for its ability to enhance soil fertility and support sustainable farming practices. This rock dust is derived from ancient glacial deposits and is rich in essential minerals and trace elements, making it a valuable soil amendment.

Understanding Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust:

Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is sourced from finely ground volcanic basalt rock that was pulverized by glaciers during the last Ice Age. This natural process created a mineral-rich powder that is packed with vital nutrients for plant growth. The rock dust is composed of a wide range of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, and trace elements like zinc, copper, and boron.

Benefits of Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust in Agriculture:

  1. Mineral-Rich Soil Amendment: Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust replenishes the soil with a broad spectrum of minerals that are essential for plant health. These minerals provide a balanced and comprehensive nutrient source for crops.

  2. Improved Soil Structure: The finely ground particles in rock dust enhance soil structure by improving water retention, aeration, and drainage. This creates an ideal environment for beneficial soil microorganisms and plant root development.

  3. Enhanced Nutrient Availability: The minerals in rock dust gradually release into the soil, promoting long-term nutrient availability to plants. This slow-release mechanism reduces the risk of nutrient leaching and runoff.

  4. pH Buffering: Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust has a natural buffering effect on soil pH, helping to maintain a neutral to slightly alkaline pH level. This can be especially beneficial in acidic soils, creating a more hospitable environment for plant growth.

  5. Strengthened Plant Immunity: The diverse mineral content of rock dust contributes to healthier and more robust plants, which are less susceptible to diseases and stress factors.

  6. Enhanced Crop Yield and Quality: Regular application of rock dust has been shown to increase crop yields and improve the overall quality of fruits and vegetables. It can also enhance the flavor and nutritional content of produce.

Using Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust in Agriculture:

  1. Soil Preparation: Prior to planting, thoroughly mix Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust into the soil at the recommended application rate. Ensure even distribution to provide a balanced nutrient supply to plants.

  2. Top-Dressing: For established crops, apply rock dust as a top dressing around the base of plants. Gently work it into the soil surface and water thoroughly to facilitate nutrient absorption.

  3. Composting: Incorporating rock dust into compost piles can enrich the resulting compost with essential minerals. This nutrient-rich compost can then be used as a soil amendment.

  4. Blending with Other Amendments: Rock dust can be blended with other soil amendments such as compost, organic matter, or other fertilizers to create custom soil mixes tailored to specific crop requirements.

  5. Foliar Application: In some cases, rock dust can be dissolved in water and applied as a foliar spray. However, this method is less common than soil application.

  6. Consultation: For precise application rates and guidance, it is advisable to consult with agricultural experts, conduct soil tests, or refer to crop-specific recommendations.

Gaia Green Glacial Rock Dust is an invaluable resource for farmers and gardeners seeking to enhance soil fertility and promote sustainable agriculture. Its natural origin and diverse mineral composition make it an eco-friendly choice for improving soil health, crop productivity, and overall agricultural sustainability. By incorporating rock dust into farming practices, individuals can contribute to healthier soils, increased crop yields, and a more sustainable future for agriculture.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Does not qualify for Flat Rate Shipping.

Shipping Weight: 51.0 lb

Dimensions: 20.0"L x 12.0"W x 4.0"H

Features

  • Improves Nutrient Uptake
  • Improves Water Holding Capacity

Characteristics

Organic Status: Approved for Use in Certified Organic Agriculture
Animal-Based : No
Biological & Humus : Boosts Microbial Activity
Fertilizer Type : Powdered/Granulated/Meal
Major Nutrients : Calcium
Major Nutrients : Magnesium
Major Nutrients : Trace Minerals
Nutrient Release Rate : Long-term (4+ Months)
Use as Foliar : No
Organic Certifier: WSDA, CDFA

Use Instructions

In the garden and landscape: Up to 12kg per 100 sq m (25lbs per 1000 sq ft). Gently dig into soil surface once a month or as desired.

Transplanting and premixing soil for potted plants and planter boxes: 15ml per 4L (1tbsp per gallon) of soil or growing medium. Thoroughly mix into soil or growing medium.

Top dressing: 15ml per 4L (1tbsp per gallon) of soil or growing medium. Gently dig into soil surface once a month or as desired.

Directions for use on pasture land, grain and field crops: 110kg per hectare (100lbs per acre) annually, higher rates can be applied based on soil condition.

High value commercial crops such as vegetables, fruit & nut crops and vineyards: 560kg per hectare (500lbs per acre) and up to 1120kg per hectare (1,000lbs per acre) or more per year for crops under severe stress. Lightly work into soil surface where possible.

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