WHAT IT IS?
Horta-Sorb water management gel polymers are substances that absorb hundreds of times their weight in water. The water absorbed is nearly all available to the plants.
This results in reducing watering maintenance and provides a more constant supply of water to the roots.
Tip: Use with DIEHARDT Transplant for addition of mycorrhizae, beneficial bacteria and fungi.
WHAT IT CONTAINS!
Hard crystals – 2.0 mm to 4.0 mm
Firm to touch with no more than very slight softness.
Chemical Description: Cross linked polyacrylamide co-polymer
Effective Life: 5 years minimum
Absorption Capacity: 330 – 400 times in distilled water
WHAT IT DOES!
Improves: Survival, Rooting, Water Absorption, Nutrient Availability, Plant Health, Soil Health, Flowering, Yields and Production.
Reduces: Plant Loss, Fertilizer Use, Need of Pesticides, Heat Stress Damage, Irrigation Frequency, Losses from Drought Conditions.
Features: Polymers have been used in many areas in horticulture and agriculture for nearly two decades now. Initially accepted as a bare root dip in forestry, their use quickly spread to landscape, greenhouse, nursery and numerous agricultural markets.
HOW IS IT USED?
Horta-Sorb® LG (2.0mm to 4.0mm) use when planting trees and shrubs. Mix Horta-Sorb® LG, 1 oz. per one-inch caliper tree or foot diameter of ball. Add to top 2/3 of hole after back fill.
Add the Horta-Sorb® LG at the time of potting up the plants at the rate of ½ to 2 lbs. per cubic yard depending on how much water you want to hold.