AZOMITE® trace minerals have been reported to improve root systems, yields and general plant vigor in a variety of applications; from field crops and orchards to lawn and garden use. AZOMITE® helps remineralize nutrient-depleted soils. 100% naturally derived, AZOMITE® is OMRI Listed for use in organic production and farming.Justus von Liebig developed the "Law of the Minimum" which is important in understanding what AZOMITE® does. The Law states that plant growth is determined by the scarcest (or minimum) nutrient available to it. If just one of the many required nutrients is deficient, the plant will not grow and produce at its optimum. Conventional fertilizer programs focus on the macronutrients like Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). However, if one of the many essential trace elements is deficient in the soil, the plant will not perform at its optimum, affecting yield and immune function. AZOMITE® replenishes these essential trace minerals through a 100% naturally derived source.AZOMITE® will not harm or burn plants. Apply directly or with compost, humus, manures, fertilizers, beneficial soil microbials. May be used in compost tea productions. Field Crops Apply 75 – 200 lbs. per acre initially followed by annual maintenance of 50 – 100 lbs. per acre or according to needs based on soil quality. Citrus/Fruit/Vines Apply annually to all trees on ground surface under the drip line at the rate of 1 to 5 pounds, depending on the tree size. (Refer to table above for more guidelines.) Double the application for decline or blight stricken trees. For grapes, apply 1⁄2 lb. to 1 lb. to the soil around each plant and lightly till into soil. Flowers/Plants/Vegetables When preparing the soil, use AZOMITE® at the rate of 1 lb. per 10 sq. ft. If in rows, mix into the soil along the rows at rate of 1 lb. per 25 ft. of row. If bed is established, sprinkle around each plant. For houseplants, mix 1 teaspoon per 2-inch pot diameter with potting soil before planting. Give 1 teaspoon quarterly thereafter. For roses, apply 1/2 lb. to 1 lb. to the soil around each plant and lightly till into soil. Lawn/Turf Care For existing lawns, a 44 pound bag will cover 12,000 to 15,000 square feet. Apply up to 4 times per year. For new lawns, apply at a heavier rate and till into soil before planting seed or laying sod. Ornamentals/Shrubs/Trees Apply annually to all trees on ground surface under the drip line. Recommended application for trees: Tree Base Diameter Rate < 10” 1 – 5 lbs. 10” – 20” 5 – 15 lbs. > 20” 15 – 40 lbs. Apply light coating from trunk to drip line. For ornamentals and shrubs, apply 1⁄2 lb. to 1 lb. to the soil around each plant and lightly till into soil.