Crescendo Organic Fertilizer with 5% Calcium (8-2-2) - An organic fertilizer derived from composted poultry layer manure, feather meal, and potassium sulfate. All-purpose for vegetables, fruits, lawn and landscape. Slow release for steady, long-lasting color and growth. Analysis: 3.2% water soluble nitrogen, 4.8% water insoluble nitrogen*, 2.0% P2O3, 2.0% K20, 5.0% Calcium, 0.1% Iron (Fe)*4.8% slowly available nitrogen from poultry manure, feather meal.
What is in the composted manure in Crescendo fertilizer ? The Crescendo fertilizer that we sell comes from composted layer manure from a family owned and operated egg laying poultry farm in New York. Crescendo birds are layers, unlike other poultry manure based fertilizers, which are usually from broilers. Commercial broiler operations tend to be fed large quantities of nasty supplements, antibiotics and hormones. The New York farm also raises a lot of their own organic grains for their operation. In general, we feel much better about purchasing, selling and using a product produced by farmers that have a clear understanding about raising crops and animals in an ecological and humane way.
Full brokered loads are available at further discounts. Available by the 50 lb bag or in 1 ton totes.
Note for large spreader application this fertilizer has a density of 40-42 lb per cubic foot.
Rates: FOR TURF, SHRUBS & TREES - APPLY AT THE FIRST SIGN OF SPRING GROWTH. RE-APPLY, AS NEEDED, EVERY 6-8 WEEKS THROUGHOUT THE GROWING SEASON.
TURF- FOR 1.0 LB. OF NITROGEN, APPLY AT A FULL RATE OF 12.5 LBS. PER 1,000 SQ. FT. ONE 50 LB. BAG OF 8-2-2 WILL COVER 4,000 SQ. FT. AT THE FULL RATE. FOR 0.5 LB. OF NITROGEN, APPLY AT A FULL RATE OF 6.25 LBS. PER 1,000 SQ. FT. ONE 50 LB. BAG OF 8-2-2 WILL COVER 8,000 SQ. FT. AT THE HALF RATE.
SHRUBS - TOPICALLY APPLY OR LIGHTLY SCRATCH INTO THE SOIL SURFACE AT 3.5 LBS. PER 1,000 SQ. FT.
FLOWERS - APPLY 2 LBS. PER 100 SQ. FT.. LATER IN THE GROWING SEASON, A SECOND APPLICATION CAN BE MADE.
TREES - APPLY 6.5 CUPS OF 8-2-2 FOR EACH 1- INCH OF TRUNK DIAMETER
VEGETABLES - APPLY AT THE RATE OF 22 POUNDS PER 1000 SQ.FT. OR 1.0 CUPS PER 10 FT. RE-APPLY AS NEEDED. SIDE DRESS AT HALF THE RATE 4 TO 6 WEEKS AFTER PLANTING.
Certificates - NOP Compliant Nat’l List, THIS FERTILIZER IS APPROVED FOR USE ON ORGANIC FARMS BY VERMONT ORGANIC FARMERS LLC. IT IS NOP COMPLIANT.