HarmonyTM Ag Organic Fertilizer w/ 9% Calcium (5-4-3) - Made from 100% all natural composted poultry layer manure. All-purpose for vegetables, fruits, lawn and landscape. Slow release for steady, long-lasting color and growth. Analysis: 1.0% water soluble nitrogen, 4.0% water insoluble nitrogen, 4.0% P2O5, 3.0% K20, 9.0% Calcium, .08% magnesium, 0.2% Iron. 370 ppm Zinc, 40 ppm Copper, .65% Sulfur, 35 ppm Boron. (Harmony VS Perdue Product Comparison Sheet)
What is in Harmony & Symphony Fertilizer?
The Harmony and Symphony 5-4-3 fertilizer that we sell comes from a family owned and operated egg laying poultry farm in upstate NY. The Symphony 5-4-3 is from USDA Organic Layers. Even though the Harmony fertilizer is not produced from the composted manure of organic chickens, we consider it far better than most of the poultry based products sold as fertilizer on the market today. Harmony 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 NY. 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 bag or in 1 ton totes.
Note for large spreader application this fertilizer has a density of 41 lb / cubic foot.
PASTURE- HAY FIELDS- LAWNS: 20 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. or 875 lbs. per acre. Apply spring and fall, and more lightly several times a season.
VEGETABLES: mix into the soil 6 - 8 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. or 60 - 80 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. or 1 ton per acre. Apply topically 30 to 50 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.; more lightly for short season vegetables or multiple applications.
TREES: 5 - 10 cups of fertilizer for each inch of trunk diameter.
SHRUBS: 5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. or 50 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. Scratch into the soil surface.
FLOWERS: 3 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. or 30 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. Apply once or twice per season.
Other Info - Concerns about the bird flu and possible contamination in the manure? Response from Kreher's Farm>>>
High Pathogenic Avian Influenza HPAI is a serious concern for all poultry farmers. We have friends whose farms have been hit by this and hope that they are able to stay in business as they work their way through this devastating disease, depopulation, and clean up.
On our farms (all 3 are located in NY State), we are reassessing and changing our procedures and barns to improve bio-security as much as possible. We have tremendous buy in from our employees who are as concerned as we are. Of course the health of the hens is always a main concern on our farms because we rely on their excellent productivity.
HPAI is a reportable illness and farms are reimbursed for the birds that are depopulated but not for birds that die prior to reporting/positive test. The mortality rate from this disease is high and so it is critical to the farmer to report it early.
Once reported, the USDA takes over control of all aspects of an infected farm including disposal of everything on the farm (including manure). Since our manure is composted and reaches a minimum temperature of 132 F for 3 turns, you can be assured that the compost does not contain e. Coli, S.E. or other pathogens or weed seeds.
We are doing everything we can to prevent this disease from hitting our farms. It has been the #1 topic of virtually every meeting we have had since April when it started hitting hard in the Midwest. There have been over 200 farms hit with this disease but as of early June the rate of infection has slowed. We are hoping that the bio-security improvements made by the entire poultry farming community will help us to prevent outbreaks in the fall but, realistically, we understand that the disease is present in wild waterfowl populations which can not be controlled.
I hope that this answers your questions but feel free to contact me if you have further questions about this or any other aspect of our egg farms.
Once again, thank you for your concern. Hal J. Kreher, Kreher's Farm Fresh Eggs, LLC