FOR SOIL INJECTION INTO ROOT AREAS OF PLANTS, SHRUBS AND TREES WITH HUMIC ACID

A prescription-type formula specifically designed to regenerate root during and after drought conditions. Extremely low in salt, all slow-release nitrogen, very high percentage of humate. Guaranteed to enhance the recovery of drought-stricken trees and shrubs.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Total Nitrogen (N)* 30.00%
19.55% Urea Nitrogen
2.95% Slowly Available Water Soluble Nitrogen
7.5% Water Insoluble Nitrogen*
Available Phosphate (P2O5) 7.00%
Soluble Potash (K2O) 10.00%
Sulfur (S) Combined Sulfur 1.97%

Secondary Elements
Copper (Cu) 0.05%
Iron (Fe) 0.18%
0.18% Cheleated Iron (Fe)
Manganese (Mn) 0.05%
0.05% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)
Zinc (Zn) 0.05%

NUTRIENTS DERIVED FROM: Ureaform, Urea, Monopotassium Phosphate, Potassium Sulfate, Iron EDTA, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate

NON PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS: 1% Humates, .25% Citric Acid

*THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS 7.5% Water Insoluble Nitrogen from Ureaform.

Information regarding the contents and levels of metals in this product is available on the internet at http://aapfco.org/metals.html

NET WT. 30 LB.

DROUGHT SPECIAL 15-15-20 is formulated for the professional arborist. Because of its high U.F. content it does not dissolve completely, but with strong agitation remains in suspension. Therefore, it should only be used with power spraying equipment with good agitation.

100% of the nitrogen in DROUGHT SPECIAL is derived from Ureaform. This unique Ureaform fertilizer releases its available nitrogen over the entire growing season. Any not released during the first season will carry over to the following year. Ureaform is non­ leaching. Bacteria converts the more soluble fraction of the nitrogen so that 1/3 is released in the first 3 to 5 weeks, the balance over 6 to 12 months.

Low Salt Index: The lower salt index per unit of plant nutrient in each ingredient of a fertilizer, the less risk of crop injury in periods of drought or with localized placement of concentrated fertilizer. DROUGHT SPECIAL has a low salt index of 15. The ANSI maximum standard is 50.

APPLICATION: SHRUBS, ROSES, SMALL BEDDING PLANTS
Injection holes should be 4 to 6 inches deep. Injection should begin 6 inches out from the main trunk or stem, spaced 1 ½ ft. apart, injection on a grid extending at least 6 inches beyond the drip line. Apply 150 gals. to each 2000 sq. ft.

Dilution Table

Lbs. of Drought Specialper gals. of water
15100
30200
75500

To Calibrate: We suggest that you calibrate your tree feeding needle by finding out how long it takes to inject 16 oz. of solution into a bucket. This will probably take 1 to 2 seconds, count off the seconds and use this same count and cadence while injecting the probe at each point in the soil.

FOR LARGE SHRUBS AND TREES
Injection should begin 2 ft. out from the trunk and be spaced 2-1/2 feet apart, injecting on a grid extending beyond the drip line. Apply 150 gals. to each 2000 sq. ft. following the grid method outlined, you should inject approximately 1/2 gal. of fertilizer solution at each point. Based on the 2-1/2 ft. spacing, this will apply 150 gals. of solution. Calibrate as above for 1/2 gal. of solution in bucket.

Trunk Diameter Rate of Application: Use same dilution rates as shown in table. Apply the solution at the rate of 5 gals. per in. of trunk diameter. Using crown spread technique (concentric circles) inject the 150 gals. over 2,000 sq.ft.

Space injection points at 2-1/2 ft. intervals, starting 2 ft. from trunk and extending 2 ft. from trunk and extending 2 ft. beyond drip line.

Five gallons of fertilizer solution per inch of trunk diameter. Example: tree trunk 12" x 5 gals = 60 gals of solution.