20-7-10 Basic Balance

For correcting high pH soils in combination with fertilizer. A good general purpose formulation for areas with alkaline soils.

Contains slow release N. Elemental sulfur to reduce pH and condition the soil. A high percentage of both FEDTA and FEDDHA iron to correct iron chlorosis.
Recommended for soils with pH 7 and higher.


guaranteed analysis

Total Nitrogen (N) 20.00%
10.0% W.I.N.
10.0% Urea N

Available Phosphate (P2O5)7.00%
Soluble Potash (K2O)10.00%
Secondary Elements:
Iron (Fe)0.4%
.3% EDTA Chelated Iron (Fe)
.1% EDDHA Chelated Iron (Fe)
Magnesium (Mg0x)3.00%
Sulfur (SU)12.00%

Nutrients derived from: Ureaform, Urea, Sulfate of Potash, Iron EDTA, Iron EDDHA, Magnesium Oxide.

NON PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS: Humic acid 2% per total wt., Citric acid .5% per total wt.

NET WT. 30 LB.

Doggett’s Basic Balance

is formulated for the professional. Because of it’s slow release N content, and the elemental sulfur, it does not dissolve completely, but with a strong agitation remains in suspension. Therefore it should be used with power spraying equipment with good agitation.


Injection holes should be 4 to 6 inches deep starting out from the main trunk or stem, and then spaced approximately 3 ft. apart on a grid or in concentric circles. A site judgement should be made to determine what the entire root area (injection area) should be, however, a rule of thumb would be 150 gals over 2000 sq. ft.

Dilution Table

Lbs. of Basic Balance per gals. of water
15 100
30 200
75 500

Following the grid method outlined you should inject 16 oz. of fertilizer solution at each point.

To Calibrate: We suggest that you discharge your tree feeding needle into a measured vessel noting the time it takes to discharge 16 ozs. This will probably take approx. 3 seconds. Use the same count and cadence when injecting into the soil.

Trunk Diameter Rate of Application: Use same dilution rates shown in table. Apply the dilute solution at the rate of 5 Gals. per inch trunk diameter (DBH). Using the grid or concentric circle technique, inject 75 gals. per 1000 sq. ft.