• application types
Liquid Fertiliser

Applying Kelpak
Liquid Fertilisers

EASY TO APPLY WITH MOST STANDARD APPLICATION METHODS

Kelpak’s efficiency as a cost effective agricultural fertiliser has been scientifically proven internationally in numerous research programs under differing climatic conditions and on a wide variety of crops. This natural product has a broad application base, is easy to apply and is compatible with most crop protection chemicals and foliar feeds. View application rates and timing below:

  • Turbo Mist Spray

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser is compatible with most foliar application methods such as the various turbo fan types. Sprays vary from 2-4 L/ha. The ratio of Kelpak to water needs to be increased to maintain a 1:300 dilution when volumes above 1000 L/ha are used.

    turbo mist
  • Electrostatic Sprayer

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser can be used in electrostatic sprayers without causing clogging or blockages. Electrostatic sprayers are mostly used in table grapes at a rate of 4-5 L/ha, and applied in about 80-120 L water/ha.

    electrostatic irrigation
  • Drip Irrigation

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser is applied using drip irrigation methods. Apply as pulse at the end of irrigation cycle and do not dilute more than 1:1000.

    drip irragation
  • Aerial Application

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser can also be used in standard aerial applications. Standard rates for foliar application apply. Usually aerial sprays are applied in approximately 30 L/ha water.

    aerial spray
  • Root Soak

    Bare roots from trees or plants can be soaked in a Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser solution of 0.5-1% before plant out.

  • Soil Drench

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser can be applied as soil drench around the root base of trees and plants or seedbeds in a 0.5-1% solution.

    soil drench
  • Bunch Spray

    In table grapes Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser foliar sprays can be substituted with directed bunch sprays at a 1% dilution.

    bunch spray
  • Bunch Dip

    In table grapes Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser foliar sprays can be substituted with a bunch dip at a 1% dilution.

    bunch dip
  • Seed Treatment

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser is highly effective as a direct seed dip for coating before planting. Seed coating is recommended at a rate of 5 ml/kg of seed.

    seed dip
  • In Furrow Spray

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser can be used as an alternative to dipping, one can spray seed potaties with Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser at a rate of 1 L/ha directly in the furrow with planter equipment.

    furrow spray
  • Seedling Tray Dip

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser can be used as seedling tray dip. Immerse seedling tray in a 1% solution or apply as a light hand-watering.

    seed tray
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Consistent results

Kelpak's efficacy and cost efficiency have led to its position as the market leader in numerous countries worldwide. We recommend that the Kelpak application guide is closely followed and any conditions indicated, such as time of day, temperature and weather are monitored in order to ensure consistent results

Application rates and timing:

  • Metric
    CROP RATE APPLICATION
    ALMONDS 3 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom and repeat twice at 14 day intervals
    BANANA 4 L/ha Soil drench: Apply 14 days after nematicide application to the base of the sucker.
    Use 200 ml solution per plant and a total volume of 300 L/ha. Repeat after 6 months
    or 4 L/ha Foliar sprays: Apply first application at pre-flowering (5 to 6 months before harvest) in a total volume of 300 L/ha and repeat 2–3 times at monthly intervals
    BEANS, DRY/GREEN 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals
    CANOLA
    (OILSEED RAPE)
    2–3 L/ha Southern hemisphere: Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage
      2–3 L/ha Northern hemisphere: Optional first spray in autumn before winter chill stops vegetative growth. Spray at start of spring growth - rosette stage (BBCH 28-30)
    CAPSICUMS:
    CHILLI PEPPERS, PAPRIKA, PEPPERS, SWEET/BELL
    1:100 dilution Dip seedling tray (or roots of seed bed plants) in solution, or wet seedling tray before transplant
    and 2 L/ha Spray 14 days after transplant and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals.
    Direct seeded plants receive first foliar application at 3 to 4-leaf stage
    CARROTS
    CHICORY
    2 L/ha Spray at 4 to 5-leaf stage and repeat 14 to 21 days later
    CEREALS 2 L/ha Spray at 4 to 5-leaf stage
    CHERRIES 2 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom, petal fall and shuck split (12 to 14 day intervals). Optional sprays at straw (change of colour) and 14 days later
    CUCURBITS:
    CANTALOUPE/MELON
    CUCUMBER PUMKIN/BUTTERNUT
    WATERMELON
    ZUCCHINI
    1:100 dilution Dip seedling tray in solution, or wet seedling tray before transplant
    and 2–3 L/ha Spray 14 days after transplant and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals. Direct seeded plants receive first foliar application at 3 to 4-leaf stage
    FLOWERING & ORNAMENTAL PLANTS 1:100 dilution Dip tray with seedlings in solution, or wet seedling tray/bag before transplant
    and 1:400 dilution Spray 14 days after transplant. Repeat 2 to 3 times at 21 to 28 day intervals
    ROSES:
    NEW PLANTINGS
    ENCLOSED PRODUCTION
    1:500 dilution Drench the base of newly planted roses or at start of production cycle for established roses at 1 L solution per m2 in flower bed. Repeat after 15 days
    and 1:400 dilution Foliar spray 15 days after second drench
    OPEN PRODUCTION 1:400 dilution Foliar spray at start of growth and repeat 14 days later. Repeat at 6 monthly intervals
    FRUIT TREES
    NEW PLANTINGS
    1:100 dilution Dip bare roots for 5 minutes before transplant
    or 1:200 dilution Soak seedling bag before transplant or soak soil around trees after plant-out
    and 1:300 dilution Spray 3 to 5 times during early active growth at 21 day intervals
    DECIDUOUS 3 L/ha
    (1:300 dilution max)
    Spray at fruit set (10mm fruit diameter). Repeat twice at 14 day intervals. Optional application at veraison. Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water > 1000 L/ha
    - APPLES 1:500 dilution To reduce leaf burn, apply in a tank mix with calcium nitrate or chloride sprays
    EVERGREEN 3 L/ha
    (1:300 dilution max)
    Spray at pre-bloom, full bloom, fruit set and, optional, 14 to 21 days later. Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water >1000 L/ha
    GARLIC 1:100 dilution
    Soak seed pieces for 15 minutes before planting
    and 2 L/ha
    Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 to 21 day intervals
    HAZELNUTS 2 L/ha
    Spray 1 month after bud-break and repeat 1 month later
    MACADAMIAS 2 L/ha
    Spray at bud-break and repeat 2 to 3 times at 21 to 28 day intervals. Do not dilute more than 1:500
    ONIONS 1:100 dilution Dip tray with seedlings or roots of seedbed seedlings before transplant
    and 2 L/ha Spray 14 to 21 days after transplant or at 3 to 4-leaf stage for direct seeded plants. Repeat foliar application twice at 14 to 21 day intervals. Do not apply to onions after bulb swelling
    PEANUTS 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat 21 days later
    PEAS 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals
    PISTACHIOS 3 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom and repeat 1 month later
    POTATOES 1:300 dilution Dip seed potatoes before planting for 5 minutes
    or 1 L/ha Spray with fungicide on seeds in furrow with planting
    and 2-4 L/ha Spray after emergence at 15 cm crown diameter
    and 2 L/ha Spray again 12 to 14 days after first foliar application
    Rice 1:400 dilution Add to sanitary seed soak for improved germination and initial root growth
    and 2 L/ha Spray at start of tillering (± 25 days after emergence or ± 15 days after transplant)
    and 1–2 L/ha Repeat spray at start of panicle initiation
    SOYBEAN 2–4 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage
    and 2 L/ha Spray 14 days later
    STRAWBERRIES 1:100 dilution Dip the runners in solution at plant-out
    and 3 L/ha Apply 5 to 8 times with 21 to 28 day intervals
    SUGAR BEET 3–4 L/ha Spray at 4-pair-leaf stage
    SUGAR CANE:
    NEW PLANTING
    1:300 dilution
    2 L/ha
    Dip stalks of new plantings, or
    Spray stalks in furrow before covering
    Spray at 60 to 90 cm leaf length stage
    ESTABLISHED FIELDS 2 L/ha Spray at 60 to 90 cm leaf length stage
    TABLE GRAPES 2 L/ha Spray at 5-10 cm shoot growth for root stimulation, early growth and bunch stretching
    Repeat 14 days later
    and 3 L/ha
    (1:300 dilution max)
    Spray after set (4 mm berry size) for improved berry size and quality
    Repeat 2 to 3 times at 10 to 14 day intervals
    Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water >1000 L/ha
    and 3 L/ha Spray at start of berry softening for improved colour and sugar content
    or 4–5 L/ha Spray as above with electrostatic applicators
    or 1:100 dilution Apply 2 to 3 times as bunch dips or directed bunch sprays at above timings
    TOMATOES   see Capsicums
    TURF
    GOLF GREEN (NEW)

    1:200 dilution

    Apply 20 L solution to 100 m2
    (MAINTENANCE) 1:400 dilution Apply 20 L solution to 100 m2 at monthly intervals
    SPORTS FIELDS AND FAIRWAYS 2 L/ha Spray at beginning of growing season and repeat 14 days later
    Repeat applications after heat of summer
    TURF FARMING 1:200 Soak stolons for 30 minutes before planting
      1:300 Spray 1 month after emergence. Repeat 14 days later
    VEGETABLES:
    LEAF/HEAD
      see Cucurbits
    Do not spray after button formation
    VINES:
    NEW PLANTINGS
      see Fruit trees (New plantings)
    WINE GRAPES 1:500 dilution Apply through drippers at start of new growth (optional for root stimulation and early growth)
    RAISIN GRAPES 2 L/ha Apply twice during flowering at 10 to 12 day intervals
    STORE IN A COOL PLACE | SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
  • Imperial
    CROP RATE APPLICATION
    ALFALFA 2–3 pts/Ac Spray 21 days after emergence and repeat after each cutting
    ASPARAGUS 2 pts/Ac Spray after first spear emergence
    Repeat 2 to 3 times 14 days apart
    BARE ROOT TRANSPLANTS 4 pts/
    50 gal
    Dip roots of plants for 5 seconds prior to transplant
    BEANS: GREEN, DRY, SOY 2 pts/Ac Spray after 3rd trifoliate and repeat pre-bloom
    BERRIES: BLUE, BUSH, CANE 3 pts/Ac Spray at start of bloom and repeat at petal fall and pink fruit stages
    and 3 pts/Ac Spray new growth and repeat twice 21 days apart
    CARROTS 2 pts/Ac Spray at 3 to 4 leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart
    CEREALS:
    CORN, WHEAT, BARLEY,
    CANOLA/OILSEED RAPE
    3–6
    fluid oz/Ac
    Spray as band application on seed with planting
    and 2 pts/Ac Apply as side dressing with planting; spray at 4 to 5 leaf stage
    CUCURBITS:
    ALL MELONS, CUCUMBER,
    PUMPKIN, WATERMELON, ZUCCHINI
    4 pts/
    50 gal
    Transplants: see leafy greens
    and 2–3 pts/Ac Direct seeding: Spray after first leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart
    GARLIC 4 pts/
    50 gal
    Soak seed cloves for 6 hours before planting
    and 2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 3rd leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart
    GRAPES: TABLE, WINE, RAISIN
    RACHIS STRETCHING
    2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 2 to 5 inch shoot growth and repeat 10 to 14 days later
    BERRY SIZING 3–4 pts/Ac Spray from berry set 3 to 6 times at 10 to 14 day intervals
    and 4–5 pts/Ac As above with electrostatic applicators
    BRIX AND COLOR DEVELOPMENT 3–4 pts/Ac Spray at veraison and repeat 10 to 14 days later
    LEAFY GREENS:
    BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUT,
    CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER
    4 pts/
    50 gal
    Transplants: Water/soak seedling trays before planting and start spray program for direct seeding 14 days later
    LETTUCE: CHINESE, LEAF AND HEAD 2–3 pts/Ac Direct seeding: Spray at 4 to 5 leaf and repeat twice 14 to 21 days apart
    MINT: PEPPERMINT, SPEARMINT 2 pts/Ac Spray over stolons/rhizomes at planting. Spray established plants at 2 to 4 inch growth stage
    NURSERY 4 pts/
    50 gal
    Water trays or pots in spring and repeat 21 days before transplant
    ONIONS 2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 3rd leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart
    ORNAMENTAL PLANTS 4 pts/
    50 gal
    Water transplant pots before transplant
    and 1 pt/
    50 gal
    Add to spray solution of pesticides or foliar nutrients
    PEAS 2 pts/Ac Spray after 3rd trifoliate and repeat pre-bloom
    PEPPERS 2–3 pts/Ac Spray at 4th leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart
    POTATOES 1–2 pts/Ac Spray as band application on seed piece at planting
    and 2–3 pts/Ac Spray 21 days after emergence
    and 2 pts/Ac
    Spray again 35 days after emergence
    RICE 2 pts/
    100 gal
    Add to seed soak water before sowing
    and 2–3 pts/Ac
    Apply by air start of tillering and repeat start of panicle emergence
    STRAWBERRIES 4 pts/
    50 gal
    Soak runner roots before transplanting into field
    and 3 pts/Ac Spray at start of growth and repeat 3 to 5 times 21 days apart
    SUGAR BEET 3–4 pts/Ac Spray at 4-pair-leaf stage
    TOMATOES: FRESH, PROCESSED 4 pts/
    50 gal
    Transplants: See LEAFY GREENS
    and 2–3 pts/Ac Direct seeding: Spray at 4th leaf and repeat twice 14 days apart
    TREES: NEW PLANTINGS 4 pts/
    50 gal
    Dip bare roots of nursery trees in solution before transplanting
    ALMONDS, APPLE, APRICOT,
    NECTARINE, PEACH, PEAR,
    PISTACHIO, PLUM, PURNE
    2–4 pts/Ac Spray at 30% bloom and repeat 2 to 3 times 14 to 21 days apart
    CHERRY 3–6 pts/Ac Spray at 30% bloom and repeat 2 to 3 times 10 to 14 days apart
    HAZELNUT 2–4 pts/Ac Spray at first leaves (1st week June) and repeat 21 days later
    WALNUT, PECAN 2–4 pts/Ac Spray at catkin development stage (bud break); repeat 21 days later
    AVOCADO, CITRUS 3–6 pts/Ac Spray with start of each foliar flush and repeat 21 days later
    TURF: SPORTSFIELDS, FAIRWAYS 2 pts/Ac Apply at start of spring growth and after mid-summer heat stress
    GOLF GREENS 2 fluid oz/
    1000 sq ft
    Apply evenly in 2–5 gal water
    NEW ESTABLISHMENT 4 fluid oz/
    1000 sq ft
    Apply evenly in 2–5 gal water
    APPLY IN ENOUGH WATER FOR ADEQUATE COVERAGE | SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE