Colloidal soft rock phosphate, also known as calphos soft rock phosphate, is an organic fertilizer that is used to as a long-term, steady distributor of phosphate. It serves as a supplement to soil with lower phosphate levels. By working with a colloidal phosphate fertilizer supplier, organic farmers and even backyard growers can ensure their plants have an ample supply of phosphates. Here are some of the facts about and benefits of soft rock phosphate fertilizer.
The chemistry aside, phosphates are one of the main ingredients in fertilizer. It's one of the key notations that is listed on fertilizers in the ingredients list. Colloidal soft rock phosphate fertilizer specifically introduces phosphate to the soil and uses a gradual distribution system as opposed to a one-time saturation system of acid phosphates to enrich soil.
Phosphorous is key to plant growth because it aids in the conversion of other nutrients. This conversion takes nutrients and makes them into usable building blocks that plants use to grow. Soft rock phosphate fertilizer provides that conversion support, but in both immediate and distributed methods. Essentially, it provides a supply of phosphates to the soil that helps with immediate growth as well as over the long-term soil health, spanning years.
Immediate phosphate infusion helps soils at that moment; when it's used up, it's gone until the next application. Colloidal soft rock phosphate does the same thing. The colloidal component of the mix, however, prevents lock-up and to allow for long-term distribution over 8 to 10 years. That means phosphate, calcium and trace elements are available to a plant continuously, when other single-shot applications are used up or run off. The result of the constant distribution over years allows plants to convert nutrients almost continuously throughout their lifespan.
Single-shot applications of phosphate can become diluted or in heavy rains run off. This can pose risks to water, animal and plant life, as well as human beings if the exposure is intense enough. Colloidal soft rock phosphate will not run off. That means adjacent wetlands, ponds, streams, rivers, or lakes are risk free as it pertains to phosphate inundation from that source.
As your colloidal phosphate fertilizer supplier, MDF can attest, that this type of soft rock fertilizer will do as much as the single application forms but will be available when the other is not. It's also friendlier to the environment and because its cumulative it saves you money in the end.