Down To Earth™ Feather Meal 12-0-0 is derived from hydrolyzed, dried and ground poultry feathers. An all-natural source of slow-release nitrogen, it is perfect for corn, tomatoes and fall harvested vegetables. DTE™ Feather Meal should be incorporated into soils before planting or side dressed throughout the growing season to provide a steady release of nitrogen necessary for optimum plant growth. Nitrogen is essential for all types of growing plants and an adequate seasonal supply ensures plenty of shoots, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
TOTAL NITROGEN (N) 12.0%
12.0% Water Insoluble Nitrogen*
*12.0% Slow Release Nitrogen from Feather Meal
Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for use in organic production.
4 cups ≈ 1 lb; ¼ cup ≈ 1 oz; 1 tbsp ≈ 0.25 oz
To prepare new gardens, apply 2.5-5 lbs. per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. To feed established plants, side dress 1-2 oz., depending on size of plant and desired growth rate, once each month during the growing season.
Apply 200-1,000 lbs per acre depending on specific crop needs or required pounds of actual nitrogen per acre.
For new plantings, add 1-2 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly or add 2.5-5 lbs. per cubic yard. For established plants, lightly mix 1-2 tbsp. per gallon into the soil surface once each month during the growing season.
Trees & Shrubs:
Spread 1-2 lbs. per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. For new trees, prepare transplant hole and mix 1 cup with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around new tree and water in well.