AZOMITE® is an acronym for the "A to Z of minerals including trace elements". An estimated 30 million years ago, a volcanic eruption filled a nearby seabed. The unique combination of seawater, fed by rivers rich in minerals and rare earth elements present in the volcanic ash created the composition known as the AZOMITE® mineral deposit.
What is the law of the minimum
The “father of fertilizer”, Justus von Liebig, developed the “Law of the Minimum” which is important in understanding what AZOMITE® does. The Law states that plant growth is determined by the scarcest “limiting” nutrient; if even one of the many required nutrients is deficient, the plant will not grow and produce at its optimum. Conventional fertilizer programs focus on the macro-nutrients like Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). However, if one of the many essential trace elements is deficient in the soil, the plant will not perform at its optimum, affecting yield and immune function.
How is AZOMITE® applied to the soil
AZOMITE® is available in several forms. Micronized AZOMITE® is processed into a fine powder that is around -200 mesh or 75 μ. Granulated AZOMITE® is available for easy soil application in a broadcast spreader. A coarser product, AZOMITE® Field Grade and Pellets are also available for soil use. As long as AZOMITE® is in the root zone, the plant and soil biology will benefit. Most farmers apply AZOMITE® directly to the soil at planting. Water will ensure that the roots are able to reach the trace elements.