FAQ Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer – Effects on Soil and Grasses

 Will Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer repair soil imbalances?

Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer does not put nutrients directly into the ground. Grasshopper blends can be matched to a soil’s deficiency or requirements.


For example:

A soil test requires 30 units nitrogen, 30 units phosphorus and 30 units potash for specific crop production. A fertilizer program using Grasshopper 19-19-19 is applied. Although not applied to the soil to supply the NPK needs, Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer is supplying the plant directly, therefore reducing the plants nutritional demand on the soil. As a result, desired crop growth and yield can be achieved as the plant is fed and soil is allowed to slowly recuperate.


In some cases, NPK levels within the soil can improve when properly using foliar fertilizer. Customer observations indicate soil health progressively improving with the use of Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer. A customer may use Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer throughout the summer hay season and then report improved winter growth of ryegrass or wheat months after the final Grasshopper application. The nitrogen, phosphorus and potash from the summer Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer applications is no longer active although trace amounts may still be found in the roots. However, by supplying the plants nutritional requirement throughout the summer through foliar applications, larger reserves of nitrogen, phosphorus and potash may have developed within the soil, allowing for greater nutrient availability.



What effect does Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer have on PH Levels?

Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer has very little effect on PH levels. PH imbalance will cause poor nutrient utilization and availability within the soil. As a result, granular fertilizer is very ineffective when applied to soil with PH problems. Grasshopper Foliar Fertilizer will absorb through the leaves providing nutrients directly to the plant regardless of PH levels. It is important to note that PH problems can still drastically effect the health and yield of a plant even when foliar fertilizer is applied.

We recommend testing soil every year to maintain proper PH levels specific to the crop.

Grasshopper offers special blends that contain high sulfur levels that may assist in high PH soils.

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