Cal-Tec 9% 6-0-0 is a unique sugar acid chelate that is designed to provide your plants the essential nutrients and just the right amount of Calcium it needs. It forms a 100% soluble Calcium and Nitrogen which can be absorbed through foliar and root uptake. This liquid formula effectively correct calcium deficiencies as well as help reduce soil compaction and build up of toxic salts. Calcium is known to be an essential element that is critical for the development of plants and helps promote proper cell division and enzyme activation for starch conversion. It is labeled for use in turf, greens, ornamentals, trees, crops and hydroponics.
When determining the application rates of Cal-Tec 9%, it is important to check both tissue and soil sample analysis for calcium levels. Since calcium is the second highest percentage in plant tissue, correct any deficiencies early in the spring and continue to apply throughout the growing season. Cal-Tec 9% provides immediately available calcium along with nitrogen for correction of calcium deficiencies. Hot weather will also aggravate calcium deficiencies. Calcium deficiencies become evident at terminal bud growth, with hooked malformation and finally dying back.
Calcium is often used to improve the cation exchange capacity of the soil, raise pH of the soil, and help reduce the build up of toxic salts. Check soil analysis for calcium requirements. For sand tees and greens monthly applications are required to improve cation exchange capacity.
Cal-Tec can be diluted by either adding the concentrate to water or the water to concentrate without any detrimental effects on the final mixed product. Appropriate quantities of water should be added prior to adding potassium and phosphates, or pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
Cal-Tec is amine compatible and can be used with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Cal-Tec 9% must first be diluted with water prior to mixing with other nutrients or pesticides. The following mixing procedure should be used after Cal-Tec 9% has been diluted with water. Add products to mix in this order: 1. wettable powders, 2. flowables, 3. water solubles, 4. surfactants, 5. emulsifiable concentrates. Be sure to agitate during each addition, mix well before adding the next product. Apply all of mixture that day. Do not mix with strong acid materials or high phosphate fertilizers.