Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) are the latest generation of synthetic fertilizers consisting of a polymer coating that encapsulates plant nutrients in the form of NPK and other micronutrients. The coating technology used in developing these fertilizers is what determines the nutrient uptake during the course of the plant’s life cycle. Nutrient availability for plant uptake is formulated specifically, to meet the vegetation’s changing nutrient demand throughout its growth cycle. Once applied, fertilizers can last up to 6 months depending on the thickness of the polymer coating. These types of fertilizers maximize nutrient use efficiency, yield and plant quality.
Depending on the type of fertilizer bought, dosage may vary. Apply granules 5cm away from base of the plant. Spread fertilizers evenly around the base and activate by watering.
No. they are synthetic fertilizers consisting of a polymer coating that encapsulates plant nutrients in the form of NPK and other micronutrients.
Yes. Due to the coating technology used in developing these fertilizers, the nutrients encapsulated with the polymer coating are timed and formulated to release according to the plant's needs throughout its growth cycle. Therefore, there is a significant reduction in nutrient wastages that could leach into the environment. Thus, classifying it as a more environmentally-friendly product.