Blackstrap Molasses - Organic


Blackstrap Molasses - Organic

Molasses can be used for boosting crops, or as a feed additive for livestock.

Crops: Our blackstrap molasses supplies important nutrients such as potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, and sulfur, among others. It contains complex sugars that help to increase Brix, and those complex sugars have humic-like properties that beneficial bacteria and fungi feed on. Plants with higher Brix may have increased resistance to insect pests and diseases. Can be applied at all stages of growth, including the vegetative stage; especially beneficial during flowering. Foliar spray: 1 Tablespoon per gallon. Soil application: Start with 1 Tablespoon per gallon; during flowering this concentration can be increased. For aiding in the decomposition of mowing or crop residues, use 1-4 quarts molasses (diluted with water) per acre.

Livestock: Blackstrap molasses is a common and cost-effective feed additive used for many purposes. Add it to your animals’ drinking water in cold weather, where it will give a helpful caloric boost and its pleasant flavor will encourage better water consumption and prevent impaction. If you cannot find good hay, a drizzle of molasses will improve the palatability of poor quality hay as well as increase the ration’s energy and mineral content. A good option for treating ketonic cows. Molasses will act as a binder, reducing dust in finely ground feeds. Molasses may be fed liberally, but not free-choice: restrict to 10% of the ration or less.

Our new blackstrap molasses contains an organic anti-foam additive which is OMRI-listed for crops, livestock, and even human consumption (though the molasses itself isn’t handled to human food grade standards). We’re still offering molasses without the additive for those who may prefer it unadulterated. MOFGA

8497 Blackstrap Molasses - Organic
Item Discounted
A: gal (10 lb) $14.00
  MOFGA Approved
B: 55 gal (600 lb) $500.00
  MOFGA Approved
C: gal, with antifoam additive (10 lb) $14.00
  MOFGA Approved
D: 55 gal, with antifoam additive (600 lb) $475.00
  MOFGA Approved
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Organic Certification

Inoculants, soil amendments, fertilizers, livestock supplies and pesticides are labeled as:
OMRI: Organic Materials Review Institute. Most state certifying agencies, including MOFGA, accept OMRI approval.
MOFGA: Reviewed and approved by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association Certification Services. Allowed for use on MOFGA-certified farms. Check with your certifier.
WSDA: Listed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Organic Certification division for use in organic agriculture in Washington State. MOFGA has indicated that they will accept products on this list for their certification program. Check with your certifier.
Nat’l List: One-ingredient products on the NOP* List of Allowed Substances (subpart G of the Organic Foods Production Act, sections 205.601-606). Check with your certifier.
AYC: Ask your certifier. Has not been reviewed by a certifier, but the active ingredient is allowed. Ask your certifier.
Not Allowed: A few of the products we list are not allowed for organic production but we think they have a place in sensible agriculture and can be used when certification is not an issue.