Kelp Meal - Organic


Kelp Meal - Organic

Kelp Meal for feeding to livestock or amending soil.

Livestock: Kelp is an excellent source of iodine and vitamin A and provides lower concentrations of dozens of other vitamins and trace minerals. Enthusiastically sought by livestock: I remember visiting a local farm several years ago where a loose goat followed me into the house so that she could stuff her head into the open bag of kelp sitting in the mudroom. Feed free-choice or mix in at 1–2% of total ration. Our feed-grade kelp is certified organic.

Soil: Dried and ground seaweed contains trace minerals, enzymes and amino acids, plus a small dose of N-P-K. An excellent source of naturally chelated elements. The U of Maine Soil Testing Service recommends kelp for addressing boron and sulfur deficiencies. Brassicas respond well to it. Suitable for use on organic cropland. Mix into the soil at the rate of 300–600#/acre or 7–14#/1000 sq ft. MOFGA

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OGThis item is certified organic

8263 Kelp Meal - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 5.0 lb $20.75
   MOFGA Approved
B: 50.0 lb $117.00
   MOFGA Approved
C: pallet 40 bags $4180.00
   MOFGA Approved

Additional Information

Soil Amendments and Fertilizers

Thriving sustainable agriculture is built on the ground of a healthy soil. In fact, organic certification requires a soil management plan. Do a soil test to determine your soil’s needs before embarking on a program of soil improvement. Check with your local Cooperative Extension for testing in your area, or consider our soil testing and recommendation service.

Soil amendments used with a program of crop rotation, composting and cover cropping can enhance fertility, improve soil tilth, promote disease resistance, support beneficial soil microorganisms, and even help restore balance to the garden and the world around it. Application rates vary depending on soil type and results of soil tests.

Fertilizers provide nitrogen and other nutrients in a form that is readily available to plants. Organic fertilizers can provide both an immediate boost and additional long-term fertility, feeding both the plants and the organisms that maintain soil health. We also offer soil amendments that have limited available plant nutrients but help to remineralize the soil, improve soil structure, or provide a long-term slow-release source of plant nutrients. Foliar sprays get nutrients directly to the leaves and can increase resistance to disease and to insect infestation.

Analyses provided here are those provided by the manufacturers, or, if none are available, from a Maine state lab test performed on our most recent lot: there is some variability in the nutritional analysis of natural fertilizers, so view these numbers as guides, not gospel. Fertilizers should be used as a supplement to, not a replacement for, the nutrients provided by healthy soil. Sustainability requires developing a long-term plan of cover-cropping, green manuring and composting.

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.