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Applying Kelpak Bioregulators

KELPAK BIOREGULATORS HAVE A BROAD APPLICATION BASE

The powerful and unique blend of natural hormones found in Kelpak Bioregulators are effective in a variety of commonly used crop protection and foliar feed programs used by farmers around the globe:

  • Turbo Mist Spray

    Kelpak Bioregulator is compatible with most foliar application methods such as the various sprayer types. Sprays vary from 2-4 L/ha. The ratio of Kelpak to water needs to be increased to maintain a 1:300 dilution when volume above 1000 L/ha is used.

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  • Electrostatic Sprayer

    Kelpak Bioregulator can be used in electrostatic sprayers without causing clogging or blockages. Electrostatic sprayers are mostly used in table grapes at a rate of 4-5 L/ha, and applied in about 80-120 L water/ha.

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  • Drip Irrigation

    Kelpak Bioregulator is applied using drip irrigation methods. Apply as pulse at the end of irrigation cycle and do not dilute more than 1:1000.

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  • Aerial Application

    Kelpak Bioregulator can also be used in standard aerial applications. Standard rates for foliar application apply. Aerial sprays are applied in approximately 30 L/ha water.

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  • Root Soak

    Bare roots from trees or plants can be soaked in a Kelpak Bioregulator solution of 0.5-1% before plant out.

  • Soil Drench

    Kelpak Bioregulator can be applied as soil drench around the root base of trees and plants or seedbeds in a 0.5-1% solution

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  • Bunch Spray

    In table grapes Kelpak Bioregulator foliar sprays can be substituted with directed bunch sprays at a 1% dilution.

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  • Bunch Dip

    In table grapes Kelpak Bioregulator foliar sprays can be substituted with a bunch dip at a 1% dilution.

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  • Seed Treatment

    Kelpak Bioregulator is highly effective as a direct seed dip for coating before planting. Seed coating is recommended at a rate of 5 ml/kg of seed.

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  • In Furrow Spray

    Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser can be used as an alternative to dipping, one can spray seed potatoes with Kelpak Liquid Fertiliser at a rate of 1 L/ha directly in the furrow with planter equipment.

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  • Seedling Tray Dip

    Kelpak Bioregulator can be used as seedling tray dip. Immerse seedling tray in a 1% solution or apply as a light hand-watering.

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Consistent results

Kelpak's efficacy and cost efficiency have led to its position as the market leader in several countries worldwide. It is recommended that our application guide is closely followed and conditions indicated, such as time of day, temperature and weather, are monitored in order to ensure consistent results:

Application Rates and timing:

  • Metric
    CROP RATE APPLICATION
    ALMONDS 3 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom and repeat at petal fall and at sepal fall
    BANANA 4 L/ha Soil drench: Apply 14 days after nematicide application to the base of the sucker. Use 200 ml solution per plant and a total volume of 300 L/ha. Repeat after 6 months
    or 4 L/ha Foliar sprays: Apply first application at pre-flowering (5 to 6 months before harvest) in a total volume of 300 L/ha and repeat 2-3 times at monthly intervals
    BEANS, DRY/GREEN 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals
    CANOLA
    (OILSEED RAPE)
    2 – 3 L/ha Southern hemisphere: Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage
    or 2 – 3 L/ha Northern hemisphere: Optional first spray in autumn before winter chill stops vegetative growth. Spray at start of spring growth - rosette stage (BBCH 28-30)
    CAPSICUMS:
    CHILLIES
    1:100 dilution Dip seedling tray (or roots of seed bed plants) in solution, or wet seedling tray before transplant
    PAPRIKA, PEPPERS, SWEET/BELL 2,0 L per ha Spray 14 days after transplant and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals. Direct seeded plants receive first foliar application at 3 to 4-leaf stage
    CARROTS
    CHICORY
    2 L/ha Spray at 4 to 5-leaf stage and repeat 14 to 21 days later
    CEREALS 2 L/ha Spray at 4 to 5-leaf stage
    CHERRIES 2 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom, petal fall and shuck split (12 to 14 day intervals). Optional sprays at straw (change of colour) and 14 days later
    CUCURBITS:
    CANTALOUPE/MELON
    CUCUMBER PUMKIN/BUTTERNUT
    WATERMELON
    ZUCCHINI
    1:100 dilution 1st Application:Dip seedling tray in solution, or wet seedling tray before transplant
    and 2 - 3 L/ha 2nd Application:Spray 14 days after transplant and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals. Direct seeded plants receive first foliar application at 3 to 4-leaf stage
    FLOWERING & ORNAMENTAL PLANTS 1:100 dilution 1st Application:Dip tray with seedlings in solution, or wet seedling tray/bag before transplant
    and 1:400 dilution 2nd Application:Spray 14 days after transplant. Repeat 2 to 3 times at 21 to 28 day intervals
    ROSES:
    NEW PLANTINGS
    1:500 dilution 1st Application:Apply drench to base of newly planted roses or at start of production cycle for established roses at 1 L solution per m2 in flower bed. Repeat after 15 days
    ENCLOSED PRODUCTION 1:400 dilution 2nd Application:Apply drench to base of newly planted roses or at start of production cycle for established roses at 1 L solution per m2 in flower bed. Repeat after 15 days
    OPEN PRODUCTION 1:400 dilution Apply drench to base of newly planted roses or at start of production cycle for established roses at 1 L solution per m2 in flower bed. Repeat after 15 days
    FRUIT TREES
    NEW PLANTINGS
    1:100 dilution 1st Application: Dip bare roots for 5 minutes before transplant
    or 1:200 dilution Application: Soak seedling bag before transplant or soak soil around trees after plant-out
    and 1:300 dilution 2nd Application: Spray 3 to 5 times during early active growth at 21 day intervals
    DECIDUOUS 3 L/ha
    (1:300 dilution max)
    2nd Application: Spray 3 to 5 times during early active growth at 21 day intervals
    - APPLES 1:500 dilution 2nd Application: To reduce leaf burn, apply in a tank mix with calcium nitrate or chloride sprays
    EVERGREEN 3 L/ha
    (1:300 dilution max)
    Spray at pre-bloom, full bloom, fruit set and, optional, 14 to 21 days later. Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water >1000 L/ha
    GARLIC 1:100 dilution
    1st Application: Soak seed pieces for 15 minutes before planting
    and 2 L/ha
    2nd Application: Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 to 21 day intervals
    HAZELNUTS 2 L/ha
    Spray 1 month after bud-break and repeat 1 month later
    MACADAMIAS 2 L/ha
    Spray at bud-break and repeat 2 to 3 times at 21 to 28 day intervals. Do not dilute more than 1:500
    ONIONS 1:100 dilution 1st Application: Dip tray with seedlings or roots of seedbed seedlings before transplant
    and 2 L/ha 2nd Application: Spray 14 to 21 days after transplant or at 3 to 4-leaf stage for direct seeded plants. Repeat foliar application twice at 14 to 21 day intervals. Do not apply to onions after bulb swelling
    PEANUTS 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat 21 days later
    PEAS 2 L/ha Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage and repeat once or twice at 14 day intervals
    PISTACHIOS 3 L/ha Spray at 50% bloom and repeat 1 month later
    POTATOES 1:300 dilution 1st Application: Dip seed potatoes before planting for 5 minutes
    and 1 L/ha 2nd Application: Spray with fungicide on seeds in furrow with planting
    and 2 - 4 L/ha 3rd Application: Spray after emergence at 15 cm crown diameter
    and 2 L/ha 4th Application: Spray again 12 to 14 days after first foliar application
    Rice 1:400 dilution 1st Application: Add to sanitary seed soak for improved germination and initial root growth
    and 2 L/ha 2nd Application: Spray at start of tillering (± 25 days after emergence or ± 15 days after transplant)
    and 1 - 2 L/ha 3rd Application: Repeat spray at start of panicle initiation
    SOYA BEANS 2 - 4 L/ha
    2 L/ha
    Spray at 3 to 4-leaf stage
    Spray 14 days later
    STRAWBERRIES 1:100 dilution 1st Application: Dip the runners in solution at plant-out
    and 3 L/ha 2nd Application: Apply 5 to 8 times with 21 to 28 day intervals
    SUGAR BEET 3 - 4 L/ha Spray at 4-pair-leaf stage
    SUGAR CANE:
    NEW PLANTING
    1:300 dilution
    2 L/ha
    Spray at 4-pair-leaf stage
    Spray stalks in furrow before covering
    Spray at 60 to 90 cm leaf length stage
    ESTABLISHED FIELDS 2 L/ha Spray at 60 to 90 cm leaf length stage
    TABLE GRAPES 2 L/ha 1st Application: Spray at 5-10 cm shoot growth for root stimulation, early growth and bunch stretching. Repeat 14 days later
    and 3 L/ha
    (1:300 dilution max)
    2nd Application: Spray after set (4 mm berry size) for improved berry size and quality. Repeat 2 to 3 times at 10 to 14 day intervals. Do not dilute more than 1:300 with water >1000 L/ha
    and 3 L/ha 3rd Application: Spray at start of berry softening for improved colour and sugar content
    and 4 - 5 L/ha 4th Application: Spray as above with electrostatic applicators
    and 1:100 dilution 5th Application: Apply 2 to 3 times as bunch dips or directed bunch sprays at above timings
    TOMATOES   see Capsicums
    TURF
    GOLF GREEN (NEW MAINTENANCE)
    1:200 dilution
    1:400 dilution
    Apply 20 L solution to 100 m2

    Apply 20 L solution to 100 m2 at monthly intervals
    SPORTS FIELDS AND FAIRWAYS 2 L/ha Soak stolons for 30 minutes before planting Spray 1 month after emergence. Repeat 14 days later
    VEGETABLES:
    LEAF/HEAD
      see Cucurbits
    Do not spray after button formation
    VINES:
    NEW PLANTINGS
      see Fruit trees (New plantings)
    STORE IN A COOL PLACE | SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
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    CROP RATE APPLICATION
    POTATOES 200 ml per 100 L water and 4,0 L/ha 1st Application: Dip the seed potatoes for approximately 5 minutes before planting, or spray seed potatoes in plant furrow with planter and spray 21 to 28 days after germination
    and 2,0 L per ha 2nd Application: Spray 10 to 14 days later but avoid applying after tuber initiation
    ONIONS 1,0 L per 100 L water 1st Application: Dip seedling tray with seedlings (roots of lifted seedlings) in solution, or wet seedling tray with a watering can before transplanting
      2,0 L per ha 2nd Application: Spray 14 to 21 days after transplanting and repeat the application twice at 14 to 21 day intervals
    SOYBEANS 4,0 L per ha Spray after third trifoliate leaf stage
      2,0 L per ha Spray 14 days later
    LUCERNE 2,0 L per ha Spray 7 to 21 days after cutting or grazing
    LUPINS 2,0 L per ha Spray between 2 to 5 weeks after germination
    CHICORY & CARROTS 2,0 L per ha Spray at the 4 to 5-leaf stage and repeat the application once or twice at 14 to 21 day intervals
    BEARING APPLES (to reduce leaf burn) 2,0 L per ha Spray at the 4 to 5-leaf stage and repeat the application once or twice at 14 to 21 day intervals
    SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE infoplease and worldometers.