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Perlka

Perlka, (Calcium Cyanamide), helps encourage a large population of useful soil bacteria, which research has shown helps to supress soil borne fungal diseases like CLUBROOT in brassicas, RHIZOCTONIA (Dead Root, Brown Patch) in potatoes and SCELEROTINIA in salads. Perlka (19.7% Nitrogen, 50% Calcium Oxide (CaO) 1.5% MgO), is known for its evenly balanced, long term nitrogen effect. The reason, unlike other nitrogen fertilizers it remains in a stable ammonium form for 6-8 weeks. This enables the plants to take up more ammonium and less nitrate. The advantages of this are:-

How To Use

Rake into the planting area a base dressing of 50g-100g of Perlka per Square Metre during January, February and March. This rate is ideal for most vegetable crops but you must allow 10 days between applying Perlka and sowing either seeds or transplanting.

Brassicas

Where Brassicas are in a Clubroot infected area, you should apply an additional top-dressing of Perlka at a rate of 50g per square metre 3 to 4 weeks after planting. Ensure that the soil is moist and the plants leaves are dry. Avoid direct contact with the foliage.

Crop Perlka Grams per Sq Metre Application
Peas 20 - 30g 1 to 2 weeks before sowing
Beans 30 – 50g Before Sowing
GREENHOUSE CROPS (Celery, Peppers, Tomatoes, Aubergines) 50 – 75g 2 – 3 weeks before planting
STRAWBERRIES (New) 50 – 60g 3 weeks before planting
STRAWBERRIES (Established) 25 – 50g In early Spring before new leaves appear.
STRAWBERRIES (After Harvest) 50g On dry plants only.
RASPBERRIES, CURRANTS, GOOSEBERRIES 30 – 50g In early Spring before buds break.
RHUBARB 50 – 75g In early Spring before buds break
POTATOES, ONIONS & LEEKS 30 – 50g 2 - 3 weeks before planting

Contains Calcium Cyanamide

Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, mask and eye/face protection. Harmful if swallowed. Irritating to respiratory system. Do not breath dust. Risk of serious damage to eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek immediate medical advice. Can cause skin irritation and allergic skin reaction. If in contact with the skin, wash off immediately with plenty of soap and water. Do not consume alcohol 6 hours prior to, during and 12 hours after handling this product. Store out of the reach of children and animals. Manufacturers Safety Data Sheet « Home