Broadleaf Root Dip is beneficial for all sizes of softwood and hardwood trees and on all species of bushes and shrubs. It is also ideal for bare-root transplanting of vegetable crops and international transporting of bare-root plant material.
It should be noted that bare-root dipping is intended to act only as an anti-desiccant to extend out-of-soil life and counteract transplant shock. It is not designed to replace the incorporation of Broadleaf P4 into tree-planting pockets, which will still be needed to supply roots with adequate moisture to support a sizeable leaf canopy over an extended period of time after transplanting.
Bare-root treatment with BROADLEAF ROOT DIP and planting-pocket incorporation of Broadleaf P4 can be used together in a complementary manner to great short and long term benefit.
The amount of gel that can be loaded onto the bare roots will depend on the type of root system (e.g. fibrous & bushy or spindly) and the consistency of the gel.
The following table shows the average quantity of bare-root stock that can be dipped with 1 Kg of powder, hydrated in average quality water. Please use for guidance only.
|• Light Standard||6-8||400|
|• Selected Standard||10-12||150|
|• Heavy Standard||12-14||80|
|• Extra-heavy Standard||14-16||60|
|• Extra-heavy Standard||16-18||20|
If dipped plant material has to be transported any significant distance to the planting site, cover the roots with a suitable carrier or container, such as a plastic wrap, to retain the gel around the roots.