Algefiber(R) is derived from red seaweed. The carrageenan found in this sea vegetable is an ingredient used in food, health, and personal care products. Algefiber (R) is the by-product of extracting carrageenan and contains organic matter and perlite, and has a physical consistency similar to store bought brown sugar. It is used to increase soil pH, as well as provide calcium, magnesium and organic matter. Additionally, the plant hormones naturally present in seaweed have been shown to help increase plant root development and promote crop growth.
In addition to offering calcium and magnesium, Algefiber supplies a wide rage of secondary nutrients. An application of 12 tons/acre of Algefiber is approximately equivalent to the liming value of one ton of commercial lime.
Where to Use: Since Maine has naturally acidic soils, farmers use Algefiber as a lime substitute and increase soil organic content.
Take advantage of the natural plant hormones in Algefiber by blending one part Algefiber info five parts compost.
Mix one part Algefiber into five parts topsoil.
Where to Use: Algefiber serves as a valuable ingredient in topsoil production. Algefiber balances pH, adds perlite to improve texture as well as valuable micronutrients and organic matter.