AZOMITE® is a mined natural mineral product. For over sixty years livestock and crop producers have utilized this unique material from central Utah to improve livestock and plant growth. Assays reveal that the material contains a broad spectrum of over 70 metabolically active minerals and trace elements. Azomite works to strengthen plants, increase yields and quality, reduce disease & pest problems, buffer heavy metals in the soil, improve drought resistance, and impart cold-hardiness.
AZOMITE® requires no mixing. It is odorless, will not burn plants and will not restrict aeration or water penetration, unlike some products,
AZOMITE® is not a manufactured, chemically prepared fertilizer. It is 100% natural with no additives, synthetics or fillers.
Mineralogically, the material can be described as a rhyolitic tuff breccia, which is a hard rock formation formed from the dust of a volcano that exploded, much like when Mount St. Helens did in 1980. Its uniqueness stems from the multitude of trace minerals found in the deposit. Thus the trade name, AZOMITE®, the "A to Z of Minerals Including Trace Elements".
AZOMITE® is listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 582.2729) as an anti-caking agent, and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
What is AZOMITE®?
AZOMITE® is a naturally mined product containing a broad spectrum of minerals and trace elements excellent for re-mineralizing soils and used as an anti-caking agent in animal feeds. AZOMITE® is a registered trade mark and is an acronym for “A to Z of Minerals Including Trace Elements”.
Where does AZOMITE® come from?
AZOMITE® is unique silica clay that is mined in Utah from deposits left by an ancient volcano eruption that was ejected out of the side of a mountain and filled a nearby lake bed. This combination of seawater, fed by hundreds of rivers rich in minerals, and the rare and abundant minerals present in volcanic ash created the AZOMITE® deposit which is found nowhere else on Earth. The deposit is very old, perhaps as much as 30 million years. Today the geologic characteristic is as an outcropping know locally as a hogback.
What is AZOMITE® Composed of?
In a typical chemical assay, AZOMITE® contains more than 70 trace minerals which include many rare earth elements (lanthanides). Many of these elements have been depleted from soils worldwide.
Will AZOMITE® work on any soil?
If a soil has a very high or very low pH, many of the trace elements may become unavailable to the plant. Otherwise, AZOMITE® has worked in a variety of soils all over the world.
How is AZOMITE® applied to the soil?
AZOMITE® is available in several forms. Micronized AZOMITE® is processed into a fine powder that is around -200 mesh. Granulated AZOMITE® is available for easy soil application in a broadcast spreader. A coarser product, AZOMITE® Slow-Release, is also available for soil use; however, it is dustier than the Granulated AZOMITE®. As long as AZOMITE® is in the root zone, the plant will benefit. Most farmers apply AZOMITE® directly to the soil at planting. Water will ensure that the roots are able to reach the trace elements.
What are some of the elements in AZOMITE® and their major nutritional functions?
Boron (B) - It helps move sugars from cell to cell; control starch formation; stimulates cell division, flower formation and pollination.
Calcium (Ca) - Raw material for holding cell walls; raises pH; aids genetic stability; promotes root hair formation and earth; stiffens straw.
Chlorine (Cl) - Needed for photosynthesis; stimulates root growth and aids water movement in plants.
Cobalt (Co) - Needed by Rhizobium for nitrogen fixation; helps form vitamin B12; improves growth, water movement and photosynthesis; improves growth, water movement and photosynthesis; improves boll production in cotton; activates certain enzymes.
Copper (Cu) - Enzyme activator, particularly for certain protein forming enzymes and Vitamin A forming enzymes; it stimulated stem development and pigment formation.
Iron (Fe) - Raw material for several enzymes including those that form chlorophyll and those that help oxidize (burn) sugar for energy; also necessary for legume nitrogen fixation.
Magnesium (Mg) - Raw material for chlorophyll formation; activates enzymes particularly those involved with nitrogen reactions and energy metabolism; it increases oil production n flax and soybeans; helps regulate uptake of other elements.
Molybdenum (Mo) - Needed for nitrogen fixation and nitrogen use in the plant; specifically it is needed to make amino acids; it stimulates plant growth and vigor very much like nitrogen.
Nitrogen (N) - Raw material for proteins, chlorophyll, and genetic material (DNA and RNA); stimulates vegetative growth.
Phosphorous (P) - Raw material of genetic material (DNA and RNA) and for energy carrying compounds (ATP and ADP); stimulates fruit, seed and root production and early season growth; increases winter hardiness.
Potassium (K) - Necessary for sugar movement from leaves to developing fruits and seeds and for starch formation. It helps water movement; stimulates fruit, seed and root production and increases disease resistance; increases red pigment in fruits.
Silicon (Si) - Increases the number of seeds (particularly in rice and other grains); increases crop growth and yield; prevents "lodging"; strengthens plant structure; relieves stresses from heat, drought, and cold; improves plant metabolism; next to carbon, the most metabolically reactive element.
Sodium (Na) Necessary for proper carbohydrate production and use; increases resistance to drought; increases sugar content in some crops (sugar beets).
Sulfur (S) Raw material for certain amino acids and thus for proteins; necessary for legume nodule formation; raw material for certain oil compounds that give specific odors to some plants such as onions, garlic, mustard, etc; it is also a raw material for certain protein forming enzymes; it increases oil production in flax and soybeans.
Granulated - easy to spread with a broadcast fertilizer spreader. Great amendment for all types of soil, compost, potting soil, and raised garden beds. Helps to grow plants like no other (OMRI Listed).
AZOMITE® mining in Utah
Dana Venrick, President of
Quality Green Specialists,
Inc. holding a chunk of
Azomite at the mine.
Our most recent success , the picture above says it all. The corn on the right was planted with AZOMITE® one month after the corn on the left was planted without AZOMITE®. Yes – one month LATER! Just think of the possibilities!
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Azomite comes in different formulations, but all contain the same great natural volcanic minerals that grows the finest quality vegetables, ornamentals, flowers, turf, fruit, and nuts.
Retail display with 4-10 pound bags of Granulated
44 Pound Bag of Azomite Micronized passes through a -200 mesh screen
44 Pound Bag of Azomite Slow Release has varying size particles for breaking down at different times. Passes through - 6 to - 200 mesh screens
44 Pound Bag of Azomite Granular. This is easy to spread and coated with molasses to hold granules together.
Why apply Azomite? Because it works!
Take the time to read the link: "Why-use- Azomite?"
Azomite Stops Citrus Decline:
ClicJ.F.L. Childs, Ph.D., U.S.D.A., Retired, was the Study Director for the various citrus research summarized herein. Research was published in the Proc. Florida State Horticulture Society 94. Article was titled, "Control of Citrus Blight Disease."
CITRUS DECLINE SYMPTOMS
The term "Decline" includes a number of other names such as young tree decline, citrus blight, sand hill decline and rough lemon decline. In the order of their development the general symptoms associated with decline are: dehydration, delayed leaf flushes and blooming, deficiency symptoms (especially zinc), defoliation, twig and branch die-back (usually accompanied by vigorous sprout growth from the trunk and lower branches), fruit production declines during the entire decline development period, and the tree dies.
CITRUS DECLINE - CURE THEORY
The necessary unidentified essential trace elements are contained in AZOMITE. Good soil management practices, plus treatment of the soil under the drip line with AZOMITE will avoid and reverse the effects of citrus decline.
VALENCIA ORANGE TREES ON ROUGH LEMON ROOTSTOCK
Researcher reports all treated trees had an annual application of 1.8 to 2.2 kg (3.97-4.85 lbs.) of AZOMITE for a four-year period.
Treated Trees Check Trees
Healthy Decline Percent Healthy Decline Percent
Start 1,086 293 21.2% 1,173 242 17.1%
After 4 Years 1,151 228 16.5% 989 426 30.1%
Research reported that the owner pulled all trees that appeared decline-affected, including about 135 AZOMITE treated trees that the researcher believed had started to recover. Even from the owner's perspective there was a 22% decline decrease in the AZOMITE treated trees compared to a 76% decline increase in the check trees.
MURCOTT ORANGE TREES ON ROUGH LEMON ROOTSTOCK
Researcher reports that this small study was designed to test the effects of heavier treatments of AZOMITE. Decline trees received 6.8 kg (14.99 lb.) of AZOMITE spread by hand within the drip line and raked in by hand. Healthy trees received 4.5 kg (9.92 lbs.) of AZOMITE applied in the same manner.
Healthy: Decline: Total:
Start 25 25 50
After 1 Year 47 3 50
Researcher reported all healthy trees remained healthy and 22 of the 25 decline-affected trees showed almost complete recovery.
Valencia Orange trees in decline were recovered and became healthier with increased productivity with 2 kg/tree/year (4.41 lb./tree/year) of Azomite® in 4 years.
Murcott Orange trees in decline were recovered in 1 year with 7 kg/tree (15.43 lb./tree).
Azomite is high in bio-available silicon. What is the importance of silicon?
Reseach to Support the Value of Azomite:
"Response of Citrus to Silicon Soil Amendments"
"Silicon (Si) is a basic mineral forming element and a beneficial nutrient for higher plants. Fertilization with soil amendments containing chemically activated Si has an effect on physical and chemical soil properties, including increased soil exchange capacity, improved water and air regimes, reduced Al [Aluminum], heavy metal and organic pollutant toxicities, optimized pH level of soil, and maintenance of nutrients in plant-available form. Improving plant Si nutrition has been shown to reinforce plant protection properties against diseases, insects, and other unfavorable conditions. Improving Si nutrition also aids in the initiation of the root and fruit formation in higher plants. The object of this investigation was to determine the response of citrus growing in South Florida to a Si soil amendment consisting of Ca-Mg slag. Both field and greenhouse experiments were conducted. A comparative study was made of Si compounds in the soil and of the Si status of citrus leaves. The resulting data showed that sandy soils are low in biogeochemically active Si. A relationship was determined between the soil Si status and the leaf Si content and also tree vigor of 'Valencia' orange [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck]. Optimization of Si nutrition was resposible for a significant increase in the mass of roots and green mass of germinated 'Marsh' grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macf.) seedlings."
Matichenkov, V., Bocharnikova, E. and Calvary, D. 2001. Response of Citrus To Silicon Soil Amendments. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 114:94-97.
Also of note in the investigation sited above (page 96):
"Low temperature is one of the most important factors affecting citrus production (Jackson, 1991). The largest statistical significant positive resonse shown in Tables 3 and 4 for 3-month-old grapefruit seedlings for mean weights of both roots and plants was for low temperature stress and 8 t [tons] of silica slag ha [without NPK]" (In other words the greatest improvement in response of the silicon treated young grapefruit trees contrasted to the control was under low temperature conditions.)
"Field study. The application of [product name]silica slag to young 'Valencia' orange trees significantly increased both the total tree height and the length of the tree branches [reference to a table]. The silica slag application increased tree height from 14 to 41% and accelerated the growth of the tree branches from 31 to 48% over a 6-month period [reference to a table]. The silica slag application increased tree height from 14 to 48% over a 6-month period. The growth rate increases were consistent with those obtained by Wutscher (1989)* in Si rate studies with young citrus trees."
* Wutscher, Heinz K. 1989. Growth and mineral nutrition of young orange trees grown with high levels of silicon. HortScience 24:275-277.
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We are located in the beautiful "Tree City" of DeLand, Florida in the northwest part of the city. From Interstate 4, take S.R. 44 toward DeLand to the west. Drive just past the beautiful and historic downtown and turn right or north on Spring Garden Ave. (Hwy. 15-A) and you will find us on the right (east side) at 1639 North Spring Garden Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720 (at the corner of Greens Dairy Rd. on the right). From the south, take U.S. Hwys. 17-92 to DeLand, then take a left on Spring Garden Ave. (Hwy. 15-A). From Pierson and DeLeon Springs, take U.S. Hwy 17 south to DeLand, then bear right on Spring Garden Ave. We are on the left on the corner of Greens Dairy Road and Spring Garden Ave.
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