What is Formula 100?
Formula 100 is a highly mineralized complex silica ore (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate or HSCAS), mined in Utah from an ancient deposit left by an volcanic eruption that filled a small nearby seabed an estimated 30 million years ago. Formula 100 is used as a naturally rich soil re-mineralizer for plants. In a typical chemical assay, Formula 100 contains more than 70 trace minerals which include many rare earth elements (lanthanides). Many of these elements have been depleted from soils worldwide.
Where does Formula 100 come from?
Formula 100 is mined from an ancient volcanic ash deposit in central Utah, USA. Scientists believe that the unique chemical make-up of Formula 100 was created when an ancient volcano erupted and the ash settled into a seabed. The combination of seawater, fed by hundreds of rivers rich in minerals, and the rare and abundant minerals present in volcanic ash created the Formula 100 mineral composition unique to its deposit.
What effect does Formula 100 have on plants?
According to research and customer reports, plants grown with Formula 100 produce more and larger fruits and vegetables per plant resulting in a better tasting food products with improved resistance to disease. Formula 100 has shown positive results in a wide variety of plants in the field and in the laboratory. There is evidence that Formula 100 improves nutritional benefits.
Will Formula 100 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. Formula 100 has created positive results in a variety of soils all over the world. The pH of Formula 100 is 8.0; however adding Formula 100 does not seem to raise the pH. A pH of less than 7 is considered acidic. If the pH becomes too acidic, the availability of the soil’s aluminum and manganese can become toxic to plants. If the pH is too high (alkaline), the phosphorus and many trace elements are bound by the complex mineral interactions and are not available to the plant. Calcium is critical in maintaining a moderate pH (6.0 to 7.5) and is present in our Formula 100 is at about 3.67%.
How is Formula 100 applied to the soil?
Formula 100 is available in pellets for easy soil application in a broadcast spreader. As long as Formula 100 is in the root zone, the plant will benefit. Most farmers apply Formula 100 directly to the soil at planting. We recommend applying 100 lbs. per acre and once applied, water will ensure that the trace minerals penetrate the soil and reaching the roots of the crops.
What types of plants does Formula 100 work on?
Formula 100 tests have reported positive results in many plant species including: wine grapes, table grapes, sugarcane, potatoes, rice, watermelon, tomatoes, melons, cantaloupes, onion, garlic, papaya, lemons, oranges, cocoa, coffee, mango, oaks, pines, peaches, chilies, berries, eggplant, tobacco, ornamentals, wheat, corn and many others. Formula 100 is uniquely capable of nourishing most plant life as it provides the trace elements that the native soil is often lacking.
How is Formula 100 different from fertilizers?
Most conventional fertilizers contain mainly Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K), which are called macronutrients. Plants require macronutrients in large amounts. NPK are only three of the essential nutrients required by plants. When choosing a fertility program, growers often neglect trace minerals and focus primarily on NPK. For plants to complete their life cycle and produce at full potential, a wide range of trace minerals is necessary; Formula 100 contains a wide range, from A to Z. Formula 100 is a natural inorganic substance and does not harm the environment. Formula 100 is 100% natural.
Can Formula 100 be toxic to plants?
No. Formula 100 is 100% naturally-derived and completely free from additives, synthetics or fillers. It is not chemically altered, and its natural, nontoxic composition will not harm plants or the environment. In one tomato experiment, NuTech’s Minerals in Formula 100 were tested at 25% of the soil mix to assure the Company that there was absolutely no toxicity. The test plants averaged more than double the height of the controls that did not receive Formula 100. Although taller, the plants were somewhat spindly in appearance; so while not harmful, we do not recommend such a high dose for soil within normal testing ranges. In addition, many accredited research studies have been completed with various livestock species with no negative results.
Does Formula 100 contain heavy metals?
Yes, but in lesser amounts than exist in a typical soil sample. Chemically, Formula 100 is a hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate (HSCAS), which carries a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) classification. Formula 100 is a natural product from the Earth, which has not been chemically altered and cannot harm the environment.