OSMOCOTE: Top Dressing

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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For cymbidiums an 18-5-12 formula is recommended; it lasts nine months. OA79-168
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OSMOCOTE: 14-14-14 in Pots Outdoors After use only beneficial effects have been observed in two years; during rain it dissolves. OIE85-8 0
OSMOCOTE: A Slow Release Fertilizer Found satisfactory in commercial use only with such heavy-feeders as cymbidiums. A87-1285 0
OSMOCOTE: For Bark Mixes As bark takes up nitrogen, a top dressing at repotting time to supply nitrogen cn a delayed basis is recommended. A65-842 0
OSMOCOTE: Pot Surface Dressing Fertilizer As a slow-release feed it is more effective than bonemeal or a formula such as 6-6-6 dry. A79-370 0
OSMOCOTE: Why Does it Kill Plants? Most unusual, many growers find it safe and satisfactory; try it with heavy watering. A78-606 0
OSMOCOTE: Will Pellets Burn Roots? It is safe; growers have had very good results; for bark use 18-9-9; many use the 14-14-14. A77-1101 0

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