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PRODUCT INFO

What is the difference between fertilizer and bio-fertilizer 

A fertilizer is any material of natural or synthetic origin that is applied to soils or foliar to supply one or more plant nutrients.

Bio-fertilizers contain both plant nutrients and beneficial microbes that help plants’ absorb nutrients, resist disease, and promote growth when applied with seed or to soil or foliar.

How is organic production defined?

In 1995 the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) defined organic as; an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity.

In 2005 the National Organic Program (NOP) defined organic as; Organic production [is] a production system that respond[s] to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biological diversity.

How is AgroThrive regulated?

AgroThrive products are made in closed, stainless steel vats by active, naturally occurring microbes normally present in all organic waste. These microbes work to convert organic waste to AgroThrive products under specific nutritional and environmental conditions, much like compost microbes convert green waste into organic compost. As a result, AgroThrive is regulated as in-vessel compost facility (USDA Organic Regulations for Organic Compost 7 CFR § 205.203(c)). AgroThrive facility is permitted and regularly inspected by Monterey County Environmental Health Division.

How is Progressive Digestion Process unique?

PDP is unique because it is the only process in the industry that can easily handle both liquid and solid raw inputs. As long as the organic waste can be cut, ground, or otherwise liquefied, it can be used to produce organic bio-fertilizers. In addition, PDP harnesses the biological heat produced by the process to raise temperature of the contents adequately to eliminate all pathogens. As a result, finished products are pathogen free, well digested, and drip tape compatible.

Are there any synthetic substances and ingredients used in the AgroThrive products?

All ingredients in AgroThrive organic bio-fertilizer products comply with the NOP rules for certified organic production. There are no synthetic substances in AgroThrive products, except for phosphoric acid in AgroThrive LFP*. Phosphoric acid is allowed by NOP organic rules only for stabilized liquid fish fertilizers (Section 205.601(j7)).

*LFP meets the NOP definition of stabilized liquid fish.[Liquid fish products – can be pH adjusted with sulfuric, citric or phosphoric acid. The amount of acid used shall not exceed the minimum needed to lower the pH to 3.5.]

What is the "kill step" for pathogens during PDP?

Exposure to 55°C (131°F) – 70°C (158°F) for 6 days or longer.

What processing procedures are in place to guard against commingling with non-organic materials?

There are no non-organic products on AgroThrive premises. Therefore, there is no need to have procedures in place to guard against commingling.

What systems are in place to prevent microbial cross contamination after AgroThrive products have been heat treated by PDP 

There are no non-organic products on AgroThrive premises. Therefore, there is no need to have procedures in place to guard against commingling.

PRODUCT USE

How to use AgroThrive?

(Shake well before diluting with water)

Mature Plant Application: Mix ½ cup of Fruiting & Flowering bio-fertilizer with 1 gallon of water to cover 35 sq ft of garden. Apply every 2-3 weeks.

Nursery & Foliar Application: Mix 3 TBSP of Fruiting & Flowering bio-fertilizer with 1 gallon of water to cover 150 sq ft. Apply weekly.

Can Be Used For: Soil drench, foliar feeding, hydroponics, and other fertilizing systems.

After diluting, apply to soil before watering. Use all the diluted portion. Store unused concentrate capped.

 

Which irrigation systems are compatible with AgroThrive?

AgroThrive liquid bulk bio-fertilizers work with the following irrigation methods: drip tape, sprinkler, center pivot, lateral move, sub-irrigation, flooding and manual irrigation.

Returns, Refunds, & Exchanges

Return, Refund, & Exchange Policy

Refunds
Our return policy is valid for 30 days after product delivery.

To be eligible for a refund, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. We only refund defective or damaged products. If this is the case, please submit a picture of any defective or damaged products to sales@agrothrive.com.

Once your picture is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If your request is approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment.

To complete your refund, a receipt or proof of purchase is required.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted for any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable) 
If you haven’t received a refund yet, contact your credit card company as it may take some time before your refund is officially posted to your account.

If you’ve already done this and you still have not received your refund, please contact us at sales@agrothrive.com.

Exchanges (if applicable) 
If you have received a defective or damaged product and you would like to exchange it for the same item, email us at sales@agrothrive.com.

 

Order Fulfillment

Forms of Payment Accepted

Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, Shop Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, & PayPal

 

Shipping Details

Orders are often shipped same day or within 1 business day.

Depending on the overall weight of the order, there is an option in the checkout process to choose one of the following -

Standard - USPS 3-5 business days

UPS Ground - 2-5 business days

UPS Air - 2-3 business days

 

STILL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

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