Pre-Soak seeds before sowing with diluted Ag1000®. Air dry seeds if they are sticking together after soaking, never oven dry or expose directly to sunlight.
Dilute 1 Part Ag1000® to 1,000 Parts Water
Soak Seeds for the appropriate time:
Small Seeds - 20 to 30 Minutes (ex. mustard seed)
Medium Seeds - 30 to 60 Minutes (ex. cucumber)
Large Seeds - 2 to 3 Hours (ex. pumpkin)
Ag1000® can also be added to the seeding or transplant water during planting. With the same 1:1,000 dilution rate add Ag1000® to the water tank.
If using pre-treated seeds, be sure they are not treated with antibacterial chemicals. This will kill the microorganisms in Ag1000®.
Do not mix synthetic chemicals with the microbes in concentrated, non-diluted, form. Ag1000® can be added after fertilizers are diluted with water. Many pesticides, such as Round-Up are antibiotic in nature and kill all the microbes within seconds of mixing. Therefore, if pesticides are to be used, please wait at least 48 hours between applications of pesticide and Ag1000®.