Green Trading Organic Diatomaceous Earth Powder 25kg
Siliceous fossil Animal feed supplement & Soil Conditioner
BioGro Certified Organic
About Diatomaceous Earth Powder:
Green Trading Diatomaceous earth powder is made up of tiny fossilized diatoms (plankton) that have accumulated over millennia in freshwater lakes. These pure deposits are mined and ground into a fine powder that is naturally high in silica and other minerals. It is this chalky white powder that we call diatomaceous earth.
Green Trading Diatomaceous food grade, freshwater sourced siliceous fossil powder is used in the manufacturing of animal feed and also suitable for human consumption. Naturally occurring Micro-nutrients are available to the animal following oral consumption. It can also be used as a Soil Conditioner in organic production. Green trading DE siliceous fossil powder contains 88-92% silica, of which 99% is amorphous silica. There are also 15 essential trace minerals, including, phosphorous, selenium, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron. A healthy natural supplement for your pets and animals.
Diatomaceous earth powder is also highly beneficial as an insecticide, it is completely natural and safe to use around pets and food crops.
Though diatomaceous earth is considered a pesticide, its effectiveness is actually mechanical. If you looked at food grade, uncalcined diatomaceous earth on a microscopic level, it would look like a multitude of tiny hollow cylinders covered in barbs. These barbs make a very effective deterrent against a broad spectrum of insects.
As an insect or bug treads across the powder, the tiny barbed cylinders penetrate the waxy coating that covers the insect’s body. This creates wounds that let body fluid out. The porous nature of the powder also makes it absorbent. This means diatomaceous earth works in two ways, both injuring the pest and drawing out fluid to dry and kill the insect. Death does not happen on contact, but over a short period of time. If left undisturbed, diatomaceous earth can be effective within 24 hours, though better results are usually apparent after five days.
As an Animal Feed Supplement: mix up to 2% green trading diatomaceous siliceous fossil power in daily feed ration for animals. For larger animals dose 25gm per day and for small animals 10gm per day
As a Soil Conditioner: mix the 500g powder in 200L water and spray onto the soil. The mixture is enough for 1 acre. The application is to be repeated every 10 days.
100% Food Grade, Fresh Water Sourced, Certified Organic Diatomaceous Earth Powder.
Suitable for humans, live stocks and plants.