Application rates

These are guides and may be adjusted to suit local circumstances.
Crop Application Rate and Timing.

SM6 is compatible with most other spray materials but always read
the labels and if in doubt consult your distributor or Chase Organics.




Apples, Pears 1.4 lt/ha applied four times between green cluster and fruit set. Where calcium sprays are applied it can be beneficial to add 0.75 lt/ha SM6 in the tank mix, subject to compatibility.
1.4 lt/ha at GS 11-14 to encourage root development in autumn
1.4 lt/ha at GS 29-31, a further 1.4 lt no later than flag leaf, GS39
1.4 lt/ha at GS29-31, a further 1.4 lt at flag leaf to ear emergence, GS 39-59
Brassica 5.6 lt/ha split into 4 equal doses, beginning when the plant has four true leaves
Carrots 2.8 lt/ha when there is adequate foliage followed by 2.8 lt as the roots begin to expand
Celery 2.0 lt/ha soon after transplanting, a further 2.8 lt one month later
Citrus 2.0 lt/ha when new growth begins. Repeat during main growth periods
Cotton 2.0 lt/ha injected with seed, 2.5 lt at first square, 1 lt at first flower
Currants/Rasps 2.8 lt/ha when there is adequate new leaf and again at flowering.
2.8 lt immediately post harvest will help improve next years fruit bud
Grass Permanent – 2.8 lt/ha in spring and again in autumn, if appropriate
Intensive – 2.8 lt/ha in the spring followed by 2.8 lt after each cut or grazing period when there is sufficient leaf cover.
New Leys – 2.8 lt/ha when there is adequate leaf cover
Amenity – 2.8 – 5.6 lt/ha in the spring and again in the autumn.
Further applications may be justified every 4-6 weeks through the summer
Hops 1.4 lt/ha applied 4 times during the active growing season. Applications
at burr stage and again 7-14 days later can be especially beneficial
Kumara 1.4 lt/ha at planting and again 6-8 weeks later
Kiwi Fruit 5.0 lt/ha at 80% flowering and again 10 days later
Lettuce 2.8 lt/ha once plants are established and again before hearting commences.
Lucerne 2.8 lt/ha when the crop is 10-15 cms tall. Repeat after each cut once there is
sufficient new leaf.
Oats 1.4 lt/ha in autumn at 3-5 leaf stage to encourage root development
1.4 lt/ha at GS 29-31 followed by 1.4 lt at GS 39-59
Onions/Leeks 2.8 lt/ha once crop has at least 6-8 leaves. Repeat 3-4 weeks later
Peas 2.8 lt/ha at 15cm height, 2.8 lt at bloom cluster
French Beans 2.8 lt/ha at 15cm height, 2.8 lt at first flower
Potatoes Improve tuber numbers for earlies/seed/salad crops
2.8 lt/ha at tuber initiation and 2.8 lt 10-14 days later. Improve % large tubers rapid bulking varieties
5.6 lt/ha when tubers approximately 25mm Slow bulking varieties and general ware crops
2.8 lt/ha when tubers approximately 25mm plus 2.8 lit 10-24 days later. Protected crops
2.8 lt/ha after cover removal plus 2.8 lt 10-14 days later
Rape 2.8 lt/ha in autumn, 2.8 lt in spring when flower buds are still hidden
Strawberries 2.8 lt/ha to newly planted runners. Thereafter 5.6lt split into 4 doses at regular
intervals from start of spring growth until fruit set.
Squash/Pumpkins 1.4 lt/ha four times starting when plant is established
Sugar Beet 2.8 lt/ha as soon as there is sufficient foliage (6-8 true leaves) and 14 days later
Sugar Cane 2.2 lt/ha at planting, when 1 metre high and 8 weeks before harvest
Sweet Corn/Maize 5.6 lt/ha when the crop is 15-45 cms tall (7- 8 leaves)
Tomatoes, outdoor 2.8 lt/ha shortly after planting, a further 2.8 lt at flowering
Vines 1.4 lt/ha applied 4 times between bud burst and start of flowering. Where crops are regularly sprayed with other inputs. Spray every 7-10 days 0.75lt/ha
1.4 lt/ha in autumn at 3-5 leaf stage of overwintered crops
1.4 lt/ha at GS 29-31, 1.4 lt at GS39
1.4 lt/ha at GS 29-31, 1.4 lt at GS59
Transplants Apply 1 in 200 parts water, sprayed or dipped prior to planting to encourage good
root development
Glasshouse crops Dilute at 1 in 800-2000 when including in pesticide
Dilute at 1 in 2000 when watering or feeding
Polycovered crops 2.8 lt/ha immediately after polythene removal, 2.8 lt two weeks later
Fertigation ‘Normally’ apply a total of 5.6 lt/ha split regularly through the crop’s life