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Yates Nutricote N12 Micro + TE


Yates Nutricote N12 Micro + TE is a range of controlled release fertilisers designed specifically for use in propagation including cell, plug and tube production. The range contains the highest quality NPK, with trace elements, in an advanced prill coating to provide superior control of nutrient release.

The Yates Nutricote N12 Micro + TE range matches nutrient release with plant growth and growing conditions. During warmer periods, nutrient release increases to support accelerated plant growth. In winter when temperatures fall, and the slower plant growth results in a decreased nutrient demand, the prill release rate also slows down. This facilitates a more cost-effective nutritional programme and also minimises nutrient loss through leaching.

The range includes:

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  • Provides superior control of nutrient release consistent with plant needs
  • Contains highest quality NPK and trace elements combined in every prill
  • Offers short to longer term feeding for propagation
  • Micro sized prill designed for even distribution
  • Suitable for incorporating into the mix before planting or as a topdressing
  • Consistent prill size for easier and more precise mechanical application
  • Every prill is homogeneous to ensure consistent analysis
  • Durable, robust coating for increased safety
  • Offers reduced leaching to ensure optimal fertiliser levels are maintained

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Yates Nutricote N12 Micro + TE range consists of small prills which combine NPK and trace elements. Advanced coating technology is applied to each prill that then controls the rate at which nutrients are released to match the physiological growth stages of the plant. It enables growers to produce the highest quality plants with minimised nutrient stress, dumping or root and foliage burn.

Once prills have been applied to the potting mix or soil, moisture starts to penetrate into the polymer coating. This causes the nutrients inside to dissolve and creates osmotic pressure within each prill. It’s this pressure that drives the gradual and controlled release of the nutrients. The rate of release is even and determined by soil temperature. Increased soil temperatures will result in increased nutrient release as plant growth and nutrient needs increase.

Yates Nutricote Micro can be applied in 2 ways:

  1. Incorporation through potting mix or soil, before planting;
  2. Topdressing, whereby fertiliser is applied around the plant on the surface of the potting mix or soil, at any time of the life of the crop.

Application rates can vary from 1g/l up to 3-4g/l of growing media. The application rate is determined by the longevity of the product used, container and plant size, planting time, the growing season of the crop and even the application method. Always refer to Yates Nutricote label recommendations before use.

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Pot Size (Diameter) Medium (grams per pot) High (grams per pot)
100mm (4″) 1 1.5
125mm (5″) 1.8 3
150mm (6″) 2.5 4
175mm (7″) 4 6
200mm (8″) 5 7
250mm (10″) 7 9
300mm (12″) 10 12
Incorporation (kg/m3): 2 3

The range is not suitable for plant species which are highly sensitive to phosphorus (P). For these plants we recommend Yates Nutricote Standard Purple (100 day), Pink (180 day) or the N18.7 Total range (Note that these alternatives are only available in a standard prill size).

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  • The release rate of Yates Nutricote N12 Micro + TE range is based on an average day/night soil temperature of 25°C. The release rate at other temperatures is entirely predictable and is shown on each product page.

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