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Yates Nutricote N18.7 Total + TE

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Yates Nutricote N18.7 Total + TE

Yates Nutricote N18.7 Total + TE is a range of controlled release fertilisers designed specifically for use on foliage plants and super advanced plants. 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 N18.7 Total + 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 slower plant growth results in decreased nutrient demand, the prill release rate also slows down. This facilitates a more cost-effective nutritional program and also minimizes nutrient loss through leaching.

The range includes:

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  • Nutrient ratios designed specifically for foliage plants as well as super advanced plants (P/N: 0.14 and K/N: 0.34)
  • Suitable for exotics and natives (low water soluble phosphorus)
  • Staged release of nutrient that is consistent with plant needs
  • Provides superior control of nutrient release over the short to long term
  • Contains the highest quality NPK and trace elements components
  • Durable, robust coating for increased safety
  • Designed for hot fluctuating temperatures
  • Offers reduced leaching to ensure optimal fertiliser levels are maintained
  • Consistent prill size for easier and more precise mechanical application

18.7 : 2.7 : 6.3

Nitrogen (N) as Nitrate 8.7
Nitrogen (N) as Ammonium 7.2
Nitrogen (N) as Urea 2.8
Total Nitrogen (N) 18.7
Phosphorus (P) as water soluble 1.6
Total Phosphorus (P) 2.7
Total Potassium (K) as sulfate 6.3
+ Trace elements

Yates Nutricote N18.7 Total + TE range consists of small prills which contain nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. 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.

Top Dressing

  • Evenly apply to the base of the plant, keeping fertiliser away from the main trunk or stem.
  • Water in well after application with a rose type spray to minimize water blast of prills from pot.


Mix well into the soil profile ensuring even application.


  • Release period is governed by soil temperature as shown below.
  • Nutricote should provide the entire requirements of nitrogen, potassium, and maintenance levels of phosphorus for the release period.
  • Use high rates for fast-draining soils or mixes of low fertility and for species that are fast-growing and watered frequently.
  • Use medium rates when:
    • Using on sensitive crops
    • Soil temperatures are very high
    • Liquid feeding two to three times per week

Suggested Application Rates

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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) or Pink (180 day).

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  • The release rate of Yates Nutricote N18.7 Total + 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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