Composting for Organic Farming

For the professional organic farmer

For specific applications.

~ Purple Cow Organics Exclusive ~
Individual Products

These are the products we created for organic agricultural professionals. Some are related to the products we sell to homeowners, albeit reformulated for more intense (large-scale) usage and application. Most are completely unique to our organic agricultural professional program, because organic farmers and farming are different. We know that because our founder is an organic farmer.
And he’s pretty darn different.

100% Organic products that maximize your organic farm’s potential

Bulk/Blends


Classic
Improve nutrient input efficiency with Purple Cow Classic.  It provides stable carbon, (humus) and beneficial microbes all in one product. OMRI listed for organic production.

FortiCal
Add Calcium and sulfur while also adding carbon/humus and beneficial soil microbes to your soil.

FortiPhos
(for Phosphorus & Calcium)
Add Phosphorus and Calcium while also adding carbon/humus and beneficial soil microbes to your soil.

Activated*
(for Trace minerals)
Add trace minerals while also adding carbon/humus and beneficial soil microbes to your soil. OMRI listed for organic production.

*OMRI Listed for Organic Production

Liquid Biologicals


CX-1*
A biological solution that is a cost effective way to add biology to your existing planting and crop fertility programs.

CX-1 Additives:

Activator*
(Dry Soluble Powder)
A blend of soluble kelp and humates that feeds, increases, and activates the microbes in CX-1 to improve its efficacy as a planting starter, foliar application, and residue digester in the fall.

Drammatic “O”
(liquid)
DRAMMATIC “O” is an all natural, liquid fish fertilizer for Organic Crop production. Liquid fish is an excellent natural fertilizer, and can be applied to the root zone of plants and/or sprayed directly onto leaf surfaces. DRAMMATIC “O” is ideal for Organic crop production.

Terrafed
Terrafed stimulates soil biology to help warm soil in early spring and gets nutrients cycling in the soil, providing a safer, more effective and more efficient nutrient utilization of N-P-K. Terrafed also feeds soil microbes and is versatile and convenient to use.

*OMRI Listed

Mixes


Seed Starter Mix*
Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix is intended for seed-starting in trays, small containers, or in blocks, which is a way to grow seedlings without plastic pots or trays.

Container Mix
A Purple Cow Classic compost amended pine park mix suitable for herbaceous and woody perennials.

Custom growers mixes
Available upon request.

*OMRI Listed

CX-1 (liquid)
CX-1 (liquid): CX-1 is a liquid biological solution that is a cost effective way to add biology to your existing planting and crop maintenance programs. It is usable in the scheduled program, or if you did not start after last season’s harvest, usable to jump-start the program in-season.

A liquid microbial extract of beneficial soil microorganisms, CX-1 is concentrated and stabilized for easy and efficient use in a variety of soil, planting and foliar applications. CX-1 has a shelf life of up to 90 days.

CX-1 fits in planter, side-dress and foliar applications. CX-1 can be applied at germination, during critical plant growth stages and for residue management to utilize fertilizer dollars more efficiently and ensure the return of crop residue nutrients to your soil for future crop benefit.

  • Breaks up tightly bound clay soil, improving its structure and porosity• Improves moisture holding capacity of soils, reducing run-off, erosion and nutrient loss
  • Encourages vigorous root growth, allowing more effective utilization of available nourishment while retaining nutrients longer
  • Aids the proliferation of beneficial microorganisms

Activator (Soluble Powder for Liquid Applications)
A balanced and diverse food resource for Purple Cow CX-1. Encourages the proliferations of microbial life in CX-1, with an emphasis on fungal development. Scientifically formulated and independent lab tested.

Classic
Purple Cow Classic takes composting a step further.  Rigorus testing and almost 2 decades of refining our unique process produces consistent product load after load with proven results. OMRI Listed for  organic production.

  • Breaks up tightly bound clay soil improving its structure and porosity
  • Improves moisture holding capacity of soils reducing run-off, erosion, and nutrient loss
  • Encourages vigorous root growth, allowing more effective utilization of available nourishment while retaining nutrients longer
  • Buffers pH and aids the proliferation of beneficial microorganisms
  • Adds organic matter to soil or other growing media
  • Increases moisture infiltration and permeability of heavy soils, while increasing CEC and water holding capacity of light soils.

Activator (Dry Soluble Powder for CX-1)
A blend of soluble humates and kelp for use in conjunction with Purple Cow CX-1 – at planting, as a soil drench, for foliar feeding, or crop residue digestion. Activator provides the known benefits of plant hormones found in cold water kelp as well as the nutrient holding benefits of humates in an easy to use form. Activator also acts as a stimulant for beneficial fungi.

These fungi delivered in CX-1 go to work during the growing season to improve nutrient availability and post harvest assist in the reduction of crop residue returning valuable nutrients quickly to your soil for the next crop. Can be added to water, compost tea, or Purple Cow CX-1.

Dramm O (liquid)

We have used Dramm in all of our trials and it is a vital part of our crop programs at our research farm. For centuries, fish has been recognized as an excellent fertilizer source. For this reason Dramm has developed multiple all natural liquid fish formulas for organic and conventional crop production.

Dramm makes their fertilizers from fresh fish carefully processed at low temperatures to maintain the integrity of naturally occurring amino acids, vitamins, hormones and enzymes. The raw material is then stored in digestion tanks to liquify the product. This method produces a product called a “hydrolysate.”

Drammatic fish hydrolysates contain the natural oils and proteins of fish, which break down slowly to become available over a longer period of time.

Terrafed

Product Features

  • 38% Sugar
  • Soil Fermentation Product
  • Natural Nitrogen and Potassium
  • Natural Micro Nutrients, Antioxidants and Microbial Growth Factors

Product Benefits

  • Stimulates soil biology to help warm soil in early spring and get nutrients cycling in the soil
  • Provides safer, more effective and more efficient nutrient utilization of N-P-K
  • Feeds soil microbes
  • Versatile and Convenient

Applications

  • All in-furrow
  • Broadcast
  • Side-dressed

FortiPhos

FortiPhos is a carbon based soil amendment beneficial for use as both a soil corrective as well as crop fertility. Utilization of our secondary activation phase Phosphorus is bio-acidulated to improve plant availability as well as supply carbon and biology to support crops in subsequent years.

FortiCal

Many farms are low in available calcium.  Either the soil was inherently low in calcium or it may be the result of years of crop removal.  Whatever the cause, FortiCal provides calcium in a carbon substrate that reduces the locking up effect that naturally happens in soils by first complexing the calcium in the humus created in the process of creating FortiCal.

Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix

Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix is intended for seed-starting in trays, blocks or small containers. Here are some tips, recommendations and amounts for your seeding project.

Growing Tips

  • Moisten the mix if necessary. It should be moist enough to hold its form when squeezed but not to the point that the mix releases water when squeezed.
  • Fill the flat, pot or other container with moistened mix. Gently shake the container to settle the mix; do not press too firm.
  • Sow the seeds, covering with additional moistened mix at the appropriate depth for the seed type.
  • Mist the surface as needed to keep the surface moist until germination. After emergence, water as needed when the mix is almost dry.
  • If desired, transplant young seedlings to individual or larger containers. Do not use container sizes larger than 2″ to 3″.
  • No fertilizer is needed for the first 45 days. The mix alone will be sufficient for most transplants. However, after 45 days, light soluble fertilizers may be added.

Soil Blocking
Soil blocking is a way to grow seedlings without plastic pots or trays. The Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix is moistened and lightly compressed into cubeshaped blocks which are then used to germinate seeds. In soil blocking, the air surrounding the block “prunes” the roots and prevents the seedling from becoming root-bound, thereby lessening transplant shock.

Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix blocks well. Mix in 1 part warm water for every three parts Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix and then mix into the consistency of peanut butter. On a smooth, hard surface, mound the Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix to a depth 1 ¼ to 1 ½ times deeper than the height of the soil blocker. Press the blocker down, twist a quarter turn and lift. The Purple Cow Seed Starter Mix, if properly wetted, will stick to the blocker until pressed out onto a plastic tray or growing surface. Rinse the blocker with warm water before making the next set of blocks. Place the seed in the indentation and cover according to directions of the seed packet. Cover the blocks with a clear acrylic dome to prevent drying.

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