AF Turret

Providing a balanced, nutrient packed start

AF Turret is a highly efficient liquid product designed to aid the crop in securing a solid, healthy root system that can help build resistance to disease as well as providing essential micronutrients  required at germination, keeping the crops total nutrient level balanced. Produced using a unique process of production, via the Flex Fertiliser System ApS, AF Turret contains a true amide complex that increases the uptake and efficiency of trace elements to the crop.

Available pack sizes
20L, 200L. 600L, 1000L

Total analysis %

Total nitrogen 8.9
Amide nitrogen 6.7
Ammonium nitrogen 2.2
Phosphorus 13.6
Magnesium 0.8
Sulphur 0.9
Manganese 0.3
Zinc 0.4

Why use AF Turret?

  • AF Turret can be used as a starter fertiliser, containing nutrients in a stable, available complex compound form that can be applied in close proximity to the seed at planting.
  • AF Turret enhances the development of emerging seedlings by supplying optimum levels of Phosphorus and essential nutrients in accessible locations near the roots. Rapid crop establishment is desirable since plant development and yield can be influenced during early growth stages.
  • Fast-growing young plants generally are more resistant to insect, disease and soil borne disease attacks and can compete with weeds more effectively.
  • AF Turret provides readily available nutrients, without the need for large doses of Nitrogen, for young plants to help ensure rapid early, balanced growth and the formation of large leaves, which are necessary for photosynthesis, subsequent growth processes and earlier crop maturity.
  • AF Turret can be partnered with a microbial package (such as AF Bacillus Consortium) which can help target issues such as club root or damping off diseases; or a bio-stimulant (such as AF Nurture N) which further aids in disease resistance and nutrient uptake, providing a natural carbon source and a powerful natural chelating agent.

Understanding starter fertilisers

To get crops off to a good start, it is advisable to a apply a reliable starter fertiliser. They can secure good rooting and help avoid any micro-nutrient deficiencies at germination all because of the supply of essential nutrients in accessible locations near the roots. Readily available nutrients near young plants help ensure rapid early growth and the formation of large leaves, which are necessary for photosynthesis, subsequent growth and earlier crop maturity.

The behaviour of fertiliser when applied to the soil...

Some soil particles have a net negative charge. These negatively charged soil particles will attract and hold positively charged particles, much like the opposite poles of a magnet. By the same token, they will repel each other’s negatively charged particles, just the same as poles of a magnet would also repel each other. Elements having an electrical charge are called ions. Positively charged ions are cations; negatively charged ones are anions.

When eluviation occurs (the leaching of some particles), ions that are not bonded to a soil particle get lost and carried away by the percolating water. Aiva Fertilisers starter fertiliser complexes contain both cations and anions, bonded in a unique and stable form. As these complexes contain both negatively and positively charged ions, the complex can bond to the negatively charged soil particles. This means that when any eluviation occurs, the precious nutrient resources in the complexes are not lost.


AF Turret vs No starter fertiliser

Application method

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

IMPORTANT: This information is approved as part of the product label. All instructions within this section must be read carefully in order to obtain safe and successful use of this product.

Shake the container well before opening and use. Spray equipment should always be clean before adding product.

COMPATIBILITY: Do NOT mix with Boron. Compatible with a wide range of agrochemical products. For details of compatibilities contact your distributor or local AIVA FERTILISER representative. Carry out a jar test before adding to a new mix.

STARTER FERTILISER

MIXING: Add the recommended quantity of AF TURRET to the liquid applicator and top with the required water dosage (if necessary).

DOSE RATE: 60-100 L/ha

WATER RATE: Can be applied neat or with water according to applicator requirements.

FOLIAR APPLICATIONS

MIXING: Half fill the spray tank with water, begin agitation and add the required quantity of AF TURRET* to the tank. Rinse container thoroughly and then add the rinsing to the sprayer. Once mixed, continue agitation until spraying is complete and spray without delay. It is not advised to leave products in the tank for long periods of time. *Mix into the tank last when used alongside pesticides.

For best results of nutritional uptake, apply in the evening or early morning. Do not spray when the crop is in stressed conditions such as very hot weather or drought.

DOSE RATE: 5-10 L/ha

WATER RATE: 100-200 L/ha

Developed using the Flex Fertilizer System

Aiva Fertiliser uses Flex Fertilizer System technology where the liquid fertiliser contains nutrients in a form that can be taken up by the leaves and utilised by plants highly efficiently. The nutrient content is put into complex compounds using complex chemistry. This formulation results in nutrients being kept available to the plants for a longer period of time and are not lost to leaching or evaporation to the same extent as traditional fertilisers.