GroPal Balance A (GPB-A) is for soil applications only. Its strength
lies in its ability to transform microbial life in the soil,
flocculate and condition the soil, and help to stimulate the plant
to sequester liquid carbon (sugars) into the soil. GPB-F is for
foliar applications. For best results, apply a full 64 oz. GPB-A
before considering GPB-F.
GPB-A needs a small amount of rain or irrigation water to get it
into the soil to start working. If the soil doesn't have good
moisture, an additional inch or more of moisture is needed to
Another option is to till in GroPal Balance A. One to two inches
works best, but up to 4 inches depth is ok.
As soon as your product arrives, please
crack open the lid to allow it to vent,
thereby preventing a build-up of pressure.
Do not store in direct sunlight.
GroPal Balance may be
applied Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter
An early or late spring application can help improve that year's
crop. Apply ASAP to get it working.
If an early herbicide application is needed, apply that first,
then follow up a week or more later with GPB-A.
A summer application can raise nutrients in the plant and can
really get things rolling in the soil. When applied in the
summer, try to apply after any chemical applications, not before
them. GroPal Balance helps to restore balance
once chemical applications are made.
A fall application will allow GroPal Balance A to improve the soil
throughout the fall and early spring. For the
average farmer, this may be the best time to apply it.
A winter application may be more convenient for some farmers,
and works well. The important thing is that the soil is
permeable so that moisture that comes can take it on into the
How much GroPal Balance can
safely be applied
You needn't be concerned about harming your soil by applying too
much GroPal Balance. Just make sure it is thinned down enough not to
burn the leaves. To avoid burning the plant, don't apply more than
a gallon per 20 gal./acre tank mix, unless after applying it
GPB is washed off of leaves.
GroPal Balance Application
($9.99 to $39.96 per acre
when purchased by the bucket)
16 ounces per acre is for organic ground where no chemical applications (NPK, herbicides,
pesticides, insecticides, nematicides, etc.) have been made in
the past 2 or 3 years.
24 ounces per acre can
be used where only
light chemical applications have been made in the past number of
Where maximum impact is desired, apply up to 64 ounces per acre.
Once activated by rain or irrigation, a heavier application gets
things rolling in the soil quite quickly.
Working with herbicide applications
- Wait 7 to 10 days after applying a pre-emergent fertilizer,
then apply GroPal Balance A.
- Wait 3 to 4 days after spraying with a knock-down herbicide
to apply GPB-A.
For increased yields on hay fields
non-organic operations, the best approach is to apply 32 to 64
ounces per acre of GPB-A
as early in the year as possible, then to apply an additional 2
quarts GPB-F 7 to 10 days after each cutting. This minimizes any disruptions
brought on by chemical applications.
What is the best way to apply GroPal Balance A?
For row crops, going in-the-row, on-the-seed or
applying right over each row at
planting with 16 to 32 oz./acre is a highly effective
application, and is more efficient than a broadcast application.
For everything other than row crops, use a broadcast or
irrigation application. You will want to get it on as soon as
possible, whether spring, summer, fall or winter, so it can get
a jump start on it's work of optimizing the soil.
(formerly GPB-F was called GPB-C)
rotational grazing, hay fields, row crops and higher dollar crops
one or more GPB-F foliar applications may be helpful
($16.65 to $25 per acre
when purchased by the bucket)
Application rate: 2 to 3 quarts per
GPB-F foliar is only recommended when you have accomplished all
that you can with GroPal Balance A (see above), but desire even
greater results. Not only can one or more applications of GroPal
Balance F increase yields, but GPB-F may also help to increase
protein, test weights and relative feed value.
These foliar applications may be helpful to conventional farmers
who want greater yields and want to minimize disruptions caused
by chemical applications.
Apply a foliar application of
2 to 3 quarts per acre with a 10
gal./acre or more tank mix. It is best applied at the following
times, depending on the crop:
1. Two to four weeks post-emergence
2. During flowering
3. At the beginning stages of fruiting
The best time for making foliar applications is when the
temperature is below 80 to 85 degrees. Above that temperature plant
stomata close to conserve plant moisture.
More GroPal Balance
GrowPal Balance A is for a soil application only. Of course, it can
be broadcast over plants, but it will not be activated until rain or
irrigation water carries it down to the soil.
Broadcast it with a sprayer.
irrigation system, preferably one that blankets the soil. This works
Through a drip line.
GroPal Balance will not clog up drip lines.
In-the-row, on-the-seed or
applying right over each row is a highly effective
way to apply GPB-A. It takes about half the product for the same
great results. Apply 16 to 32 oz./acre.
and F may be broadcast using spray equipment. They may also be
applied by airplane, using a 3 to 4 gallon per acre tank mix. When
putting GPB-A on with a plane, apply before a rain or water it in
Herbicides and GroPal Balance
Herbicides do damage to soil life and balance. However, you can
easily overcome this damage so that you still get wonderful results.
As mentioned above, if you are applying a pre-emergent herbicide, it
is best to wait 7 to 10 days after the application, then apply
GroPal Balance A. This may be banded over the row at a rate of 16 to
32 oz./acre or broadcast at 32 to 64 oz./acre.
Why wait 7 to 10 days? GroPal Balance will quickly break down the
herbicide, so we want to give the herbicide the time it needs to
For knock-down herbicide applications (including glyphosates, apply
the herbicide, then wait 3 or 4 days and apply a 16 oz. application
of GroPal Balance A to
help restore soil balance.
Working with herbicide, pesticide or nematicide applications
needs a minimum of 1.1" of moisture to activate it. It is important
not to apply another chemical until it has been activated, or the
chemical may kill our micro-organisms. If a chemical application
cannot be avoided before GPB is activated, wait a weeks after the
chemical application, then apply 16 ounces of GroPal Balance A to help undo the effect of the
GroPal Balance is not
compatible with most spray solutions
If you would like to add
any other item with GroPal Balance into the tank mix, please contact
us first before doing so. Other spray items may negatively affect
the bacteria in GroPal Balance, plus they can greatly reduce the
ability of GroPal Balance to help the soil.
Crop application data
A may be applied at spring, summer, fall or even in
the winter, if the soil is permeable. Of course, the earlier in
the growing season that it is applied, the more time it has to
improve that year's crop.
Fall and winter applications will help to prepare the soil for a
wonderful growing season the following year.
For best results, apply GroPal Balance
in the fall. It may also be applied before, at or right after
planting. In furrow or side-dressed is
more efficient than a broadcast application.
Once GPB has had a few months to work, it will flocculate the
soil. Then our nitrogen fixing bacteria will convert nitrogen in
the air into urea, and other microbes will make this available
to the plant. Once this takes place, less nitrogen may be needed. To read an article that explains this, click
Alfalfa and grass hay
For best results, apply GroPal Balance
in the fall. It may also be applied before or at green-up. The
recommended application rate is 1 to 2 quarts/acre. Once 64 ounces has been applied,
some farmers may choose to boost yields even more with one or
two applications of 2 quarts of GPB-F as a foliar application 7
to 10 days after each cutting.
Instructions for applying to very dry ground
When the ground is super dry,
it is best to try to apply GPB-A just before a rain, or to water it
in. When applying before a rain, use
at least a 20 gal./acre tank mix (more is better) to supply enough
water to carry GroPal Balance A into the ground or far enough down
into the foliage to get it out of direct sunlight. That way, even if
you don't get the expected rain, GroPal Balance will not be harmed
as you wait for some rain to activate it.
GroPal Balance A
applications for areas smaller than an acre
One teaspoon of GroPal
Balance A is perfect for 100 square feet. An ounce treats 500 square
feet, and an 8 oz. bottle treats 4,000 square feet. A watering can
or garden hose sprayer works well for this application.
Foliar applications with
When using a pump up sprayer for foliar applications, add
2 tsp. of
GroPal Balance F per 1/2 gallon of water.
When applying GroPal Balance F with a pump up sprayer to sensitive
plants like tomatoes and some flowers, add 2 tsp. per 1 gallon of
GroPal Balance F applications may also be made with a watering can
or a hose end sprayer at
the teaspoon per quart rate.
One ounce is
perfect for 700 sq. ft. foliar application
(1 tsp. per 240
An eight ounce bottle
is enough 5,000 sq. ft., or a 1/4th of an acre per application.
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