EcoScraps Azalea Camellia and Rhododendron Plant Food

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EcoScraps Azalea Camellia and Rhododendron Plant Food
Heavy metals (ppm)
WashingtonArsenic: 0.585 ppm
 Cadmium:< 0.228 ppm
 Cobalt: 0.409 ppm
 Mercury:< 0.0204 ppm
 Molybdenum: 0.931 ppm
 Nickel: 3.79 ppm
 Lead: 2.25 ppm
 Selenium:< 0.685 ppm
 Zinc: 89.1 ppm
Sources: WSDA[1]
retrieved 4 May 2017
Availability
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Advertising disclosure

EcoScraps Azalea Camellia and Rhododendron Plant Food is a NPK fertilizer marketed by The Hawthorne Gardening Company. The NPK analysis for the fertilizer is 4% nitrogen (N), 5% phosphorus (P2O5), and 4% potassium (K2O). Heavy metal analyses of the product reported to Washington State can be found in the info box on this page. The analysis shows the quantities of heavy metals, in parts per million (ppm), of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), mercury (Hg), molybdenum (Mo), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) present in a sample of the product.

The fertilizer heavy metals analysis information for EcoScraps Azalea Camellia and Rhododendron Plant Food is from the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The information on WikiFootprints was last obtained from the agency website on 4 May 2017. WikiFootprints is not an official source of this information and may not represent the most recent analysis of the product. Official data can be obtained from the Washington State Department of Agriculture Fertilizer Product Database.[1]



Usage

Fertilizers and similar products can contain significant quantities of heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel. NPK fertilizers are often reapplied at regular intervals, so there can be a cumulative effect on the soil. Several government organizations monitor the concentrations of heavy metals, in agricultural products, to protect human health and natural resources from toxicity.


See also

  • NPK fertilizers - comparison of heavy metal concentrations in fertilizers that provide nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium
  • Fertilizers - comparison of heavy metal concentrations in fertilizers

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fertilizer Product Database. Washington State Department of Agriculture. Web.