EcoScraps Fresh Start Plant Food

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EcoScraps Fresh Start Plant Food
Heavy metals (ppm)
WashingtonArsenic:< 0.484 ppm
 Cadmium:< 0.242 ppm
 Cobalt: 0.337 ppm
 Mercury:< 0.0201 ppm
 Molybdenum: 0.781 ppm
 Nickel: 1.43 ppm
 Lead: 0.747 ppm
 Selenium:< 0.726 ppm
 Zinc: 98.9 ppm
Sources: WSDA[1]
retrieved 4 May 2017

EcoScraps Fresh Start Plant Food is a NP fertilizer from The Hawthorne Gardening Company. The fertilizer contains 2% nitrogen (N), 14% phosphorus (P2O5), and 0% 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), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), molybdenum (Mo), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) present in a sample of the product.

The fertilizer heavy metals analysis information for EcoScraps Fresh Start 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 other products used to increase soil fertility can contain significant amounts of heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel. NP fertilizers are often used on a regular basis, so there can be a cumulative effect on heavy metal concentrations in the soil. Several state departments of agriculture regulate the concentrations of heavy metals, in agricultural products, to protect human health and natural resources from toxicity.


See also

  • NP fertilizers - comparison of heavy metal concentrations in fertilizers that provide nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Fertilizers - comparison of heavy metal concentrations in fertilizers

References[edit]

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