EcoScraps Tomato Herb and Vegetable Plant Food

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EcoScraps Tomato Herb and Vegetable Plant Food
Heavy metals (ppm)
WashingtonArsenic:< 0.429 ppm
 Cadmium:< 0.214 ppm
 Cobalt: 0.402 ppm
 Mercury: 0.0028 ppm
 Molybdenum: 0.979 ppm
 Nickel: 3.65 ppm
 Lead: 1.28 ppm
 Selenium: 1.08 ppm
 Zinc: 165 ppm
Sources: WSDA[1]
retrieved 4 May 2017

EcoScraps Tomato Herb and Vegetable Plant Food is a NPK fertilizer marketed by The Hawthorne Gardening Company. The NPK analysis for the fertilizer is 5% nitrogen (N), 4% phosphorus (P2O5), and 6% 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 Tomato Herb and Vegetable 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 notable 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. Some U.S state departments of agriculture 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.