Booster Shot© Biostimulant
*Pre-orders will be fulfilled starting August 2021
*This product is OMRI certifiable and is awaiting certification from OMRI, California's CDFA.
*We currently do not ship overseas
Our water-soluble, liquid biostimulants sourced exclusively from sterilized vegetative waste, and plant extracts. Booster Shot© promotes vigorous root growth as a germination accelerant and immunity enhancer. Great as a foliar applied nutrient as well as directly applied to your water reservoir.
Every order will be sold at the minimum packaging level in order to optimize our own carbon footprint. We use food-safe, BPA-free, collapsible, clear liquid packaging. For every 10 of these collapsible liquid packages ordered and used, we will reduce the cost of your next order by $10.00 and provide a free return shipping label for us to receive them for sterilization and reuse. This bioplastic is compostable but will take years to compost. We are always actively seeking the best 100% compostable packaging solutions.
We also sell in 55-gallon drums and 275-gallon tote volumes and can offer significant volume discounts. Please inquire by emailing us at email@example.com
- Strengthens a plant's immunity to assist with prevention of pest and fungal disease suppression.
- Increases the solubility of organic matter that has been preprocessed ("degraded") to increase the nutrient efficiency resulting in less fertilizer applications in time and faster germination rates.
- This organic matter helps plants tolerate heat, drought and salinity-related stresses.
- A concentrateion of sterilized, mixed vegetative waste and plant extracts
- Destabilized microalgae
- 1 mL is to be diluted with each gallon of water
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Away We Grow (AWG) 4-1-1 Projected Usage Rate CalculatorCalculations are based on projections from the premium that organic food commands over conventional prices and may vary according to multiple factors. Organic prices were sourced from USDA retail prices in May 2020. MTCO2e per ton of Food Waste Diverted was sourced from WRAP UK.
Profitability Projections based on Historic Organic Premiums
Will this product help my farm exceed the growth rate when using conventional, synthetic mineral salts?
No. We have to repeat this one again, No. (Inorganic) Conventional mineral salts are formulated in such as way that all minerals are ionically available to the plant. In a true biological environment this is not normal to how plants convert minerals into plant food for growth. It is often the case that more mineral salts are supplied to the plant and a farm's water reservoir for use than the plant actually requires. We have found that a 30 ppm of nitrate sourced from our products is sufficient for growth when tested on buttercrisp, for example. Suffice it to say, simply by the nature of how organic (inputs) nutrients work with plants, which is how we believe food production should be practiced, our products will never exceed the growth rate of mineral salts.
What are our emissions related to producing this product?
We're continuing to update our own calculations for this number but it is similar to our Away We Grow© product. A farm eliminates 709 kilograms of CO2e and removes 18.75 pounds of CO2e that would otherwise have been released from food waste sent to landfills.
How do you ensure that all food safety related pathogens have been killed or removed during your process?
We're one step ahead of you. Check out the below illustration of our production process.
Will this product cause biofilm in my system?
Our production process allows us to destabilize living organisms during our pasteurization step (see image below) that would normally contribute to biofilm. However, biofilm can be encountered in a system solely using conventional mineral salts. This occurs as soon as bacteria attach to a surface and the lack of oxygenation available in the water. To prevent this, we strongly encourage people to use water with a dissolved oxygen level of at least 10 parts per million (ppm) and/or is setup to have a high level of water agitation and movement.
Will this clog my drip emitters and lines?
All of our liquid products are filtered using 20 micron filters have been compatible with Zip Grow drip emitters. This product is NOT compatible for aeroponic systems. It is a fantastic solution for FOLIAR application, however.
Product Handling - How should this be stored?
We've deactivated any microbes that would make it unstable to be held at room temperature for a year without a shelf-stabilizer such as phosphoric or sulfuric acid. However, you should still keep this product away from direct light and its cap tightly sealed.
Which soilless systems is this product compatible for use?
All - Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), Deep Water Culture (DWC), Ebb-and-Flow, ZipGrow. NOT Aeroponic.
How do you deliver a consistent product if your raw materials (vegetative waste) is variable?
After spending at least seven years performing research and development using various food waste characterizations and testing methods to produce our products, we are able to reach a consistent NPK baseline. We can guarantee an NPK, as assured by our Guaranteed Analysis, but cannot (at this time) guarantee a micronutrient analysis with each manufactured product batch. The microalgae is cultivated using a proprietary blend of food grade ingredients NOT mineral salts in non-alkaline conditions that one would normally witness for the growth of Spirulina, for example.
But is there an odor to this?
Prior to dilution, there is a subtle smell of food. After dilution, there isn't an objectionable odor.
Does one need to allow time for the nutrients to acclimate in the water reservoir system before use with plants?
What is the shelf-life of this product?
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