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Fish Sh!t White Paper – Agriculture

FISH SH!T FAQ’S

 

IS FISH SH!T REALLY ORGANIC?

YES, FISH SH!T IS 100% ORGANIC AND HAS BEEN CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY CDFA IN CALIFORNIA, CFIA IN CANADA, OMRI, AND IS ONE OF A SELECT GROUP OF PRODUCTS THAT IS USDA BIOPREFFERED.

IS FISH SH!T SAFE TO APPLY?

YOU CAN APPLY FISH SH!T WITH CONFIDENCE BASED ON RESULTS FROM INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY TESTING PERFORMED BY BETA ANALYTIC TESTING LABS, SHOWING FISH SH!T IS 95% BASED CARBON BASED RENEWABLE AND CAN BE SAFELY APPLIED NEAR WATERWAYS, ANIMALS, AND PEOPLE. TESTING FROM MIDWEST AND IAS LABS SHOW FISH SH!T HAS NO AVAILABLE NPK SO IT WILL NOT BURN YOUR TURF.

DOES FISH SH!T REALLY HAVE OVER 4,000 SPECIFIC AND DISTINCT MICROBES IN IT?

FISH SH!T IS TESTED BY AN INDEPENDENT  THIRD PARTY LAB, MICROBIAL INSIGHTS, AND HAS CONSISTENTLY TESTED WITH THE SAME NUMBER OF MICROBES (OVER 4,000 DIFFERENT AND DISTINCT SPECIES).

WHY DOESN’T SH!T’S LABEL LIST ALL OF THE MICROBES IN THE PRODUCT?

LISTING ALL 4,000 PLUS MICROBES ON THE LABEL IS NOT REALISITIC.  FISH HEAD FARMS PROVIDES AN INTERACTIVE KRONA GRAPH ON THEIR WEB SITE, WHICH WAS PROVIDED BY MICROBIAL INSIGHTS, FOR CUSTOMERS TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT IS IN THE PRODUCT.

ARE THE MICROBES IN FISH SH!T BENEFICIAL OR HARMFUL?

FISH SH!T HAS BEEN TESTED BY INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTIES, RHIZEBIO AND LIVING SOIL COMPOST LABS, RESULTS SHOW FISH SH!T IS PREDOMINANTLY AEROBIC AND THE GENERA IN FISH SH!T SUPPORT NITRIFICATION, NITROGEN FIXATION, PHOSPHORUS CYCLING, AND DROUGHT RESISTANCE. THE BENEFICIAL MICROBES IN FISH SH!T WILL BREAK DOWN COMPACTED ORGANIC MATERIAL HELPING WITH ISSUES SUCH AS BLACK LAYER.

SHOULD I BE CONCERNED USING A PRODUCT DERIVED FROM WASTE, BASED ON THE LEVELS OF E. COLI, SHIGELLA, OR SALMONELLA?

FISH SH!T IS TESTED BY THIRD PARTY LABS, MIDWEST LABOARATORIES AND IAS LABS, RESULTS SHOW NO DETECTION OF ANY LEVELS OF E. COLI, SHIGELLA, OR SALMONELLA.

IS FISH SH!T REALLY A BIOSTIMULANT?

YES, FISH SH!T HAS BEEN TESTED BY THE DIVISION OF PLANT BIOLOGY AT RUTGERS, SHOWING IT IS A VERY POTENT BIOSTIMULANT AND DEMONSTRATING THIS THROUGH MULTIPLE CONTROLLED TESTS FOR GERMINATION, GRAVITROPIC RESPONSE, ROOT HAIRS, AND ROOT LENGTH, AS WELL AS SHOWING FISH SH!T’S MECHANISM OF ACTION UNDER MICROSCOPY.

DOES FISH SH!T HELP WITH NUTRIENT UPTAKE?

ABSOLUTELY, THIRD PARTY INDEPENDENT TISSUE CULTURE TESTS PERFORMED BY MIDWEST LABS DEMONSTRATE FISH SH!T’S ABILITY VS. CONTROL TO INCREASE NUTRIENT UPTAKE.

IS FISH SH!T REALLY ALIVE INSIDE?

ABSOLUTELY, ALL TESTING BY INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY LABS OF FISH SH!T IS DONE USING STOCK BOTTLES THAT HAVE BEEN STORED AT ABMIENT TEMPERATURE FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS, SO WE ENSURE WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE RECEIVING. BOTH DNA AND MICROBIAL PROFILE TESTING PROVE THAT FISH SH!T IS ALIVE INSIDE AND GOES TO WORK AS SOON AS IT IS APPLIED.

DOES FISH SH!T HELP WITH FUNGAL DISEASE LIKE DOLLAR SPOT, RED THREAD, FAIRY RING, ETC?

BENEFICIAL MICROBES PROMOTE NUTRIENT MINERALIZATION AND AVAILABILITY, ACTING AS A BIOCONTROL AGENT TO FIGHT OFF PLANT PESTS, PARASITES, AND DISEASES. USERS OF FISH SH!T HAVE REPORTED THAT THEIR TREATED AREAS HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THESE TYPES OF DISEASES.  CURRENTLY INDEPENDENT CONTROLLED TRIALS ARE BEING RUN AT NC STATE BY LEE BUTLER AND AT TURFGRASS DISEASE SOLUTIONS BY STEVE MCDONALD

ONCE FISH SH!T IS APPLIED, DO YOU NEED TO WATER IT INTO THE TURF?

IT IS RECOMMENDED TO DO A QUICK SYRINGE IMMEDIATELY POST APPLICATION.  FISH SH!T IS MEANT TO BE A ROOT DRENCH PRODUCT AND NOT A FOLIAR APPLICATION. IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE, APPLYING AS CLOSE TO WATERING OR WATERING AS CLOSE TO APPLYING IS RECOMMENDED.

 

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