Alfalfa Green slow-release fertilizer and soil amendment is ideal for all your land reclamation goals. From salt removal, re-vegetation, erosion prevention, addition of organic matter, boosting microbe activity and populations, degrading hydrocarbons and preventing wind and water erosion, Alfalfa Green can help you succeed in all your remediation goals!
Made from 100% pure alfalfa forage, brought in from the field and processed into pellet form using only heat and steam to ensure nothing but sound nutrition goes into your soil. Alfalfa Green is available as either certified organic by EcoCert Canada or as All Natural, but all our alfalfa fields are treated with the same level of care and lack of chemical fertilizers or pesticides which means our product is environmentally sustainable both during production and with application.
Alfalfa Green pellets are a one-shop-stop for all your fertilizer and soil amendment needs. Customers like that the pellets are economical, can be applied with good conscience, and build social license while being environmentally friendly and easy to use. While alfalfa has played an important role throughout the history of land reclamation, proving itself time and time again to be a wise choice for site revegetation and for its natural nitrogen-fixing properties, Alfalfa Green takes those benefits to the next level.
Alfalfa Green is a versatile product, making the pellets ideal for a wide scope of projects. To date, Alfalfa Green has been used:
-to prevent wind and water erosion in revegetation projects,
-to boost microbial populations in bioremediation,
-to reduce compaction and increase moisture retention on sites with heavy traffic,
-to improve soil structure in clay-based and sandy soils,
-for the remediation of saline and gasoline-contaminated sites, and
-as a fertilizer in phytoremediation systems.
Alfalfa Green has several properties that make it ideal for reclamation projects:
1) The addition of heat-processed plant fibres boosts microbe activity by providing a food source for the soil microorganisms. As they digest the Alfalfa Green, their other functions increase in tandem. Processes such as hydrocarbon degradation or nitrogen fixation get a kick start. As organic matter increases in the soil, overall soil structure improves and allows for increased chemical, biological, and physical reactions. In clay soils, soil aggregates become smaller to create more surface area for nutrient exchange, while the organic matter acts like a sponge in sandy soils, increasing not only moisture retention but also creating a variety of pore sizes. Because these soil pores are where the many components of the soil ecosystem interact, increasing pores makes the perfect environment for all chemical, biological, and physical soil interactions. Improving the soil structure also enhances the moisture retention and moisture adsorption, helping build your soil’s hydrological resilience.
2) Alfalfa Green helps maintain a neutral soil pH, making the soil conditions the perfect environment for microbial interactions, chemical reactions, and plant nutrient uptake. A neutral pH means the ideal balance of minerals and nutrients are in their bio-available forms, and plants and microbes flourish. Chemical reactions such as the cation exchange complex also function best at neutral pH.
3) Alfalfa Green delivers over 20 macro and micro nutrients, including amino acids and plant-available forms. Aside from the usual N-P-K, Alfalfa Green slowly releases a broad range of nutrients such as calcium, selenium, and magnesium. For the full list of nutrients, click here.