Gro-Power Comparison Sheet vs other Organic Products
|Other Organic Products
|No animal, human waste
|Animal manures can carry pathogens and fecal coliform bacteria (i.e. E.coli). Sewage is known to contain heavy metals (i.e. arsenic, lead, cadmium).
|True Humus (concentrated)
40 to 1 over organic fiber
|It takes about 40 lbs. of a dry organic fiber several years to break down to 1 lb. of true humus.
|Only organic material in humus can perform agronomic functions.
Also excellent carbon source.
|Not broken down, can take up to 2 years to break down
|True humus becomes a negative charged particle in the soil solution, thus can physically react with other elements in the soil. Organic fiber is inert. Also excellent food source that enhances soil microbiology.
|High quality humic acids (plant based)
|No organics sources listed or guaranteed
|Most organics are just organic sources of plant nutrients. They usually make no claims of humic acids, unless added as a supplement.
|Active soil conditioner
|No soil conditioners in many cases
|See 4. Again, most organic are organic sources of nutrients.
|Not homogenous; has some blended nutrients
|All Gro-Power products are homogeneous. Most organics are blended materials. Much more even coverage and results with homogeneous materials.
|1% natural soil penetrant
|No soil penetrant or surfactant
|Many Gro-Power Products contain a real effective soil penetrant, while most organic fertilizers do not.
|Only beneficial soil bacteria
|Sterile if composted as listed on bags of some products
|Our inherent bacteria strains are those only found in healthy soils. Most organics are animal manures, which contain pathogens and fecal coliform bacteria. If pasteurized, bad and good bacteria will have been destroyed.
|Gro-Power only uses a unique non-staining iron in all of our products. Other products usually use ferrous sulfate as an iron additive. Ferrous sulfate can stain hardscapes, pools, etc., when it oxidizes and turns to rust.
|Uniform Greens and Fairway Grade
|Non-uniform with large pieces
|All Gro-Power Premium Green products are screened and sized, where many other organics contain large and non-uniform sizes.
|No nutrients from animal sources litter - therefore more consistency in terms of breakdown and release into soil
|Contains feather meal and turkey feather meal can create hydrophobic conditions on turf
|Feather meal tends to repel water (as feathers are designed to do).
|Works in cooler weather
|Won't work until soil temperature is warm enough
|Since humus is already decomposed, it does not need soil bacteria to further break it down. Most organics require active soil bacteria to further decompose. As soil temperature drops, bacteria in the soil become less active.
|Immediate breakdown of granule (particles)
|Slow breakdown of particles. Mower pick-up
|Gro-Power products contain soluble organic binders that easily breakdown when irrigated. Other organics are harder to break down.
|Consistent and predictable response from application
|Unpredictable because has too many release factors for organic nutrients
|Gro-Power products contain conventional nutrient sources that give consistent and predictable responses. Most organic sources of nutrients are hard to predict response time.
|Will never layer or stratify
|Can layer or stratify because of type of organic material
|Most organic fibers can layer over time when applied to soil surface.