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Controlled Release & Top Dressing Fertilisers

Over the years at Alba Trees we have spent time and resource researching the most suitable formulation of fertiliser for UK forestry application. AlbaCote has been a huge success when applied at the time of planting and results continue to be impressive.

We have recently launched a controlled release fertiliser for acidic soils and also an instant top-dress solution for application in the field.

ALBACOTE - Controlled Release Fertiliser


AlbaCote is a uniquely formulated controlled-release fertiliser containing Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium as well as vital trace elements for use in woodland planting -- both new planting and restock sites.
Each granule of AlbaCote has a uniform composition for a more even nutrient release pattern.
AlbaCote consists of a strictly controlled blend of nutrients surrounded by an elastic resin coat. The rate of nutrient release is directly affected by soil temperature.
Trace elements: 0.01% Boron; 0.05% Copper; 0.27% Iron; 0.06% Manganese; 0.015% Molybdenum; 0.015% Zinc.
In UK forestry conditions, AlbaCote will provide a gradual release over a period of two growing seasons. The application of AlbaCote at the time of planting provides an early boost to top and root growth.
AlbaCote is safe to use and environmentally friendly.
Rate of Application: 10g per tree
Cost per Plant: 3.1p

ALBACOTE 'B' - Controlled Release Fertiliser for Acidic Soils

9-20-8 + 3Mg0 + 0.1B

Like the original AlbaCote, we have developed a uniquely formulated controlled-release fertiliser that is specially developed for use on acidic soils to alleviate problems including Boron deficiency.
AlbaCote 'B' contains ten times the Boron of the original AlbaCote.
Low Boron availability is particularly common in acidic soils and AlbaCote 'B' looks to counter against the deficiencies this may cause including reduced root development and environmental stress that will effect the growing tips leading to multiple leaders and dieback of the growing buds.AlbaCote 'B' is safe, reliable and easy to use and is environmentally friendly.
Rate of Application: 10g per tree
Cost per Plant: 3.1p

ALBATOP - Instant Top-Dress Fertiliser

13-15-13 + CaO + SO3

AlbaTop is a top-dressing mini homogenous granule with advanced technology that encourages healthy and vigorous root growth and hardy top growth.
The long-lasting nutrients produce healthy plants with good colour and is safe and easy to use at high application rates. The fine, homogenous granule allows for an even distribution.
AlbaTop utilises a proven advanced technology for best results that minimises the risk of Nitrogen being lost through natural processes and Phosphorus being locked up in the soil.
The advanced coating is a water soluble polymer technology that is unique to this product. This 'shield' protects Nitrogen and Phosphorus from excessive gasification and leaching, allowing the nutrients to be more readily available to the plant precisely when needed.
AlbaTop has a positive environmental impact and protects water courses from leached nitrates and phosphates.
Rate of Application: 25g per tree
Cost per Plant: 3.1p

For further details and pricing, please contact the Sales office:

Tel: 01620 825 058


05 October 2016 at 10:59 / Comment

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