All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer

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Global Harvest Organics™ All Purpose Pelleted ORGANIC Fertilizer is derived from all natural ingredients including only the finest poultry litter and highly mineralized complex silica from volcanic rock that includes over 67 trace minerals and elements making it a wonderful fertilizer and soil amendment.  It is pelleted for ease of application and lower odor.  It is pet friendly because no chemicals are used in the process of manufacturing our fertilizer.  All of our ingredients are made in the USA.


Trace Minerals And Element Additives

Global Harvest Organics™ All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer has a nutrient dense formula which gives it a considerable boost in trace minerals and elements.  These trace minerals and elements (over 67) have many advantages including strengthening the plants against infectious diseases, increased resistance to attack by insects, and a quicker, healthier growth cycle for plants.  Also many people claim that the flavor of the produce is substantially improved in properly mineralized soil. 

Trace minerals and elements are a necessary part of the biological processes needed to produce a great harvest and a great tasting harvest.  Each plant has a unique need for differing types and quantities of trace minerals and elements to grow properly and to produce a good fruit yield.  You can add microbials all day long to your soil, but if your soil lacks the minerals (food) for those microbials to eat, then you will not reap the advantages of your hard earned money.  Trace minerals and elements are the building blocks of success for any soil.



10683609_10153869836790675_7086633996110682922_oHealthy Plants = Healthy People

Not only are trace minerals beneficial for plants, they are beneficial for the people who eat the plants.  According to the US Dept of Agriculture National Research Council, there are 21 minerals that have been found to have nutritive value for people.  Where do these minerals come from?  Many of them come from plants that we eat!  The problem is that our plants are decreasing in the amount of trace minerals that they contain.  According to Udo Erasmus, in “Fats That Heal Fats That Kill” the US population has substantial deficiencies in certain minerals, for example, 75% of the US population is deficient of magnesium, 58% of iron, 81% of copper, 50% of manganese, 90% are short on chromium, 67% lack enough zinc, and 60% of the population need more selenium.  

According to a 2012 report by the CDC “Dietary deficiencies are well documented, and they have characteristic signs and symptoms. In addition, recent findings have determined that less than optimal biochemical levels have been associated with risks of adverse health effects. These health effects include cardiovascular disease, stroke, impaired cognitive function, cancer, eye diseases, poor bone health, and other conditions.”


This problem of mineral deficiency goes back to a basic problem the world has had since the introduction of chemical fertilizers over 100 years ago.  Over the past century soils have become so depleted due to the lack of input of trace minerals and organic matter that we have a substantial decrease of minerals in our plant food.  According to John Robbins in “Diet for a New America” the US has lost 75% of its topsoil.  That doesn’t seem like that big of a problem except for the fact that it takes hundreds of years to replenish top soil naturally.  Mineral availability to plants has decreased with the disappearance of top soil.  According to the Journal of Complimentary Medicine in 2001, from 1940 to 1991 trace minerals in fruits and vegetables have declined by up to 76%.  So you might ask, well what is the big deal?  Do we need those trace minerals anyways?  The answer is a resounding YES!  In fact, minerals are responsible for thousands of bio-chemical processes in the body and work to keep us healthy and running in tip top shape.  According to Dr. Linus Pauling (two time Nobel Prize Winner), “mineral deficiency has been traced to be a cause of all disease.”  This isn’t to say that minerals are THE cause of disease, but they play a major factor in your total health.

Minerals play a very important role in overall health.  We all know from the dairy commercials that calcium builds strong bones, but did you know that copper helps your body form hemoglobin from iron? Or that manganese improves enzyme action?  Zinc helps with fat metabolism and wound healing, chromium improves immune functions?  Potassium normalizes blood pressure, chlorine helps with digestion, sulfur works to help in protein synthesis etc.  The list goes on, but due to the lack of minerals in our soils we are growing plants that have substantially less trace minerals.  This lack of minerals not only affects the quality of plants, but the end result of that plant in our stomachs.

Our soils need to be replenished with the minerals that have been drained for over one hundred years.  It is time we start giving back to nature what we have taken for generations.  The one good thing about all of this is that we have the ability to change our environment.  We have the ability to add the trace minerals back to the soil and start taking responsibility for how we manage what God has given us.  Once we add the building blocks of success to our soils we will see a quick and long lasting change in the microbial levels in our soil and ultimately the vibrancy in our plants and produce.

Here is a list of the trace minerals and elements found in our fertilizer:

Alumina, Barium, Calcium oxide, Carbon, Chlorine, Ferric Oxide, Hydrogen, Magnesium, Manganese Oxide, Oxygen, Silica, Sodium Oxide, Strontium Oxide, Sulfur Trioxide, Titania, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Bromine, Cadmium, Cerium, Cesium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Fluorine, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Indium, Iodine, Lanthanum, Lead, Lithium, Lutetium, Mercury, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Palladium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Rubidium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Scandium, Selenium, Silver, Strontium, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Tungsten, Uranium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, and Zirconium.

For a complete breakdown of trace mineral content scroll to the bottom of this page.

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Poultry litter alone is a good source of many nutrients; it is a lot like a complete fertilizer by itself containing not only primary nutrients but secondary and micro-nutrients. Poultry litter is a slow release product. Most of the nitrogen in poultry litter is in an organic form (about 89%), but poultry litter also contains ammonium (about 9%) and a small amount of nitrate (about 2%).

The inorganic nitrogen (ammonium and nitrate) can be immediately used by plants while the slow conversion of organic to inorganic nitrogen distributes the rest of the available nitrogen more evenly over the growing season. Beneficial secondary nutrients include calcium, magnesium and sulfur as well as micronutrients such as copper and zinc. Studies have shown increased levels of copper, manganese, and zinc in soils where poultry litter has been used for four to five years.

Poultry litter contains all 13 of the essential plant nutrients that are used by plants. These
include nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sulfur
(S), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), chlorine (Cl), boron (B), iron (Fe), and
molybdenum (Mo).


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All Poultry Litters Are Not Created Equal!

The main ingredient (poultry litter), is used by thousands of farmers across America and the world.  It is considered to be one of the best organic fertilizers available on the market today. Poultry litter is made of just three ingredients: Rice hulls, wood shavings, and poultry manure.

In our opinion a major benefit to our product is that it is unique due to the fact that we only use turkey litter instead of incorporating other poultry litters such as chicken litter. Many poultry fertilizers on the web today are chicken based.

The average life cycle of many commercial chickens is between six and eight weeks. They are raised in a dry environment with a feed conversion of about 2 pounds of feed to one pound of meat produced. Most chickens weigh about 4.5 pounds, and most chicken litter is de-caked (only the top 6-8 inches of house floor removed) and has wood shavings added several times per year.  So at the end of the day you end up getting more wood shavings than manure content.

Turkeys on the other hand have a life cycle of almost 21 weeks. Their feed conversion rate is closer to 2.5 pounds of feed to every pound of meat produced, with an average weight of 48 pounds when fully grown. Turkey litter is only turned once and wood shavings added about two times per year, therefore turkey litter generally has a high concentration of actual manure. This creates a high level of organic matter per pound of turkey litter.

So not all poultry litters are created equal.  Just because a product says it is derived from “poultry litter” or “poultry manure” does not mean it will be apple for apple equal with every other poultry litter.  Here at Global Harvest Organics™ we only use the highest manure content poultry litter that we can find.  This helps with our NPK ratings but also with our organic matter content and microbial content.

Soil pH Improvements with Poultry Litter Fertilizer

Soil pH is an extremely important variable for farmers because it controls the availability of nutrients in the soil for plants to use. Since calcium carbonate (lime) is used in the feed rations of poultry, the litter can serve as a dilute liming material, because of this, the use of poultry litter can help maintain soil pH and reduce the frequency of lime applications.

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nate with product at facilityBenefits of using Poultry Litter as a Fertilizer:

Pelleted Turkey Fertilizer and Soil Builder is a great product for building soil structure and increasing the NPK in the soil.  It is generally used as a complete fertilizer by farmers.  Depending on the crop, farmers often apply additional nitrogen fertilizer to meet the required nitrogen needs of various crops.  Below are listed several studies that discuss using poultry litter and/or pellets in crop fertilization programs.

Our company uses only the highest quality turkey broiler poultry litter to produce our finished product.  The benefits of using pelleted poultry litter as a fertilizer and soil amender have been proven time and time again.  Below is a link to different typical analysis of different types of poultry litter.  We only purchase the highest NPK valued litter for our products.

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  • Poultry Litter can improve pine tree plot growth substantially.  One application can produce increased growth for up to 10 years.

  • Results suggest that poultry litter is a much safer alternative for the environment than chemical fertilizers in no-tillage applications.

  • Poultry Litter has improved Rice production in unproductive areas in Southwest Louisiana, USA.  This article offers application times, suggestions and rates for rice production.

  • Bermuda Grass Production was higher with Pelleted Poultry Litter than with chemical fertilizer.

  • A survey of 165 farmers done in South Georgia, USA found that over 50% of crop farmers surveyed use poultry litter as part of their fertilization program.

This survey was done on poultry litter; the raw material from which we make our pellets.  In this form it has a high moisture content, high odor, high pathogen content, and is harder to handle.  Raw poultry litter is much cheaper to buy, but farmers have to pay more for increased transportation costs.

In this survey, 49% of farmers said that poultry litter produces equal results of chemical fertilizers, while 45% said that it produces higher yields than chemical fertilizers.

  • Chemical nitrogen and poultry litter both produce similar growth rates in cotton.

  • Poultry litter can be used as a good source of phosphorus and potassium in growing corn.  It also works as a good nitrogen starter source and soil amender in conjunction with other nitrogen sources in corn production.

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Application Rates:

Vegetable Gardens and Flowers

1 KG of All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer per 6 sq. meters twice per year.

1 LB of All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer per 30 sq. feet twice per year.

Potted Plants: will vary on pot/plant size

Mix one handful of All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer into the grow medium evenly and add water.

Lawns and Parks

1 KG of All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer per 20 sq. meters every 10-12 weeks

1 LB of All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer per 100 sq. feet every 10-12 weeks. 

Row Crops: Will vary greatly depending on type of crop and soil testing.

Generally though farmers use around 1-2 tons of All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer per acre per year (2.25 –  4.5 metric tonnes per hectare of land)

Additional Information about Application Rates:

At Global Harvest Organics LLC we recommend that you apply our All Purpose Pelleted Fertilizer based on a soil test of your fields and the unique need of your specific crop.  Each crop grown will need a unique amount of NPK and each field will have different levels of available NPK already available.

It is recommended that application rates do not cause a buildup of excess phosphorus in the soil.  If application of any fertilizer containing phosphorus exceeds optimal phosphorus levels in the soil, then that fertilizer should be applied only at the maximum rate of phosphorus needed, and another fertilizer without phosphorus should be used to bring the nitrogen/potassium content up to the desired level.

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Guaranteed Analysis of nutrients in Global Harvest Organics All Purpose Fertilizer:

Nitrogen      3%

Phosphorus 1%

Potassium   2%

Calcium     2%

Sulfur         .5% 

Typical Analysis of trace minerals in Global Harvest Organics All Purpose Fertilizer:

Other Minerals:

Alumina                 1.14%

Barium oxide       .009%

Calcium oxide         .36%

Carbon                      .06%

Chlorine                    .02%

Ferric oxide              .14%

Hydrogen                 .04%

Magnesium             .08%

Manganese oxide .002%

Oxygen                  .008%

Silica                        6.6%

Sodium oxide           .2%

Strontium oxide  .003%

Sulfur trioxide     .002%

Titania                     .02%


Elements:            ppm

Antimony             .04

Arsenic                   .1

Beryllium             .33

Bismuth               .35

Boron                      3

Bromine              .66

Cadmium            .03

Cerium                 23

Cesium                2.2

Chromium           .6

Cobalt                 2.2

Copper                1.2

Dysprosium       .27

Erbium               .17

Europium          .37

Fluorine              90

Gadolinium       .37

Gallium               1.5

Germanium        .6

Gold              .0005

Hafnium            2.1

Holmium          .06

Indium            .001

Iodine                .22

Lanthanum       22

Lead                    .6

Lithium             86

Lutetium          .05

Mercury         .001

Molybdenum   1.2

Neodymium      .5

Nickel               .26

Niobium              4

Oxygen            725

Palladium    .0008

Praseodymium 2.7

Rhenium        .001

Rhodium     .0002

Rubidium       32.5

Ruthenium   .0013

Samarium           .6

Scandium         .27

Selenium          .07

Silver            .0005

Strontium           38

Sulfur                   24

Tantalum            .27

Tellurium      .0022

Terbium             .08

Thallium               .6

Thorium               18

Thulium              .06

Tin                          .3

Tungsten             2.6

Uranium                .4

Vanadium           .78

Ytterbium            .14

Yttrium                2.3

Zinc                    6.43       

Zirconium            6.3