Green Trading Organic Diatomaceous Earth Powder 500g
Siliceous fossil Animal feed supplement & Soil Conditioner
BioGro Certified Organic
About Diatomaceous Earth Powder:
Green Trading Diatomaceous earth powder is made up of tiny fossilized diatoms (plankton) that have accumulated over millennia in freshwater lakes. These pure deposits are mined and ground into a fine powder that is naturally high in silica and other minerals. It is this chalky white powder that we call diatomaceous earth.
100% Food Grade, Fresh Water Sourced, Certified Organic Diatomaceous Earth Powder.
Suitable for Human, live stocks and plants.
Benefits & Usage
Green Trading Diatomaceous food grade, freshwater sourced siliceous fossil powder is used in the manufacturing of animal feed and also suitable for human consumption. Naturally occurring Micro-nutrients are available to the animal following oral consumption. It can also be used as a Soil Conditioner in organic production. Green trading DE siliceous fossil powder contains 88-92% silica, of which 99% is amorphous silica. There are also 15 essential trace minerals, including, phosphorous, selenium, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron. A healthy natural supplement for your pets and animals.
Diatomaceous Earth as Natural Pesticide For Horses
Diatomaceous earth can be used to care for your horses in several ways. First, it is a natural insecticide. Diatomaceous earth is exceptionally porous making it effective for drying wet places out. When diatomaceous earth is mined and processed it is ground into a powder. Spreading diatomaceous earth in areas of your barn where moisture collects can dry outbreeding beds where many pests reproduce. Fly larvae are especially susceptible to diatomaceous earth, for example. Diatomaceous earth can also be applied on your barn floors, in nooks and crannies, as a preventative measure. After mucking your barn, spread diatomaceous earth to keep your barn dry and pest-free.
Additionally, spreading diatomaceous earth around your barn will cause pests to come into contact with diatomaceous earth’s sharp edges. These sharp edges shred insect exoskeletons. Shredding an insect’s exoskeleton causes it to lose moisture eventually dehydrating it to death. Many horse-keepers hang burlap sacks full of diatomaceous earth around their barns. Horses can rub against these sacks, coating themselves in diatomaceous earth, to fight against pests on their skin.
Currently, one of the diatomaceous earth’s most common uses is as what is called an anti-caking agent or flow aid in agricultural feed. When wet grain, corn, and other types of feed are stored, they often stick and clump together. Diatomaceous earth is added to the feed, in an amount known as food-grade, to absorb moisture and prevent the feed from sticking, or caking together. Agricultural feed is often pressed into pellets and diatomaceous earthworks as a good pelleting aid. Simply, it helps feed turned into pellets maintain its shape.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth And Deworming
Food-grade diatomaceous earth may also be used for deworming horses. Food grade diatomaceous earth is the type recommended for eating by you, your horse, or other animals. When eaten, very little of the diatomaceous earth is absorbed into the body and diatomaceous earth’s sharp, fine microstructure acts as a scrubbing solution for horses’ digestive tracts. As diatomaceous earthworks through a horse’s intestines, it slices through intestinal worms - killing them, and shredding them so they may be passed out of the digestive system.
Again, when feeding diatomaceous earth to your horse, make sure it is food grade. Recommended doses vary for each individual horse and are largely dependent on body weight. A commonly suggested rate of food-grade diatomaceous earth is 1 cup per 450 kilos of horse bodyweight. A higher worm count may require a higher dosage. A minimum 60-day treatment plan is suggested and you should check fecal worm counts at least every 30 days. If fecal worm counts do not improve, consider increasing their diatomaceous earth dosage. Similarly, if fecal worm counts do improve, you can consider reducing the dosage. Many horse-keepers continue administering a small dose of diatomaceous earth to their horses' diet even after deworming has been achieved.
Diatomaceous earth has no offensive odor or texture so mixing it directly into your horses’ feed works fine. Horses will eat it without noticing its presence.
As an Animal Feed Supplement: mix up to 2% green trading diatomaceous siliceous fossil power in daily feed ration for animals. For larger animals dose 25gm per day and for small animals 10gm per day
As a Soil Conditioner: mix the 500g powder in 200L water and spray onto the soil. The mixture is enough for 1 acre. The application is to be repeated every 10 days.