BE-Diatomeas

BE-Diatomeas (Diatomaceous Earth) is a natural product made from the skeletons of microscopic algae. The sharp edges of diatomaceous earth act like tiny knives, puncturing the exoskeletons of pests. This makes it an effective and environmentally friendly option for pest control in  agriculture. BE-Diatomeas can also be used as a soil amendment. It is rich in minerals like silica, helping to improve plant growth and increase yields. It improves water retention in sandy soils. When coupled with the correct technology, BE-Diatomeas can have a significant beneficial impact on the physical, chemical and biological processes of soil, water, and the growth of crops. The biogeochemical cycle of silica is even more intensive than the Phosphorus or Potassium cycle in the terrestrial ecosystem.

Moisture
4-8%
Bulk Density
0.51–0.55 g/cm3
Specific gravity
2.25 g/cm3
Total porosity
61–63%
Color
White to Grey
For doing the spray application of diatomaceous earth, the mix ratio is usually 1 cup of diatomaceous earth per 1⁄2 gallon (236.5 ml. per 2 L.) or 2 cups per gallon (473 ml. per 4 L.) of water. A 1L drink cup filled with filter powder equals 0.5 lb and makes for a handy scoop. Apply approximately 1 pound diatomaceous earth per 10 square feet. ◦ Example a 60 square foot pool would require 6 lbs diatomaceous earth.

Consult with your Black Earth  representative. Read label in its entirety.  Not soluble in water. Conduct small-scale trial prior to blending with any feed blend.

2000 lbs
907 kg
55 lbs
25 kg
  • 3 years if stored in dry conditions.
  • Avoid high humidity, water, and direct sunlight.
  • Bulk bags can be stored outdoors if dry.
  • Small bags must be stored indoors.
  • Improves water retention in the soil.
  • Improves the structure of the soil.
  • It can be used as a natural insecticide
tractor preparing farmland with seed