OCC can be used as a tank-mix supplement in nutrient management to improve plant health, uptake and penetration efficiency of active compounds into the plant system. It can also complement protection and weed management sprays.
It is ideal with a tank-mix pH range of 5.5 to 9.0 and preferably applies within 24 hours of tank-mix preparation. OCC is effective at a dilution range of 1:10,000 or 0.01% v/v (10 ml in 100 litre volume) for tank-mix application.
In preparation of the tank-mix, add OCC as the final input after preparation of the spray solution. Following is a guideline for use in various modes of application.
|Method||Dilution Range||Recommended Ratio of OCC|
|Foilage||0.01% – 0.0125%||1 part OCC to 8,000 to 10,000 parts solution|
|Trunk Injection||0.01%||1 part OCC to 10,000 parts solution|
|Trunk Sprays||0.0125%||1 part OCC to 8,000 parts solution|
|Drip or Sprinkler||0.0125% – 0.02%||1 part OCC to 5,000 to 8,000 parts solution|
|Application with Pesticides*||0.01%||1 part OCC to 10,000 parts solution|
*Pesticides refer to crop protection chemicals such as fungicides, insecticides, herbicides or nematocides.