INSECT FRASS /aka Insect poop
One of the true secrets of gardening.
First discovered in the early 60’s by a University research team that was asked:
Why does the under-canopy growth in the rain forest do so well with no sunlight or externally known stimulant?
The answer: The bugs that live in the upper canopy support the lower vegetation with FRASS!
Frass is a combination of the exoskeletons of insects, which contain very large amounts of chitin, and insect poop.Chitin raises the natural immunity of plants, by tricking them into thinking they are under attack by predatory insects. Certified Organic by California OIM program.
It is used in a similar fashion to worm casting. It can be used as a top dressing, mixed into the soil, used as a foliar spray, and added to compost tea.
We exclusively use Black Solider Fly Frass.
Guaranteed no live insects!
DIRECTIONS AND APPLICATIONS
FOR BEST RESULTS USE DE-CHLORINATED OR WELL WATER
ROOT DRENCH: Add 1/2 cup Frass to 1 gallon of water and apply to the base of the plant. Soak area from rootstock to edge of leaf dew drip line. Apply as you would for a normal watering.
TOP DRESSING: Sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Frass to the base of the plant. Apply to soil starting about 1-2" from main stock to 1-2" past leaf dew drip line. Water in thoroughly.
FOLIAR SPRAY: Add 1/2 to 1 oz (1 Tablespoon) per gallon of water. Frass does not completely dissolve. It is best if the Frass/Water is strained in a suitable mesh bag before being added to the pressure sprayer to avoid clogging. It may be sprayed in a backpack type pump system or with a diaphragm pump and spray system. It is best to remove any filter screens. It may also be applied directly to the leaves with a sprinkler watering can.
HYDROPONICS-AEROPONICS: Add 2 cups per 30 gallons of water. Filter/Strain to a suitable size to meet the requirements of emitters. 400 Microns is suitable for most systems.
COMPOST TEA: Add 1 cup to 20 gallons to increase Fungal Dominance.
FRASS MAY BE APPLIED TO THE PLANTING SITE BEFORE PLANTING AND MAY BE USED UNTIL HARVEST.