About Sea Minerals
Sea life is void of many of the degenerative diseases that affect life on land because of the ability it has to maintain a perfect mineral balance. “Unlike the colloid state of top soil on land, the liquid crystalloid of the sea retains only the amount of each element that maintains a consistent chemical balance. Hence, excessive amounts of any given element(s) will drop to the bottom of the ocean where it can be taken up only if the plant and animal life have depleted that element from the water solution. Thus the chemical balance is maintained.”1
“The discovery of these facts led to researching the effects of sea minerals applied to soils and plants for healthier food. The results were astounding—plants grew faster and healthier, were more disease resistant and maintained higher nutritive value. Animals also preferred to graze on the treated pasture land.”
Law of the Minimum
Justus von Liebig developed this law which states that plant growth is determined by the scarcest, limiting nutrient. So even if all the major elements are present, production will still be limited by the lack of trace elements. As important as N-P-K are, it was learned that “the natural blend of sea minerals (the sea salts and associated trace minerals) have a more positive effect than fertilizing heavily with only a couple of elements.”1
So Why Redmond Products?
- Re-mineralization—over 60 elements for the ancient sea
- Increases uptake of other nutrients
- Works well with biologicals
- It feeds the predators of parasitic nematodes
Table 1. Average total parasitic nematodes and percent parasitic nematodes in both the control and treated strips per 100 ml. of soil
Which Product to Apply
Redmond Salt – This should be applied to any soil type. Consider lower application rates, or skip a year in excessively high salt soil.
Redmond Conditioner – This should be applied to all soil types. Consider lower or no application on heavy clay soils that have a high cation exchange capacity (CEC).
Application Rates for Large Areas
- Redmond Salt – 25 to 75 lbs/acre is normal. Use more where soil salt content is very low.
- Redmond Conditioner – 50 to 150 lbs/acre (the same to twice as much as Redmond Salt).
- Redmond Salt – 4 lbs/acre repeated a few times over the growing season. Stir into water the day before application. Take the liquid of the top and leave the sediment behind so it doesn’t plug the spray system.
- Redmond Conditioner – 8 to 12 lbs/acre repeated a few time over the growing season. Stir and let it sit the day before application. Take liquid off the top same as the salt. This will have a lot of sediment. The sediment of both products can be spread over the soil.
Application Rates for Small Areas
Dry Broadcast Granular
- Redmond Salt – 0.25 lb. for every 250 square feet.
- Redmond Conditioner – 0.5 to 1 lb. for every 250 square feet
- Redmond Salt – 1 teaspoon dissolved in 1 gallon of water for every 250 square feet. Prepare this solution same as stated above.
- Redmond Conditioner – 2 to 4 teaspoons for every 250 square feet. Prepare same as above.
“We grass finish cattle in New Mexico. We had to move some 1200 lb. steers from the normal winter annual finishing pastures (cereal rye) to a meadow brome field because of early spring heat. These steers were already fairly fat and though the meadow brome looked good, they stopped gaining. We decided to put the sea minerals to the test. We pumped 3 lbs. per acre of Redmond Sea Minerals through the pivot with around 6/10 inch of water per acre. The brome had been well watered but the Brix reading had been around 11. Two days after the sea mineral treatment the Brix reading was 20. The first week those steer gained in excess of 4.5 lbs./day. Weekly weights from that point averaged approximately 3 lbs./day until finished from just that one application. We continued on the brome with a set of yearlings after killing the 2 year old steers and saw ongoing benefits for much more than 2 months from this single application of mineral. If a guy has a pivot and an injector on it, it is a no-brainer to do this. The cost is nothing and the benefit is major.” – Michael Davis, New Mexico
“We have fed Redmond Mineral to our cattle for years and realized that all those minerals should benefit our soil too so we tried it. We mixed 1 part Redmond Salt to 5 parts Redmond Conditioner and spread it at 20 lbs. per acre. In one year our soil went from nothing to something. We also had a 15% increase in yield over the control area that we didn’t treat with sea minerals. We even got a better crop when we added microbial stimulant with the sea minerals.” – Noel Alexander, Nebraska
“Got myself overwhelmed with the thickest stand of alfalfa we have ever had—due to the sea minerals—as that is the only thing that was different from other years.” – Sue Ramsey, Oregon
“We applied 80 to 90 lbs. per acre and noticed that the animals cleaned off the fields better than ever before.” – Gerald Smith, Courtenay, BC
“They put the mineral salt at the rate of 200 lb per acre on annual rye grass that was planted last November. It all looks good, but in a couple of places, they put it on 2 to 3 times heavier—400 to 600 lbs per acre. Where they put the heavier amount the grass is twice as high as the rest and is a much darker green color. It really looks a lot better. They put cows on the pastures and within two days he could see a major difference in the animals. He loves seeing the results and is delighted in every way.” – John Marshall, Texas
Long ago an ancient sea covered what is now Utah. When the water receded there was left behind a deposit of rich, natural minerals in nature’s perfect balance and proportion. These minerals have been preserved from modern pollutants for centuries. Now they are available in their natural form to restore health to plants, animals, and man. Using chemical processes, the other salts have been stripped of their trace minerals, bleached, kiln-dried and combined with anti-caking agents. Alone, sodium chloride is a toxic substance but when combined with valuable trace minerals it is life sustaining.
Redmond Sea Minerals has over 60 naturally occurring trace minerals. All we do is crush and package it so it is ready for use.
Over the centuries many of Earth’s minerals have been worn down by nature and washed out to sea, giving it the richness that was once on land. The liquid crystalloid of the sea contains a consistent balance and proportion of minerals to support life. In fact, it is very similar to that of blood. Interestingly, sea life is void of many of the degenerative diseases that affect life on land.
“The discovery of these facts led to researching the effects of sea minerals applied to soils and plants for healthier Real Results. Naturally.™ The Redmond Salt Difference food. The results were astounding — plants grew faster and healthier, were more disease resistant and maintained higher nutritive value. Animals also preferred to graze on the treated pasture land. Thus, it was learned that the natural blend and proportion of these minerals (the sea salts and associated trace minerals) have a more positive effect than fertilizing heavily with just one or two elements (i.e., Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium). The proper ratio of minerals is more important than the total amount of minerals.” 1
“Fertilizing pasture with salt found to lift milk yield by 10%, milk fat by 5%, and lactose by 3%.” 2
“Salting pastures increased grazing time, and biting rates, and cows would preferentially graze salt fertilized pastures over non-salted pastures.” 2
“Fertilizing with salt appears to lower pasture bloat by increasing the digestibility of grasses and decreasing the effects of clover bloat.” 3
“Excessive potassium in plants causes an antagonistic effect on magnesium, calcium and sodium and induces grass tetany, milk fever, downer cow syndrome and reproductive losses. Fertilizing pastures with salt reduced the excessive potassium levels.” 4
(1) Sea Energy Agriculture, 2003
(2) Stockman Grass Farmer, October 2000
(3) Stockman Grass Farmer, September 1999
(4) Beef Magazine, June 2003