Frequently Asked Questions:
The following comments are from actual users and only represent their experiences and opinions. The information is not intended to be construed as a manufacturers claim.
Q: What is OSM-100?
A: Sea mineral solids are created from pure ocean water and contain vital minerals and trace elements. No chemicals or anti-caking agents are added. OSM Sea Mineral is 100% natural, unrefined and is listed by OMRI as suitable for using as an acceptable input in situation requiring Organic Materials.
Q: What is OSM-200?
A: OSM-200 is simply OSM-100 that has been milled to a finer grain size for faster dissolving.
Q: How is OSM-100 used?
A: OSM-100 sea mineral solids are harvested for use in all types of organic and conventional crop, pasture, and livestock production:
Offer free choice to all livestock and poultry
Dissolve and apply foliar to re-mineralize actively growing crops
Dissolve and incorporate into liquid row support and drip irrigation
Add to your compost and compost tea to increase biological activity and speed up finishing time
Q: How does OSM-100 work?
A: Micro and macro nutrients that have been depleted from the soil over the years are provided in a soluble form to replenish nutrients to the soil, plants, and/or animals.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: An application rate of 5 to 8 lbs per acre will cost approximately $4 per acre (product cost).
Q: Why is OSM-100 a superior livestock mineral salt?
A: OSM-100 is created from sea water utilizing processes that preserve the complete elemental composition and balance of the sea’s minerals and trace elements.
Q: Does OSM-100 replace a mineral block for livestock?
Please look at the label of the mineral salt that you may be currently using. How much salt (sodium chloride) is in it? 96%? 98%? Read the list of added “minerals. They are mostly manufactured chemicals many of which are not even soluble.
Q: Why doesn’t the salt in OSM-100 sea mineral solids harm the soil and crops?
A: Soil microbiological activity and plant growth and development is enhanced when the concentration of sodium chloride in sea water is applied at specific rates and in specific dilutions. See Recommendations for Use.
Q: Is OSM-100 approved for use in organic operations?
A: Yes, OSM-100 is a naturally produced, and contains no added chemicals or anti-caking agents. OSM-100 is OMRI Listed® for use in organic operations.
Q: Where can I find more information?
A: Call Bob MacDonald at 760-774-7258 or your local distributor.