Alken Clear-Flo - Model 7014 - Dry Compost Accelerator
ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7014 is a unique product offering the synergy of eight endo-spore forming, gram-positive Bacillus strains (which rapidly activate to produce large quantities of protease, esterase, lipase, amylase, xylanase, urease and cellulase enzymes) supported by raw cellulase and xylanase enzymes, nutrients and micro-nutrients, to provide a safe, natural way to accelerate the biodegradation of lawn waste, garden and park organics (grass clippings, leaves, etc.) in central municipal composting sites and homeowner's gardens.
Recently improved with higher count, and four new thermophilic bacterial strains. When used as directed in composting, ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7014 will provide high yields of natural humus within 30 to 60 days, which may be used to stimulate plant growth, improve plant health, color, stability and resistance to disease. The spore forming bacterial strains in ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7014 can survive, dormant, in the compost through hot, dry weather and over the winter; reactivating whenever conditions moderate, allowing the process to continue with minimal supplemental dosages. November 2006 Formula Compliant with Canadian DSL. Approved for sale in Canada.
- Bacteria Count: 2.0 Billion CFU/gram
- Appearance: Free-flowing brown colored powder
- Completely natural process.
- Rapid breakdown of lawn and garden waste into rich, fertile humus.
- Lower doses with higher count formulation and broader spectrum of produced enzymes, including amylase, cellulase, cellobiosidase, esterase, lipase, pectinase, protease, urease, xylanase, xylosidase, acid & alkaline phosphatase, alpha & beta-galactosidase and keratinase.
- Controls unpleasant odor in compost, reducing its attractiveness to flies.
- Formula can be used as a soil amendment when combined with ALKEN BIO-NUTRIENT 9.
- Organisms survive through inclement weather.
- Thermophilic microbes, most effective in temperatures from 45 deg. F to 140 deg. F (7 deg. C to 60 deg. C).
For Large-Site Composting, for each surface-acre, mix 2.5 or 3 pounds of ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7014 with 500 to 600 gallons of water once a week. For maximum decomposition speed, the compost should be tilled weekly when the temperature reaches 140 F, for aeration, and should be kept moist (50-70% moisture values) at all times. Above ground enclosures made of wooden slats or wire screening will accelerate the speed of decomposition, by increasing aeration. In-ground pits are less desirable, because they perform more slowly. Avoid using herbicides when using this product. If compost waste is mostly green-waste, add sufficient ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) to maintain a carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratio of 30 or less (bacteria consume 15-30 parts of carbon for each part of nitrogen, when digesting typical compost). Supplementation with ammonium nitrate will not be necessary if the waste includes a sufficient quantity of food and animal waste to balance high carbon-low nitrogen waste, such as peanut hulls, wheat straw and sawdust.
Alternative Calculation for Windrow Composting: apply 50 - 125 g/yd3 on days 1 and 8.
Ask for testing protocol to determine exact dosage for your application.
For Application to Agricultural Fields After Harvest: Cut down and chop the leftover vegetation, spreading it in a thin layer over the entire field. Measure the carbon to nitrogen ratio and add ammonium nitrate sufficient to maintain a ratio of C/N of 30 or less. For each surface-acre, apply 2.5 pounds of Alken Clear-Flo 7014 with 500 gallons of water and 3 gallons of Alken Bio-Nutrient 9, our soil amendment humic extract, which will both decrease the time necessary to break down the vegetation, and make the nutrients more bioavailable to the plants grown on the next crop on the field. After three weeks, use a hay thrashing machine to turn the vegetation, and apply another dose of the mixture. Repeat in one month. If the climate is very dry, add sufficient water (preferably through irrigation) to maintain 50-70% moisture levels. You should be able to plant your next crop within 3 months after beginning treatment, and your crop should be healthier.
For Home Use: Mix 1 to 2 ounces of ALKEN CLEAR-FLO 7014 with 1 gallon of warm water. Stir well and let stand for 30 minutes prior to applying to each layer of new clippings or leaves and wet the entire surface after application. If composter is very small, thoroughly mix the compost daily to promote faster breakdown, otherwise weekly turning and watering is sufficient.
ALKEN CLEAR-FLO® 7014 is packaged in 25 lb. plastic pail s with handle and 60 lb. fiber drums, both lined with poly-bag. Store in a cool place. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and open wounds. Wash hands with soap and water after handling.