Soluble Corn Steep Powder
Organically listed / Produced from non-GMO Corn
Soluble Corn Steep Powder (CSP) is an excellent replacement for high odor organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion or chicken manure, or as a balanced fertilizer compared to soybean and feather meal. Unlike most organic fertilizers, the CSP nitrogen is readily available to the plant and not dependent on microbial activity for digestion and release. Especially beneficial to farm soils in transition to organic production.
The soluble powder is produced from non-GMO corn after the steeping procedure used during wet corn milling. The major objectives for corn steeping are to induce chemical and physical changes in the corn kernel by leaching the soluble components from the corn. The steeped liquid is then separated from the non-soluble corn solids, which are further separated into germ, bran, starch, and gluten protein.
Corn Steep Liquor is the concentrated soak water that is evaporation into Condensed Corn Fermented Extractives or Corn Steep Liquor(CSL). Corn steep liquor is a mixture of soluble protein, amino acids, carbohydrates, organic acids (lactic acid), vitamins, and minerals.
Wet corn milling is used to produce numerous corn-based products that are subsequently used as biofuel, organic fertilizer, food ingredients and livestock feed. Corn steep is also used as a nutrient for microorganisms in the production of enzymes, antibiotics, and other fermentation products.
Corn Steep Powder is the evaporated concentrate of corn solubles, comprised of amino acids, minerals, and growth stimulants. Corn steep liquor powder is a fine, free-flowing, yellow to yellow-brown, water- soluble powder made by spray drying corn steep liquor.
- Corn steep powder is convenient to store, transport and use a crop fertilizer or microbial nutrient additive.
- Corn Steep Liquor Powder can be used in organically certified crop production and as a soil conditioner.
- The soluble powder has low moisture content and high purity, is easier to handle, and is easy to store and use.
As a soluble powder it will run effectively through irrigation and fertigation systems, applied as a foliar spray, added to compost, compost teas or as a soil additive. It can also be used in the production of organic fertilizer, especially liquid fertilizer. It can support growth of microorganisms that convert waste into useable fertilizer.
Soluble Corn Steep Powder (NPK 7 – 7 – 6) helps promote the natural growth of plants with nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. It also contains micro-nutrients such as iron, sulfur, and manganese as well as amino acids and trace elements.
It is an economical and effective way to promote the activities of microorganisms and soil organisms, and decomposition of nutrients in the soil.
- Easy to apply and mix.
- Rich in organic matter and nutrients
- It contains fast-acting Nitrogen that plants can easily absorb.