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Root Slurry

Root protective slurry is a super-absorbent polymer (cross linked 100 percent pure potassium polyacrylate). It is a nontoxic and nonirritant compound with an absorption rate of more than 500 times its weight in water. As a root dip, it protects sensitive roots from drying during the planting operation and absorbs water from the soil, which is readily available to the roots. It also can be incorporated into the backfill. The root protective slurry sold through the Kansas Conservation Tree Planting Program is sold in 1/2 pound units.  The brand name of the slurry is Stockosorb®.

How To Use:
Mix 1 teaspoon per quart of water to make pasty solution. Dip roots into the solution. One package treats 300 seedlings.