• elemental
Nitrogen Total (N) 14%
Nitrate nitrogen (N03-N) 6.2%
Ammoniacal nitrogen (NH4-N) 7.8%
Phosphorus (P) 3.5%
Water soluble 2.6%
Potassium (K) 9.1%
Water soluble 9.1%
Magnesium (Mg) 1.2%
Water soluble 0.8%
Iron (Fe) 0.42%
Chelated by EDTA 0.08%
Manganese (Mn) 0.06%
Boron (B) 0.02%
Water soluble 0.02%
Copper (Cu) 0.045%
Water soluble 0.028%
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.020%
Water soluble 0.014%
Zinc (Zn) 0.015%



5-6 Months

Granule size


Protect 5-6M


  • Advantages
  • Directions for use
  • Recommended rates
  • Nutrients made available during the plant’s growing period
  • No release in the first weeks after potting
  • Full application rate is possible for early spring pottings (January till February) and salt sensitive crops
  • Re-fertilizing is not necessary, when full application rate is used
  • No more wasting manual labor during busy salestimes
  • Better growth due to effective nutrient release and the timing of its release
Directions for use

Osmocote Exact Protect has been especially developed for early spring pottings of Calluna and other sensitive crops in container nursery stock.

Application of Osmocote Exact Protect is ideal for i.e. conifers, roses and bare rooted plant material / grafted material in autumn, sensitive crops and early spring pottings.

The correct application rate is very important to obtain optimum results. A slight re-fertilization in the main growing season could be necessary, but depends on the crop type and growing conditions.

Osmocote Exact Protect 5-6M can be mixed in the potting substrate or dibbled in the plant hole. Dibbling is only recommended for well-rooted liners (P9). Only make use of fertilizer applicators which do not damage the coating.


Recommended rates
  Light feeding Normal feeding Heavy feeding
Container nursery stock 1.2-2 g/l 2-3 g/l 3-5 g/l

These rates are based on potting substrates with max. 0.5kg/m3 base fertilizer and are general recommendations. For most pottings no base fertilizer is needed. Contact your ICL Specialty Fertilizers advisor for specific advice.

Osmocote Exact Protect 5-6M is a programmed release fertilizer with postponed start. The second coating, known as DCT, delays the start time by 4-6 weeks so all the nutrients are saved until the plant can take them up effectively. This product is designed for salt sensitive crops, Calluna spring pottings and unrooted cuttings potted in end pots.