Rainbow Plant Food – How it works

One of the most important differences between Rainbow Plant Food and other fertilizers is that it’s a completely homogenous granule. Each granule contains all the essential micro and macro nutrients necessary for plant growth, which has benefits from both an economic and application perspective. Material supplying nitrogen, phosphate, potash, sulfur, secondary nutrients and micronutrients are chemically combined into one solid granule. The granule size, shape and density are closely controlled so that each granule has consistent percentages of each nutrient.

Because the nutrients in a blend are only mixed physically, they can segregate during transportation, handling and application, resulting in uneven distribution in the field.  The three types of segregation are:


The process by which larger granules will move to the outside of the pile during loading and unloading. This means that the fertilizer is not sufficiently blended and desired analysis cannot be maintained before applications.













Sifting segregation occurs when heavier nutrients move to the bottom of the pile during transport. An uneven load results in an inconsistent balance of nutrients in the application process.


When heavier or larger granules separate away from other lighter or smaller granules during spinner style spreading, forming an uneven analysis.

All three types of segregation cause uneven blends of nutrients, which translates to an uneven application for your crop and lost yield potential. With ammoniated fertilizer, this segregation breakdown is not possible because the nutrients are chemically combined, which results in a consistent application for your crops.

Rainbow Plant Food is easy to apply in bagged or bulk form. Spread over your field, the uniform size and consistent analysis of each granule can get to work delivering solid yields and top-quality crops. Rainbow Plant Food delivers exactly what your crop needs, when it needs it.

Learn more about the benefits of homogenous fertilizers and see how Rainbow Plant Food is made.

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