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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy the different micro's explained.

whats the difference between. PLANTEX CSM+B, MILLER MICROPLEX, and PMDD? Are there other micronutrient products I left out?
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I dont have any experience with PMDD. Plantex CSM+B and Miller Microplex are similar but with slightly different compositions:


CSM+B:

Fe 6.53%
Mn 1.87%
Mg 1.40%
Zn 0.37%
Cu 0.09%
Mo 0.05%
B 1.18%

Microplex:

Fe 4.0%
Mn 4.0%
Mg 5.4%
Zn 1.5%
Cu 1.5%
Mo 0.1%
B 0.5%
Co 0.05%


Both work well, some people say one or the other is better, from what i have read microplex is slightly better but whether you will see a difference in the real world is debatable.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 10:12 PM
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PMDD is an obsolete mix of macro and micro fertilizers. I now use Microplex, with some Iron Chelate added, and I used to use CSM+B, also with extra iron added. I can't see a difference in the results.

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interesting thanks for your help!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 11:09 PM
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Hoppy,
If I can ask?? Why did you change??
Thanks,
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