General Information

CONTAINS THE NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENT: Soil Inoculant ESTECOL are composed of Arthrobacter globiformis, Azotobacter chroococcum, and vinelandii, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas alcaligenes, fluorescens, pseudoacaligenes and putida. Minimum viable cells per cubic centimeter: 1 million at 70°F.


ESTECOL supplements your existing (organic or non-organic) fertilizers and plant food. It will not by itself provide the nutrients normally required by crops or plants. ESTECOL is Non-Pathogenic.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions


AGRICULTURE: 1 to 2 gallons of ESTECOL provides one (1) acre of coverage. Consult your nearest Helena Chemical Company dealer for specific recommendations.

APPLICATIONS: Agriculture- Shake well and mix with sufficient quantity of water (at least 10 gallons per acre) and/or liquid fertilizer to obtain proper coverage. If mixing with liquid fertilizer that has been diluted with water, mix ESTECOL at least 1:1 with water before adding it to the mixture. Apply through irrigation or use existing spray equipment, Hi-Boy or fan sprayers.

NOTE: If mixing in sprayer with liquid fertilizer, jar test to assure compatibility with different mixtures of chemicals. It is typically recommended to mix in the following order while circulating: 1). Water, 2) Fertilizer/Chemicals, 3) ESTECOL. Do not mix with fungicides or insecticides. Do not apply within two weeks of most fungicides. Use caution when mixing with herbicides (jar test).