Neptune’s Harvest Crab Shell is an excellent dry organic source of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Calcium (23%) and Magnesium (1.33%). It will also help with nematode and fungus problems. Here’s why: Crab Shell is high in Chitin (Kite-en), which promotes the growth of Chitin eating bacteria in the soil. The exoskeletons of fungus and nematode eggs are high in chitin. Crab Shell when added to the soil helps to create a hostile environment for the fungus and nematodes by feeding the biological life that eats chitin and chitin based organisms. For gardening, till Neptune’s Harvest Crab Shell in as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. For perennial crops, apply at the end of the dormancy. Mix thoroughly with the soil or growing media, taking care not to apply in concentrated form directly to the roots. To apply as a soil conditioner for fruit groves, ornamental trees, lawns and turf, apply directly as a top dressing. The Neptune’s Harvest came about as an endeavor to fully utilize the fresh fish that we process. When a fish is filleted, (the process of cutting the edible portion from the fish) up to 70% of it is in the form of heads, skeletons, scales and fins. In 1986, when Neptune’s Harvest was started, this portion was being brought out on fishing boats and dumped back to the sea. Clearly there was a need of more economical and environmentally sound method of use for this valuable by-product. Ocean Crest Seafood’s and Neptune’s Harvest, in conjunction with the state of Massachusetts and its local universities, has developed a process through which we changed an environmental hazard into an environmental benefit, the result being Neptune’s Harvest liquid fish fertilizer. After several years of trial and error and further refinements Neptune’s Harvest now believe that they produce the finest fertilizers (either organic or inorganic) available today. Anthony Parco Sr., President and founder of Ocean Crest Seafood’s and Neptune’s Harvest Fertilizer, has five children and one grand-child presently working in different aspects of both the seafood and fertilizer divisions. Edward McCollum, Jr., Treasurer, has two children working for the company. This participation of family reflects the pride and assurance of quality that we bring to all our products, and our commitment to bringing you the best service and products available today.