Crustacean meal is obtained from the discarded shell of shrimp, crab, and lobster after it has been processed and the meat removed for human consumption. The discarded shell is dried, pasteurized, and pulverized and, in the case of CrabLife Powder and PreBiotech, micronized to various particle sizes depending upon its end use.
All CrabLife products and PreBiotech are comprised of nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium along with trace amount of other minor elements. They provide a preferred food source for beneficial microbes in the soil and on the surface of plant leaves including those associated with plant growth promotion and biological suppression of plant pathogens and parasitic nematodes. Bacterial species that are known to use CrabLife and PreBiotech as a preferred carbon source include Bacillus and Streptomyces associated with biological control. Addition of CrabLife to soil along with good agronomic practices such as crop rotation, organic amendments and optimum irrigation and fertility programs will improve soil health and optimize growers return on investments.