Plant supplement Humus seaweed extract fulvic acid mycorrhizal
Plant food supplements are supposed to enhance a plant's development making them stronger, healthier, resistant to stress, shorter time to flowering and more. Humus, fulvic acid, epsom salt and calcium are just a few of the supplements available for healthier crops. Please note that some supplements may only be beneficial in soil grown crops.
In soil applications, humus is believed to influence fertility by helping the soil retain more water. It is well established that humic substances increase the germination capacity of seed and the vitamin content of plants. Humic acids and their derivatives increase the permeability of plant membranes promoting nutrient uptake.
Many researchers have observed a positive effect of humic substances on the growth of various types of micro organisms. They suggested iron found in Humic acids or their colloidal nature is responsible for the positive effect of micro organisms.
Some believe that Humic acids entering the plant at early stages of development are a supplementary source of polyphenols, which function as respiratory catalysts, resulting in an increase in the living activity of the plant: enzyme systems are intensified, cell division is accelerated, root systems show greater development and, ultimately, the yield of dry matter increases.
Fulvic acid are organic acids that occurs naturally in decomposing organic material called Humus. Fulvic acid are the only part of humus to be soluble in alkaline, acid and neutral media. Fulvic acid improves the structure of soil, retaining moisture, aeration of the root and provide plant with nutrients including nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, sulfur and micro nutrients.
Fulvic acid also contributes to the conversion of minerals from non-assimilable to soluble form by releasing carbonic gas. It also have a positive effect on the growth and development of crops because of increased extraction of macro/primary and micro nutrients. Fulvic acid increase soil fertility, improve soil structure and have a bio stimulant effect.
Mycorrhizal fungi spores
Mycorrhizal Fungi colonize the roots of plants and extend the root system into the surrounding soil. By attaching to the feeder roots, Mycorrhizal Fungi greatly extend the effective absorbing area available to plants. Research demonstrates that mycorrhizal filaments can explore volumes of soil hundreds to thousands of times greater than roots themselves.
Crops enjoys improved nutrient and water uptake with the presence of Mycorrhizal Fungi. It contributes to disease resistance and increased survival and growth rate. Additionally, Mycorrhizal Fungi increase leaf size, flowers and vegetable yields.
Soluble seaweed extract
For centuries, agricultural areas close to the littoral zone, an area ideal for the growth of seaweed such as the Brown Algae - Ascophyllum nodosum (also referred to as Norwegian Kelp) have been used as a good source of organic matter for various soil types. It was used to grow a number of fruits and vegetables.
With technological advancements, Seaweed is available as an extract and can be found in a power or liquid form and is suitable for hydroponics applications. Soluble seaweed extract is derived from pure kelp and is widely recognized as an effective natural plant fertilizer. It is believed to enhance seed germination success rate, promote a healthy root system, help plant become more disease resistant and help provide rapid root development. Soluble seaweed extract can be used in both soil and hydroponics applications. It also provides over 60 assorted chelated nutrients and growth enhancers, which are readily consumed by plants.
This article courtesy of www.hydroponicsearch.com
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