Effects visible in practice
Silicon (Si or SiO2). A widely-discussed element that increasing numbers of growers are using to help strengthen their crops and boost resistance. Knowledge about the impact of this micro-nutrient on crops is continuing to grow. Si is one of the basic components of soil, but it rarely occurs in a form that can be readily taken up by plants - even though plants clearly benefit from Si.
Recent articles in Dutch media mainly focused on the technical side of Si. Useful information which reaches more and more growers. It enhances our knowledge about the role of Si in the plant.
PlantoSys has gained practical experience over the years using our silicon fertiliser SilicaPower in trials run at various growers. These concrete practical results can now be linked to the results already obtained from laboratory studies.
Our analyses have been based on our silicon fertiliser and until now have mainly focused on greenhouse horticulture and seed potatoes. Trials run with tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, Chrysanthemums, Kalanchoe, Platycodon, Phalaenopsis, Gerbera, cut hydrangea, roses and pot anthurium have consistently shown similar results. Si has been shown to actually strengthen the cell walls and epidermis and boost plant resistance. Less spoilage caused by diseases and stronger, visibly more attractive plants. The result is higher productivity and higher quality crops.
* These results were obtained by, and supplemented with, the additional benefits
of using SilicaPower.
PlantoSys uses silicon in a number of products. Our pure silicon fertiliser is called SilicaPower.
It has also been added to Argicin®Plus, as it enhances the effect of colloidal silver in this product.
We have obtained a lot of practical experience using our silicon fertiliser SilicaPower in greenhouse horticulture and with seed potatoes. It is very important to adapt treatment to suit your specific situation. Please contact us if you have any questions or for personalised advice.
Or print this information on the concrete results with our silicon fertiliser.
"We have been using SilicaPower weekly for 3 years now in the cultivation of Phalaenopsis. It's easy to administer and we see the effects."
Arne Steelandt, Microflor
The good advice I was given helped me to find the right combination of products. And with results.