Silica is known for its rigid properties. Should a plant be under attack by fungus, silica is mobilized to the infected site to harden the surrounding tissues and help prevent the development of the disease.
- High cation exchange capacity (CEC)
- Better retention and uptake of nutrients as well as an ability to absorb and release large amounts of moisture.
- Improved cell structural strength, reducing the incidence of lodging (weaken stems & roots)
- Improved resistance to pathogens and insect attack.
- Improved photosynthetic activity.
- Reduced drought and heat stress.
- Reduced salt stress by inhibiting sodium absorption.
- Improved utilization of applied fertilizers, particularly nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
- Alleviates toxicity of iron, manganese, cadmium, aluminum, and zinc.
- Improves microbial activity.
- Improve soil texture.
- Increase the stability of soil organic matter.
10 – 20 kg/acre