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Nutrients right where they're needed
Foliar nutrition improves nutrient delivery and absorption
Foliar nutrition is the fastest way to deliver nutrients directly to your plants. Nutrients are dissolved into water and applied directly to the plant parts where they’re needed.
This method has become an established technique around the world in all important agricultural and horticultural markets. Compared to soil applications, foliar nutrition is much more efficient. Soil applications cannot be replaced entirely, however a significant amount of the plants’ requirements are met by foliar nutrition. This is particularly true for micronutrients or at peak demand times.
Foliar nutrition is beneficial under unfavorable soil and weather conditions because it doesn’t depend on limited nutrient uptake via the root system. Good nutrition through the foliage builds up the root system more vigorously.
Only well-nourished plants ensure high quality and high yields and are able to resist deficiencies as well as stress factors. Foliar nutrition is especially necessary in the following conditions:
- Visible and latent nutrient deficiencies
- High nutrient demand and insufficient root absorption
- Insufficient nutrient distribution in the plant
- Physiological stress conditions (extreme weather conditions, i.e. frost, drought damage, pesticide sprays and much more)
Foliar application is much more efficient
1 unit of fertilizer applied to foliage has the same effect as ...
... 20 to 100 units of fertilizer applied to the soil.
Improve your plant's nutrition
Penetration of nutrients into the leaf is a complex process. The selection of nutrient composition and raw materials is important to guarantee high performance. Only fully water-soluble nutrients can access the plant quickly. A full set of well-balanced additives helps improve nutrient absorption, condition the spray mix and reduce losses through wash off.
Foliar nutrition is an economical and environmentally effective way to minimize emissions, such as groundwater pollution, while at the same time maximizing yield and quality.
AGLUKON is carrying out a government-funded research project to further improve the formulation technology of our foliar suspension fertilizers. Furthermore, we are helping to fight human malnutrition by enriching food with nutrients, essential for healthy and sustainable human nutrition. Research partners from the horticultural, industrial, commercial and health sectors are contributing.