Easy on Equipment
Turf King Silica is a high quality solution, easy to mix, quick to disperse and friendly on automated spraying equipment. It is also easy to manually apply with spraypack when spot fertilising is necessary.
The Importance of Silicon
Silicon plays an important role in plant physiology. It is widely documented that the range of silicon in plant tissue ranges from 0.1% of dry matter up to as much as 10%. Silicon enters the plant and accumulates around the epidermis of roots and shoots. There it forms a protective gel, and works with other elements to stabilise the plant's cell walls. This in turn endows the plant with the ability to handle a wide range of environmental conditions and stresses. Silicon has the ability to improve plant strength and structure and the advantage of this can be seen through reduced lodging. It is a vital nutrient element.
The Importance of Potassium
Potassium contributes to soil fertility by maintaining favourable soil pH. This in turn is essential for microbial activity as crop residues are converted to organic matter and nutrients are made available to the plant. Soil structure and water holding capacity are also improved with adequate potassium. Soil acidity can restrict crop growth due to increased presence of harmful concentrations of other elements such as iron, aluminium and manganese.