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FOLIAR OF DRY NUTRIENTS SPRAY
Nowadays, organic gardening has become a common practice. With the increasing environmental concern in the agricultural industry it seems the logical choice for most home gardeners.
There are many types of organic fertilizer available for home use. They are classified according to the materials used during their processing (fish by-products, seaweed, bone ash, blood meal, etc) and also according to their method of application e.g. liquid foliar spray of dry tea. Foliar organic fertilizers are preferred by farmers for their benefits and convenience. Foliar organic fertilizers are typically applied using spray canisters. As opposed to organic dry tea, foliar organic fertilizer are easy to apply and provide less hassle for the farmer or the regular home grower.
THE BENEFITS OF FOLIAR ORGANIC FERTILIZERS
The most touted benefits of foliar organic fertilizer is its capacity to promote maximum nutrient absorption. This is based on the belief that foliar organic fertilizer causes an increase in sugar levels in plants which then stimulate soil activity and plant nutrient uptake. Calculated observation show that the application of foliar organic fertilizer in farms or garden causes a significant increase in plant yield. Also foliar organic fertilizer are an effective means to prevent plant diseases and fungi-attack. The reason is that, foliar organic fertilizers cover the leaves and stems, the plant parts that are susceptible to pests and parasites. Foliar organic fertilizers have several other benefits but overall though it is depends on the success of applications and the economics of nutrient supply.
THE BASIS IN APPLYING FOLIAR ORGANIC FERTILIZERS TO PLANTS
It is always advisable to dilute your foliar organic fertilizer first become application. Too much concentration of foliar organic fertilizers may cause crop damage and foliage "burning". Make sure that the PH level of your foliar organic fertilizer spray is at a neutral range. Foliar organic fertilizer sprays achieve best effect by increasing the spray pressure or by using a mist blower, allowing the liquid to "drift" over the plants. Only use foliar organic fertilizer sprays when there is little or no wind. Nutrient absorption of foliar organic fertilizers is enhanced when the air is humid and moist with a temperature of 80 degrees or below (in Fahrenhelt). This is due to the fact that the plants main nutrient canals, the stomata, are open in low temperatures. And finally, for better nutrient absorption, make sure that your foliar organic fertilizer sprays reach the undersides of leaves, where the stomata are located.
HOW TO USE FOLIAR FERTILIZER
Foliar Feeding is a technique for feeding plants by applying liquid fertilizer directly to their leaves. The most touted benefit of foliar fertilizers is their capacity to promote maximum nutrient absorption. This is based on the belief that foliar fertilizer cause an increase in sugar levels in plants which then stimulate soils activities and plant nutrient up take.
KNOW THE BENEFITS OF FOLIAR FEEDING
In Additional to promoting maximum nutrient uptake foliar fertilizer may have other benefits including the prevention of plant diseases and fungal attack. The reason is that, foliar fertilizer cover the leaves and stems, the plant parts that are susceptible to pests and parasites. Perhaps the biggest side benefit of foliar feeding is that it can increase the plants uptake of nutrients form the soil. Feeding through the leaves works more quickly than adding fertilizer to soil which then has to be taken up through a plant's root system. Foliar feeding is not a substitute for root feeding but used in conjunction with root feeding foliar feeding can increase its effectiveness. By applying a foliar fertilizer directly to the leaf, it increase the activity in the leaf, at the same time increasing chlorophyll and thus photosynthesis. Because of this increased activity, it increase the need for water by the leaf. In turn this increases water uptake by the plants vascular system, which in turn increases the uptake of nutrients from the soil. Foliar feeding is also finding favor unong may organic gardeners. Organic gardening involves cultivating naturally healthy soil. This is a gradual process which can make it difficult to provide some trade nutrients in sufficient quantity. By foliar feeding trace nutrients can be supplemented directly with out disrupting soil development.
THE BASIC FOR APPLYING FOLIAR FERTILIZERS:
It is always advisable to dilute foliar fertilizer first before application. Too much concentration of foliar fertilizer may cause foliage burning. Make sure the solution is nto too concentrated by spraying a few healthy leaves to see if there is any damage. If the leaves curl or look unhealthy in any way two days after spraying, dilute the mix by 50% and try again. Make sure that the PH level of your foliar fertilizer spray is at a neutral range. If the spray is a concentrate that is mixed with water, used pH adjusted water or distilled water for making the solution. Foliar fertilizer spray achieve best effect by using a fine mist, allowing the liquid to drift over the plants. Nutrients absorption of foliar fertilizer is enhanced when the air is humid and moist with a temperature of 80 degree of below (Fahrenheit). This is due to the fact that the plants main nutrient canals, stomata, are open in low temperatures. The best time to spray is in the morning so the spray has time to dry. After foliar feeding the first day spray the plants with pH adjusted water daily for a few days. This provided the plant an opportunity to absorb any fertilizer residue.