The importance of silicon

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in News |

The importance of silicon

Interview with Prof. Dirk Van den Berghe Silicon: The missing element While the importance of (Si) in agriculture is poorly accepted, it will be when the consequences of adding (Si) to the soil are properly understood! In the past everyone thought that (Si) was not needed except as an ordinary constituent of the soil. Now it is slowly being accepted as an important beneficial element inside plants for their proper functioning. Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant...

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Foliar nutrition of crops: Facts, Myths and Perspectives

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in News |

Foliar nutrition of crops: Facts, Myths and Perspectives

Foliar fertilisers are increasingly used in agriculture and new commercial products are continuously released by fertiliser companies as a result of the increasing demand. There is indeed abundant evidence showing the beneficial effects of applying foliar fertilisers as a complementary strategy to soil treatments in terms of improved plant metabolism, yields and quality of crops. However, the current lack of scientific knowledge on many factors associated with the...

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