The essentialness of (the right) amino acids for life on Earth

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in News |

The essentialness of (the right) amino acids for life on Earth

Amino acids are essential for all life on earth. These very important molecules are the precursors of proteins. Amino acids may be the most important addition to a plant’s diet. As far as human knowledge goes, all life on earth is made possible by the synthesis of amino acids by plants through the fixation of nitrogen from the atmosphere. The list of advantages when it comes to the application of amino acid products is endless. From strengthening plant cells, to increasing...

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Using GEN200 Control to control the height of plants

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in News |

Using GEN200 Control to control the height of plants

Silicon uptake by plants strengthens cell walls and improves stiffness in the plants’ epidermis. Because of this, the use of GEN200 Control can be effective in controlling the vertical growth of plants. By feeding the plants increased doses of GEN200 Control, they will get elevated levels of silicon in their system. The physical effects this silicon has on the cell walls and outer layers of the plant prevent the plant tissue from stretching. The result is shorter plants,...

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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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Impact of agriculture on the Si biogeochemical cycle

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in News |

Impact of agriculture on the Si biogeochemical cycle

The cycles of C and Si are closely related to the weathering of silicates. In both cycles, terrestrial plants make significant contributions to the weathering budget and soil formation. The perturbation of the terrestrial Si cycle by human occupation has become a challenging issue because of possible impact on the equilibrium of aquatic ecosystems and agriculture sustainability. The recycling of Si stored in plants as phytoliths may control the Si cycle in the short-term. A...

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OSA bioavailability cross-over study

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in News |

OSA bioavailability cross-over study

Absorption of silicon in healthy subjects Silicon is next to oxygen the most abundant element in the earth’s crust. The distribution of Si deficiency indicate that Si influences bone formation by affecting cartilage composition and ultimately cartilage calcification. The dietary intake of Si was estimated for US citizens to be between 20-50 mg with the lower intake of animal-based diets and the higher intake for plant-based diets. However, studies on the minimum Si...

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