By Kaitlyn Ersek on May 25, 2017 9:40:00 AM
From Bio 800+ to Blue Sky 21-0-0 to PB1, all Holganix products contain nutrient enhancers. Nutrient enhancers optimize nutrient efficiency by the plant, allowing the plant to more easily uptake nutrients.
What does that mean for turf professionals? It means fewer nutrients are running off into waterways or becoming locked in the soil, and more nutrients are making it to the plant.
There are several different ingredients in Holganix products that function as nutrient enhancers; here are a few of our favorites.
Kelp is a type of marine algae that contains trace elements of magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen – all of which are important when fostering plant health. Kelp contains plant hormones – specifically cytokinins that enhance the uptake of plant nutrients, promoting seed germination and plant cell division.
2. ArmamentTM Technology
ArmamentTM Technology is a patented, biodegradable nutrient enhancer that stimulates the uptake of nutrients by the plant, unlocks nutrients in the soil and guards against nutrient chemical changes. Studies of ArmamentTM have demonstrated a 20% increase in nutrient utilization.
>> To dig deeper into the science behind ArmamentTM, download the whitepaper here: Armament Technical Sheet
Humates are carbon-rich soil amendments that are often derived from Leonardite – a type of coal. Examples of humates include humic and fulvic acids. They support respiration of the microorganisms in the soil, enhance seed germination and promote root development. They also help the plant better absorb nutrients and hold nutrients in the root zone longer.
>> To learn more about humic and fulvic acid, check out this Turf Magazine article: http://www.turfmagazine.com/lawn-care/the-case-for-humic-acids/
4. Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria
Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria (PGPB) is a special class of bacteria that occupy the root zone of the plant and have the ability to promote plant growth and plant defenses. Examples of PGPB include nitrogen-fixing bacteria and phosphorus solubilizing bacteria.
>> To learn more about Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria, check out our blog: http://www.holganix.com/blog/what-are-plant-growth-promoting-bacteria