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Different way that plant can utilize nutrient!
« on: June 21, 2019, 02:46:11 PM »
This is applicable not only to Tropical plants but to almost all plants in general but this is the most visited section, so I posted it here.

Foliar application is the best way to deliver nutrients into the plants. We know this already since ancient times.  What is new in this article is that nutrients can travel from the leaves, through the plant's cuticle, through the vascular bundle and then being exudated into the root system where it is needed in the  rhizosphere to interact with symbionts, or help control root problems, or change physical properties of soil to improve nutrient and water uptake. They have traced this pathway by using Gold nanoparticles. Not all nutrients are needed by the plants for growth alone, some nutrients they use it by putting it into the soil root zone to enhance their nutrient and water uptake. Something new that I learned is that those important nutrients for use in the root system can be applied to leaves instead of directly into the soil as the plants can deliver it at point of use, and therefore is almost 100% efficient without nutrient losses.


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Re: Different way that plant can utilize nutrient!
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 09:40:48 PM »
The polymer coated nano particles will also likely be more readily taken up by humans through the skin or through inhalation. Cool technology though, I wonder when the nano nutrients will be on the shelf.



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Re: Different way that plant can utilize nutrient!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 08:06:14 AM »
Aqua Yield/Tri-yield has a headquarters in Arcadia, FL which is central to the citrus growing area of Florida.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 08:10:22 AM by pineislander »


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