SILICON CONTINUES TO SURPRISE

The bioactive molecule of this element, mono-silicic acid, continues to surprise and is the subject of an extensive literature in the HORTCOM theme Silicon in Agriculture. It has been shown

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MITIGATING DROUGHT STRESS IN STRAWBERRIES

Cultivated Strawberry plants (Fragaria x ananassa) are particularly sensitive to prolonged drought stress because of their shallow root system, large leaf area and high water content of the fruit. Overall

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EPIDENDRUM ORCHIDS

Some orchid varieties are beginning to lose their appeal due to industrial scale production and all-year-round availability in almost all sales channels. This is especially true for Phalaenopsis. Once upon

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ANTI STRESS MOLECULE

At this time of year, retailers of bedding plants despair to see plants wither at the point of sale due to lack of attention and water. Nurseries and plant growers

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SILICON SUPPLIERS

In the description by the bimonthly scientific journal ‘SILICON’ published by Springer, Netherlands, silicon is described as the most important element of the 21st Century under research! ISSN: 1876-990X (print

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XYLELLA FASTIDIOSA AND SILICON

Researchers and growers might undertake trials to ascertain the effects of applying bioactive silicon as a foliar spray in olive plantations and on other important crops, to reduce plant stress

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE A BIOSTIMULANT

Silicon sits uncomfortably, on its own or as a component, within the category Biostimulant because it clearly has a positive (indirect) effect on plant resistance also to various biotic stresses.

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FOLIAR APPLICATION OF SILICON

‘The effects of Foliar Sprays with Different Silicon compounds’ is the title of a scientific review by Dr. Henk-Maarten Laane. This paper strongly suggests the need for further pure research

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SILICON IN AGRICULTURE SOCIETY

The International Society for Silicon in Agriculture and Related Disciplines (ISSAG) is a unifying body that provides leadership, mentoring, and science based information from the scientific community on silicon in

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SILICON AND STRAWBERRY LEAF-HAIRS

The application of a silicon product from Orion Future Technology on strawberry plants was found to increase the length and density of leaf-hairs, thereby making it more difficult for fungal

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CALCIUM SILICATE FROM WASTE GLASS

Australian company, Advanced Plant Nutrition, supplies a silicon product called Maxsil made from grinding waste glass into very small spherical granules together with certain additives. It is certified for use

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