Whilst the issue of inadequate silicon in soils has not been an issue that has been previously addressed in Australia, a recent three year study by CSIRO based on sugar cane have shown that the problem is real and considerable.
Is Cost Effective
The major stumbling block to correcting silicon deficiency has been the lack of a cost effective source of silicon material. The few imported materials available are extremely expensive and generally have elevated pH, requiring care in handling…
For Cereals, Vegetables, and Legumes
Trial work has demonstrated increased growth of a range of plants including corn, barley and tomato grown from seed using both seed raising mix and soil as a medium. This translates to faster growth, vastly improved root systems…
Requires Low Dose Rates
Recent field trials with legumes (beans) at Allora in Queensland demonstrated a large increase (up to 30%) inmarketable yield using MaxSil™ at relatively low dose rates of 2 to 18kg per hectare. The material outperformed…
The world is in the grip of a food crisis, and one of the answers to declining yields is silicon based soil nutrients.
Australian farmers are under pressure, not only from environmental factors such as weather but also cost pressures from increasingly powerful supply chain partners that continually eat into farm profit.
What can help are cost effective and scientifically proven silicon materials that make a real difference to crop yields.
Developed over five years, Silicon Fertiliser’s MaxSil™ product is an extremely potent soil conditioner that helps crops access nutrients from the soil – it grows stronger, healthier plants and dramatically increases yields.