Silicon Reduces Abiotic (Environmental) Stress in Plants

By: Yong C. Liang, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture

A review of literature and trial work by Yong C. Liang from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture illustrated that silicon is proven to effectively mitigate various abiotic stresses including:

  • Reducing the effect of manganese, aluminium and cadmium toxicity
  • Alleviating the effect of drought
  • Assisting plants to survive frost
  • Reducing the effects of salinity on plant life



Yong C. Liang, Ministry of Agriculture Key laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Cycling, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, P.R.

 “Abiotic Stress and Silicon”