Cathy Isom give you some helpful tips about keeping plants healthy with foliar feeding. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Foliar feeding dates back to the 18-hundreds and has become one of the most popular plant-feeding methods. It allows growers to offer plants essential nutrients and minerals, which aid in strong and healthy plant growth. Rather than solely using a soil-absorbed plant feed, foliar feeding focuses on a plant’s leaves. This is carried out using a sprayer and suitable diluted liquid feed. The plant foliage is misted with this nutrient-rich spray, which the plant then absorbs directly through its leaves.
This precise fertilization method has many advantages over traditional soil-based feeding regimes. Essentially, this method is mostly used in fruit and vegetable production, where water-dissolved fertilizers are sprayed directly onto the leaves. The efficiency of nutrient uptake using this method is said to be 8-9 times higher than the traditional method, in which nutrients are applied directly to the soil. Many people believe foliar feeding produces higher crop yields and better fruit quality.
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