Maximising Nutrient Uptake
Maximise nutrient uptake with foliar feeding
The most commonly used method of hydroponic plant fertilisation is through a nutrient solution applied to the root zone of the crop. While plant root systems are in the most part efficient at absorbing mineral nutrients, certain conditions can prevent optimal uptake rates of some of the elements plants require. When plants are showing signs of stress, have suffered root death or damage, are showing a nutrient deficiency or are being established from cuttings, then foliar feeding becomes a particularly useful method of nutrient application.
Foliar feeding provides nutrients through the foliage of the plant which has the ability to absorb and translocate certain minerals within plant tissues, this is a technique which growers can use in many situations. Studies have shown that correctly applied foliar nutrition such as VitaLink Foliar can be up to TEN times as useful to the plants as fertilisers supplied to the roots.
The Process of Foliar Feeding
Foliar Nutrient Application
Keeping a Check on Soil Hydration to Maximise Growth