While it is true that the major elements N, P and K are more economically supplied in solid form, some experts believe that it is only the quantity of these elements that counts. However, the mere presence of a particular chemical element in a soil does not guarantee their effective assimilation by plants.
Then there are stages in a plant’s life-cycle when the need for some nutrients may be greater than the plant’s capacity to supply these. Even when these nutrients are abundantly available in the soil. Highly soluble minerals such as potassium and nitrogen can be easily washed out from the soil. At the same time phosphate fertilizers can attach themselves to ions of potassium, magnesium, aluminium and iron into a chemically insoluble form for plants.
Foliar nutrients are intended to enter directly into plant leaves, eventually their destination to begin with. There they increase the rate of photosynthesis in the leaves, and by doing so stimulate nutrient absorption by plant roots.
Foliar nutrients, when used together with mineral fertilizer, quickly correct a nutrient imbalance and increase root uptake. This does not mean that foliar nutrients replace mineral fertilizer, but the use of foliar nutrients prove to increase the availability of the NPK minerals that are applied in solid form to the soil.
Nanofol is a foliar stimulant that reinforces and activates the primary and secondary metabolisms. It provides better resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Nanofol is a natural mineral product, that is produced through the tribomechanical activation of limestone as activated micronised natural calcite.
Tribomechanical activation produces mineral particles that are small enough to enter the leaf and efficiently activates photosynthesis. Nanofol application increases brix readings, improves mineral uptake and thus strengthens plants physiologically and metabolically.