Benefits of seaweed-containing fertilizers

One of the best organic fertilizers that can be used for plants is seaweed fertilizer. But probably the last of fertilizer that farmers have to buy and take action. Seaweed fertilizer is not just an organic fertilizer. In fact, this fertilizer comes from a sustainable source and is extracted without harming the environment.

Most seaweed-based fertilizers have been obtained from kelp. Kelp is a species of seaweed that is light brown in color and reaches more than 50 cm in length. The micronutrients found in seaweed fertilizer include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen, all of which are essential for the plant.

Seaweed has more than 70 types of minerals. Here are a handful of the many benefits of this unique ingredient:
Seaweed fertilizer will increase germination if used on plants that are germinating.

If used 15 days before harvest, it will extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables after harvest.

It will increase the shelf life of the cut flowers if sprayed on the flowers a day or two before cutting.
Can be used as a rooting solution. The cuttings can be placed in a fertilizer solution to be rooted and then planted. In the

case of seeds or transplants, the solution containing this fertilizer can be sprayed on them.
The use of this fertilizer on forage plants increases the amount of nutrients absorbed by the plant, the percentage of plant

protein and overall the quality of the product.
Seaweed extract also increases crop yield, resistance to colds and disease, increased mineral uptake, resistance to stress and

reduced fruit storage damage.
In particular, seaweed-containing fertilizers will be very useful in organic farming since they contain almost all the

micronutrients in the form they are fully absorbable. Algae also contains significant amounts of carbohydrates.
Seaweed fertilizer (especially alginate contained in it) acts as a soil enhancer. Alginates react with metals in the soil to form tall, crosslinked polymers (a bond that links one polymer chain to another). .

Research on the beneficial effects of seaweed:

Numerous studies at major universities around the world have yielded different findings on the positive effects of seaweed as a fertilizer, including:

Seeds soaked in seaweed solution begin to germinate in a shorter time, have a larger root mass, and continue to grow in addition to producing strong seedlings. Soaking the root in this solution also prevents transplant shock and accelerates root growth.

Better yields were obtained after using seaweed in potatoes, strawberries, peppers, sweet maize, tomatoes, strawberries, okra and oranges.

Foliar application of seaweed fertilizer

Undoubtedly, seaweed fertilizer spraying is the best and most effective way to apply it. Kelp extract foliage is 8 to 20 times more effective than its soil application.
Spray the fertilizer with fine mist particles until it drops from the leaf surface. The plant will quickly absorb the fertilizer and enjoy the beneficial effects of the second day.