The frass produced as a result of insect production contains nitrogen, therefore any application to land as a fertiliser will result in a nitrous oxide emission (both directly and indirectly through leaching and volatilisation of ammonia).
This nutrient’s main responsibility is to ensure that the plant is green. It is found in abundance in rainwater, especially rain that has fallen during a storm with much thunder and lightning, as well as in fertilisers and compost.
Also known as phosphates, this is a nutrient that is often missing in our soil. Its main function is to aid root and stem development. It is not efficient to apply this to the soil surface, as it does not leach into the soil well. As such, it is best to incorporate phosphates into the soil when planting.
Another name for potassium is potash, and it aids plants with the production of flowers.
Potassium is a critical nutrient that plants absorb from the soil, and from fertiliser. It increases disease resistance, helps stalks to grow upright and sturdy, improves drought tolerance, and helps plants get through the winter.
Micronutrients are essential plant nutrients that are found in trace amounts in tissue, but play an imperative role in plant growth and development. Without these nutrients, plant nutrition would be compromised leading to potential declines in plant productivity. Of the 17 elements essential for plant growth, eight are micronutrients: boron (B), chlorine (CI), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), zinc (Zn) and nickel (Ni).
Chitin is a promising soil addition for improving soil quality, plant growth, and plant resilience. Soil treatment with chitin has been shown to decrease the rate of infection of plant roots by nematodes and to increase disease suppressiveness against the fungal soil-borne pathogens Verticillium dahliae and Rhizoctonia solani. The mechanism behind this suppressiveness most often relates to a change in the microbiota in soil and rhizosphere...
The pH scale is measured from 0 to 14, with the sweet spot being right in the middle, or pH 7.
This neutral point means your soil is in ideal balance, thriving, and growing well.
Manually sifted, our Insect frass powder delivers a source of slow-release nutrition, beneficial microorganisms and potent growth stimulants, all in one.
Naturally produced Chitin triggers the immune systems of plants causing them to rev up and defend themselves against predators like root-feeding nematodes and disease pathogens in the soil.