Benefits of Seaweed
Benefits of our Wild Harvested Seaweed Fertiliser
WHS Wild Harvested Seaweed Fertiliser
This liquid seaweed fertiliser contains almost every micro-nutrient in a fully chelated (immediately available) form. The wild harvested seaweed is also loaded with carbohydrates which plants use as a building block. Numerous beneficial micro-organisms also use carbohydrates as a food source (especially the alginates in the seaweed) that act as soil conditioners. Seaweed also contains alginic acid and mannitol, which are carbohydrates with chelating ability. Chelates are large organic molecules which encircle and hold trace elements enabling plants to effectively absorb micro-nutrients that are generally in ‘unavailable’ forms. The alginates react with metals in the soil and form long, cross-linked polymers, these polymers improve the crumbling in the soil, swell up when they get wet and retain moisture for long periods.
Important Plant Hormones in Cassa Wild Harvested Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser
Another vital component of our WHS Liquid Seaweed Fertilisers are hormones. Seaweed contains four primary hormones types; auxins, cytokinins, betaines and gibbelerins. These hormones, although only required in very small proportions, are essential to plant health and vitality.
There are many different auxins, and they all have a specific roles. The primary function of auxins is to balance the plants speed of growth. They have both growth-stimulating and growth-delaying functions. They also stimulate root growth and prevent bud forming or bud opening at the wrong times. Seaweed plays an important role in the plant’s own auxins production as the hormones form with the help of trace elements from the liquid seaweed fertilizer.
Cytokinins are another group of essential plant hormones. They initiate and activate basic growth processes. Cytokinins available in liquid seaweed stimulates growth with greater vigor because they mobilize nutrients in the leaves. They also provide protection from marginal frost (up to -3 Celsius). Cytokinins also control the senescence, loss of a cell’s power of division and growth (aging processes)in the plant.
Betaines play an essential role in the osmotic processes in plants. They help to increase the water uptake in plants and are extremely helpful in dry conditions. Betaines are also particularly helpful to plants undergoing stress.
+ Produces a higher yield of crop
+ Plant growth stimulant
+ Encourages germination of seeds and root growth
+ Repels slugs and other pests
+ Enriches the soil
+ Contains natural growth hormones
+ Boosts lethargic plants
+ Helps lighten the soil
CASSA AgriTec’s WHS Range can offer all the benefits of our Wild Harvested Seaweed Fertiliser boosted with Nitrogen and Active Pro-Biotic Soil Enhancing Bacteria.
Benefits of our Wild Harvested Abalone Fertiliser
WHA Wild Harvested Abalone Fertiliser
Cassa Wild Harvested Abalone Fertilizer improves soil health and increases soil fertility by providing the primary nutrients and active micro-organisms necessary for plants to thrive. Wild Harvested Abalone Fertilizer offers a source of burn-free nitrogen, along with other primary nutrients of phosphorus and potassium. Unlike synthetic fertilizer, it provides secondary nutrients such as calcium and active micro-organisms. Plants grown in soils abundant in active microorganisms that receive a balance of primary and secondary nutrients experience strong and steady plant growth leading to vigorous healthy plants that can better withstand disease and pest issues.
Cassa Wild Harvested Abalone Fertilizer Contains a cocktail of Active Micro-organisms including:
+ Photosynthetic bacteria like Rhodopseudomonas spp and Bradyrhizobium spp require only sunlight, carbon dioxide and mineral nutrients to survive. They are important in recycling organic matter, particularly compounds that are difficult to break down -such as pesticide and petrochemical residues. They are also important for synthesis of bio-active compounds that are known to stimulate plant growth.
+ Yeasts such as Saccaromyces spp, Debaryomyces spp, Torulopis spp and Rhodotrula sppsynthesise are plant growth substances from amino acids and sugars that are produced by photosynthetic bacteria. These substances also promote the growth of Lactic acid bacteria and Actinomycetes.
+ Lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobaccillus spp, Leuconostoc spp, Lactococcus spp and Pediococcus spp produce Lactic Acid from sugars and carbohydrates. Lactic acid is a strong bio-suppressive compound that helps control harmful micro-organisms. This effect, together with other trace nutrients produced by members of this group, is particularly beneficial to the growth of Photosynthetic bacteria and Yeasts.
+ Actinomycetes such as Actinomyces spp and Streptomyces spp produce anti-biotic compounds that are effective suppressants of pathogenic organisms. They have also been shown to produce plant hormones especially when treated with kelp extracts.
+ Fungi such as Aspergillus spp, Penecillium spp, Mucor spp and Rhizopus spp have many beneficial effects on plant growth. These include the production of enzymes, anti-biotics and various growth regulators. They are also important in the conversion of organic matter to humic substances. Some of the less complex compounds produced from this process are also important food sources for some bacteria.
+ Cellulose Utilisers like Trichoderma spp require only minerals and cellulose for growth. These fungi break down plant remains into organic materials that are beneficial to other micro-organisms such as Protozoa.
+ Stimulates Existing Soil Microbes
+ Establishes Improved Bio Energy Foundation
+ Reduces Disease and Stress Problems
+ Improves Soil Aggregation & Biodiversity
+ Enhances Rooting and Soil Aeration
CASSA AgriTec’s WHA Range can offer all the benefits of our Wild Harvested Abalone Fertilizer boosted with Nitrogen and Carbon Bio-Stimulant.