SUN PROTECTION FOR PLANTS

Not only humans and animals suffer from sunburn, plants also endure sunburn if the concentration of sunlight is too high. Plants protect themselves by stopping processes such as photosynthesis and withdrawing energy from the leaves and fruit. This causes damage at an early stage. For example, because no new leaves are produced, there is no recovery. Damage to the cell walls cannot be repaired by the plant.

Like people and animals, plants are also sensitive to high concentrations of UV in the air. The effects on plants can be very different, depending on both the duration of exposure and the plant species. The effects on plants range from slight reversible disturbances of physiological processes to total destruction of almost all cells in a plant. The total destruction of a plant usually takes place when there is suddenly an extremely high UV concentration in a place that this is normally not the case. The plants are not used to it and cannot recover.

We offer a solution; for the full article please read Sun Protection for plants.

THE ROLE OF CALCIUM IN THE SOIL

We all know to apply calcium products, but why is Calcium so important for a healthy soil and strong plants?

In our latest article, we explain in depth why Calcium is vital for both soil and the plants that it grows. Calcium has two major effects in the soil.

Firstly, Calcium works as a bonding agent in the aggregation of soil particles, in which it helps to bind organic and inorganic substances. This is important for the development of a good soil structure. Secondly, it acts as a nutrient filler, to maintain balance amongst nutrients and occupy space which otherwise would be taken up by acidic elements. The high molecular weight and two electrons are the main reasons for these effects. For the entire article, please read The Role of Calcium in the Soil

WETTING AGENT RESEARCH

How does OARS HS compare to other wetting agents in the field?

In order to answer this question, Vos Capelle and Aqua Aid Europe conducted a comparative wetting agent research last year. On Golf Park De Haenen in Teteringen (The Netherlands), a practical test was set up on the Par3 course, to investigate the functioning of different surfactants. The most commonly used wetting agents in The Netherlands were included in this test set-up. During the entire growing season, the performance (effectiveness), duration of action and uniformity of all products were examined and compared. Please continue here to see our wetting agent research.