All foliar feeds are liquids but not all liquids are true foliar feeds. One of the key benefits of a true foliar feed is that the nutrients are absorbed through the leaf of the plant and bypass the root system, even in high stress conditions. This not only maximises nutrient uptake but reduces leaching of nutrients into the environment unlike conventional liquid fertilisers.
The Solar range of activated foliar feeds has been developed to include proprietary chelating agents, amino acids and low charged nutrients to provide enhanced uptake and utilisation whilst reducing leaching and volatilisation. The range uses a blend of organic acids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and other natural organic formulants to achieve optimum leaf uptake and nutrient translocation.
Within the formulation there is an acidifying component which not only helps with the mixing and compatibility but also with nutrient uptake. The complexing agents within the formulation ensure that the ‘nutrient’ element is protected from adverse chemical reactions with any pesticides which may be added to the tank mix. Carefully chosen surfactants reduce the surface tension of the spray droplet allowing for optimum spread and contact with the leaf surface, whilst at the same time giving a degree of rainfastness.