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Improving Seedling Establishment

Indigrow Product Solar Pro-Active OneShot - Activated Foliar Nutrients

Whether seeding or overseeding, it is important to maximise the number of seeds which germinate. Once germinated, it is critical to improve seedling establishment by increasing the tiller numbers and ground cover of the newly sewn seeds. This should be done as quickly as possible to avoid any potential damage from foot traffic or pests and diseases.

Solar Pro-Active OneShot is a concentrated foliar bio-stimulant, high in phosphite, designed to help greenkeepers and groundsmen overcome issues with seed establishment during the seeding or overseeding process.

In trails, it was found that Solar Pro Active OneShot, when used at very low rates, has significant bio-stimulant activity on seedings primarily by increasing the length and width of individual root, increasing root hair development leading to an increase in total root biomass.

Increasing Root Width and Network Volume

This graph shows the effect of Solar Pro-Active OneShot treatment on root width. Solar Pro-Active OneShot significantly increase root width at all concentrations tested.
Effect of Solar Pro-Active OneShot treatment on root width. Solar Pro-Active OneShot significantly increase root width at all concentrations tested.

Solar Pro-Active OneShot was also shown to have a positive effect on root network area, length, perimeter and volume, reflecting the contribution of the root hairs the network size.

This graph shows the effect of Solar Pro-Active OneShot treatment on root network volume. Solar Pro-Active OneShot significantly increased root network volume at all concentrations tested.
Effect of Solar Pro-Active OneShot treatment on root network volume. Solar Pro-Active OneShot significantly increased root network volume at all concentrations tested.

Effect on Spring tiller numbers and ground cover

By increasing the efficiency of the root system the plant is able to channel this energy into supporting higher tiller numbers which eventually leads to increased ground cover.

This graph shows an increase in Spring tiller numbers after recommended applications of Solar Pro-Active OneShot
Increase in Spring tiller numbers after recommended applications of Solar Pro-Active OneShot
This graph shows an increase in Spring ground cover after recommended applications of Solar Pro-Active OneShot
Increase in Spring ground cover after recommended applications of Solar Pro-Active OneShot

Application Details

2-4 sachets per hectare immediately there is a target leaf. Early application is important as maximum bio-stimulant activity occurs early in the seedling development.

Three applications should be made at monthly intervals for optimum effect.

Solar Pro-Active OneShot

As well as affecting seedling establishment, Solar Pro-Active OneShot will also help to dramatically reduce plant stress during the summer months. As a foliar feed, it is rapidly absorbed by the leaf and translocated to all parts of the plant, stimulating natural plant auxin production. It is fully systemic, and is available in our fast acting, stable, tank mixable formulation.

More information on Solar Pro-Active OneShot can be found on our product page here.

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