Kelp – Crop Biostimulant

If you are looking for a natural alternative to provide your crops with an abundance of available nutrients, necessary carbohydrates, vital vitamins and amino acids, then look no further than Kelp. It is a naturally occurring aquatic plant life, which is farmed mainly in the Northern Atlantic Ocean from the coastal areas around Canada. After processing the plant into a dry but still soluble product ready for use either on its own or with other natural products such as Liquid Fish to provide all of the necessary plant food and enzymes to create healthy, vigorous and vital plant growth in your crops.

Kelp has a multitude of applications from providing relief from stress on plants to being utilised as a wetting agent having the ability to stick to the foliar development of most plant types, increasing the availability of other products while at the same time invigorating the overall growth of your crops. Kelp is also a very good amplifier of overall cell growth within the plant and will also enhance the micro organic action within the plant itself, giving a far superior nutrient uptake and increased foliar development.

Kelp, or otherwise known as Ascophyllum nonsum or Norwegian kelp is naturally occurring seaweed type plant located in the Northern Atlantic waters and is known as being the very best of seaweed available on the planet and is readily available for use as a fertilizer or for use in either human or animal nutrition, and has been used in medical or dental circles for well over a century. Kelp also has a long association as a very good source of plant nutrition and can provide many differing nutrients N, P, K,  Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron also including organic acids, amino acids and Polysaccharides (carbohydrate structures) providing a very good nutritional base for all types of plant growth.

Being available as a natural soil conditioner Kelp creates and maintains very good microorganism action, something that modern day farming techniques really do tend to hinder, with the breaking down of the Kelp product actually brings about the cohabitation of nutrients and soil structure creating an extremely vibrant growing base for plants to thrive in.

Being actively available for many types of plant life in gaining and maintaining a solid nutrient base for the entire life of your crops, considering Kelp as a very viable natural alternative to providing active plant growth and stimulating the microbial activity in your soil. Being very diverse in nature these organisms are vital to nutrient recycling in your soil and need the correct base to survive in, adding Kelp to your soil will immensely help towards this end

Kelp is also a great accelerator and when used in composting situations will greatly increase the process of decomposition, although it will not add a lot of bulk to the end product its nutrient adding capability is definitely well worth considering in this alternative.

The product itself is available in either liquid or dry meal formation, and while this dry formation is limited in its applications, the use of the liquid form only heightens the use of fertigation, irrigation, or drip lines and even spray applications can be considered giving the product a very variable use of applications.