Silica Earth™ Plant Nutrient is recommended for use at every stage of plant growth, as part of a regular input into many nutrient management programs, including:
All stages of transplanting
Amending into preferred soil mix
Top-dress or scratching into soil bed at base of plant
Added to compost teas or nutrient solutions
Silica Earth™ Plant Nutrient can be applied throughout each of the growing cycles, including transplanting, vegetative, and flowering stages. We suggest applying Silica Earth™ Plant Nutrient once every week during vegetative growth and once every 3 weeks during the flowering stage.
Results from early control studies using Silica Earth™ products in diverse nutrient soil environments have shown promising results. Empower AG applies industry standard testing methodologies to study the complex relationships between nutrient, mineral, heavy metal, and microbiological composition. Visible results can usually be seen within 30-45 days, depending on the crop, plant growth cycle, and original soil composition.
Be sure to follow all manufacturer’s recommendations for application at every stage of plant growth.
*Foliar application has been used in trial studies and can safely be applied throughout the vegetative and flowering stages of growth. Due to the solubility of Silica Earth™ Plant Nutrient can be added to nutrient solutions, watered into soil beds or used as foliar application. For foliar application, we recommend using a ¼ inch mesh screen to sift out larger sand particles before mixing 1-2 Tablespoons per gallon of Silica Earth™ Plant Nutrient. However, please note that plants have been shown to respond better to silica acquired through the root system than through foliar applications.
The Silica Earth™ Material and Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) can be found here.