The use of Horticultural Zeolite can deliver some impressive results in regard to faster germination times, faster growth rates, larger plants, and crop yields.
Zeolite has a high Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) that enables a greater loading of plant nutrients such as nitrogen & micronutrients, contributing also to the improvement of fertilizer efficiency. Because of its high bonding capacity for ammonium, potassium and other ions, clinoptilolite is the one natural zeolite that is used mainly in agriculture.
Significant reduction of the amount used regarding water and fertilizer consumption can be achieved, as horticultural zeolite will successfully hold nutrients and water near the root growth zone until the plant is ready to utilize them.
This will increase the amount of water available for plants, the length of time between irrigations and also decrease the appearance of localized dry spots.
As fewer amounts of water and fertilizer need to be applied, the use of horticultural zeolite also assists in reducing pollution brought on by fertilizers leaching to the groundwater or running off into surface water sources. In case of nitrogen leaching, zeolite will hold significant amounts of runoff and prevent in this way the pollution of the aquifer by nitrates and nitrites.
Horticultural Zeolite prevents compaction, increases infiltration, and helps the aeration of deep root systems due to its high surface area and porosity. It can be successfully used in organic farming as soil amendment and in various applications such as land reclamation, landscaping and turf grass management especially in golf courses.
Today S&B is able to provide four different granulometries covering a wide range of different horticultural applications based on the crop’s needs. The granulometries are:
0 – 0,15 mm
0 – 0,8 mm
0,8 – 2,5 mm
2,5 – 5 mm