Desert Plant Extract
SoilLife’s desert plant extract is derived from a unique species of cactus that acts as a natural wetting agent which helps alleviate hydrophobic conditions.
Desert Plant Extract
SoilLife’s desert plant extract is derived from a unique species of cactus that acts as a natural wetting agent which helps alleviate hydrophobic conditions. It also provides fundamental sugars that stimulate microbial growth. The extract from the leaves of desert plants aids in the movement of xylem and phloem around and through nodes and obstructions in crop roots. It helps prevent stunted plant growth caused by an irregular flow of nutrients and water essential to plant vigor. In addition, it is highly antagonistic to non-beneficial micro organisms and moves them out of the root zone.
As one of the ingredients of SoilLife, Yucca, has been proven to provide anti-stress capacity which allows grass and plants to better withstand adverse weather conditions and to grow healthy and vigorously. Yucca has been shown to increase the permeability of vegetal cellular wall, thereby allowing faster germination of the seeds, quicker and faster development of the root system.
Yucca, a natural surfactant helps overcome surface tension. As with most surfactants, Yucca has a (hydrophilic head) water-attracting polar head and a (hydrophobic tail) water rejecting tail. These two components of a surfactant molecule help break down water surface tension.
What also makes SoilLife unique to the industry is the proprietary blend of humic and fulvic acids and natural sugars. It has been shown that these elements when introduced to the soils produce a positive effect. The impact on soil that SoilLife promotes the growth of naturally occurring enzymes that are indigenous to the region. This reaction has proven to be beneficial to plant growth, by allowing more nutrients and water to penetrate the soils and make their way to the plant’s root system.
David C. Dudley, CES, CRS; Organic Solutions; Buena Vista, Virginia Wetting agents are becoming very important and are being used for numerous reasons: pesticide movement, reducing dew, improving seed germination, reducing soil compaction, relieving...read more