Diatagrow Silica Compost
Fully composted clean stream organics with added plant available silica. Ideal ameliorant for added carbon, microbiology, and texture to feed hungry crops, boost soils or build environmental resilience.
DiataGrow is an excellent source of carbon, enhanced water holding capacity/ retention and introduction of beneficial microbes. Carbon is the basis for soil fertility which enables physical and biological health, nutrient release, structure and moisture retention. Increased soil cation exchange allows for increased ability to hold onto essential nutrients and provides a buffer against soil acidification. These factors lead to enlarged, vigorous, root systems which are more efficient at harvesting soil nutrients/ moisture, with increased resilience to pathogen attack and environmental stresses.
DiatGrow – Plant available Silica
DIATAGROW also contains ~20% Diatomaceous Earth, a naturally occurring siliceous rock formed from ancient deposits of unicellular plants known as diatoms. Silica has been shown to enhance plant growth through robust root systems, thicker stems, shorter internodes, larger/ thicker leaves and natural resistance to bacterial and fungal diseases. Silica’s ability to help offset environmental stress like temperature, salinity, heavy metal toxicity and water availability has a positive effect on the biomass yield. Diatomaceous earth has a porous texture, allowing it to hold up to 120% of its weight in water.
DiataGrow- Soil Microbiology
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY comes from a wide range of ingredients and full composting process. The blend of manures provides a variety of dominant bacterial inputs, while the 20 – 30 week composting process facilitates further growth. A superior level of beneficial microbes contributes to soil health, working in partnership with plant roots to maximise ongoing nutrient uptake while assisting to suppress soil/plant diseases.
DiataGrow – Farm Applications
Upon maturity, DIATAGROW is screened 20MM minus for ease of use and consistent spreading.
DiataGrow Silica Compost has the following benefits:
- Creates a balanced ratio of beneficial fungi to bacteria.
- Increases soil organic carbon.
- Increased plant nutrition.
- Greater disease resistance through the
- availability of a soluble form of Silica.
- Reduced insect attack.
- Improves soil cation exchange capacity and water holding capacity.
- Improves fertiliser and irrigation efficiency.
- Increases yield and crop quality.