Salinity occurs as a result of faulty fertilization in greenhouses and open areas. This, in turn, leads to yield losses in production. In consequence of fertilizing practices, fertilizer accumulates in the soil, causing salinity. Over time these soils become barren and infertile. This causes diminishing fruit size and poor development of plants. Flowering, apical growth and fruit growth slows down
Therefore, if a calcium compound is introduced to a soil with an excessive amount of replaceable sodium arising from faulty fertilizer application, the physical condition of the soil is improved because calcium replaces the sodium on the soil colloids. As a result, the plants can manifest proper growth because of the better aeration of the soil and the easy movement of the water in the soil.
LIVA’S® SALTOFF improves the soil condition by replacing the excess sodium (Na) on the soil colloids with the calcium supplied together with the polycarboxylic acid groups defined by us as organic compounds. Upon the displacement of sodium, the passage of the other plant nutrients to the roots becomes more comfortable.
LIVA’S® SALTOFF is a concentrated solution. It is only used diluted. Application is recommended according to the soil condition.
LIVA’S® SALTOFF increases water permeability and decreases salinity because of its strong acidification in all kinds of soil conditions. It facilitates the dissolution of soil-bound nutrients and their uptake of by plants.
4.APPLICATION PLACE ; TIME AND DOSAGE
| (Total Dissolved Salts)|
|EC||With 1 m3Irrigation Water|
|Saline Water||600 – 1.300||0.9 – 2.0||10 – 40 cc|
|1.300 – 2.500||2.0 – 4.0||40 – 70 cc|
|2.500 – 4.000||4.0 – 6.25||70 – 100 cc|
|Saline Soils||(Heavy Soils)|
EC = 3 – 4 dS/cm
| (Medium Soils)|
EC= 2 – 3 dS/cm
| (Light Soils)|
EC < 2 dS/cm
|40 – 60 Liters / ha||30 – 40 Liters / ha||15 – 30 Liters / ha|
LIVA’S® SALTOFF is not mixable with any other product. It is used alone