Silica unlike other essential elements in plants has a function that is mechanical rather than physiological. This characteristic of Silica function explains why Si effects are easily observed in plants that accumulate Silica to a certain extent and why Si effects are more obvious under biotic or abiotic stress.
Silicates make plant cell walls thicker and stronger while increasing the size of the vascular system of the plant.
Thicker cell wall makes plant stronger in all aspect. Enlarged vascular system aids in the plant taking up more water and nutrients resulting in a bigger, healthier, higher yielding plant.
Si Sol B™ is a biological fertilizer based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring beneficial bacteria of the Bacillus genus isolated from a granite quarry. Si Sol B™ is used as an effective soil inoculant. It solubilizes silica and provides the plant with strength to tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses and improves its resistance to pest and disease attack.
Si Sol B™ contains spores of the Bacillus spp.. It is formulated as Wettable Powder with CFU count of 1 X 10 ^ 8 / g.
With the changes occurring in the global environment, the role of Silica will become more and more important for better and sustainable production of crop
Mode of Action
Metabolite production : Si SOL B ™ containing the microbe produces organic acids as part of its metabolism that has a dual role in silicate weathering.
They supply H+ ions to the medium and promote hydrolysis and the organic acids like citric acid, oxalic acid, keto acids and hydroxy carbolic acids which form complexes with cations and make the silica available to the plant in an assimable form.
Method of Application
Seed Treatment : Mix 10 g. of Si Sol B™ with 10 g. of crude sugar in sufficient water to make a slurry and coat 1 kg of seeds. Dry the seeds in shade and sow / broadcast / dibble in the field.
Seedling treatment : Mix 100 g. of Si Sol B™ with sufficient quantity of water and organic manure to form a slurry. The seedlings are dipped in this slurry for 30 minutes prior to planting so that the bacteria get attached to the roots.
Soil application : Mix 3-5 Kg/ acre of Si Sol B™ with compost and apply to an acre of soil.
Drip Irrigation : Mix 3 Kg/ acre of Si Sol B™ in drip stream.
Si Sol B™ is suitable for application on Cereals , Millets , Pulses, Oilseeds, Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops ,Vegetables, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals.
Si Sol B™ is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.