Kelp as a Root Stimulant

The immediate benefit obtained from kelp can be attributed to the release of auxins, cytokinins and gibberellins. These plant growth hormones, required in small quantities, are essential for cell division and cell elongation, basic functions of plant growth.

Increased levels of plant hormones can result in enhanced seed germination, early emergence plus stimulated root and shoot growth.

When used as a root treatment supplement, kelp is an excellent source of chelated minerals necessary for proper plant growth.

Kelp acts as a slow release fertilizer, slowly breaking down and releasing its nutrients.

The potential benefit of a kelp based supplement increases each year as it contributes to the soil organic matter.

Soil organic matter and associated soil algae, bacteria and fungi play an important role in soil fertility and plant nutrient uptake.

The application of kelp to the soil acts as a soil conditioner by stimulating microbial activity.

Good soil structure improves aeration, available moister and makes the soil more workable. The use of kelp helps maintain soil fertility and structure that would otherwise be depleted through the utilization of nutrients by plants.

The addition of kelp into a soil treatment program complements the other components of the blend by providing essential micronutrients in a readily available chelated form.

Kelp also has a high concentration of organic matter, and the ability of kelp to supply this organic matter, readily available chelated nutrients, and soil conditioning properties make it a valuable addition to any treatment program.