6.0% K2O and 13.00% SiO2
Low Cost Crop Insurance
Protect from Insects and pathogens
Low Cost Per application
Per gallon prices in different size containers.
2.5 gallon jug $35.00 per gallon Jug is $ 87.50
Case 5 gallons $30.00 per gallon or case of 5 gallons $150.00
Tote 250-275 gallon $27.00 per gallon or 250 gallon $6750.00
275 gallon tote $25.00 per gallon or $6875.00 per 275 gallon tote
K S Defense (potassium silicate) can be tank mixed with other products from fertilizers to pesticides. Please tank mix and test before applying to crop. Most Potassium silicate cannot be mixed with other products (dues to chemical reaction) increasing application cost.
Utilizing unique formulation processes KS Defense can be tanked mixed with other products without negative chemical reaction that has plagued other manufactories K S Defense is a source of highly soluble potassium and silicon. It’s use in agriculture has provided growers a multi purpose fertilizer that is cost effective, plant amendment, fungicide, and insect protection. One product that can do different jobs.
The fertilizer potassium silicate and the fungicide potassium silicate are made the same way the difference between the two is the label. One labeled for fungicide use and one labeled as plant amendment or fertilizer. We do not carry a fungicide labeled potassium silicate. It cost more and is used the same as the fertilizer labeled product. We try to save you money everywhere we can.
Silicon not considered an essential plant nutrient in the past, despite proven beneficial effects of silicon in plant growth and disease prevention. The consideration as a plant nutrient may change as more scientists recognize benefits as well as the limiting effects plants experience when the tissue silicon levels drop below desired levels. Silicon levels in plants should equal nitrogen levels; to benefit from the protection the plant receives in preventing pathogen and insect damage.
Citrus trees treated with K S defense (Potassium Silicate) and the balance is reached in the leaf tissue have prevented insect damage and the control of “Greening”. Trees affected by this disease have returned to quality production after balancing soil and microbial life and apply fertilizers in a manner to reduce the stress.
There are numerous studies on the use of silica amendments to control disease mechanically (when applied as a foliar spray) and physiologically (when used a fertilizer). Studies have shown a reduction in nematode damage in plants treated with the correct levels of potassium silicate and production did return to the damaged plants.
Potassium silicate offers growers these performance benefits:
Potassium Silicate materials have been used for decades for natural control of fungal plant pathogens, insects and spider mites. Our Potassium silicate features multiple modes of action and multiple benefits. When applied to plant as a foliar spray it works as a preventive fungicide. The silicon in Potassium Silicate enters the plant, is part of the plant cuticle, and forms a silicon matrix that acts as a physical barrier. Pathogenic fungi (using infection pegs) and spider mites (with their piercing sucking mouthparts) have difficulty penetrating the silicon barrier.
Crops need the same amount of silicate in plant tissue equal to Nitrogen or potassium. A tissue test should be preformed to best understand the amount needed to be applied along with frequencies of applications.
Under Normal conditions K S Defense should be applied along with each spray applications being made during growing season. 10 Oz to 2 quarts per acre is the range normally seen. Applications higher then 2 quarts can be over use and wasteful.
10 oz per acre as low as $2.00 per acre for Better plant growth, healthy growth, disease protection, and protection from insect , Increase heat , cold protection and can handle better drought .
Have peace of mine that stronger thicker cell walls provide.
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How Potassium Silicate Increases Resistance to Pathogens
Potassium Silicate is a natural fungicide; it helps build the plants defense from attacks by insects and fungus. It helps the plant growth by depositing in the epidermal cell walls, enhancing the plant's ability to keep the leaves pointed towards the light source. Potassium Silicate impregnates in the epidermal cell layer acting as a barrier against penetration of fungal attacks from powdery mildew, black spots, Pythium, phytophthora and many more fungal problems. Potassium Silicate plays an active role in combating fungal growth by the production of polyphenolic compounds; this is a main part of the plants natural defense against fungal and insect attacks.
Potassium Silicate also increases the stem strength, making it easier to hold up more weight. Silicate increases the mechanical strength of the plant to help it in extreme heat and cold swings, salt build up in soils or increased TDS in water. It also controls the rate of transpiration of plants. As the plant increases the silicon levels, it increases nutrient uptake and distribution, and increased concentration of chlorophyll and RUBP carboxylase in leaves (a.k.a. the Calvin cycle).
The plants leaf system will rapidly bind Potassium Silicate in the tissue and cell walls (within 24 hours of uptake). When a plant has silicate uptake, it will start with the older growth and work its way into the newer growth to help build up the mechanical strength of the plant. Therefore, a continuous source of silicate is very important. Applications made when leaves and fruit development is important in protect ageist insect and fungal attacks.
By adding potassium silicate to your foliage spray program, will help lower the rate of disease attack and help protect the plants new leaves from spider mites, aphids, and many other sucking type insects. Many of the insects are vectors in spreading many diseases that are devastating many groves around the world.
How Potassium Silicate Increases the Metabolic Rate of Plants
Silicate improves resistance to wilt, water stress, and can help fight heat stress up to 105 degrees F. When plants produce excessive transpiration, plants will cease metabolic function and be stunted or growth will stop.
Potassium silicate also increases reproductive rate in plants (bud growth). With the correct amount of silicon levels in the plant tissue increased tolerance of zinc deficiencies along with protection the plant from excessive (toxic) levels of phosphorus, manganese, sodium and aluminum will occur. Each plant requires different levels of Silicate in the plant. In most plants, the silicon level is equal to the nitrogen or potassium levels in the tissue for optimum production.
Potassium Silicate is an active ingredient used as a fungicide, insecticide, miticide and nematicide. Potassium silicate should be used as a broad spectrum, preventative treatment with optimum control obtained when used under a scheduled preventative spray program. Potassium Silicate also provides suppression of mites, whiteflies, and other insects. It is approved for use on agricultural crops, fruits, nuts, vines, turf and ornamentals.