Types of Fertilizer - Why Foliar Feed
by Paul Woods
Foliar feeding, or topdressing, with the correct nutrients can be the most effective method of feeding a plant since 95% of a fertilizer solution can be found in the smallest root within 60 minutes. Foliar spraying should be done in the evening or early morning when the plant's stomata (pores) are open.
Foliar spraying of the best selected materials, at the proper stage of growth and at the proper time, has proven to be a very profitable way to apply fertilizer solutions.
Research shows that only 10-30% of a crop's requirements come from fertilizer applications! The rest comes from the soil's ability to feed the crop. Build a humus rich soil teaming with biological life and your crops will thrive.