Fertiliser suits alkaline conditions

Fertiliser firm Solufeed is targeting a new soluble fertiliser for calcareous soils and hard water at growers of fruit and pot plants.

PeKacid lowers the pH of water under alkaline growing conditions to improve nutrient uptake and availability of micronutrients.

Solufeed managing director Dick Holden said: "(The product) delivers phosphorous and potassium in a highly acidic - pH 2.2 - form."

He added that PeKacid would appeal to growers of soft fruits, pot plants and all drops needing phosphorous and potassium without nitrogen in a highly acidic form.

"Available in dry form, it combines the advantages and efficiency of phosphoric acid with the ease and safety of a solid crystalline fertiliser," he said.


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