Sunflower husk ash

Sunflower husk ash  is a fireproof residue resulting from full combustion of sunflower husk. This product contains a variety of nutrients (phosphorus, potassium, calcium and  trace elements), so it is considered a good complex of potassium-phosphorus and alkaline fertilizer. First of all this great natural alkaline mineral fertilizer successfully competes with chemical fertilizers, showing the lack of any chlorine compounds that are harmful to crops such as potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, currants, strawberries, grapes, citrus, flax, legumes and some others.

Ash content:    P – 6,8%, K – 24%, Ca – 18%, Mg – 12%  + trace elements.

Properties of sunflower husk ash

  • Sunflower husk ash can quickly limp soil that needs chalking, so the ash is used as an alkaline fertilizer;
  • hinders the development of root and stem rot pathogens;
  • as fertilizer does not contain chlorine. It is applied successfully for feeding agricultural crops sensitive to chlorine;
  • potassium contained in the ash as potash (potassium carbonate) is readily soluble in water;
  • helps the microorganisms in the soil during decomposition of organic matter, making them easily accessible substance;
  • ash application occurs an aftereffect. The duration of such effect on mineral soils 2-2.5 years, and peat – up to 4 years.

At the same time enriching the soil and lowering its acidity ash improves its structure, facilitates its loosening, creates a favorable soil microbial flora, which has a beneficial effect on health of plants, their survival rate, yield, decorative qualities immunity.

Ash is not used in alkaline soils, on soils with acidity pH 7 and above, as well as for plants that prefer sour soil: azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, heathers, conifers and a few others