Avoid the Burn
Chloride and Salt Sensitivity
Chloride and salinity can pose serious problems for many specialty crops. Chloride will compete against other nutrients at the uptake sites in the plant's root zone, preventing the uptake of other key nutrients. Additionally, high soil salinity can be a contributing factor to potassium deficiencies. Fortunately, Protassium+ contains less than 1% chloride, compared to other potassium sources like muriate of potash (KCl) which contains 47% chloride. A high chloride content can be detrimental to plants by contributing to:
- Poor germination
- Nutritional imbalances
- Seedling injury and "Tip Burn"
- Stunted root and shoot growth
- Reduced soil structure and decreased microbial activity