Iron is the most troublesome of the plant nutrients. Its plant available form (Fe+2) is often immobile in the soil, while its more soluble form (Fe+3) is mostly available only in waterlogged soils. This means that minor shortages of Iron are fairly common in many situations.
The most common place to find Iron deficiency is on alkaline soils. However, when even minor insufficiencies of Iron occur, respiration, stress response and nitrogen metabolism suffer. This is often treated with foliar chelates, but this offers only a short-term fix.
Now Seasol is available with 1% Iron in a chelated form that is stable enough to remain active in the soil (as well as via foliar application). Seasol stimulates plant metabolism and Iron is essential for many of the enzymes involved, so any lack of Iron can prevent you getting the best results. Seasol with chelated Iron solves this problem, ensuring a strong response every time.
Landscape & Nursery applications:
Poor root growth or root damage substantially limits Iron uptake from the soil. Seasol with chelated Iron overcomes this by encouraging the development of new roots; while the added Iron helps maintain plant health during recovery.
Low Maintenance Plantings
Iron availability in the soil declines under dry conditions, making any existing insufficiency worse. By combining drought tolerance with improved Iron nutrition, Seasol with chelated Iron helps minimize this effect.
In the same way that Seasol with chelated Iron assists with transplanting, it is also highly effective in accelerating the recovery of newly laid turf.
Cold Weather Tolerance
Many plants (especially Citrus, Gardenia, Camellias, etc.) can lose colour and vigour in cold weather. Typically, they show little response to fertilisers, but will often respond well to foliar applications of Seasol with chelated Iron.