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TRIACONTANOL the powder chemical for plants growing in soil or composts or non-soil mixes

 

 

Triacontanol powder used to boost plant growth

Triacontanol powder is used extensively in horticulture and agriculture to boost plant growth

Please explore different ways to use Triacontanol.   

 

How to use on plants growing in soil, compost or non-soil mixes.

Triacontanol can be used as a foliage spray.

Foliage sprays of triacontanol is the most common means of application. It is used as per foliar feeding regimes. Foliar sprays is economical and allows very low concentrations of the chemical to be used.

Application at rates of 1-25ppm can be used. The effect can be seen quickly, especially for plants with high metabolism and growing quickly.

Triacontanol should be dissolved fully, this may require test-tube or microwave heating. This is added to a large volume of water and a suitable wetter used. Physan20 can be used as a wetter or liquid household detergent at 1ml / gallon.or 1ml / 5 litres. The triacontanol mix can also be added to standard organic or inorganic foliar feed mixes. Mix at standard concentrations and check with conductivity meter if available.

Nutrients and plant growth regulators enter directly though the foliage. It is important to thoroughly wet the foliage of plants. Application should be to run off, and the passage of excess mix into the surface of the planting media can be beneficial. Application when the humidity is high is best as plants open their stomata under these conditions. Young foliage can be sprayed and quickly takes up nutrients where the effect is soon shown. Early morning spraying and repeat treatments are usually best. Aim to allow the foliage to dry off before evening temperatures fall. If growing orchids it is important not to allow foliage to remain wet at night with cooing conditions.

Triacontanol can be used as a compost drench.

Compost or substrate application of Triacontanol is a more unusual way for applying the chemical. The effectiveness can be influenced by the substrate growing the plants and the volume of roots to trap the chemical. Effects are often more slow to show but the beneficial effect of an improved roots system can lead to a good boost in plant growth.

Application at rates of 10-50ppm can be used. As plants are treated with high levels of triacontanol, each plant usually receives a relatively high dose of chemical which may have a longer lasting effect on growth.

Triacontanol should be dissolved fully, this may require test-tube or microwave heating. Ensure full mixing with the solvent. This is added to a large volume of water. The triacontanol mix can also be added to standard organic or inorganic foliar feed mixes.Mix at standard concentrations and check with TDS conductivity meter if available.

When watering aim for good compost wetting. Application can be from above or below or via flooded bench systems. We do not recommend pre-wetting a dry compost with water before application. This is similar to watering a sponge full of water! Standard feeding concentrations (checked with TDS conductivity meter) will not cause fertiliser root burn.