CibuSil

CibuSil™ forms part of our
Bio Innovation™ range

Description

CibuSil™ is a liquid product containing a high amount of plant available silicon in the form of mono silicic acid that is a beneficial element for crop production. The product also contains potassium (K).

Key Benefits

  • High content of stabilized plant available silicon.
  • 100% water soluble.
  • Can be applied foliar and/or via the irrigation system.
  • Must not be applied in a tank mix together with micro-elements such as Fe, Mn, Cu and Zn.

Element Content

Element Content
(g/kg)
Content
(g/L)

Mono silicic acid [Si(OH)4]

360 488

Potassium (K)

87 116

 

SG=1.33

Reg. No. B5499 Act. No. 36 of 1947

Key Functions of Si(OH4)

  • Enhances crop resistance towards drought stress (Hattori et al. 2005).
  • Mediate crop tolerance to salt stress (Yeo et al., 1999).
  • Plays a role in crop tolerance to metal toxicity such as aluminium in low pH soils (Lindsay, 1979).
  • Promotes the growth, yield and quality of most crops (Liang et al., 2015).

Application Rates

Crop Dosage

Row crops

Foliar spray 0.25-0.5 L/ha
Via irrigation system 0.5-2 L/ha

Vegetable crops

Foliar spray 0.25-1 L/ha
Via irrigation system 0.5-2 L/ha

Fruit Tree crops

Foliar spray 1-3 L/ha
Via irrigation system as a root
drench 2-4 L/ha
(minimum 2 mm/20 000 L water/ha)

In modern day agriculture, along with pesticides and fertilizers, several compounds classified as plant growth stimulants become exceedingly important for sustainable crop production.

Agricultural products in this category include diverse compounds that are applied to crops or soils towards improving growth, yield and quality of crops as well as tolerance towards environmental stresses.

Although these compounds influence plant growth and development throughout the entire crop life cycle, a summary of their main functions is supplied below.

Organic Acids
Alginic acid Present in seaweed extracts; assist in maintaining turgor pressure in plant cells.

Amino acids

Increase nutrient uptake by plants and improve overall soil structure and health.

Humic substances

Present in seaweed extracts; assist in maintaining turgor pressure in plant cells.

Salicylic acid

Induces flowering and defence responses to environmental stresses.
Hormones & Bio-stimulants

Auxins (IAA)

Promote cell elongation in the stems, root tips and apical buds of plants.

Cytokinins (CYT)

Promote plant growth and development including as embryogenesis, maintenance of root and shoot meristems and vascular development.

Gibberellins (GA)

Stimulate stem elongation, seed germination and flowering.

Abscisic acid (ABA)

Induces stomatal closure when soil water is insufficient, maintaining transpiration.

Ethylene (ET)

Promotes seed germination, formation of root hairs, crop senescence and fruit ripening.

Jasmonic acid (JA)

Promotes fruit ripening and tuber formation as well as defence responses to environmental stresses.

Brassinosteroids (BR)

Optimize crop growth and yield as well as defence responses to environmental stresses.

Polyamines (PA)

Stimulate root initiation, flower development and tuber formation.
Other

Triacontanol

Optimizes photosynthesis and therefore plant growth.

Vitamins

Antioxidants protecting crops against oxidative stresses.

Chitosan

Supports crop growth and production and increases plant pigment concentrations.

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