YUCCA EXTRACT LIQUID
Yucca schidigera is a member of the Agave family that grows widely in arid desert climates. From this arid environment, the yucca plant has adapted and developed a wide range of components that aid in plant growth and development. It is known as the "tree of life" by Native Americans due to its diverse uses.
Improved Nutrient Absorption: Yucca extract can help plants absorb nutrients more effectively when applied as a foliar spray. The steroidal saponins in yucca extract reduce the surface tension of water, allowing it to spread more evenly over the plant's leaves. Additionally, the saponins act as natural surfactants, enhancing the movement of nutrients through the soil and promoting their availability to plant roots.
Increased Water Retention: Yucca extract can improve water retention in plants when applied as a foliar spray. The saponins in yucca extract are able to penetrate the waxy cuticle layer on the surface of plant leaves and bind to water molecules. This results in improved water retention within the plant tissues, which can be particularly beneficial in dry or arid conditions where plants may struggle to retain moisture.
Natural Plant Growth Regulator: Yucca extract has been found to contain natural plant growth regulators, such as gibberellins and auxins. These regulators can stimulate plant growth and development, leading to healthier, stronger plants. Additionally, yucca extract may also promote root development, enabling plants to better absorb water and nutrients from the soil.
Enhanced Soil Health: Yucca extract promotes soil health by stimulating the growth of beneficial microorganisms. These microorganisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-fixing bacteria, can help to break down organic matter in the soil and make nutrients more available to plants. Yucca extract also acts as a natural surfactant, reducing soil compaction and enhancing soil structure.
Reduction of Soil Salinity: Yucca extract has been found to reduce soil salinity, which can be beneficial for plants growing in salt-affected soils. The saponins in yucca extract can bind to salt ions, preventing them from being absorbed by plant roots. This can help to reduce the harmful effects of salt accumulation in the soil, such as reduced water uptake and nutrient availability.
Natural Pest Control: Yucca extract may also act as a natural pest control agent. The saponins in yucca extract are toxic to some insect pests, such as aphids and spider mites, while being safe for beneficial insects such as bees and ladybugs. Additionally, the extract may also deter some pests, such as deer and rabbits, from feeding on plants.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE!
- Foliar Spray Adjuvant: Use 1.25-2.5ml per Litre of water combined with other foliar-applied nutrients to help increase the coverage of the spray.
- Soil: As a wetting agent us 0.25-0.5ml for every 1 Litres of irrigation solution
- Wetting agent for compacted/hydrophobic soils: 1-2 ml for every 4 Litres(1Gal) of media volume. 180-360ml per cubic yard. Dilute with water as necessary to achieve uniform application.
This product should be kept cool and out of direct sunlight.
This product complies with Canadian certified organic crop production standards.