Vermicuilite in Agriculture
One of the areas of expanded vermiculite is agriculture. In this case, the use of vermiculite due to its porous structure significantly improves the aeration of soil properties and prevents rotting plants germinate
The presence of oxides of various metals (magnesium, potassium, aluminum and iron), which makes it ideal biostimulant plant growth
Its high water absorption (up to 500%), which allows you to keep an optimum soil moisture regime, even in conditions of prolonged drought.
According to the results of field tests established that the use of vermiculite allows you to :
Improve the structure of both light and heavy soils
Create the optimal air-water regime of soils
Significantly stimulate the growth of plants
Reduce the acidity and salinity in the 8-14%
Increase the efficiency of fertilizers;Reduce root rot
Increase safety and productivity of crops by 10-17%.
Moreover, the use of vermiculite in agriculture is justified both on the stage of germination and seedling production of grains and plants when grown in open ground.
In greenhouses good results are achieved when combined with peat and vermiculite and vermiculite recorded a positive effect when it is entering into the composting mass.
Vermiculite is also used for storage of fruits and vegetables (potatoes, carrots, apples, pears, etc.) and landscape design.