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An evaluation of the influence of biodynamic practices including foliar-applied silica spray on nutrient quality of organic and conventionally fertilised lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.).

@inproceedings{Bacchus2010AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the influence of biodynamic practices including foliar-applied silica spray on nutrient quality of organic and conventionally fertilised lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.).},
  author={G. L. Bacchus},
  year={2010}
}
Evidence for the role of silica in plants is reviewed with respect to the application of silicate based sprays in biodynamic agriculture. There is research indicating improved resistance to pests, disease, drought and other stresses on plants from application of silica fertilisers and sprays. There is also evidence of improved nutrient uptake. Experiments with field grown lettuce were undertaken to evaluate the effects of the biodynamic field-spray preparations and organic composts on lettuce… Expand

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