Uses of Potassium Polyacrylate in Agriculture
Potassium Polyacrylate is a new functional polymer material: innocuous and can absorb/release water circularly because of its strong absorption group and special structure (mesh structure). So people usually compare it to a mini-reservoir.
Advantage of Potassium Polyacrylate
1. Common plants and crops
15 to 30 kg per acre dosage, along with seeds hole application or ditch application to the soil around the seed, the seed germination rate can effectively improve and promote seedling growth. Gets success planting corn in the U.S, pasture in an arid area of inner Mongolia, potatoes are grown in Cape Verde Africa, and potato yield increase more than 2 times.
2. Seed coating
Seed coating use SAP should be fine particle size of 0.3 mm or less, after SAP coating the seed emergence quickly, strong and good disease resistance, this is the easily available way use SAP to plants in a drought area, which also with small quantity, low cost and good performance.
3. Gardening, Horticulture, and landscape
SAP is ideal for mixing soil matrix, for indoor and outdoor pots, planters, window boxes, balconies, terraces, roofs, hanging, gardens, city landscape. Planting shrub, flower, grass, vegetables are available. Using SAP can bring water-saving, labor-saving, time-saving benefits and reduce the drought or wilting risk causing by a long time no watering the plants, longer the green time, and the blossom period.
4. Lawn and Golf course
Application in golf and lawn can save about 50%-70% water, Reduce the cost of maintenance, Save about 30%-50% fertilizer. Lawn grows faster, healthier, and the green lasts longer, less pollution caused by the loss of fertilizer.
SAP has an important role like fertilizers, pesticides, it is because of the development of planting saplings and fruit, a continuous supply of water is very important. Using 10-20g SAP can double the survival rate of young trees when planting tree seedlings (bare root)
For adult deciduous fruit trees, put the SAP with organic fertilizer, taken with a ring groove or furrow in the root area. The dosage is upon the soil condition, tree size, and the ditching situation should generally be 0.3% of the backfill soil and fertilizer. Liaoning and Shandong planting apple in Liaoning and Shandong, lychee and pineapple in Guangxi, bananas, and peaches in Yunnan, get a very good result after using SAP.