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For over 70 years, Nachurs Alpine Solutions® has been the industry leader in NPK liquid fertilizer technology.  We are proud to continue that tradition by introducing a new potassium-based fertilizer technology that is unique to both the ALPINE brand as well as the agriculture industry in general, and that is K-Tech .

K-Tech is a combination of an inorganic salt reacted with an organic acid to form a potassium acetate fertilizer.  In general, potassium acts the same in all plants by the following:

  • formation and translocation of starches, sugars, and fats
    • protein formation
    • aids in enzyme actions
    • helps cells maintain their internal pressure
    • maintains balance of salts and water in cells
    • improves seed quality
    • increases root growth and resistance to disease and drought

What makes K-Tech unique is in the origination of its organic-based carrier (anion), the acetate molecule.  Acetate is a natural plant metabolite that has many important functions within the plant as well as in the symbiotic relationship between plant roots and soil microbes/mycorrhizal fungi.  It provides a base in which many plant compounds are thereby formed, which includes but not limited to the following:

  • fatty acids
    • auxins
    • sterols
    • phenolic acids
    • gibberelins
    • flavonoids
    • amino acids
    • chlorophyll

Acetate is also a very important part of signaling compounds (flavonoids, lipochitooligosaccharides, etc.) which promote plant-soil microbe relationships, enhanced defence mechanisms, and increased plant productivity.

Since the carrier portion of K-Tech is a natural plant metabolite, it is more rapidly and readily taken up by plants, which in turn leads to increased potassium use efficiency and higher productivity.

K-Tech also has a very low salt index and leaf burn potential, thus making it extremely safe for both foliar and in-furrow applications.  Including K-Tech™ Technology in a sound, well balanced fertility program will provide the plant with added energy (derived from acetate) which will ultimately lead to increased yield.