K-Tech™ A Unique Potassium Technology



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.

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K-Tech™  has already been adapted into several ALPINE products including ALPINE HKW6® and ALPINE K20-S®

For more information on how to get access to this revolutionary technology, contact your local ALPINE DSM or ALPINE Retailer.