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
• phenolic acids
• amino acids
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.
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.