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Plants 2018, 7(2), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants7020045

The Effects of Foliar Sprays with Different Silicon Compounds

ReXil Agro BV, Demmersweg 92a, 7556 BN Hengelo (OV), The Netherlands
Received: 7 March 2018 / Revised: 29 May 2018 / Accepted: 6 June 2018 / Published: 7 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Practical Use of Si to Influence Plant Production)
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The use of foliar sprays with silicon compounds is relatively new. Initially (in 1990) foliar sprays with silicates were used. In 2003, foliar sprays with (stabilized) silicic acid were introduced, and more recently foliar sprays with silica nanoparticles have also been applied. Foliar sprays with silicates are effective as pesticides, while (stabilized) silicic acid sprays increase growth and yield and decrease biotic and abiotic stresses. The limited data on foliar silica-nano sprays show a tendency to decrease biotic stress and to stimulate a limited increase in growth and yield. View Full-Text
Keywords: foliar spray; silicates; stabilized silicic acid; silica nanoparticles; growth; yield; quality; biotic stress; abiotic stress foliar spray; silicates; stabilized silicic acid; silica nanoparticles; growth; yield; quality; biotic stress; abiotic stress
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