Potash for Nature
Potash is, alongside with nitrogen and phosphorus, one of the primary plant nutrients. Potash is not found in any organic compound, but is present in mineral ionic form as soluble salts of cell fluids. Potash is absorbed by plants in significantly larger quantities than any other nutrient.
Potash occurs naturally as a constituent of oxidized salts and siliceous mineral compounds. Various types of soil contain from 0.5 to 3 per cent of potash. The average potash content in soil is close to 1.36%. However, most potash present in soil comes in a form unavailable to plants. Exceptions to this are water soluble potash compounds (nitrates, phosphates, sulfates, chlorides, carbonates) which are found in soil solution. They are available to plants, but exist only in small quantities.
Potash is an essential and irreplaceable element, and is a prerequisite for normal crop growth. It’s a crucial part of many physiological and biochemical processes in plants triggering over 60 ferments active in plant metabolism.
Potash is proactive in photosynthesis, boosts vegetative growth and supports the formation of high energy compounds (ATP) which provide energy for the processes of synthesis occurring in plants. The assimilation of carbon dioxide and the synthesis of starch, sugars and proteins in plant foliage are dependent on ATP supply.