DAISUKE KURASHIMA @ DAISUKE KURASHIMA
Due to advancements in the biotechnological field, seaweed now represents another source for developing biofertilizers, and one that is more natural and eco-friendly compared to synthetic chemical fertilizers and soil conditioners.
Rockweed, kelp, sea lettuce, and dulses are some of the main types of seaweed that, when dried, fresh, or as a liquid extract, can be employed by horticulturists, gardeners, farmers, and orchardists as a biofertilizer product. Because the extract contains growth-promoting hormones, they are a useful composite to cover and soak seeds before sowing and are currently available in the market in their extract form.
Seaweed biofertilizers can also enhance biochemical constituents like carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, fibers, ash, phenol, dietary fiber, and several other plant properties. Further, seaweed is a good source of micro and macro elements required for plant nutrition, thus becoming an essential ally for organic farming.