Mikronite is a carbon based foliar trace nutrient package designed to help reduce plant stress and build a level of immunity against disease and insect pressure. Trace elements are typically very immobile in most turf environments. Mikronite, with its carbon base, not only provides a host of needed trace elements but the carbon allows for maximum uptake. Trace elements act as the “spark plugs” that fire the engine of enzyme production needed for photosynthesis, protein production and synthesis and translocation of carbohydrates. Trace elements are important in the creation of plant protective compounds known as “phytoalexins”, an antimicrobial family of secondary plant metabolites necessary for immunity against insect and diseases. Mikronite focuses on boron, copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt, and molybdenum and de-emphasizes iron because of the excessive amounts of iron found in most turf soils. A host of other trace elements are also found in Mikronite through the use of trace rich carbon products like Sea Water and Red Worm Tea Extracts. This complex carbon based formula is unique in the industry and incorporates all of the benefits of soluble nutrients and carbon activators to improve uptake.
The EarthWorks Process
Manufacturing of the EarthWorks liquid products starts first with excellent water. We use only reverse osmosis water so that no minerals can chemically react with the ingredients in our formulas. The result is water that is absent of total dissolved solids, alkalinity, carbonates and conductivity. The water is then further treated so that the water molecule can be expanded as far as possible to allow it to become fully saturated with the diversity of ingredients that go into the Mikronite formula. The recipe is then loaded through a process called “stacking”, a proper sequence of mixing that creates maximum saturation of the water by the nutrients, to allow for ingredient compatibility. Finally, the products are micro-screened in order to create a non-plugging filtrate for trouble free applications.
The EarthWorks Liquid Organics are the most complex formulas available. They are developed to work synergistically with each other and with other nutrient based products. Applied on a “small but frequent” basis, Mikronite will become a staple in any turf management program.