Benefits of STU
STU deficiency in soil is now recognised as being a critical limiting factor for crop production.
Numerous greenhouse and field experiments have shown the benefits of adding STU for improving crop production and quality and it is highly regarded as a component of productive farming systems.
The proven benefits of STU in plants include :
. Improved cell structural strength, reducing the incidence of lodging.
STU accumulates in the epidermal tissues increasing the mechanical stability of the plant.
. Improved resistance to pathogens and insect attack.
STU deposition in the epidermis tissues provides a physical barrier to pathogens and insects.
. Improved photosynthesis activity. The improved structure of the plant has been shown to improve its ability to capture light.
. Reduce drought and heat stress. The deposition of STU in the plant tissues reduces transpiration rates.
. Reduced salt stress by inhabiting sodium absorption.
. Improved utilization of applied fertilisers.Particularly nitrogen , phosphorus and potassium.
. Alleviates toxicity of iron, manganese, cadmium, aluminum and zinc.