Agriculture

Products for Agricultural Applications

In the United States, Silicon (Si) has been given little attention as an important element, but that perception is changing.  As knowledge is shared across worldwide agricultural practices, silicon is being looked at more closely by the scientific community in the U.S.  There is a strong base of scientific evidence supporting silicon's agronomic value to crops and soils. Silicon is now designated as a “plant beneficial substance” by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO).

Plant-available silicon may suppress disease, reduce insect damage, improve environmental stress tolerance and increase crop productivity.

Harsco has introduced silicon-based products in other countries and has recently developed CrossOver for the U.S. marketplace.  Learn more about this valuable new soil amendment.