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Re: Silicates

Joe, you might like to read this page from my magazine - it doesn't explain it, but does have the name of a couple of researchers in Gainesville, and their hypothesis on the mode of action.  Derek
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:51 PM
Subject: Silicates

A product for foliage spray on ornamental and crop plants consists of potassium and silicone.  It protects against environmenet stress, disease, insects and temperature extremes.   Can anyone explain how silicates accomplish this.  Joe

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