The GREEN REVOLUTION has brought SUPER-SOIL into many farms and nurseries in our country in the form of LITTLE WHITE GRANULES evident in the soils from professional growers. These white granules are Horticultural Perlite. Each particle of Perlite is comprised of tiny closed air cells due to which air passages are formed in the growing mix providing optimum aeration. The surface cavities trap moisture and make it available to plant roots and to stem of cuttings.
SUPER-SOIL Perlite is available environment for vegetable and flower germination. Moistened perlite is filled in these flower pots. After that it is watered. Sowing must be made in deeper surfaces. In sowing areas seedles are kept until they will become parallel when their cotyledon leaves opened. In this period there is no need for extra food because plant uses nutrient in itself. When seedles are in this appearance they must be lapped. Because there is cornicing in taproot after this period. Delay in lapping can cause taproot losses. Seedles are usually carried with plastic bags. Plastic bags can be filled with 1:1 ratio of SUPER-SOIL perlite and soil mixture. But also it can be filled with only Perlite. To 1 m3 of SUPER-SOIL Perlite mixture there will be addition of 600 gr. P2O5, 400 gr. K2O, 300 gr. N, 100 gr. Mg. This application is suggested for greenhouse applications. SUPER-SOIL Perlite’s advantage as germination environment is lagging procedure without damages. It can be used for years because it is sterilized and maintain its characteristics. SUPER-SOIL Perlite must be super grain sized (SUPER-SOIL FINE GR.) in order to use for germination.
SUPER SOIL Perlite can be used in rooting for flower,vegetables or fruits alone or by mixing them. If folding is done only filling; first SUPER-SOIL perlite must be moisturized and offshoots must be put in to the moisturized perlite. This is enough for keeping SUPER-SOIL perlite moisturized. As rooting environment SUPER-SOIL perlite can be mixed with another inorganic material from 1:1 up to 1:9 ratio. If soil is desired, there must be soil mixture with 5 scale of SUPER-SOIL perlite and 1 scale of inorganic material. Watering of folding environment regularly and keeping environment hot and moisturized is important. SUPER-SOIL Perlit that will be used in rooting environment must be coarse grained (SUPER-SOIL COARSER GR.) for obtaining healthy roots. Perlite can provide excellent rooting environment. Tomato and cucumber roots can be used for production.
SUPER-SOIL Perlite is used for soil regulator or as agent for decreasing water losses. There are expectations from good soil regulator as higher water capacity base difference and higher heat capacities with lower salt amounts and heat conductivity. When SUPER-SOIL perlite is mixed into heavy and sticky soils, it prevents swelling and shrinkage, fissuring, ponding with its drainage and ventilation properties. SUPER-SOIL Perlite can increase water holdingcapacity of soil and effectivity of food materials.
SUPER-SOIL Perlite can change physical properties of greenhousing soils instead of chemical properties of greenhouse soil. In greenhouse with sub-irrigation and drip irrigation applications, by pouring 4-5 cm of SUPER-SOIL COARSE GR. sized perlite, water usage can be decreased in half. Perlite is mixed with 1:4 ratio of SUPER-SOIL COARSE GR. sized with greenhousing soil. Tomatoes in this greenhouse is watered 6 times but other greenhouse soil is watered for 21 times in same time period. This proves that SUPER-SOIL Perlite has positive effect on water losses and labor work.
Perlite is unique regulator for parks, gardens and also for football and golf fields. Grass can be weakened or dissapeared because of the outer effects.
Perlite is used in 30 % of the field.