Seasol treated plants
not only deal with drought stress better …….
they RECOVER better……
The experiment was designed based on 5 stages:
Stage 1 – Growing plants with treatments for 21 days
Stage 2 – 1st Plant Drought Stress for 5 Days
Stage 3 – 1st Plant Recovery for 2 Day
Stage 4 – 2nd Plant Drought Stress for 4 Days
Stage 5 – 2nd Plant Recovery for 2 Day
The tomato drought test was developed at Seasol International R&D Department and the experiment observed using high resolution time lapse photography. A wicked magenta jar system was used to grow tomato plants. A single magenta jar container, filled with a premium potting soil containing a granular fertiliser with a 4-week old tomato seedling (variety: Grosse Lisse), was placed on the top of a second magenta jar (liquid reservoir container).
A hole was predrilled in the top jar. A wicking thread was used to connect the jars, transferring liquid to the soil from the liquid reservoir. The reservoirs were filled with the treatments: Seasol Commercial Seaweed Concentrate (1 in 400 dilution) or Water. The treatments were refilled as needed.