A new kind of fertilizer that is very different from the ordinary NPK formulation is now in the market. It is a plant growth booster derived from natural plant extracts that is a product of nano or colloidal technology.
The fertilizer is called Supravim from the United States and is distributed by Corvill Agricom headed by Anthony A. Cortes. Being a product of nano technology, the particles are so minute that they are readily absorbed by the plants, whether sprayed on the leaves or stems. Supravim, according to Cortes, does not totally replace the regular fertilizers applied in the soil but it helps reduce the amount that the farmer needs to apply.
The new fertilizer when applied in the early stage of plant growth, Cortes said, stimulates natural growth defenses of plants at the cellular level, encouraging increased root size which allows more efficient uptake of nutrients and moisture to the stalks and leaves. Of course, it can also be applied during the more advanced stage of plant growth. It improves the stamina of the plants which enable them to resist stress like low level of moisture in the soil.
Supravim is not an insecticide but according to Cortes, it reduces insect damage. That’s because Supravim increases sugar production inside the plant, and because many insects cannot effectively digest sugar, the insects look elsewhere for their meal. This means less need for insecticides, less introduction of chemicals into the ecosystem and reduced cost to the farmer.
Cortes emphasizes that Supravim is a natural blend of 99.9 percent processed extracts of natural plants (phytochemicals) and is completely biodegradable. It is not hazardous to human health nor does it do anything to degrade the environment.
Cortes adds that Supravim acts also as an effective surfactant which helps evenly spread the mixture over the leaves and other plant surfaces, thereby maximizing plant absorption and effectiveness.
Supravim is now registered with the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) for use in leafy vegetables. Field tests are ongoing for eventual FPA registration for fruit crops, rice, corn and other crops.
Anthony Cortes, president of Corvill Agricom, may be contacted at 0917-560-2264.