Aquaritin 19

A new way to deliver NPK and other micronutrients to plants.

Aquaritin 19 uses breakthrough nanotechnology to deliver Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and 7 essential nutrients in a single formulation.

At Aquaritin we’re leading the future with agriculture and turf solutions that drive environmental and economic sustainability.

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Immediate and lasting color response with improved photosynthesis and plant & root health. Aquaritin 19’s breakthrough technology delivers the equivalent of a 19-19-19 foliar spray.
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The production of healthy turf, safeguarding environmental quality and providing a toxin-free environment is a high priority for the turfgrass industry.
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Silicon triggers a faster and more extensive deployment of a plant’s natural defenses and can lower pesticide and fungicide use by 20% to 50%. Aquaritin 19 is the only micronized foliar spray that delivers bioavailable silicon to your plants.
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Aquaritin 19 nanoparticles mix easily with other fertilizers, fungicides and PGRs and are absorbed by the plant within minutes. 
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Are you ready to cut your foliar fertility costs in half?

Aquaritin 19 is an advanced nanoscale liquid foliar spray which combines a balanced mix of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and 7 other plant nutrients in a single formulation. It contains primary nutrients (N, P, K); secondary nutrients (Ca, Mg); micronutrients (Fe, Zn, B, Mo) and Si. The particle size is between 1 and 30 nm and each nutrient is adsorbed onto nano-silica molecules, preventing them from bonding with each other, with water or the atmosphere. Nanoparticles allow for easier fluming and produce micro droplets during application.

Helping the environment doesn’t have to be at the cost of performance!

40-70% of the Nitrogen in conventional applied fertilizers is lost to the environment, leading to economic and resource losses and environmental pollution. Aquaritin 19’s breakthrough nanotechnology outperforms micronic particles leading to a higher accumulation of Nitrogen and less loss to the surrounding environment.

Say goodbye to those gallon jugs and save time & money!

The amount of time you spend unloading, opening boxes, mixing and disposing gallon jugs is behind you. With its breakthrough nanotechnology, Aquaritin 19 delivers the equivalent of a 19-19-19 conventional foliar spray with just 5.63 oz per acre. Less transport and storage costs for us means lower costs for you. Traditional foliar sprays average around 7.5 oz per 1000 sq ft or 2.5 gallons per acre. To treat 6 acres, you are looking at applying 15 gallons of product weighing 60 lbs. Compare that to just over 2 lbs for a bottle of Aquaritin 19.

While silicon (Si) is the second-most abundant element on Earth, making up 27.7% of the Earth’s crust, the uptake, translocation, and movement of Si is a very slow process, thus amendment with exogenous soluble Si provides many benefits. Silicon plays a pivotal role in the nutritional status of a wide variety of monocot and dicot plant species and helps them, whether directly or indirectly, counteract abiotic and/or biotic stresses. The valuable role of Si on plant growth and yield has been well-documented in the literature, as has its ability to enhance responses to abiotic and biotic stressors.

Silicon promotes greater photosynthesis, cell wall strength, plant rigidity, root development, water efficiency and enhanced responses to abiotic and biotic stressors. 

In controlled experiments, Si application increased biomass production, the rate of photosynthesis, instantaneous carboxylation efficiency and C, N, P and Si accumulation, in addition to altering stoichiometric ratios (C:N, C:P, N:P and C:Si) in different parts of the plants. These results demonstrate that Si supply improved carbon use efficiency, directly influencing yield as well as C and nutrient cycling.

Silicon also performs physiological functions in plants whose role becomes more important under adverse environmental conditions, enhancing plants resistance to both abiotic and biotic challenges. Published data shows Si beneath cuticle/in cell walls provides a mechanical barrier, faster and stronger activation of defense genes and defense enzymes, antioxidant systems are also enhanced.

Only Aquaritin delivers bioavailable silicon in a micronized spray to boost the absorption of minerals. 

In one word – Nanotechnology!

Nanotechnology improves the efficiency of inputs and minimizes losses. Nanomaterials offer a wider specific surface area to fertilizers. In addition, nanomaterials as unique carriers of agrochemicals facilitate the site-targeted controlled delivery of nutrients with increased crop protection.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of Si in a variety of species and environmental conditions, including low nutrient availability. 

Application of Si can increase nutrient availability in the rhizosphere and root uptake through complex mechanisms.

During the last decade, much effort has been aimed at linking the positive effects of Si under nutrient deficiency. These studies highlight the positive effect of Si on biomass production, by maintaining photosynthetic machinery, decreasing transpiration rate and stomatal conductance, and regulating uptake and root to shoot translocation of nutrients as well as reducing oxidative stress. 

The mechanisms of these inputs and the processes driving the alterations in plant adaptation to nutritional stress are a subject of research currently underway.

Only Aquaritin delivers bioavailable silicon in a micronized spray to boost the absorption of minerals. 

In plants, water deficiency can result from a deficit of water from the soil, an obstacle to the uptake of water or the excess water loss; in these cases, the similar consequence is the limitation of plant growth and crop yield. 

Silicon has been widely reported to alleviate the plant water status and water balance under variant stress conditions in both monocot and dicot plants, especially under drought and salt stresses.

Aquaritin fortifies the barrier structures of endo and exodermal cell layers, preventing water leakage from the central cylinder toward the soil or other surrounding substrate, limiting water loss.

Arthropod pests are biotic stressors, attacking plants above and below ground and eventually reducing yield quantity and quality. Plants counteract insect attacks both directly and indirectly. Many of these defenses are regulated by signaling pathways in which phytohormones have central roles. Direct defenses associated with host morphological traits such as trichomes, wax and cell wall lignification affect insect feeding behavior and performance. These plant characteristics constitute physical or mechanical feeding barriers as the first line of defense. The second line of defense comprises secondary metabolites (e.g., phenols and lignin, which affect insect growth and development), with various enzymes, such as polyphenol oxidase (PPO), phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) and peroxidase (POD), being involved in their synthesis. Indirect defenses are mediated by host plant volatiles or by herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs) released in response to insect feeding.

It is now well established that Si enhances plant resistance and reduces plant damage caused by insect pests and non-insect pests through the mediation and upregulation of both resistance mechanisms that are constitutive (i.e., irrespective of insect presence) and induced (i.e., in response to insect attack). 

Silicon has long been known to reduce incidence of fungal diseases in a number of pathosystems

It was first proposed that deposition of amorphous silica in the leaf apoplast impeded penetration by pathogenic fungi. This mechanical barrier formed by the polymerization of Si beneath the cuticle and in the cell walls was the hypothesis to explain how this element reduced the severity of plant diseases.

Silicon is now also considered to be biologically active and can trigger a faster and more extensive deployment of plant natural defenses.

New insights have revealed that many plant species supplied with Si have the phenylpropanoid and terpenoid pathways potentiated and have a faster and stronger transcription of defense genes and higher activities of defense enzymes.

The silicon in Aquaritin is a key defense mechanism against fungus & pests. It boosts the metabolic process of the plant-pathogen interaction via a series of physiological and biochemical reactions and activates the defense genes of your plants. This encourages a natural resistance response to address current disease and protect against future outbreaks. 

The accumulation of Si in leaves is advantageous not only for UV-B irradiation defense, but also for cooling leaves in heat stress conditions

In this situation, bio silicified structures present in epidermal cells are effective in cooling plant leaves by the mechanism of efficient mid-IR thermal radiation; thus, silicon creates a physical mechanism against heat stress (Wang et al. 2005). 

High-temperature stress limits the growth, metabolism, and productivity of plants. Due to heat stress, plant impairment is represented by oxidative stress (increased ROS production), cellular damage, membrane damage, photosynthesis inhibition, and so forth (Tan et al. 2011; Hasanuzzaman et al. 2013).

In an experiment with Agrostis palustris growing at 35°C–40°C, the temperature of the leaves decreased 3°C to 4.14°C following Si treatment in comparison to untreated control plants. 

Also, Si present in soil substrate reduced heat and was effective in the cooling of plant roots (Wang et al. 2005). 

Another study suggested that Si influences the thermal stability of cell membranes of plants during heat stress (Agarie et al. 1998). In this study, electrolyte leakage caused by high temperature (42.5°C) decreased in the leaves of plants grown with Si, but not in those without Si. Further studies dealing with high-temperature stress and Si interaction found an increased level of antioxidant enzymes (SOD, APX, and glutathione peroxidase [GPX]) (Soundararajan et al. 2014). 

Silicon supplementation also significantly influenced the protein pattern and total protein content during high-temperature stress in plants. 

Overall, Si positively affected plant growth and played a vital role against high-temperature stress (Soundararajan et al. 2014). The importance of Si application under high-temperature stress was also evident in the case of alleviating fertility reduction (Wu et al. 2014). This field study revealed that silicon in various concentrations effectively increased the germinated pollen number, the number of pollen grains per stigma, the pollen germination rate, and other fertility parameters in high-temperature-sensitive and -tolerant rice hybrids (Wu et al. 2014). 

Aquaritin reduces the negative effects of drought on the chlorophyll content and light use efficiency of plants, providing defense in the event of prolonged water shortage.

Winter damage can be minimized by:  

  • Providing proper nutrition to build carbohydrates
  • Encouraging rooting 
  • Reducing late fall irrigation to help decrease internal water in the plant 
  • Ensuring proper surface drainage

Apoplasm is the first compartment encountering environmental stresses and is important for plants tolerance to low temperature. Research data demonstrated an ameliorative effect of Si under both chilling and freezing stresses via modification of biochemical properties in the leaf apoplasm.

Harsh winter conditions can severely stress plants. Dehydration and ice cover are key threats. When the plant has access to mono-silicic acid it is deposited in plant tissues as amorphous silica gel, strengthening the cell walls similar to the way framing out a building helps it withstand the elements. 

Silica is the drywall. So, when winter conditions cause dehydration within the leaf tissue, the amorphous silica gel prevents the collapse of the cell walls.

Building root mass for carbohydrate storage after a tough summer is also another benefit of silicon that will prevent winter damage.

Aquaritin can enhance root development after summer decline, allowing the plant to build a carbohydrate advantage heading into winter. Bioavailable plant nutrients in our micronized silicon spray increase cell count and density, leading to better resistance against the emergence of winter diseases. An application during fall from 5 to 7.5ml/1000 offers enhanced protection during winter and can boost photosynthesis at a time of year when it’s very important

Salinity stress is one of the most common environmental stresses that pose a threat to the agriculture industry worldwide. 

The effects of salinity stress on plants is manifested in the following areas: 

  1. Osmotic stress caused by excessive soluble salt in the soil decreases the osmotic potential of soil solutions and decreases the ability of plant root systems to absorb water, resulting in physiological drought.
  2. Ion toxicity results from the toxic effect of salt ions like Na+ and Cl− inside plant cells. Excessive accumulation of intracellular salt ions results in ion imbalance and metabolic disorders.
  3. Secondary stresses are caused by osmotic and ionic stresses, including the accumulation of toxic compounds like ROS and disruption of nutrient balances in plants. For example, under high salinity conditions, Na+ competes with Ca2+ and K+ in the cell membrane, resulting in reproductive disorders.

Silicon has been proven to increase tolerance to salinity stress by regulating various biochemical and physiological processes, such as the Na+ balance, water status, reactive oxygen species, photosynthesis, phytohormone levels, and compatible solutes in plants. 

The application of exogenous Si improves salinity tolerance in plants either by enhancing the activity of antioxidant enzymes or blocking Na+ uptake and translocation (Khan et al., 2019).

Si enhances photosynthesis in salt-stressed plants by decreasing salt-ion accumulation, scavenging ROS, and regulating carbohydrate metabolism. 

Studies on the mechanisms by which Si alleviates salinity stress in plants are mostly focused on decreasing Na+ in the root and/or shoot. For example, the addition of Si to salt-stressed barley could significantly decrease the levels of Na+ and Cl− in the root system, with Na+ and K+ being more evenly distributed throughout the entire root. This has been regarded as one of the major mechanisms by which Si alleviates salinity stress.

Heavy metal contamination in soil and water has increased due to anthropogenic activities. The higher exposure of plants to heavy metal stress reduces growth and yield. 

Silicon derived enhancement in plant tolerance to heavy metal toxicity is well documented and the beneficial role of Si in detoxification can be ascribed to both external (growth media) and internal plant mechanisms. 

The external mechanism of elevating heavy metal tolerance is due to the increased pH by silicate application resulting in metal silicate precipitates that decrease the metal phyto-availability. 

In plants, Si affects the translocation and distribution of metals in various plant parts and allows them to survive under higher metal stress. Given that plants vary in their ability to accumulate Si, higher accumulators such as monocots will usually obtain greater benefits, even though metal toxicity in both monocots and dicots can be alleviated by Si.

For example: research with rice plants concluded that Si application reduced the phytotoxicity of Cadmium and excess Zinc, by decreasing membrane permeability and malondialdehyde contents, enhancing the photosynthetic activity and modulating anti-oxidant enzyme activities. 

Silicon treatment also reduced Cadmium accumulation in rice plants through symplastic pathways in the root system, (Huang et al., 2019).

Aquaritin Foliar Spray enhances cell wall elasticity and plasticity, which attributes to its effect alleviating the negative effects of heavy metals on plant growth.

Additional Information

In one word – Nanotechnology!

Nanotechnology improves the efficiency of inputs and minimizes losses. Nanomaterials offer a wider specific surface area to fertilizers. In addition, nanomaterials as unique carriers of agrochemicals facilitate the site-targeted controlled delivery of nutrients with increased crop protection.

Yes, Aquaritin 19 will easily mix in your tank. We recommend adding it as the last product to the tank.

At the moment Aquaritin 19 is only available in the 33.8 oz/1 liter size.

You can order Aquaritin in cases of 12 x 33.8 oz (1 liter) bottles.
Case Weight: 33 lbs (15 kgs)
Case Dimensions: 15″x12″x11″ (37cm x 30 cm x 28 cm)

Our recommendation is to apply it as a foliar.

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