What is NACHURS® Bio-K®?
Bio-K® is a combination of an inorganic salt reacted with an organic acid to form a potassium acetate fertilizer.
- formation and translocation of starches, sugars, and fats
- protein formation
- aids in enzyme actions
- helps cells maintain their internal pressure
- maintains balance of salts and water in cells
- improves seed quality
- increases root development and resistance to drought
What makes Bio-K® unique?
What makes Bio-K® unique is the origination of its organic-based carrier (anion), the acetate molecule. Acetate is a natural plant metabolite that has many important functions within the plant as well as in the symbiotic relationship with microbes/mycorrhizal fungi. It provides a base in which many plant compounds are thereby formed, including but not limited to the following:
- fatty acids
- phenolic acids
- amino acids
Acetate is an important part of signaling compounds (flavonoids, lipochitooligosaccharides, etc.) which promote plant-soil microbe relationships and increased plant productivity.
Since the carrier portion of Bio-K® is a natural plant metabolite, it is more rapidly and readily taken up by turf grasses, which in turn leads to increased potassium efficiency and higher productivity.