Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate ( Epsom Salt)
Magnesium sulphate heptahydrate is a magnesium sulphate hydrate in the heptahydrate form. The primary application of magnesium sulphate heptahydrate is in agriculture, where it is used to rectify soil deficiencies in magnesium and sulphur. Epsom salts are frequently included in bath salts, exfoliates, muscle relaxants, and pain medications.
Molecular Formulae- MgSO₄.7H2O
Alternative Names- Epsom Salt
BENEFITS AND USES-
- Magnesium sulphate heptahydrate promotes seed germination, causes plants to grow bushier, and produces more blooms.
- It deters pests such as slugs and voles.
- It helps in the correction and prevention of magnesium and sulphur shortages, stunted development, and yield reduction.
- It encourages the synthesis of chlorophyll.
- It is simple to administer at planting or during the growing season.
- Magnesium sulphate heptahydrate can be easily combined with other fertilisers.
- It can be used with drip fertigation or foliar spraying.
HOW IT WORKS-
- It works by providing crops with essential nutrients like magnesium and sulphur.
- Magnesium and sulphur are necessary for the synthesis of chlorophyll, which is essential for photosynthesis.
TIME OF APPLICATION-
- It can be used all throughout the year.
- It should be used at least once a month to avoid the leaves turning yellow and curling on your plants.
- For spraying, the recommended usage is 2% weight by volume.
- For solid application, use 5-10 kg/acre.