During zeolite application, the roots of plants in the soil are protected from external temperature changes, so they develop more evenly. Due to the increased water capacity, water losses from drainage and evaporation are reduced and the introduced fertilizer solutions are not washed out. Hence, the amount of watering and fertilizing is reduced and the risk of root rotting from excessive watering or water stagnation is prevented.
Zeolite contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, borium, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, and silicon in the form, available to the plant.
The use of zeolites in agriculture, vegetable growing, and horticulture has great prospects.
Zeolite increases not only the amount, but also the quality of the crop. With application of this mineral, the amino acid composition in vegetables and fruits increases, as well as the amount of vitamin C. Moreover, the level of total sugar and dry matters, the amount of nitrate nitrogen, and the acidity decreases.