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Scaniavital® Silica

This product is formulated as a paste, based on finely ground clay particles, which can be easily spread over the wound.  The product also contains silicon (Si), potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and a thickening agent.  The paste, when applied, dries very quickly and encapsulates the wound entirely.

Scaniavital® Silica prevents the dehydration of wounds on tomato plants after the removal of old leaves and other stem damage.  The use of this very quickly drying paste could be compared to applying grafting wax.  After applying Scaniavital Silica a physical barrier is created which prevents further evaporation of the wound and penetration of dust and dirt from outside.