is it sodium, chloride, chloride salts (calcium, ferric or sodium), or bio-films?
Vigorous vitality at toxic sodium levels
While we used to look at sodium and chloride as two components, we look at it differently now as a batch of components we call Chloride Salts, referring to the bonds of chloride with sodium, iron (ferric), calcium, zinc as well as boron. Interesting that sodium is a mineral like Ca, Mg, P and K, all nutrients, and where Sodium (Na) is essential but in surplus it is a toxin. Also interesting is where the same minerals Ca, Mg, P and K are highly insoluble, sodium is extremely soluble even in water that is bad/insoluble, virtually in just any form of water the sodium mineral is soluble, similarly the metal zinc.
Where sodium and zinc are the most soluble in soil from water, it only stands to reason that A) if either are saturated in the soils there is an infiltration problem and B) when you water or it rains, the most likely products the vegetation will be drinking can be a toxic mixture of water and sodium. With rain we get the added benefit of dissolved oxygen picked up as the rain travels through the air. This is typically why in highly saline soil conditions we see the push of growth following rain from the solubilization of N, then the pure H2O and O2, followed by tip burn from the ensuing sodium/chloride.
Being they are both highly soluble, what is keeping them complexed in the soil? Poor SAR or CEC, Valence, cementation of the soil, how about biofilms? It’s likely one, the other or some matrix of them, perhaps all. It’s interesting that Boron is usually saturated where there are concentrations of sodium and chloride. This is likely caused by a valence, an energy bond between the anion and cation like sodium is to chloride and carbonate is to calcium and magnesium.
HCT possesses proprietary chemistry that disassociates the bonds between the chloride complexes, sequesters the cations rendering them available for nutrition and non-toxic. The reactions are stable throughout the soil and the plant growth, systemically and through the tissue without damage.
It’s hard to believe you can grow high quality vegetation, even turf, at soil saturations such as these, ppm’s derived through deionized water solute.
They call the neutralization of the sodium, protonation. HCT calls it sequestering the electron of Na containing a Proton. You can actually see the sodium, along with other toxins, flow through the vegetation leaves pushing yellow with green, and without damage or tip burn.
By resolving the culprits retaining the chloride salts in the nutritional zone of the vegetation, toxins can flush through the soils or they can move through the vegetation without compromise.
Flushing sodium, a year’s comparison
Actually Bio – Not Sodium or chloride
Moving Sodium with WaterSOLV™.
All tip burn ceased.