Zeolite is an amazing natural mineral because of its extraordinary ability to absorb, hold, release, and exchange different chemicals, nutrients, toxins and ions according to need. Zeolite was formed from the glass component of volcanic ash millions of years ago, similarly to Bentonite.
Zeolite is a natural mineral and is often used as an organic agricultural and horticultural input. It carries a negative charge balanced by freely moving particles with positive charges, which provides an ideal trap for positive cations like nitrogen rich ammonium and potassium which are then released to plants. This makes Zeolite an excellent fertilizer. Natural zeolite is also an excellent water filtration medium and soil amendment. It can also carry the efficiency of fertilizer and can continue to function as a water and nutrient reservoir in the soil indefinitely. The trace elements make it particularly useful as a soil, compost and fertilizer additive to attract, retain and slowly release critical plant nutrients.
A few industries that use our Zeolite are:
Horticulture: Retains nutrients longer to lower fertiliser costs; substantial yield improvements; less nutrient leeching; long term soil improvement.
Stockfeeds: Diminishes ammonia toxicity and scouring; increases nitrogen levels in manures for higher fertiliser values; reduces odor levels in sheds and a safer, slow release off ammonia from urea; produces lower mortality rates in fowls and limits the moisture levels in organic wastes.
Turf: Produces significant turf root improvement; dense and deeper feeder root system; less fertilisers required; retention of key nutrients; increased soil potassium levels; permanent increase in cation-exchange capacity.
Vermiculture: Traps nitrogen through cation-exchange, eliminates odours in worm farms, absorbs and holds heavy metals, stabilises the pH value of worm beds; increases the nutrient value of vermicast.