Uso y Aplicación de Caolín en Polvo para la Protección de las Plantas

Use and Application of Kaolin Powder for Plant Protection

Greetings to all our Mineravi readers! Today we are going to talk about a wonderful and multifunctional product: kaolin powder. This brilliant white mineral, often used in the cosmetic and ceramic industry, also offers incredible benefits for our beloved plants.

Kaolin helps protect plants from the intense heat of summer and various pests, including flies. But how is this miraculous mineral used? Today we will tell you.

Preparation of the Kaolin Mixture

First, you will need to prepare a mixture of water and powdered kaolin. The generally recommended ratio is 3 to 5% kaolin powder by volume of water. For example, if you have a liter of water, you should add between 30 to 50 grams of kaolin. Mix well until the powder is completely dissolved. The resulting mixture should be fine enough to spray, but thick enough to effectively coat the plants.

Application of the Kaolin Mixture

Once the mixture is ready, you can apply it to your plants using a sprayer. Spray the mixture evenly over all parts of the plant, including the leaves, stems, and fruit. Don't forget to spray both the top and bottom of the leaves.

Be sure to apply the mixture during the coolest hours of the day, preferably early in the morning or late in the evening, to avoid heat stress on plants. Also, try not to apply it right before the rain, as it could be washed away.

Maintenance and Reapplication

Kaolin must be reapplied regularly to maintain its effectiveness. The frequency of reapplication will depend on factors such as weather and pest pressure, but a general rule of thumb is to reapply every 2-3 weeks, or after heavy rain.

Remember, kaolin acts as a physical barrier and not a chemical pesticide. Therefore, do not expect immediate results, but a gradual improvement in the health and productivity of your plants.

Security Considerations

Although kaolin is generally considered safe for plants and the environment, you should always follow the safety recommendations provided by the manufacturer. Wear proper protective gear during application, especially if you are sensitive to dust.

In conclusion, kaolin is an excellent option for those looking for an effective and ecological solution to protect their plants. Ready to try this wonderful mineral in your garden or orchard? Visit our Mineravi store to get your supply of kaolin powder today.

And remember, we are always here to help you with all your technical mineral needs. Until next time!

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