The fossilized kelp mineral product mined in northwestern Nevada, USA and trademarked under the name of (KELZYME), is a very diverse product. Kelzyme is useful as a soil amendment and is an essential nutrient supplement in many agricultural and horticultural applications. Its' value as a supplement in livestock feed and as a calcium and mineral supplement for human consumption also has great potential. Kelzyme appears in its' raw state as a metamorphic stone that grinds easily into several sieves and can be ground as fine powder that would be useful in foliar applications where feasible.
The primary elementally constituent of Kelzyme is Calcium (Ca). The Calcium in Kelzyme is rapidly absorbed by plant tissues strengthening cell walls and increasing overall turgidity (sturdiness) and vigor via the abundance of available Calcium. Kelzyme will not drastically affect soil pH as Calcium sulfate (Gypsum) and Calcium carbonate (Lime) will often do. Kelzymewill often act as a buffer to balance soil pH when elemental Calcium is in poor supply or is affected by adverse electrical (cation) exchanges in the soil matrix. Soil porosity is also increased by supplementalCalcium, thus improving the ability of agricultural soils to percolate harmful salts that can accumulate from the use of nitrogen fortified chemical fertilizers. Kelzyme is a good companion to an intensive chemical fertilization program in that it will assist soils to leach through the many toxins that can builds up and decrease farm productivity. The role of the Calcium in Kelzyme is as a nutrient for accelerated plant growth and increased health and disease resistance as well as to improve soils, thus creating a higher yield per acre in cropping systems of any kind, including hydroponic, aquaponic and biodynamic farming operations.
The many trace elements in Kelzymeare useful in creating a scenario of abundance in agricultural soils. This abundance of micro nutrients will assist soil fauna in the fixing of nitrogen. Beneficial soil microorganism populations are increased dramatically when Kelzyme is present. Lumbricid (earthworm) populations have been known to increase their productivity in Kelzymetreated soils. The biodynamic factor of Kelzyme is still being researched, yet it is safe to say that resonance is increased via the paramagnetic waves emitted by Kelzyme within the soil and in the root zone.
The most impressive and unique quality inherent in Kelzyme is the plant growth hormones known as cytokines. These hormones that cause seaweed to grow at incredible growth rates while maintaining rigidity, is transferred to plants and crops where soils are treated with Kelzyme. Much work is yet to be done in the laboratory and in field research before it is known how the cytokines function within the plant, but kelp has been used for centuries in Asian cropping systems with great success. Kelzyme contains these plant growth hormones in similar amounts to regular kelp meal--However, simple kelp meal does not contain all of the mineral abundance that is found consistently in Kelzyme. We anticipate that it willbe found through our ongoing research programs, that Kelzyme will be found to be superior to conventional use of kelp meal nutritionally for crops and economically due to the long-lasting nature of Kelzyme.
The markets that are open for Kelzyme are numerous. It has great value as a soil amendment, as mentioned earlier. As a soil amendment, Kelzyme can be marketed to farmers, nurseries, landscapers, and gardening enthusiasts.It is feltthat the unique minerals in Kelzyme willalso make it a desirable additive to fertilizer, compost and potting soil blends. It has a very promising market in this area. As a feed supplement and nutritional supplement for livestock and humans, Kelzyme shows great potential.
In closing, it should be repeated that Kelzyme is a very unusual and unique material that can satisfy a number of agricultural, horticultural and agronomic needs. Mineral content in soils are notorious for being depleted in these days of commercially produced, nitrogen-rich fertilizers. These fertilizers concentrate on providing crops/plants with basic NPK (N-Nitrogen, P-Phosphorus, K-Potassium) and provide few, if any trace minerals. Kelzyme can fill a great void in plant nutrition at this level, and shows its' greatest potential in assisting farmers and growers in producing healthier and more nutritious crops in the future.