Sometimes when we recommend an alfalfa based botanical tea people scratch their heads. Alfalfa is known to carry a natural plant growth regulator called triacantanol. This is better to be referred to as a plant growth stimulator.
Triacantanol is a fatty alcohol that is found in alfalfa and in beeswax as a plant cuticle wax.
Known for showing an increase in yields in C3 plants, triacantanol affects basic plant metabolic processes including nutrient uptake, photosynthesis, transpiration, enzymatic activity, microbial enzymatic activity, stress reduction from salt toxicity, cold/hot temperatures and even plant stretching and internodal spacing.
Best applied via foliar and root drench.
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