Background Information

A hand full of Min Plus

Minplus is a natural, environmentally friendly, soil ameliorant. Made of volcanic mineralised rock dust, it is an organic product in a world of chemicals.

The multimineral content is absorbed easily into the soil. Tests demonstrate that not only does it visibly improve plant growth and health but it has been found to deal very effectively with the diseases and pests that attack soils and plants.

The rock dust comprises calcium, magnesium, potash, iron and various micro elements. The end product is a grey/blue powder which can be applied either on top of the soil or it can be incorporated into the soil at the time of planting.

How Does Minplus Work?

Min Plus close up

Minplus is a mineral rock dust (MRD, for ease of use), which "remineralises" soil. The concept of soil remineralisation consists of returning to the soil the vital mineral and trace elements that have been removed over time by erosion, leaching, harvesting and grazing.

Scientific tests around the world have clearly demonstrated that the mineral depletion severly limits the quality and quantity of crop production. This is typically evident in poorer root development, slower growth, lower resistance to disease, insects, frost and drought, reduced yields and declining nutritional values. In extreme cases, plant and tree survival rates have been seen to decline and agricultural failures occur.

When a wide range of minerals and trace elements are restored to the soil through soil remineralisation, there is scientific proof of improved mineral content, better root development, hardier foliage, faster growth and greater resistance to disease, insects, frost and drought. Some studies have shown reduced requirements for conventional fertilisers, dramatic lowering or elimination of pesticides, and less need for irrigation which reflects the better moisture-retention properties of the remineralised soil.

Acid Soils, Plant Diseases, and Pests

Strongly acid soils favour the development of fungi which are well adapted to survive in acid soils and cause disease. The more acidic the soil, the less efficient a fertiliser becomes since the acids prevent the absorbtion of any nutrients available in the fertiliser. Plants in this soil could therefore be at risk of performing poorly, and requiring large and thus costly amounts of fertiliser to try and counter the effects of the acidity levels.

The application of a mineral rock dust, like Minplus, will balance the pH and improve the efficiency of the fertiliser. The overall result is a healthier plant, and a lower outlay for fertiliser.