Polysorbate of soda is a white, salt-like liquid that can be used for plowing, seedling growth or for irrigation. Its components are salt, bromine, phosphorous, potassium salt and nitrogen. It is commonly used as a fertilizer for gardens, but its most important use is as an organic soil fungicide.
Phosphate-soluble bacteria (PSB) are organisms that transform PSB into soluble phosphate (S-phosphate). They do this by breaking down PSB molecules into smaller ones, which are then absorbed by the plants. So, their active ingredient can help increase the availability of nutrients in the soil for the benefit of the crop they are planted to. So, their use on soil can help prevent soil erosion, promote sustainable agricultural production and reduce the use of chemical fertilizers.
In addition to these benefits, PSB can also have some negative effects. For instance, research has shown that PSB may inhibit the growth of some beneficial herbicides. This could reduce crop yields in some situations. Alternatives to PSB that have fewer negative impacts include sulfur and manure as fertilizers. Other substances that may be negatively affected by PSB are synthetic organic compounds (SOC) and lignin. Some experts recommend avoiding compounds containing phosphates, especially when there is a risk of toxicity.
So how do we know that PSB is harmless? The answer is... yes. It has been used safely for years as an agricultural and landscape fungicide. The concentration used is low enough not to pose a health threat. It is also non-toxic, so it won't cause irritation to humans or animals. Also, exposure to small amounts of PSB does not result in illness.
One problem you might encounter is having to deal with dead leaves and stems on your plants. The stem ends up breaking off and growing into your soil. If you have PSB in your soil and have a tough time removing dead stems, you may need to spray your plants with a solution of water and PSB. Then just let them sit. You may need to water again after a few days.
Plants should fare better if you have good soil that is free of rocks, root depressions or aeration pockets. These obstacles slow down soil movement which causes roots to be stressed. That causes them to become smaller, which results in photosynthesis failure and less nutrients for the plants. PSB can be the solution to any problem that you are encountering with your plants.
PSB can be used on many lawns. It is mostly available for home gardens and small landscapes. It works well on acid soils where other chemicals and tinctures will not work. Also, this product works well on dark colors of soil. It is effective on all sorts of soils, not just sandy soils.
Because of its effective levels of nitrogen and phosphorous, Phosphate-PBS is used to fertilize most ornamental plants, most vegetables and fruit trees. It is also used on strawberries, lemons, limes, peppers and tomatoes. As an environmental friendly, this product is safe for both birds and animals. It's a non-toxic soil retardant which means it won't run off into waterways or eventually get absorbed into ground water.
A lot of gardeners are using Phosphate-PBS because it's inexpensive, easily applied and effective. Its fast release nature allows for quick fertilization of dry and dehydrated soil. Using this material as a fertilizer will increase the nutrients available for the plants to help them grow.
Some of the common plants that are treated with Phosphate-PBS are: Dogs, cats, horses, deer, wildlife, crops, herbs, flowers, and grass. Phosphate-PBS is effective on all types of soil. It does not damage fertility. It mixes easily with any soil and quickly absorbs into the soil after being applied. It doesn't affect plants' color, health, or structure.
If you grow plants in Phosphate-PBS, they stay healthy, strong, and beautiful. It can be used on your lawns, on your gardens, on your pastures, and on your landscaping. You'll enjoy how much more pesticide-free (organic) soil you'll have. Phosphate-PBS is safe for people, animals, and the environment.
However, there are some drawbacks to using Phosphate-PBS. Because Phosphate-PBS is so cheap, a lot of companies use it instead of regular fertilizers and there are still studies about the long-term effects of this chemical on humans and the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency and the US FDA have warned against the use of Phosphate-PBS on fruits and vegetables that are intended to be eaten. They've also warned against the use of Phosphate-PBS on crops intended for human consumption.