History of Foliar

While the use of bone meals, manure and other substances to enrich the soil have been practiced for centuries, the true science of fertilization - improving soil quality to improve plant health and vitality - really began in the 1800s.

The Agricultural Revolution, along with advances in chemistry, allow growers to identify deficiencies, both in the soil and the plant, and address those deficiencies through the addition of nutrients.

In the late 1980s, Floratine pioneered technologies to apply micronutrients directly to the plant. This foliar feeding application method allows for quick, efficient uptake of nutrients, helping the nutrients get on, get in and move around the plant in their most accessible form.