The problem with nitrate salts is that they will increase the osmotic concentration of the soil solution. The roots ultimately have to take up minerals from a more and more concentrated local solution. If that local solution gets too concentrated, there will come a point where the plant is not able to take up any water against the concentration gradient and the plant will start to wilt. Even before this point is reached, the plant will become stressed and grow slower. When crops are irrigated, salts in the water and the soil from fertilizers can make the soil saline and less fertile.
NitroPonics® water contains the ideal amount of nitrates but without the salt compounds. NitroPonics®water can be liberally applied to most plants to support advanced vegetative growth. NitroPonics™ water is typically produced with nitrate concentrations of 500-650 ppm. Because nitrous and nitric acids are produced in the process the NitroPonics® water typically has a PH of 3.5 to 5.0, the PH can b e raised to a more suitable level by simply diluting the water with untreated irrigation water.
Because NitroPonics® water contains no nitrate salts plants are able to take up nearly 100% of the nitrate within hours of watering, when tested with numerous plant species NitroPonics®water has provided farmers with uninhibited and extreme growth rates not seen in any other product. Because the nitrate is delivered in a non-salt form the plants don’t have to rely on soil bacteria to convert salt compounds into useable nitrate.