Function of Selenium (Se)
Selenium is essential for humans and animals but has not been proven to be essential for plants. Low dietary intakes by humans can cause health disorders, including oxidative stress-related conditions, reduced fertility and immune function, and an increased risk of cancers.
It has been estimated that between 0.5 and 1 billion people globally may have inadequate intakes of selenium, and these include populations in developed countries such as western Europe.
Selenium biofortification in crops through fertilisation, which was in practice in Finland since the mid-1980s, has been proven as an effective way of increasing human selenium intake.
Use Folex Se to bio-fortify arable crops for human consumption.
Apply 2 l/ha, in a minimum of 200 l/ha water or apply in OMEX suspension fertilisers.
The spray tank should be filled with half the required water. Measure the required amount of Folex Se and add to the tank whilst maintaining constant agitation. Add remaining water to correct dilution and spray.
Do not apply in tank mix with pesticides when crop is showing deficiency symptoms, is under stress, or in adverse weather conditions.