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Canadian Wollastonite isn’t the only organization doing research on the value of plant-available silicon in agriculture. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in partnership with Laval University, and Les Fraises de l”Ile-d’Orléans is investigating how supplying soluble silicon to strawberry plants can increase resistance to diseases like powdery mildew and reduce the application of fungicides.

Watch the 5-minute video below to learn more about the role of silicon in promoting resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses and the current research project in organic strawberry production. A text summary of the project can be found here.