The following information is extraction and brief summary from publications, journals, and articles on seaweed as fertilizer. Some references at the end of this page are provided for your further reading.
Seaweed extract consists of over 60 mineral elements, growth promoter regulators, and soil conditioners. It is an excellent ecological friendly and economical way to ensure availability of micro-nutrients and improve soil quality. A healthy plant is less susceptible to stress and disease.
How seaweed is beneficial to plant, in our opinion, can be illustrated by examining the nutritional profile in seaweed to the growth requirements (metabolism) of plant; as shown in Table 1.