A customer in California recently wrote to tell us how applying all-natural rock dust made of volcanic basalt to his rose bushes helped keep away pesky aphids: “I’ve normally had to spray my roses for aphids at least once by this time of the year. The only thing different this year is that I used Cascade…

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In a previous blog post, agronomist Rich Affeldt discussed the role that silicon plays in plant health and vitality. Adding an all-natural source of silicon, like that found in volcanic basalt, is an excellent way to grow plants that are healthy, strong and able to resist pests and disease. In this short follow-up video, Rich explains how certain plants—like zinnias and…

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One of the key ingredients in Cascade Minerals’ Remineralizing Soil Booster is silicon, a plant nutrient that is often overlooked yet which plays a very important role in plant health and vitality. Listen as agronomist Rich Affeldt discusses how silicon added to soil helps make plants more resistant to pests and disease: An essential component…

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