Chloride is frequently found in insufficient level in wheat producing areas and often neglected in nutrient management. Chloride is involved in several important roles in plant, including photosynthesis and enzyme activation; transport of other nutrients in the plant (Viets effect); stomatal activity; accelerated plant development; disease control; and osmotic regulation. Perhaps the most important role of chloride in plant growth is in disease control. Suppression of root, stalk and leaf fungal diseases are aided by strategic chloride application.
Hi-Cal liquid calcium is an excellent source of both available calcium and chloride with minimum calcium and chloride contents of 12% and 24%, respectively. Its application to wheat crops while provides needed chloride, its calcium content also aids in disease suppression by helping the plant develop stronger cell wall, which in turn limits the damage the disease pathogen could cause when in contact with the plant.