Silk Frass is solid excrement or waste that comes from the process of rearing insects. Frass is often considered a great fertilizer since the creatures that produce it are eating healthy plants and recycling nitrogen. Frass granules have a unique composition of organic materials combined with nutrients, minerals and trace elements. Insect frass is just a natural form of compost, and by putting frass in your soil, you are basically feeding your plants digested plants. It carries an abundance of bacteria, fungi, amoebae, and other microbes. It is a powerful promoter of compost formation. It is high in Phosphorous, 5.37 and contains 2.08 of Nitrogen and 1.87 of Potassium.
Studies have shown its ability to deter pests such as aphids and so is a brilliant natural way to fend off unwanted pests! It also contains chitin which is a biopolymer known for eliciting an immune response and promoting growth of healthy soil microbes.
Organic materials are combined in frass with nutrients, minerals and trace elements. Together, these elements ensure growth, flowering, seed formation, ensure ripening, a strong formation of roots, tubers and fruits. Finally, the high proportion of chitin ensures the growth of good micro-organisms and enzymes. This will trigger the plant to activate its natural defense mechanisms. As a result, the crop is less attractive to diseases and pests. The result is excellent yields and naturally healthy crops.