While there are many types of seaweed, Ascophyllum nodosum is vastly abundant and most widely used by bio-stimulant manufacturers worldwide. It provides a host of active bio-stimulant constituents.
Ascophyllum nodosum has been used in agriculture and horticulture for thousands of years. It grows abundantly in the clean, unpolluted Arctic waters off the northern coast of Norway.
Professional harvesters from Algea cut and gather the seaweed in specially designed boats.
The seaweed grows in the inter-tidal section of the coastline and the harvesting process takes care to leave its base attached to the rocks on which it is anchored.
This allows the seaweed to grow back fully after 4-5 years and Algea harvest the crop in careful rotation.
This sustainable method of harvesting has been practiced for over 60+ years, ensuring that this wonderful natural resource is maintained forever.