Frequently Asked Questions
What is TM Chitosan?
TM Chitosan is extracted from chitin found in the shells of shrimp, crabs and lobsters. Chitin is also found in the exoskeletons or predatory and crop destroying insects, and the plants are tricked into thinking they are under attack by a predator. When plants are threatened, they react in a manner referred to SAR, which is an abbreviation for Systemic Activation Response. Once SAR is activated and there is no attack the plant can then use the cascade of triggered plant hormones to grow and strengthen itself.
What is Chitosan?
Chitin and chitosan are naturally-occurring compounds that have enormous potential in agriculture. These molecules were shown to inhibit fungal growth and development. And have been reported to be active against viruses, bacteria and other pests. (Chitosan in Plant Protection Abdelbasset El Hadrami,1 Lorne R. Adam,1 Ismail El Hadrami,2 and Fouad Daayf1,)
Is TM Chitosan a fertilizer?
TM Chitosan is not a fertilizer, it is a plant immune booster.
Is TM Chitosan compatible with any nutrient and supplemental fertilizer schedules?
Yes, TM Chitosan is compatible with all nutrient lines and will assist your plants in up-taking the fertilizer provided.
Is TM Chitosan organic?
It is all natural, not organic. The refinement process we use is synthetic.
Is TM Chitosan water soluble?
What is the application rate TM Chitosan?
Dosage is 1-2 ml of a 2.5% solution per gallon of water.
How can I use TM Chitosan as a seed soak?
The application rates for seed soaking, foliar and root drench are all the same.
Will my produce smell like shellfish?
No, the refinement process removes all shellfish odor.
Will TM Chitosan affect the microbes in the soil?
No, research has shown that chitosan attacks pathogens and encourages beneficial microbes.