Chitosan is a natural material derived from chitin, which is found in the shells of crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs. It has been proven to have a range of beneficial effects on plants, including increased resistance to pests and diseases, improved growth and yield, and enhanced postharvest shelf life of produce. Yucca is known for its ability to enhance nutrient uptake in plants, also resulting in better growth and yield. Sucrose, a simple sugar, is also included to provide a readily available source of energy for plants.
In addition to increased yield, the TM Liquid Chitosan Plus formulation can also improve crop health. The chitosan acts as a natural defense mechanism against pests and diseases. The yucca contains saponins that also helps to improve plant health by increasing nutrient uptake and enhancing plant metabolism. Saponins from the yucca extracts reduce the surface tension and facilitate the spread of fertilizer solution onto the entire leaf. Saponins are known for their stimulatory activity of growth and development as well as their protective effect against biotic and abiotic stresses.
Chitosan can increase the levels of beneficial compounds in plants, such as antioxidants and essential amino acids. This can lead to crops with higher nutritional value.
Our TM Liquid Chitosan Plus formulation can also improve postharvest quality. The chitosan helps to prevent the growth of spoilage organisms, which can extend the shelf life of crops and reduce food waste. This can be especially important for crops that are difficult to store or transport, such as berries.
When applied onto substrate, Yucca extract acts as a wetting agent reducing the formation of dry spots or water channels. When used as a foliar spray, the tank mix will film out over the leaf surface and improve coverage of the foliage. Both the yucca and the chitosan improve water use efficiency and provide protection against dehydration, excess UV and heat.
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