Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus, variety scolymus), also called globe artichoke or French artichoke, is a large thistle-like perennial plant of the aster family (Asteraceae) grown for its edible flower buds. The thick bracts and the receptacle of the immature flower head, known as the heart, are a culinary delicacy enjoyed in numerous cuisines. Most artichokes grown worldwide are cultivated in France, Italy, and Spain, while California provides nearly 100% of the US crop.
Chewing pests, such as the larval stages of the artichoke Plume Moth, can be challenging and cause considerable crop loss. Significant damage can occur as a result of constant vegetative feeding by these pests. Control is typically achieved with contact or ingestion-based insecticides such as Bacillus thuringiensis. The addition of organic compliant Nu-Film-P® to these chemistries can allow for more consistent deposition and increased retention on the leaf surface. This increase in deposition and retention has the potential to increase insecticide efficacy.
Nu-Film-P® is a superior deposition, spreader, and sticker adjuvant with non-ionic properties based on proprietary Miller technology containing Pinolene®.
Systemic Pesticide Applications
Plant health can be negatively impacted by pests in the environment in several different ways. Each of these potential pests also require their own unique solution for control. Exit ® has been purposefully formulated to be combined with pesticides that depend upon rapid uptake and translocation of the active ingredient. Pesticides such as those with systemic or translaminar activity as well as those with hormonal or plant growth regulator effects are particularly well suited for tank mixing with Exit®. The unique ability to increase the speed at which translocation occurs is what defines Exit®.
Exit® is an activator-adjuvant comprising a blend of premium-quality esterified seed oil with a proprietary surfactant and humectant system.
Environmental or abiotic stress has the potential to negatively impact plant health, productivity, crop quality and yield. With the unique formulation of Greenstim®, these abiotic stressors can be mitigated via a multifaceted approach to plant health. Water retention, overall plant metabolism, as well as general plant recovery can be significantly approved with the addition of Greenstim®. By managing abiotic stress effects, yield losses can be drastically minimized. Best effects are observed when applied prior to stressful conditions
Greenstim® 2-8-14 is a proprietary liquid fertilizer combined with plant betaines.