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Citrus

Citrus

Originating in southeastern Asia, Citrus crops are among the oldest crops to be domesticated by humans. Now widely grown in tropical and subtropical areas around the world, multiple different citrus varieties are enjoyed by consumers. Citrus crops belong to a genus of plants belonging to the rue family (Rutaceae). Citrus plants yield pulpy fruits covered with thick skins and are typically evergreen trees or shrubs with glossy oval-shaped leaves. At various stages in their lifecycle, many species have thorns. Growers combine years of experience with new technology to utilize new citrus crop solutions to provide a nutritious and widely enjoyed crop.

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Grapefruit

The grapefruit first appeared in the 18th century, as a result of crossing pomelo and orange plants. It was deemed a “grapefruit” due to its clustered growing habit, which is similar to grapes. Like many citrus varieties, grapefruit plants prefer warm conditions, such as those found in subtropical or tropical regions. Grapefruit trees thrive in well-draining, loamy soil.

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Fruit Set
Residual Pesticide Applications
Systemic Pesticide Applications
Environmental Stress
Fruit Sizing and Development
Cold Protection
Fruit Set

Fruit Set

Fruit set is categorized as the critical transition period shortly after fertilization as plant processes switch over to fruit formation and growth. A successful fruit set is integral to a healthy crop at harvest. This process can be improved with the addition of Cytokin® at key timings. Cytokin® contains plant growth hormones responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, and various other plant growth functions. The nature-based plant growth regulator effects help to maximize conditions necessary for fruit set and early fruit development.

Cytokin®

Cytokin® is a plant- based EPA registered plant growth regulator designed to increase crop production efficiency.

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Residual Pesticide Applications

Residual Pesticide Applications

Environmental pests come in a wide variety of forms including, diseases, insects, invasive weeds and more. The methods for controlling these pests vary as well. Some solutions require a pesticide to remain active and in contact with the leaf surface for an extended period for best results. Nu-Film-17® is uniquely formulated to be combined with pesticides that require residual activity on the leaf or fruit surface. These include contact or ingestion-based pesticides that have direct activity on the target pests.

Nu-Film-17®

Nu-Film-17® is a superior deposition, sticker, and extender adjuvant with non-ionic properties based on proprietary Miller technology containing Pinolene.

Learn More
Systemic Pesticide Applications

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 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®

Exit® is an activator-adjuvant comprising a blend of premium-quality esterified seed oil with a proprietary surfactant and humectant system.

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Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

Environmental or abiotic stress has the potential to negatively impact plant health, productivity, crop quality and yield. With the unique formulation of Fertigard®, these abiotic stressors can be mitigated via a multifaceted approach. Water retention, overall plant metabolism, as well as general plant recovery can be improved with the addition of Fertigard®. By managing abiotic stress effects, yield losses can be potentially minimized. The best effects are observed when applied prior to stressful conditions.

Fertigard™

Fertigard™ 2-41-27 is a unique blend that contains soluble phosphate and phosphite for crops that experience plant stress during key physiological periods and demand superior efficiency and response.

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Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit development is an exceptionally important and nutritionally taxing period for plants. Potassium is a critical nutrient at this time as it is responsible for translocation of proteins and sugars, water balance in plants, production of ATP, root development, improving quality of the fruits by maintaining desirable sugar to acid ratio, ripening of fruit and many other processes. Sugar Express® serves as an ideal nutritional choice at this critical time to provide critical nutritional needs at key timings. The addition of Calcium Chelate at this time can also assist in improving development and fruit firmness through the strengthening of cellular structure.

Sugar Express®

Sugar Express® 4-10-40 is a highly refined fertilizer with the appropriate ratio of phosphorus and potassium designed to be used close to harvest.

Learn More
Cold Protection

Cold Protection

Cold weather poses several serious threats to plant tissues that are not adapted to survive it for long periods of time. Vapor Gard® can assist in the mitigation of some cold weather effects, such as desiccation. Once applied, Vapor Gard forms a thin, microscopic film over the plant surface. This helps to lock in moisture and assists in the prevention of cold desiccation effects on sensitive plant tissue.

Vapor Gard®

Vapor Gard® is a based product for use on specialty crops as a full-coverage spray to reduce water evapotranspiration.

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Lemons/Limes

Easily recognizable by their acidic and sour taste, lemons and limes are most successfully grown in warm, tropical, or semi-tropical areas. Nutritionally, lemons and limes are nearly identical. Limes tend to be more bitter and acidic while lemons have sweeter acidic flavor notes.

Lemon
Fruit Set
Environmental Stress
Cold Protection
Fruit Set

Fruit Set

Fruit set is categorized as the critical transition period shortly after fertilization as plant processes switch over to fruit formation and growth. A successful fruit set is integral to a healthy crop at harvest. This process can be improved with the addition of Cytokin® at key timings. Cytokin® contains plant growth hormones responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, and various other plant growth functions. The nature-based plant growth regulator effects help to maximize conditions necessary for fruit set and early fruit development.

Cytokin®

Cytokin® is a plant- based EPA registered plant growth regulator designed to increase crop production efficiency.

Learn More
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

Environmental or abiotic stress has the potential to negatively impact plant health, productivity, crop quality and yield. With the unique formulation of Fertigard®, these abiotic stressors can be potentially mitigated via a multifaceted approach to plant health. Water retention, overall plant metabolism, as well as general plant recovery can be improved with the addition of Fertigard®. By managing abiotic stress effects, yield losses can be minimized. The best effects are observed when applied prior to stressful conditions.

Fertigard™

Fertigard™ 2-41-27 is a unique blend that contains soluble phosphate and phosphite for crops that experience plant stress during key physiological periods and demand superior efficiency and response.

Learn More
Cold Protection

Cold Protection

Cold weather poses several serious threats to plant tissues that are not adapted to survive it for long periods of time. Vapor Gard® can assist in the mitigation of some cold weather effects, such as desiccation. Once applied, Vapor Gard forms a thin, microscopic film over the plant surface. This helps to lock in moisture and assists in the prevention of cold desiccation effects on sensitive plant tissue.

Vapor Gard®

Vapor Gard® is a based product for use on specialty crops as a full-coverage spray to reduce water evapotranspiration.

Learn More

Mandarins/Tangerines

Botanically, mandarins refer to three classifications of oranges: satsumas, tangerines, and miscellaneous hybrids. Thought to be named as a result of being transported through the port of Tangier in Morocco, Tangerines are believed to be native to Southeast Asia. These varieties are typically grown in warm weather climates around the world, though tangerines are more tolerant to cold temperatures than other varieties of citrus.

Madarin
Fruit Set
Environmental Stress
Brix Development
Rind Disorders
Cold Protection
Fruit Set

Fruit Set

Fruit set is categorized as the critical transition period shortly after fertilization as plant processes switch over to fruit formation and growth. A successful fruit set is integral to a healthy crop at harvest. This process can be improved with the addition of Cytokin® at key timings. Cytokin® contains plant growth hormones responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, and various other plant growth functions. The nature-based plant growth regulator effects help to maximize conditions necessary for fruit set and early fruit development.

Cytokin®

Cytokin® is a plant- based EPA registered plant growth regulator designed to increase crop production efficiency.

Learn More
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

Environmental or abiotic stress has the potential to negatively impact plant health, productivity, crop quality and yield. With the unique formulation of Fertigard®, these abiotic stressors can be potentially mitigated via a multifaceted approach to plant health. Water retention, overall plant metabolism, as well as general plant recovery can be improved with the addition of Fertigard®. By managing abiotic stress effects, yield losses can be minimized. The best effects are observed when applied prior to stressful conditions.

Fertigard™

Fertigard™ 2-41-27 is a unique blend that contains soluble phosphate and phosphite for crops that experience plant stress during key physiological periods and demand superior efficiency and response.

Learn More
Brix Development

Brix Development

Uniform fruit ripening, color development, and Brix accumulation can be affected by numerous factors, such as photosynthesis, leaf age, nutrient deficiencies, and disease pressure. As plants begin to senesce—or age—closer to harvest, their photosynthesis and metabolic rates may be reduced. This can lead to uneven ripening and poor sugar development. Sugar Express® applications provide key nutrients which help aid the normal photosynthetic processes that drive Brix development. The accumulation of Brix earlier may improve ripening and color, which is necessary for uniform quality.

Sugar Express®

Sugar Express® 4-10-40 is a highly refined fertilizer with the appropriate ratio of phosphorus and potassium designed to be used close to harvest.

Learn More
Rind Disorders

Rind Disorders

Various types of degenerative rind disorders can impact citrus crops, including mandarins. Research suggests that these disorders are a result of abiotic stressors such as excessive moisture. Utilizing Pinolene® technology, Vapor Gard® provides an additional physical layer of protection on the outside of the fruit rind. This added layer helps to reduce the effects of excessive moisture. Vapor Gard® has shown significant improvements compared to control at reducing various rind disorder symptoms and damage.

Vapor Gard®

Vapor Gard® is a based product for use on specialty crops as a full-coverage spray to reduce water evapotranspiration.

Learn More
Cold Protection

Cold Protection

Cold weather poses several serious threats to plant tissues that are not adapted to survive it for long periods of time. Vapor Gard® can assist in the mitigation of some cold weather effects, such as desiccation. Once applied, Vapor Gard forms a thin, microscopic film over the plant surface. This helps to lock in moisture and assists in the prevention of cold desiccation effects on sensitive plant tissue.

Vapor Gard®

Vapor Gard® is a based product for use on specialty crops as a full-coverage spray to reduce water evapotranspiration.

Learn More

Oranges

Orange plants are part of the genus Citrus, which contains all citrus trees—oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, hybrids—that are interfertile. Growing typically in tropical and subtropical regions, countries such as Brazil and the United States are some of the top producers. There are four distinct groups of sweet oranges including round oranges (most economically significant), navel oranges, blood oranges, and acid-less oranges. Within the United States, Florida is the top producing juicing state for oranges while California is the top producer for fresh consumption.

orange
Fruit Set
Residual Pesticide Applications
Systemic Pesticide Applications
Environmental Stress
Fruit Sizing and Development
Cold Protection
Fruit Set

Fruit Set

Fruit set is categorized as the critical transition period shortly after fertilization as plant processes switch over to fruit formation and growth. A successful fruit set is integral to a healthy crop at harvest. This process can be improved with the addition of Cytokin® at key timings. Cytokin® contains plant growth hormones responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, and various other plant growth functions. The nature-based plant growth regulator effects help to maximize conditions necessary for fruit set and early fruit development.

Cytokin®

Cytokin® is a plant- based EPA registered plant growth regulator designed to increase crop production efficiency.

Learn More
Residual Pesticide Applications

Residual Pesticide Applications

Environmental pests come in a wide variety of forms including, diseases, insects, invasive weeds and more. The methods for controlling these pests vary as well. Some solutions require a pesticide to remain active and in contact with the leaf surface for an extended period for best results. Nu-Film-17® is uniquely formulated to be combined with pesticides that require residual activity on the leaf or fruit surface. These include contact or ingestion-based pesticides that have direct activity on the target pests.

Nu-Film-17®

Nu-Film-17® is a superior deposition, sticker, and extender adjuvant with non-ionic properties based on proprietary Miller technology containing Pinolene.

Learn More
Systemic Pesticide Applications

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 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®

Exit® is an activator-adjuvant comprising a blend of premium-quality esterified seed oil with a proprietary surfactant and humectant system.

Learn More
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

Environmental or abiotic stress has the potential to negatively impact plant health, productivity, crop quality and yield. With the unique formulation of Fertigard®, these abiotic stressors can be potentially mitigated via a multifaceted approach to plant health. Water retention, overall plant metabolism, as well as general plant recovery can be improved with the addition of Fertigard®. By managing abiotic stress effects, yield losses can be minimized. The best effects are observed when applied prior to stressful conditions.

Fertigard™

Fertigard™ 2-41-27 is a unique blend that contains soluble phosphate and phosphite for crops that experience plant stress during key physiological periods and demand superior efficiency and response.

Learn More
Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit development is an exceptionally important and nutritionally taxing period for plants. Potassium is a critical nutrient at this time as it is responsible for translocation of proteins and sugars, water balance in plants, production of ATP, root development, improving quality of the fruits by maintaining desirable sugar to acid ratio, ripening of fruit and many other processes. Sugar Express® serves as an ideal nutritional choice at this critical time to provide critical nutritional needs at key timings. The addition of Calcium Chelate at this time can also assist in improving development and fruit firmness through the strengthening of cellular structure.

Sugar Express®

Sugar Express® 4-10-40 is a highly refined fertilizer with the appropriate ratio of phosphorus and potassium designed to be used close to harvest.

Learn More
Cold Protection

Cold Protection

Cold weather poses several serious threats to plant tissues that are not adapted to survive it for long periods of time. Vapor Gard® can assist in the mitigation of some cold weather effects, such as desiccation. Once applied, Vapor Gard forms a thin, microscopic film over the plant surface. This helps to lock in moisture and assists in the prevention of cold desiccation effects on sensitive plant tissue.

Vapor Gard®

Vapor Gard® is a based product for use on specialty crops as a full-coverage spray to reduce water evapotranspiration.

Learn More