Lentil (Lens culinaris) is a small annual legume of the pea family (Fabaceae) and is grown for its edible seeds. Lentil crops are widely cultivated throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa but are seldom grown in the Western Hemisphere. Lentil grows on sparsely branched vines ranging 18-24 inches tall. Lentil is adapted to all soil types, including sand, clay and loam, if there is good internal drainage. Lentil does not tolerate flooded or waterlogged soils, and does best on deep, sandy loam soils high in phosphorus and potassium. A soil pH near 7.0 is best for lentil production.
Adequate moisture during the growing season is critical to ensuring a healthy crop. However, moisture can also cause yield loss through pod shatter. The intrusion of moisture from rain or dew can cause expansion and contraction of pods, weakening the overall structure. Pod Ceal® binds to a pod’s natural waxes and minimizes this expansion and contraction, helping to minimize pod shatter losses.
Pod Ceal® is a unique formulation containing cyclohexane polymer concentrate.
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.