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Stone Fruits

Stone Fruits

Stone fruits get their name from the pit or “stone” in their center that is encased in a fleshy outer area. Also known as drupes, stone fruits tend to have thin skins that may be fuzzy or smooth. The pit is a large seed, and stone fruits can be either considered clingstone or freestone, depending on how easily the flesh pulls away from the seed. Most stone fruits are native to warmer climates of the world and therefore are very susceptible to injury from cold winter temperatures.

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Apricots

The apricot plant (Prunus armeniaca) is a stone fruit of the family Rosaceae (order Rosales). Apricots are closely related to peaches, almonds, plums, and cherries. Cultivated throughout the temperate regions of the world, especially in the Mediterranean, apricots grow best in neutral or slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.7 to 7.5. Turkey is the largest producer of apricots worldwide, however California produces more than 95% of the commercially grown apricots in the US.

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Fruit Sizing and Development
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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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Bloom

Bloom

Flower production and bloom is an integral part to the development of a healthy crop. For a robust harvest to occur, significant flowering is necessary for fertilization. A number of key micronutrients are integral for flowering, and when they are not available or are deficient in the soil, this can lead to a diminished or reduced bloom. ZMC Express® provides a well-rounded mix of micronutrients to address numerous plant functions occurring during bloom. By delivering more than just one micronutrient, balanced interactions between nutrients within the plant are maintained.

ZMC Express®

ZMC Express® is a chelated EDTA blend of micronutrients.

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Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit development is an exceptionally important and nutritionally taxing period within a plant. 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.

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Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

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

Greenstim®

Greenstim® 2-8-14 is a proprietary liquid fertilizer combined with plant betaines.

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Delayed Fruit Ripening

Delayed Fruit Ripening

During periods of rapid growth, fruit development and ripening, plants require energy for proper physiological development and high levels of calcium for fruit quality. Physiological and environmental crop stress slows down plant metabolism and the movement of calcium within plant tissue. Consequently, plants suffer, and crop development is weakened, while fruit frequently lacks the necessary nutrients (including calcium) required for optimum harvest quality. Calexin® translocates through the phloem and xylem increasing calcium mobilization to fruit while supporting natural color development.

Calexin®

Calexin® is a translaminar calcium formulation which works to supplement with the plant's natural ripening and coloring stages.

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Cherries

Cherry refers to any of the various trees belonging to the genus Prunus and their edible fruits. Commercial production includes sour cherries (Prunus cerasus), which are frozen or canned and used in sauces and pastries, and sweet cherries (Prunus avium), which are usually consumed fresh and are the principal type preserved in maraschino liqueur. The size of the cherry can range from 1-3 centimeters. Washington, California, and Oregon are the top producers of sweet cherries, while Michigan makes up nearly 75% of the sour cherry production within the US.

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Fruit Set
Cracking Reduction
Brix Development
Environmental Stress
Delayed Fruit Ripening
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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Cracking Reduction

Cracking Reduction

The cracking of cherries poses a potentially significant threat to overall harvest quality. Most of the cracking occurs within 10 days of harvest. As the cherries expand, the fruit skin stretches and thins, making it even more prone to cracking. It weakens further as water enters the stem ends and collects and pools. Vapor Gard® helps to reduce fruit surface water absorption and retention and potentially help to minimize cracking, which greatly influences quality.

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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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.

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Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

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

Greenstim®

Greenstim® 2-8-14 is a proprietary liquid fertilizer combined with plant betaines.

Learn More
Delayed Fruit Ripening

Delayed Fruit Ripening

During periods of rapid growth, fruit development and ripening, plants require energy for proper physiological development and high levels of calcium for fruit quality. Physiological and environmental crop stress slows down plant metabolism and the movement of calcium within plant tissue. Consequently, plants suffer, and crop development is weakened, while fruit frequently lacks the necessary nutrients (including calcium) required for optimum harvest quality. Calexin® translocates through the phloem and xylem increasing calcium mobilization to fruit while supporting natural color development.

Calexin®

Calexin® is a translaminar calcium formulation which works to supplement with the plant's natural ripening and coloring stages.

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Dates

A date is a stone fruit, meaning it has a single seed surrounded by an outer fleshy fruit. Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, which is grown in many tropical regions of the world. Dates have become popular in recent years. Almost all dates sold in western countries are dried. You can tell whether dates are dried based on their appearance. A wrinkled skin indicates they are dried, whereas a smooth skin indicates freshness.

Dates
Fruit Set
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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Nectarines

The nectarine (Prunus persica) is a smooth-skinned peach of the family Rosaceae that is grown throughout the warmer temperate regions of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. A genetic variant of common peaches, the nectarine was most likely domesticated in China more than 4,000 years ago. As a result, nectarine and peach trees are virtually indistinguishable. Nectarines must grow in cool winter regions so that the trees can lie dormant for a period. More than 95% of US nectarine production is in California.

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Bloom
Fruit Sizing and Development
Environmental Stress
Delayed Fruit Ripening
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
Bloom

Bloom

Flower production and bloom is an integral part to the development of a healthy crop. For a robust harvest to occur, significant flowering is necessary for fertilization. A number of key micronutrients are integral for flowering, and when they are not available or are deficient in the soil, this can lead to a diminished or reduced bloom. ZMC Express® provides a well-rounded mix of micronutrients to address numerous plant functions occurring during bloom. By delivering more than just one micronutrient, balanced interactions between nutrients within the plant are maintained.

ZMC Express®

ZMC Express® is a chelated EDTA blend of micronutrients.

Learn More
Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit development is an exceptionally important and nutritionally taxing period within a plant. 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
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

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

Greenstim®

Greenstim® 2-8-14 is a proprietary liquid fertilizer combined with plant betaines.

Learn More
Delayed Fruit Ripening

Delayed Fruit Ripening

During periods of rapid growth, fruit development and ripening, plants require energy for proper physiological development and high levels of calcium for fruit quality. Physiological and environmental crop stress slows down plant metabolism and the movement of calcium within plant tissue. Consequently, plants suffer, and crop development is weakened, while fruit frequently lacks the necessary nutrients (including calcium) required for optimum harvest quality. Calexin® translocates through the phloem and xylem increasing calcium mobilization to fruit while supporting natural color development.

Calexin®

Calexin® is a translaminar calcium formulation which works to supplement with the plant's natural ripening and coloring stages.

Learn More

Olives

The olive tree has been given the Latin name Olea europaea and is from the botanical family called Oleaceae. Olives grow in subtropical climates in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Hundreds of varieties are grown; some produce only table olives, and others are cultivated for olive oil. California is the only state in the United States producing a commercially significant crop of olives.

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Fruit Set
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Drought Conditions
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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Alternate Bearing

Alternate Bearing

Some crops, such as olives, have alternate bearing years where there are lighter and heavier crop set years. Millerplex® has been shown to potentially reduce the fluctuations between olive sets. During the season, the translocation and availability of key nutrients can dramatically impact the quality of harvest at the end of the growing cycle. Millerplex provides a balanced package of macronutrients, micronutrients, sea plant extracts, as well as our proprietary Express technology. These all combine to both supply key nutrients but also assist in enhancing the metabolism and translocation occurring within the plant.

Millerplex®

Millerplex® 3-3-3 is a kelp-based balanced fertilizer nutrient formula designed for soil or foliar use on crops.

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Drought Conditions

Drought Conditions

Drought conditions pose several serious threats to plant health if not adapted to survive these conditions for long periods of time. Vapor Gard® can assist in the mitigation of some drought effects such as reducing loss of water to evapotranspiration. Once applied, Vapor Gard forms a thin, microscopic film over the plant surface. This helps to lock in moisture and assists in the utilization of water within the plant.

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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Peach

The peach fruit tree (Prunus persica) of the rose family (Rosaceae) is grown throughout the warmer temperate regions of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Top peach producers include China, Italy, Spain, and the US. These regions do best with production due to their coastal temperatures that allow the peach tree to thrive.

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Bloom
Fruit Sizing and Development
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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
Bloom

Bloom

Flower production and bloom is an integral part to the development of a healthy crop. For a robust harvest to occur, significant flowering is necessary for fertilization. A number of key micronutrients are integral for flowering, and when they are not available or are deficient in the soil, this can lead to a diminished or reduced bloom. ZMC Express® provides a well-rounded mix of micronutrients to address numerous plant functions occurring during bloom. By delivering more than just one micronutrient, balanced interactions between nutrients within the plant are maintained.

ZMC Express®

ZMC Express® is a chelated EDTA blend of micronutrients.

Learn More
Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit development is an exceptionally important and nutritionally taxing period within a plant. 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
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

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

Greenstim®

Greenstim® 2-8-14 is a proprietary liquid fertilizer combined with plant betaines.

Learn More
Delayed Fruit Ripening

Delayed Fruit Ripening

During periods of rapid growth, fruit development and ripening, plants require energy for proper physiological development and high levels of calcium for fruit quality. Physiological and environmental crop stress slows down plant metabolism and the movement of calcium within plant tissue. Consequently, plants suffer, and crop development is weakened, while fruit frequently lacks the necessary nutrients (including calcium) required for optimum harvest quality. Calexin® translocates through the phloem and xylem increasing calcium mobilization to fruit while supporting natural color development.

Calexin®

Calexin® is a translaminar calcium formulation which works to supplement with the plant's natural ripening and coloring stages.

Learn More

Plums

Plums, which are comprised of any of the various trees or shrubs in the genus Prunus (family Rosaceae) and their edible fruits. Plums are closely related to peaches and cherries and are widely eaten fresh, cooked into jams and/or baked into pastries. The European plum (P runus domestica) and the Japanese plum (Prunus salicina) are grown commercially for their fruits. The Japanese plum are for fresh consumption while the European is dried for prunes. A number of species, including the purple-leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera), are used as ornamental plants for their attractive flowers and leaves. Plum trees grow best in deep sandy loam soil with good drainage. California produces both the Japanese plum and European plum.

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Fruit Set
Bloom
Fruit Sizing and Development
Environmental Stress
Delayed Fruit Ripening
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
Bloom

Bloom

Flower production and bloom is an integral part to the development of a healthy crop. For a robust harvest to occur, significant flowering is necessary for fertilization. A number of key micronutrients are integral for flowering, and when they are not available or are deficient in the soil, this can lead to a diminished or reduced bloom. ZMC Express® provides a well-rounded mix of micronutrients to address numerous plant functions occurring during bloom. By delivering more than just one micronutrient, balanced interactions between nutrients within the plant are maintained.

ZMC Express®

ZMC Express® is a chelated EDTA blend of micronutrients.

Learn More
Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit development is an exceptionally important and nutritionally taxing period within a plant. 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
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

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

Greenstim®

Greenstim® 2-8-14 is a proprietary liquid fertilizer combined with plant betaines.

Learn More
Delayed Fruit Ripening

Delayed Fruit Ripening

During periods of rapid growth, fruit development and ripening, plants require energy for proper physiological development and high levels of calcium for fruit quality. Physiological and environmental crop stress slows down plant metabolism and the movement of calcium within plant tissue. Consequently, plants suffer, and crop development is weakened, while fruit frequently lacks the necessary nutrients (including calcium) required for optimum harvest quality. Calexin® translocates through the phloem and xylem increasing calcium mobilization to fruit while supporting natural color development.

Calexin®

Calexin® is a translaminar calcium formulation which works to supplement with the plant's natural ripening and coloring stages.

Learn More

Prunes

Prunes, though known for being dried plums, are created from a unique variety of plum. This specialized variety is utilized as pits are more easily removed. There is also a preference for specific varieties of plums to be utilized for prunes due to the taste differences in the skin of the plum. Plums utilized for prunes have a sweeter skin whereas those for fresh consumption have a tart flavor.

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Fruit Set
Bloom
Fruit Sizing and Development
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Delayed Fruit Ripening
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
Bloom

Bloom

Flower production and bloom is an integral part to the development of a healthy crop. For a robust harvest to occur, significant flowering is necessary for fertilization. A number of key micronutrients are integral for flowering, and when they are not available or are deficient in the soil, this can lead to a diminished or reduced bloom. ZMC Express® provides a well-rounded mix of micronutrients to address numerous plant functions occurring during bloom. By delivering more than just one micronutrient, balanced interactions between nutrients within the plant are maintained.

ZMC Express®

ZMC Express® is a chelated EDTA blend of micronutrients.

Learn More
Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit Sizing and Development

Fruit development is an exceptionally important and nutritionally taxing period within a plant. 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
Environmental Stress

Environmental Stress

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

Greenstim®

Greenstim® 2-8-14 is a proprietary liquid fertilizer combined with plant betaines.

Learn More
Delayed Fruit Ripening

Delayed Fruit Ripening

During periods of rapid growth, fruit development and ripening, plants require energy for proper physiological development and high levels of calcium for fruit quality. Physiological and environmental crop stress slows down plant metabolism and the movement of calcium within plant tissue. Consequently, plants suffer, and crop development is weakened, while fruit frequently lacks the necessary nutrients (including calcium) required for optimum harvest quality. Calexin® translocates through the phloem and xylem increasing calcium mobilization to fruit while supporting natural color development.

Calexin®

Calexin® is a translaminar calcium formulation which works to supplement with the plant's natural ripening and coloring stages.

Learn More