Assortment of colorful, tropical fruits

Tropical

Tropical

Tropical fruits are grown in hot and humid regions. As their name implies, many of these fruits are grown in tropical regions and are especially sensitive to cold temperatures. A large majority of tropical fruit are typically brightly colored to attract pollinators and consumers to transport seeds throughout their ecosystems.

Tropical fruit

Agave

Agave is a member of the Agave genus, which contains some 200 species in the family Asparagaceae. While this plant is native to arid and semiarid regions of the Americas, particularly Mexico, and the Caribbean, it can grow in almost any climate. The soil and climate of the southwestern US leads to some of the best production of agave. Agave is utilized in the production of sweeteners and is a key ingredient in the tequila making process.

Agave plant
Pre-Emergent Herbicide Applications
Pre-Emergent Herbicide Applications

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Applications

Pre-emergent applications of herbicides are widely utilized in an effort to cut down on potential weed populations. These weeds can rob a crop of yield potential. Once a pre-emergent herbicide is applied to the soil, the environment naturally begins to break that chemistry down in a plethora of ways. Sustain® is recommended as a tank mix to help reduce some of these environmental effects. Environmental effects such as UV degradation and leaching of the herbicide can be reduced, thereby helping to potentially increase the effectiveness of pre-emergent herbicides applied.

Sustain®

Sustain® is a new, unique class of adjuvant with non-ionic properties based on Miller’s proprietary Pinolene® technology.

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Avocados

Avocado (Persea americana), are part of the plant family Lauraceae. Another name for Avocado is the alligator pear. Native to the western hemisphere, this flowering tree is known to have elliptic or egg-shaped leaves. This fruit is technically a berry that creates one large round seed with two cotyledons. The berries can vary in size; the smallest are about the size of an egg and the largest can reach up to 4 pounds. This fruit is grown commercially in Florida, California, Hawaii, South Africa, South America, and Australia.

Avocado
Fruit Set
Residual Pesticide Applications
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 range of forms, from diseases, to insects, to invasive weeds. 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 of time for best results. Nu-Film-P® is an organic compliant adjuvant that is uniquely formulated to be combined with pesticides requiring 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-P®

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

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Bananas

Bananas, fruit of the genus Musa of the family Musaceae, are one of the most important fruit crops in the world. The banana is grown in the tropics, and though it is most widely consumed in those regions, it is valued worldwide for its flavor, nutritional value, and availability throughout the year. Bananas grow best in full sun, as well as soil that is loamy, compost-rich, and well-drained.

Bananas
Sigatoka
Finger Development
Hand Development
Systemic Pesticide Applications
General Nutrition Requirements
Sigatoka

Sigatoka

Sigatoka poses one of the greatest threats to banana production and success. Black Sigatoka, also known as black leaf streak, can cause significant foliage loss and up to 50% loss of yield. As pesticides have been used to control this fungal disease, resistance to systemic chemistries has become prevalent. Best practices now incorporate the use of more contact based, residual fungicides such as chlorothalonil. The addition of Nu-Film-17® allows for a more consistent deposition and retention on the leaf surface of the fungicide, which is critical for efficacy.

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.

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Finger Development

Finger Development

Finger development is a key milestone in the overall crop production cycle. For a robust harvest to occur, healthy finger development must take place. During this stage of development, a number of key micronutrients are critical, but especially boron and zinc. When these nutrients are not available or are deficient in the soil, this can lead to a reduced or stunted finger development. Boro Zinc™ provides a mix of micronutrients to help address the key needs during development.

Miller Boro Zinc™

Miller Boro Zinc 10-10 is a highly soluble specialty fertilizer.

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Hand Development

Hand Development

Hand development in bananas is a key milestone in the formation of a healthy and productive banana crop. Hand development is the process by which the first female flowers of the banana plant develop parthenocarpically (without pollination/fertilization) into clusters of fruit, called hands. This process can potentially be improved with the addition of Cytokin® plant growth regulator. The nature-based plant growth regulator effects present with an application of Cytokin® helps to maximize conditions necessary for fruit set and early fruit development. This product contains the plant growth hormones responsible for cell division, cell enlargement and various other plant growth functions.

Cytokin®

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

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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 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®

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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General Nutrition Requirements

General Nutrition Requirements

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, photosynthesis and metabolism 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 which are the driver for 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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Cocoa

Cocoa, also called Cacao (Theobroma cacao) is a tropical evergreen tree (family Malvaceae) grown for its edible seeds. The scientific name means “food of the gods” in Greek. Native to lowland rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins, cocoa is grown commercially in the New World tropics as well as western Africa and tropical Asia. Its seeds, called cocoa beans, are processed into cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and chocolate.

Cocoa Beans
Fruit Set
Flower Abortion
Witch’s Broom
Anthracnose
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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Flower Abortion

Flower Abortion

Flower producing is an integral part to the development of a healthy crop. For a robust harvest to occur, a healthy and significant flowering must occur for fertilization. Boron and zinc are critical nutrients necessary for flowering. When nutrients are not available or are deficient in the soil, the abortion of flower buds can occur as the plant tries to preserve nutrients. Boro Zinc™ supplements these critical micronutrients necessary for health and productive flowering.

Miller Boro Zinc™

Miller Boro Zinc 10-10 is a highly soluble specialty fertilizer.

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Witch’s Broom

Witch’s Broom

Witch’s Broom, a fungal disease caused by Moniliophthora perniciosa, can lead to severe yield losses that range from 50-90 percent. Symptoms can include necrosis and death of infected tissue, among others. Recommendations for control, in addition to cultural practices, are the utilization of contact-based fungicides. The addition of Nu-Film-P® to these applications has the potential to increase deposition, coverage and retention of applications made. This maximizes the potential conditions for efficacy.

Nu-Film-P®

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

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Anthracnose

Anthracnose

Anthracnose is a disease caused by several different but very similar types of fungi. This disease favors high humidity and spores can be spread by splashing water. By combining a contact residual fungicide, such as chlorothalonil, with Nu-Film-P®, this fungicide is protected and held in place with our proprietary Pinolene® technology. This soft, thin film will also help to create a physical barrier against new spores that may land.

Nu-Film-P®

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

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Coffee

Coffee comes from the seeds of a small tree in the genus Coffea. There are more than 75 known species of coffee. More than 70% of the world’s coffee production comes from the Arabica species. Coffee requires good water drainage, slightly acidic soil, and balanced nutrients. Only two states can produce coffee commercially, Hawaii and California.

coffee beans
Fruit Set
Flowering and Bean Sizing
Anthracnose
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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Flowering and Bean Sizing

Flowering and Bean Sizing

Flower production and bean sizing are integral parts to the development of a healthy crop. For a robust harvest to occur, a healthy and significant flowering must occur for fertilization. Once that occurs, the development of the beans begins. This whole process consumes a considerable amount of nutrients which can be detrimental to long-term health if those nutrients are not replenished. Nutrient Express® helps to supplement these nutritional needs during these key physiological timings. Combining sea plant extracts, as well as our proprietary Express technology, Nutrient Express fertilizer blends not only provide key nutrients but also assists in the uptake and efficient translocation within the plant.

Nutrient Express®

Nutrient Express® is a premium quality foliar fertilizer, unique in the market and exclusively offered by Miller.

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Anthracnose

Anthracnose

Anthracnose is a disease caused by several different but very similar types of fungi. This disease favors high humidity and spores can be spread by splashing water. By combining a contact residual fungicide, such as chlorothalonil, with Nu-Film-P®, this fungicide is protected and held in place with our proprietary Pinolene® technology. This soft, thin film will also help to create a physical barrier against new spores that may land.

Nu-Film-P®

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

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Kiwi

Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa), also called kiwifruit or Chinese gooseberry, produces a woody vine and edible fruit of the family Actinidiaceae. The plant is native to mainland China and Taiwan and is also grown commercially in New Zealand and California. Kiwi requires fertile, well-drained soil. Kiwis thrive in full sun.

kiwis
Alternate Bearing
Alternate Bearing

Alternate Bearing

Some crops, such as Kiwi, have potential for alternate bearing years. This is the process in which there are lighter and heavier crop set years. Millerplex® has been shown to potentially reduce the fluctuations between fruit 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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Mangoes

Mango plants (Mangifera indica) are a member of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae) and one of the most important and widely cultivated fruits of the tropical world. The mango tree is considered indigenous to southern Asia, especially Myanmar and Assam state of India, and numerous cultivars have been developed. Mangos require full sun and soil that is rich, well-draining, and acidic to neutral. Florida, Hawaii, and California produce the most mangos in the US.

tropical fruit crop management solutions
Fruit Set
Phytophthora
Anthracnose
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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Phytophthora

Phytophthora

Phytophthora, from the Greek root words meaning “plant destroyer”, in various forms can present numerous management challenges. Belonging to a genus of plant damaging oomycetes, Phytophthora symptoms can vary greatly. A commonly observed issue is root rot however, which can present significant challenges during water stress periods. Containing both phosphate and phosphite forms of phosphorus, Greenstim® can assist in the potential control of Phytophthora. Phosphite has been shown to increase the plants ability to guard against the disease and symptoms. In addition, Greenstim provides a wide range of abiotic stress prevention ingredients. This reduction of plant stress creates conditions necessary for increased overall plant production.

Greenstim®

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

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Anthracnose

Anthracnose

Anthracnose is a disease caused by several different but very similar types of fungi. This disease favors high humidity and spores can be spread by splashing water. By combining a contact residual fungicide, such as chlorothalonil with Nu-Film-P®, this fungicide is protected and held in place with our proprietary Pinolene® technology. This soft, thin film will also help to create a physical barrier against new spores that may land.

Nu-Film-P®

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

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Papayas

Papaya (Carica papaya), also called papaw or pawpaw, is a succulent fruit of a large plant of the family Caricaceae. Though its origin is rather obscure, the papaya may represent the fusion of two or more species of Carica native to Mexico and Central America. Today, it is cultivated throughout the tropical world and into the warmest parts of the subtropics.

Papayas
Fruit Set
Phytophthora
Anthracnose
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
Phytophthora

Phytophthora

Phytophthora, from the Greek root words meaning “plant destroyer”, in various forms can present numerous management challenges. Belonging to a genus of plant damaging oomycetes, Phytophthora symptoms can vary greatly. A commonly observed issue is root rot however, which can present significant challenges during water stress periods. Containing both phosphate and phosphite forms of phosphorus, Greenstim® can assist in the potential control of Phytophthora. Phosphite has been shown to increase the plants ability to guard against the disease and symptoms. In addition, Greenstim provides a wide range of abiotic stress prevention ingredients. This reduction of plant stress creates conditions necessary for increased overall plant production.

Greenstim®

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

Learn More
Anthracnose

Anthracnose

Anthracnose is a disease caused by several different but very similar types of fungi. This disease favors high humidity and spores can be spread by splashing water. By combining a contact residual fungicide, such as chlorothalonil, with Nu-Film-P®, this fungicide is protected and held in place with our proprietary Pinolene® technology. This soft, thin film will also help to create a physical barrier against new spores that may land. Nu-Film-P® is an organic compliant adjuvant that is uniquely formulated to be combined with pesticides requiring residual activity on the leaf or fruit surface.

Nu-Film-P®

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

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Pineapples

Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a perennial plant of the family Bromeliaceae, popular for its edible fruit. Pineapple is native to tropical and subtropical America and has been introduced elsewhere. Pineapples are generally grouped into four types: Smooth Cayenne, Red Spanish, Queen, and Abacaxi. Pineapple is actually a collection of small berries instead of one solid fruit. Pineapple grows best in slightly acidic soil, full sun, and hot climates. Most of the US pineapple is produced in Hawaii or Puerto Rico.

Pineapple
Fruit Set
Pre-Emergent Herbicide Applications
Brix Development
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
Pre-Emergent Herbicide Applications

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Applications

Pre-emergent applications of herbicides are widely utilized in an effort to cut down on potential weed populations. These weeds can rob a crop of yield potential. Once a pre-emergent herbicide is applied to the soil, the environment naturally begins to break that chemistry down in a plethora of ways. Sustain® is recommended as a tank mix to help reduce some of these environmental effects. Environmental effects such as UV degradation and leaching of the herbicide can be reduced, thereby helping to potentially increase the effectiveness of pre-emergent herbicides applied.

Sustain®

Sustain® is a new, unique class of adjuvant with non-ionic properties based on Miller’s proprietary Pinolene® technology.

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, photosynthesis and metabolism may be reduced. This can lead to uneven ripening and poor sugar development. Sugar Express® applications maximize the normal photosynthetic process which are the driver for 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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Plantains

Plantains are within the major group of banana varieties (genus Musa) and are staple foods in many tropical areas. The edible fruit of plantain bananas has more starch than the common dessert banana and is not eaten raw. Plantains are generally grown in warm, tropical climates.

plaintains
Sigatoka
Finger Development
Hand Development
Sigatoka

Sigatoka

Sigatoka poses one of the greatest threats to plantain production and success. Black Sigatoka, also known as black leaf streak, can cause significant foliage loss and up to 50% loss of yield. As pesticides have been used to control this fungal disease, resistance to systemic chemistries has become prevalent. Best practices now incorporate the use of more contact based, residual fungicides such as chlorothalonil. The addition of Nu-Film-17® allows for a more consistent deposition and retention on the leaf surface of the fungicide, which is critical for efficacy.

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
Finger Development

Finger Development

Finger development is a key milestone in the overall crop production cycle. In order for a healthy harvest to occur, a healthy finger development must take place. A number of key micronutrients are critical, but especially boron and zinc. When nutrients are not available or are deficient in the soil, this can lead to a reduced or stunted finger development. Boro Zinc™ provides a mix of micronutrients to address the key needs during development.

Miller Boro Zinc™

Miller Boro Zinc 10-10 is a highly soluble specialty fertilizer.

Learn More
Hand Development

Hand Development

Hand development in bananas is a key milestone in the formation of a healthy and productive plantain crop. Hand development is the process by which the first female flowers of the plant develop parthenocarpically (without pollination/fertilization) into clusters of fruit, called hands. This process can potentially be improved with the addition of Cytokin® plant growth regulator. The nature-based plant growth regulator effects present with an application of Cytokin® helps to maximize conditions necessary for fruit set and early fruit development. Contains plant growth hormones responsible for cell division, cell enlargement, and various other plant growth functions.

Cytokin®

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

Learn More