Improve crop phosphorus use efficiency and deliver calcium through the leaf into the plant
In combination with Verda Technology – a complex containing Pyroglutamic Acid (PGA, or as some call it pidolic acid) and another metabolite, they perform two functions – nitrogen assimilation and carbon sequestration creating the best balanced technology.
PGA -was discovered by Dr Pat Unkefer, at the Los Alamos Research Institute, where it won several prestigious awards.
Unium are working closely with Dr Unkefer to bring more leading technologies available to help growers maximise their crop returns.
Return on investment
Chance of a return on investment
Average yield increase
(20 ww & 11 osr trials)
Phosphite (phosphonate) has been at the centre of our developments for the last 25 years. Collectively we have developed the best formulations, the safest and most efficacious products to deliver continual performance in a broad range of crops.
With ACALSA we have superseded previous products, outperforming the current market leader by 0.2 t/ha or 1.8%.
They are a true biostimulant delivering a multitude of effects depending upon dose, timing, programme and the crop.
- Increased root and shoot development
- Increased root exudation
- Enhanced frost tolerance
- Increased nutrient uptake
- Enhanced secondary metabolism via the shikimic acid pathway to produce folate and amino acids
- Improved flavours, colours and brix levels
- Increased grain set and ultimate yield
PEER REVIEW OF STABILISED PHOSPHITE PERFORMANCE
PROOF OF CONCEPT
The safest Phosphite formulation available
Easy to use
Convenient dose rate
The most tank mixable formulation available
Affordable to the grower
Reliable robust results
Enhanced crop establishment
Increased root and shoot biomass
Enhanced flowering – increased pod set
Increased grain set
Improved fruit flavours, brix , colour and shelf life
Improved yield of 8% from 20 trial comparisons in wheat, 11% from 12 trial comparisons in osr
Excellent ROI cereals 7 : 1, osr 6 : 1 with a 95% for cereals and a 75% for osr chance of greater than break even
A unique phosphite formulation designed to deliver phosphonate quickly as well as slow release to give a more metered delivery to the crop. This technology is unique within current phosphite products on the market
Liquid foliar suspension and powdered seed treatment
Calcium Phosphite solution and suspension combined with Verda technology (a specialist signalling metabolite for enhanced carbon and nitrogen assimilation)
Fully tested to deliver the highest safety and performance levels
Phosphites have been rigorously tested and numerous modes of actions have been validated – from inducing a temporary phosphate stress to a crop to increase nutrient assimilation, to gene activation for increased root activity along with enhanced secondary metabolism (shikimic acid pathway) so deliver numerous biostimulant benefits.
|Cereals||0.3 L / Ha||GS12-14, GS30, GS37-39|
|Oilseed Rape||0.5 – 0.75 L / Ha||GS 14-16, Onset Stem Extension, Green bud|
|Maize||0.6 L / Ha||GS 12-18|
|Potatoes||1.0 L / Ha||Tuber initiation, onset bulking, mid bulking|
|Pulses||1.0 L / Ha||2-3 node, onset of flowering|
|Sugar Beet||1.0 L / Ha||2-4 leaf stage, 4-6 leaf stage|
For other crops please contact Unium Bioscience for application details.
C.J. Lovatt and R.L. Mikkelsen
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Calcium in Plants
Philip J White and Martin R Broadley