Unique & Universal Mode of Action
Systemic Defense Response
Chitosan is the building block of all insect & crustacean exoskeletons and the cell walls of fungi
Plant cell walls have a specific receptor (CERK1) that detects the presence of chitosan
Chitosan elicits a systemic response throughout the entire plant
Improves plant health & hardiness .
Reduces the need for synthetic pesticides .
Reduces transpiration without lowering crop output .
Chitosan induces numerous biological responses in plants such as biotic & abiotic stress resistance, increased chitinase production, and increased productivity. Due to its mode of action eliciting a systemic response, chitosan can be applied at low application rates and is therefore very economical for conventional or organic crop production.
Chitosan is also used in nutrient release applications to synchronize nutrient bioavailability with crop demands, reducing fertilizer requirement and increasing productivity. When applied in soil, it has been shown that chitosan is able to stimulate beneficial chitinolytic microorganisms that inhibit many pathogens and pests.
The performance of chitosan in various crop production applications greatly depends on the performance specifications (purity, molecular weight, DDA) and the timing and rate of application. Ask to see our Technical Specifications & Blending Considerations document for more information.
Tidal Grow® is Tidal Vision’s product line of advanced solutions for crop production applications. To maximize your success when formulating with chitosan for crop production, we provide Tidal Grow® in several formulation options – all produced with precise specifications to ensure consistent performance.
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