Plants need to develop strong and healthy root systems for adequate foliar growth and to achieve optimum yields during harvest. The application of free L-amino acids increases protein synthesis (essential in the first stages of growth), which directly or indirectly influences the plant's physiological processes. Among many functions, amino acids improve chlorophyll and auxin synthesis, germination, flowering and pollination while also enhancing the quality and ripening of fruits and stoma opening.
Amino acids also act as natural chelating agents for the micronutrients, increasing the nutritional state of the crop.
BOTAMISOL is an organic fertilizer made up of essentially free L-amino acids obtained through a double stage enzymatic hydrolysis. This special manufacturing technique allows for high concentrations of free L α-amino acids (biologically active) and precursor molecules of specialized vegetal hormones.
BOTAMISOL provides plants with amino acids involved in “stress physiology”, preventing and allowing for good recovery of damages caused by adverse climatic conditions (drought, high temperatures, high humidity, phytotoxicity caused by phytosanitary products, frosts, etc). Furthermore, BOTAMISOL stimulates germination and flowering, improves fruit setting, accelerates ripening and produces larger fruits with better coloration and higher concentrations of sugars and vitamins.
ECORMON is formulated with a seaweed extract, which contains natural plant hormones like auxins, cytokinins, and gibberellins. These compounds act as plant growth regulators in very small concentrations. They promote development of plant roots and buds, speed up cell division processes, stimulate photosynthesis, delay senescence and reduce premature dropping of fruits.
ECORMON also contains molybdenum and amino acids to enhance absorption and translocation within plant tissues. Molybdenum is used by nitrate reductase enzymes present in root and stems, which control reduction of nitrate to nitrite ion. Molybdenum also facilitates iron absorption. Application of ECORMON increases pollen production, improving the development of fruits.
Cytokinins in CITOGROWER stimulate cell division and cell elongation, increasing the size of the cells by induction of protein synthesis. This results in healthier plants and increased crop production. Application of CITOGROWER promotes production of longer and more homogeneous fruits, which keep their flavor and consistency after harvest for a longer time. Other benefits include delayed senescence of leaves and better plant growth, being the result of a stimulated metabolism.
Amino acids of FRUTALIV are involved in photosynthesis and fecundity processes. This product is recommended for the recovery of the hydric balance caused by drought or salinity stress. FRUTALIV also contains high concentrations of phosphorus and potassium, as well as trace elements chelated by EDTA.
Application of FRUTALIV increases the size of fruits (average weight and diameter), improves harvest yields, setting, sugar content, hardness (g/cm2) and precocity. FRUTALIV reduces acidity and the percentage of small size fruits.
The formulation of ALFOSITOL facilitates complete foliar absorption of nutrients. The product is systemically translocated within the plant through conductive vessels and naturally administered to sprouts, fruits and roots.
ALFOSITOL provides a preventive effect by inducing the plant's synthesis of large amounts of phytoalexins (natural plant defenses) that minimize the damages caused by noxious microorganisms.
ALFOSITOL counteracts the action of fungal and bacterial diseases. Depending on the dose level, its effects are biocide or biostatic. An adequate combination of such effects reduces and/or eliminates wounds caused by bacterial attacks, preventing further proliferation of spore or other survival forms of plant pathogenic microorganisms.
FOSFIMAX Mg is especially formulated to prevent and correct magnesium deficiencies and to promote production of natural plant defenses. Magnesium is a key element for root development and flowering, as well as for setting and ripening processes.
FOSFIMAX Mg provides the plant with highly mobile magnesium, the main component of chlorophyll, favoring photosynthesis. Magnesium also improves the absorption of phosphorus and acts as an enzymatic activator.
FOSFIMAX Mg provides the plant with phosphorus in form of phosphite ions, which stimulate the plant natural defenses. FOSFIMAX Mg confers a certain degree of resistance to some plant pathogenic fungi to the plant, strengthening at the same time the stems and roots against pathogen attacks.
FOSFIMAX Mg possesses systemic functions: it is rapidly absorbed and translocated to the whole plant.
FOSFIMAX Mg is recommended for the prevention and correction of magnesium deficiencies and for the stimulation of natural plant defenses against the attack of phytopathogenic fungi.
DEFENDER Ca is a liquid formulation of calcium chelated with amino acids to increase absorption and translocation within plant tissue to improve plant vigor.
- Role of calcium: Calcium is a key element in all stages of a plant's life cycle. It is essential for growing, reaching from germination up to ripening of the fruits. Calcium makes vegetal tissues more resistant.
- Calcium deficiency: It occurs mainly due to low mobility and causes apical necrosis, bitter-pit, fruit cracking and premature ripening.
DEFENDER CALMAG is a concentrated solution of calcium and magnesium, which is especially formulated to prevent and correct deficiencies of such elements in all types of crops. DEFENDER CALMAG contains free L-amino acids to improve the mobility and accumulation of nutrients within plant tissues.
DEFENDER CALMAG is used as a source of calcium and magnesium in plant nutrition programs. The application of this product prevents and corrects calcium deficiencies aggravated by slight deficiencies of magnesium and boron. The L-amino acids act as chelating agents and simultaneously favor foliar absorption of nutrients and also their root assimilation.
Regular foliar application of DEFENDER CALMAG prevents the effects of calcium deficiencies (apical necrosis, fruit cracking, and early maturation) and magnesium deficiencies (photosynthetic activity reduction). Crops treated with DEFENDER CALMAG have better vegetative growth and higher harvest yields.
DEFENDER Cu is a product developed for the prevention and correction of copper deficiencies in crops. The formulation contains long chain sugar acids to ease absorption of copper within plant tissues and assimilation in roots.
Copper catalysis several enzymatic reactions of plant metabolism, is a constitutive element of ascorbic acid and phenol oxidases, the cytochrome and the electron transport system of photosynthesis. Copper favors nitrogen utilization and protein synthesis and acts as a chlorophyll stabilizer.
Copper deficiency symptoms usually occur with leaf necrosis (wilt). The quality and yield of fruits decreases while abnormal coloring and development of affected plants becomes evident.
DEFENDER Cu is a novel formulation to ease absorption and availability of copper within plant tissues.
Defender Active Mg is a magnesium deficiency corrector with biostimulant properties that activates and stimulates photosynthesis, and increase the metabolic rate associated with CO2 fixation.
The formulation of Defender Active Mg, a microgranulate solid of high concentration of Magnesium, contains also Vitamin C, antioxidants and biostimulating metabolites resulting from fermentation of strains H462 and H523, exclusive microorganisms of Futureco Bioscience that improve the functions of magnesium in plants.
Defender Active Mg improves vegetative growth of crops, provides more resistance to abiotic stress and increases production. It improves the health of the fruits, and improves the general nutritional state of the plant.
DEFENDER Mg is a liquid formulation of magnesium complexed with sugar acids derived from natural fermentation processes of vegetal materials. It is easily absorbed and translocated within plant tissues.
- Magnesium deficiency symptoms: As Mg is highly mobile within plants, it moves from old to young leaves as a reduction in the element's availability occurs. Inter-vein chlorosis and reddish, orange, yellow or purple spots become evident on old leaves.
- Magnesium role: Mg is essential for plants as this atom is part of chlorophyll molecules. It also participates in phosphorus uptake and transport.
- Magnesium deficiency reduces photosynthetic activity causing lower crop yields.
DEFENDER MZ is a complex of micronutrient organic molecules from algae extract (TCA basically, amino acids, vitamins and natural plant hormones). DEFENDER MZ helps to overcome deficiency states and weakness associated with a lack of manganese and zinc, which is a result of floor fatigue or a basic pH.
Application of DEFENDER MZ improves soil structure, cation exchange capacity, the release of locked elements and their assimilation by the roots. It is used to prevent the emergence and development of physiological disorders caused by manganese and zinc deficiencies in all crops.
Manganese deficiency occurs in middle-aged and young leaves as chlorosis spots between veins and ribs of a leaf. This is attributed to the formation of disruptions in chloroplasts. In case of grass plants, chlorotic and necrotic streaks are formed. Deficiency symptoms are especially characteristic in oats, referring to the gray spot disease. You can see streaks or dull gray points in the basal part of the leaf. The manganese deficient plants have a small cell volume, which disrupts the cell extension growth and lateral root formation (secondary).
On the other hand, a deficiency of zinc results in small and pink colored leaves with often white tips, causing dwarfism or growth retardation while also inhibiting the growth of branches and causing death of young shoots in fruit plants. Furthermore, it causes the loss of premature leaves. In vineyards or grapevines, one can observe an increase in the number of tillers while grapes stay small and middle-aged and old leaves generate chlorotic spots with dead areas. It affects primary outbreaks and does not allow root development.
The mode of action of DEFENDER MZ is the sum of the preventive and curative effects of the microelements present in the formulation and the great biostimulant power of the seaweed extract. Together, DEFENDER MZ has special applications and allows to quickly correct nutritional deficiencies and stimulate the recovery of plants.
DEFENDER P is a foliar fertilizer rich in phosphorus, which is combined with potassium and microelements for maximum vegetal plant nutrition.
Phosphorus is a critical element for plant nutrition. As a component of ATP, phosphorus is needed for the conversion of light into chemical energy during photosynthesis. Since ATP takes part in biosynthesis of many biomolecules, phosphorus is important for plant growth as well as flower and seed formation.
The uptake of available phosphorus by plants is affected by abiotic factors such pH and temperature. A decrease in the availability of phosphorus in the soil can directly be noted in form of a plant deficiency, which is particularly serious in rapidly growing crops such as some fruit trees, cereals or potato.
Application of DEFENDER P ensures an adequate level of phosphorus (P) in plants during moments of maximum necessity. DEFENDER P is specially formulated to be rapidly absorbed by leaves or roots to ensure maximum nutritional benefits, generating elevated harvest yields and high fruit quality.
DEFENDER Si is a concentrate of potassium and silica. The applications of DEFENDER Si improve photosynthesis in all type of crops. It enhances production by improving pollination and increasing pollen fertility.
DEFENDER Si is an ideal product to absorb extra humidity accumulating on crops, preventing growth of plant pathogenic microorganisms.
- Silicon is accumulated in epidermal tissues of both roots and shoots. The thickening of the epidemical silicon-cellulose layer supports mechanical stability of plants and increases plant resistance against biotic and abiotic stress.
- Application of Defender Si can increase the weight and volume of roots.
- Silicon acts as a protective agent and increases plant tolerance to biotic stress.
- Silicon increases plant tolerance to abiotic stresses like toxicity caused by Al, Mn, heavy metals, salinity, frost and drought.
- Silicon increases soil resistance to erosion.
- Reduces lixiviation of N, P and K in soils.
MASTER is a complex of iron chelated by EDDHA, which gives the product a good stability at high pH and in calcareous soil conditions. It is used for the prevention and correction of iron chlorosis in various crops.
The efficiency of many pesticides and fertilizers is affected by the hardness and pH of the waters, in which they are dissolved. IMPROVE is a regulator designed to adjust these parameters in three different ways:
1) pH: When fertilizers and pesticides are dissolved in extremely alkaline waters, they suffer hydrolysis that partially or completely reduces their efficacy. The most sensitive chemicals are organo-phosphates, carbamates, synthetic pyrethroids and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Addition of IMPROVE to spraying solution acidifies alkaline waters up to an optimum pH for the better performance of active substances. IMPROVE contains a built-in pH indicator that turns the spraying solution pink or red when optimum pH (usually 4.5 – 5.5) is reached.
2) Hard water: Hard water contains high levels of calcium carbonate or bi-carbonate, magnesium and other salts that inactivate pesticides and fertilizers. The capacity of water to conduct electricity (EC) is related to the concentrations of dissolved salts. IMPROVE can neutralize the presence of these salts in spraying water (hardness).
3) Spreading and Penetration: The addition of IMPROVE to the spray mixture reduces surface tension, ensuring uniform spreading of the spray. IMPROVE contains additional wetters, spreaders and penetrants to enhance spray performance.
IMPROVE prevents deactivation caused by hard water of post emergency herbicides, insecticides, phytohormone products and fertilizers.
Crops exposed to different environmental stress situations (drought, heat, cold, salinity) that drastically reduce productivity. FitoMaat® is formulated with glycine betaine, a natural osmoprotectant compound that has been proven to protect a plant's physiological processes when undergoing stress, maintaining growth and production, preventing damage, and aiding in the crop's recovery.
FitoMaat® additionally contains the amino acid proline, which works in synergy with glycine betaine to enhance protection against stress and lengthen the effects of the latter.
FitoMaat® also incorporates antioxidants that aid the plant's cells to detoxify, enhancing the efficiency of its anti-stress, osmoprotectant effects.
BIOLASTING® is a product from natural origin that acts as an organic Fungicide-Bactericide. After harvest, BIOLASTING® has an antimicrobial response against a wide range of fruit pathogens, including fungi and bacteria.
Additionally, BIOLASTING® is rich in organic acids (ascorbic acid and bioflavonoids); both compounds have antioxidant properties, allowing a synergistic effect that helps to preserve the natural aroma of fruits and vegetables in storage conditions.
BOTAMISOL 80PRO is a granulate organic fertilizer of high concentration composed mainly by free amino acids from a double protein hydrolysis of vegetal proteins, what allows to obtain a high quantity of free L-α-amino acids (active biologically). Given its vegetal origin BOTAMISOL 80PRO contains a complete aminogram with all the amino acids the crop needs for its growth. In this way, metabolic and phytohormone synthesis pathways activate, and an improvement of the general nutrition is released, also providing a crop protection after abiotic stress situations or chemical stress due to the use of phytosanitary products. BOTAMISOL 80PRO stimulates important physiological and metabolic products, influencing in the best quality of the crop and its yield. BOTAMISOL 80PRO eases its application due to its high concentration in free L-α-amino acids and its granulate high concentrated formulation, and is applied at reduced doses with high solubility.