CROP QUALITY

the challenge

Obtaining optimal crop quality is vital because it impacts crop value, marketability, and net income.

THE SCIENCE

There are many variables that affect crop quality. This Redox solution will focus on fruit firmness and fruit size.


The plant metabolic processes that occur during the stage of cell development define fruit firmness potential—a process that occurs very early in the growth cycle. The nutritional status of the plant during the few weeks following fruit set is critical. Calcium becomes a key structural component of strong cell walls. Strong cell walls lead to fruit that harvests firmer with better shelf life. Silicon is another key nutrient that is proving beneficial for enhancing cell wall strength.


Fruit size potential is also needed during the early stages of cell development. Increased cell quantity in the fruit provides the potential to size those cells later in the season. Proper nitrogen metabolism in the plant can correlate directly to improved fruit size. Later in the crop cycle, during periods of rapid fruit sizing, it is very important to minimize plant stress water and heat stress.

The Redox Solution

FRUIT FIRMNESS

For optimal firmness, target improvement of calcium and silicon plant assimilation during periods of cell wall development. Redox has two tools that may be beneficial for improving fruit firmness: Mainstay Si and Mainstay Calcium.

 

FRUIT SIZE

Optimize nitrogen metabolism during cell development. When fruit is rapidly sizing, minimize plant stress for optimum allocation of plant resources to the fruit. Redox has two tools that may be beneficial for improving fruit size: Supreme and diKaP.

Mainstay Si

A reacted plant nutrient product high in calcium and silicon. Mainstay Si strengthens cell walls and reduces environmental oxidative stress. Plants efficiently absorb Mainstay Si due to the proprietary microencapsulation technology. Use Mainstay Si where increased plant available calcium is required. Apply multiple applications of 0.25 to 1 gallon per acre as a foliar spray during periods of critical calcium requirements or as required.

Mainstay Calcium

Plants efficiently absorb Mainstay Calcium due to the proprietary microencapsulation technology. Use Mainstay Calcium where increased plant available calcium is required. Apply multiple applications of .25 to 3 gallons per acre to the soil during periods of critical calcium requirements or as required.

Supreme

A reacted plant nutrient product containing key plant nutrients as well as key soluble carbon compounds derived from a proprietary fermentation process. Supreme improves nitrogen metabolism due to key soluble carbon compounds. Use of Supreme, when applied during cell development, is beneficial for improving cell quantity for optimum fruit size potential. Apply 1 to 4 pounds per acre via foliar application every 1 to 2 weeks or as required during cell development. 

diKaP

A reacted plant nutrient product high in potassium and phosphorus. diKaP is unique in its ability to promote the production of phenolic compounds. Use of diKaP is particularly beneficial under conditions of heat and water stress, and may prove highly beneficial for optimum fruit size. Apply 1 to 4 pounds per acre via foliar or fertigation application every 1 to 4 weeks or as required during periods of rapid fruit sizing.

DOWNLOAD PDF