More than just Micronutrients
When using micronutrients growers often focus on visual deficiency symptoms and tissue analysis, but whilst these tell us what is missing from the crop they give no indication to what impact if any correcting the deficiency has on the crop. Elona products offer growers more than just deficiency correction, they impact on crop metabolism and physiology, increasing photosynthesis and the yield potential of the crop.
Micronutrient formulations often produce a cosmetic ‘greening effect’ that has a limited short-term effect on photosynthesis. Elona products contain Levity’s ‘Catalyst Technology’ and are proven to give better and longer lasting improvements in photosynthesis than conventional nutrient formulas.
Modern cereal varieties are bred to be short and high yielding, but when we feed them conventional nitrogen inputs they begin to ‘stretch’ becoming increasingly vegetative and at risk of lodging. This is a response to nitrates, which make plants synthesise higher levels of auxin, as they increase in leaves.
Elona contains Levity’s ‘LimiN Tehnology’ that provides stabilized amine nitrogen (SAN). Exposure to this is proven in research to alter where crops allocate growth through process known as ‘growth partitioning’. Small applications of Elona alter the shape of the crop increasing: root length, tiller numbers, tiller thickness, and leaf position.
This altered growth habit directly impacts on yield potential, forming a crop that is more able to support higher levels
A winning combination
The combination of ‘Catalyst Technology’ and LimiN Chemistry’ together with essential micronutrients improves leaf chlorophyll content with research demonstrating increases in photosynthesis greater than 20%.