Lono

For higher yield.

Key Benefits

Increased flower, fruit and tuber numbers

Improved fruit and tuber size

More even size distribution

Improved growth during stress

Better fruit quality

Transplant establishment

Increased Root Growth

Technical Data:

Lono is a smart fertiliser that focuses the plant on reproductive growth (flowers, fruit, roots and tubers) encouraging reproductive growth, rather than the vegetative growth stimulated by conventional N fertilisers. Lono uses Levity’s LimiN chemistry to hold nitrogen in the amine form which improves photosynthesis, root growth and yield.

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Conventional fertilser is wasteful and environmentally unstable

Standard nitrogen fertilisation is wasteful and inefficient, research shows that typically less than 30% of nitrogen applied to crops actually ends up in the plant. The rest is lost due to a combination of volatilization and leaching, with much of the nitrogen farmers apply being lost to the environment.

With conventional fertilisers nitrogen is mostly taken up by crops in the nitrate form regardless of what type of N was applied, as they are not stable and can be altered due to conversion by bacteria. Why is that important? The typical effect seen when nitrogen is applied, is an increase in growth that is mostly vegetative, so plants can become weak and straggly with too much height and leaf, and not enough energy is used for fruit development. This is not a nitrogen effect, rather it is a nitrate effect created by the plant overproducing the auxin growth hormone in response to nitrates accumulating in the leaf.

When plants feed on amine nitrogen, cytokinin hormone levels increase. This encourages more bushy plants with more root branching and greater production of flowers and fruit. The problem is that farmers don’t see any difference between nitrogen products as they all change to mostly nitrate before the plant takes them in.

Limin technology makes Lono more efficient

This is where Lono, the world’s most advanced nitrogen fertiliser can help. Lono is powered by unique LimiN chemistry developed by Levity to hold the form as amine – ensuring most of the N ends up in the crop, giving good growth with small inputs.

Growth in the right place

With conventional nitrogen, growers have to be careful; too much and the crop gets leggy and quality drops. With Lono the growth is in the right place. Growers see shorter, bushier plants with a higher fruit load and less quality problems. Levity’s research shows that Lono significantly improves growth habit giving higher yields in fruit, vegetable and potato crops.

More efficient metabolism

We feed crops nitrogen to get growth, but plants must use energy to process and assimilate it. The more efficiently that plants can turn nitrogen into growth (using less carbon from the air), the better, particularly when the crop is stressed as access to CO2 is reduced under stress conditions.

Lono is more easily metabolized than conventional nitrogen fertilisers, providing nitrogen in a form that is 12 times more energy efficient than the nitrate most conventional fertilisers are taken up as. Levity’s research shows that when plants are supplied with Lono, photosynthesis is increased to higher levels than with standard nitrogen fertilisers, allowing better growth.

Lono acts on three levels. It gets more N into the crop, generates growth in the part of the crop we harvest, and is easy for the plant to process, even when stressed. Growers get higher yields and healthier crops that perform better when growing conditions are bad.

Lono is the result of a huge amount of research into the science of nitrogen assimilation, which is why it is trusted by farmers around the world to improve yield and quality.

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At levity, we know that science makes the difference. Our team of scientist’s regularly upload insights explaining the science behind our products, and why it works so well.

Published Papers on Lono

Lono Trial Results

Lono increases yield

Lono provides stabilised amine nitrogen to plants, this gives good growth at low inputs.

Below is research Levity conducted in 2017 on Lono’s effect on Lettuce. In the image the lettuce on the left has been treated with industry standard nitrogen fertiliser, and the lettuce on the right with Lono.

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Levity’s research shows that Lono gives significantly better yield in crops in comparison to a range of other nitrogen sources, when all plants are supplied with the same amount of nitrogen by weight.

More research, this time carried out by an independent farm in The Netherlands (2014), investigated the effect of Lono on potato yields.

Lono gave 6.8 Metric tonnes more 50mm+ potatoes than conventional nitrogen, a significant increase in marketable yield.

Lono Improves Growth Partitioning

Lono helps crops to focus their growth energy on reproductive areas such as, roots, fruits, vegetables, flowers and tubers, rather than on top shoot growth. This results in a healthier plant with a higher root-shoot ratio which is much more able to produce good harvests.

Lono Improves Stress Resistance

Lono allows growth to continue under stressful conditions that constrain growth in conventionally fertilised plants.

Levity’s (2017) research shows that Lono allows pak choi growing in salty water to thrive. This graph shows that salted plants treated with Lono have the same number of leaves as plants growing in the absence of salt, whereas pak choi treated with conventional fertiliser develop leaves more slowly under salt stress.

More research conducted on tomatoes (2017) again showed that lono helped crops grow well during stressful conditions.

In the picture below, the tomatoes on the left were treated with industry standard nitrogen, and the tomatoes on the right were treated with Lono.

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Control

Lono

Tomato Fruit Number per Plant 6 8.4
Tomato Fruit Weight per Plant (g) 14.8g 20.5g

Lono gave sighnificantly higher tomatoes per plant, and weight of tomatoes per plant.

Lono Improves Rooting

Lono’s stabilised amine nitrogen increases root development in comparison to conventional fertilisers. Levity’s research shows that Lono induces roots plants to penetrate to deeper and wider soil horizons than roots of conventionally fertilised plants.

This research in Myerscough (2019) show the effect of Lono on lollo rosso’s roots 14 days after treatment. The 4 on the left have been trated with industry standard nitrogen fertilizer, and the 4 on the right have been treated with Lono.

Lono Improves Photosynthesis

Lono helps crops generate more chlorophyll per unit of nitrogen than conventional fertilisers. Levity’s research demonstrates that mature leaves of 5-week-old tomato plants contain more chlorophyll than those of conventionally fertilised control plants.

Application Rates for Lono

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Crop

Application

Amount

Frequency

Impact

Potato

Foliar apply 5-10L Per Ha Tuber initiation, early, mid and late bulking Higher Yield

Dragon Fruit

Drip Irrigation 5-10L Per Ha Monthly throughout growing season Higher Yield

Fruit Trees

Soil apply 5-10L Per Ha Every 2-4 weeks throughout season Higher Yield

Fruit Trees

Foliar 1% solution as a spray Every 2-4 weeks throughout season Stronger and earlier bud break

Strawberry

Drip Irrigation 5-10L Per Ha Monthly throughout growing season Higher Yield

Tomato, Pepper, Cucumber & Melon

Fertigation System 5L Per Ha Weekly throughout growing season Higher Yield

Citrus

Soil apply 5-20L Per Ha Spread throughout growing season Higher Yield

Citrus

Foliar apply 5L Per Ha Spread throughout growing season Improved growth through periods of stress

Bannana

Drip Irrigation or Foliar 5-10L Per Ha Monthly throughout growing season Higher Yield

Grapes

Fertigation System 10-20L Per Ha (Up to a max 100L Per Ha per season) Monthly throughout growing season Higher Yield

Grapes

Fertigation System 1% solution as a spray Every 2-4 weeks throughout season Stronger and earlier bud break

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Lono Potato

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Lono K

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