Much of the food produced by farmers is not sold due to poor gradings and quality problems. Size, taste, colour and uniformity are all impacted on by plant physiology. Levity is using the understanding of what creates the problem to research ways to improve the grading and quality of fruit and vegetable crops. Our research is making blueberries, strawberries, grapes, peppers, apples and tropical fruit crops sweeter and more colourful.
The special formulation of Sulis helps fruit build better levels of colour and brix to allow earlier picking. It promotes the processes of maturation that are normally triggered by the hormone ABA. Importantly, Sulis does this without causing a spike in ethylene, which can retard shelf life and create quality problems.
The processes of maturation require molybdenum and boron, but as molybdenum does not produce visible deficiency symptoms, the enzymes are often not adequately functioning, leading to a slow build of colour and sugars. The Blush technology that powers Sulis activates the plant’s natural process of maturity, whilst ensuring these key nutrients in the process are available.
By bringing maturity forwards, Sulis can also help farmers get crops to market earlier, enabling harvest to take place over a longer season.