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Crop Strategies: Plant Respiration and Heat Stress

By: Danny Klittich, Ph.D.
July 02, 2020

Temperature is constantly influencing the value of your crop. It can be from springtime temperature fluctuations that influence bloom to high heat temperatures during summer days that stunt plant growth and lead to lack of quality. As hot summer days are underway in some areas and fast approaching in...

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Choose Your Phosphorus Wisely

By: Danny Klittich, Ph.D.
June 19, 2020

Early season root development strongly influences crop season performance. A key factor for optimum root growth is phosphorus nutrition. Phosphorus is the energy molecule of the plant. Root growth, especially early season, occurs under naturally adverse conditions in the soil and this stress point demands abundant energy. ...

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Balancing Calcium and Potassium Nutrition

By: John Kelly
June 12, 2020

A brief review of the function and benefits of both calcium and potassium highlights their importance in crop production: Calcium: - A key component of cell wall formation and structure. - Essential for strong and unrestricted root growth. - Critical for soil structure. Potassium: - Nutrient and...

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Abiotic Stress - Part 3 of 3

By: Darin Moon
May 22, 2020

Redox’s Role in Bio-Active Compounds Consultants and growers constantly focus on preventing the biotic stress. The time has now come where we must focus on mitigating abiotic factors on yield and quality. Redox engages with a worldwide network of public and private research professionals to understand how the plants...

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Abiotic Stress - Part 2 of 3

By: Darin Moon
May 13, 2020

Importance of BioActive Compounds? Oxidation Reduction (Redox) Reactions Redox reactions are the movement of either hydrogen(H+) or an electron (e-) from one compound to another. This movement releases energy, which drives forward a biological reaction. Examples of cycles that utilize redox reactions are glycolysis, oxidation of pyruvate, fatty acid...

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Abiotic Stress - Part 1 of 3

By: Darin Moon
May 01, 2020

What are Bio-Active Compounds? For years, agriculture science has focused on 3 main areas for the continual need of improving crop/fruit production and quality. 1. Mineral nutrient application for plant growth thru focusing on pounds...

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Bloom Fertility

By: Dr. Danny Klittich
April 23, 2020

Bloom is generally considered the start of a season and represents to many when investment into a crop begins for the harvest to come. Applications of fertilizers, pest control products, and plant growth regulators during bloom can have a great potential return on investment. In this article I would...

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Nitrogen Efficiency

By: John Kelly
March 25, 2020

Nitrogen Overview The development of readily available synthetic nitrogen fertilizers after world war II has played a central role in dramatic crop production improvements. Yields have improved five-fold on average. This phenomenal advancement is often referred to as the Green Revolution. Economical and abundant nitrogen availability means that nitrogen is...

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Mainstay Calcium Organic Improves Soil Tilth

By: Dr. Danny Klittich
March 19, 2020

Soil tilth drives root quality. Poor soil conditions lead to a poor performing crop. Many soil types are notorious for having challenges with high magnesium or low calcium. As a crop, blueberries are notable for having soil challenges. Much of this can be traced back to deterioration of soil structure...

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Phosphorus and Root Development

By: John Kelly
March 10, 2020

Early season root development strongly influences crop season performance potential. One key factor for optimum root growth is phosphorus nutrition. Phosphorus is the energy molecule of the plant. Root growth, especially early in the season, occurs under naturally adverse conditions in the soil and this stress point demands a great...

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