LAKE LILLIAN, MINNESOTA – March 2016 – Max Systems LLC, a leader in the use of nanotechnology to improve the efficacy of foliar-applied crop chemicals and fertilizer, has released yet another nano-coupled adjuvant for use in agricultural crops. Like earlier Max Systems nano products, NanoThrive 2.0 Adjuvant has proven highly effective at enhancing the absorption rate of foliar fed fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides when added as part of a tank mix at 32 ounces of product per acre.
“Due to the small size of nano particles, which measure about one billionth of a meter in size, compared the smallest cellular life form of around 200 nanometers, NanoThrive 2.0 can easily penetrate through the plant’s surface membrane,” explains Doug Stengel, co-owner and business partner in Max Systems LLC. “As a result, it can be used at key growth and development stages to help carry active components throughout the plant’s circulatory mechanisms.”
At the same time, the active ingredients in NanoThrive 2.0 help raise glucose levels in row crops and forage, enhance microbial activity in the soils and provide instant nutrition and energy to the plant. The increased plant brix level (a measure of sucrose content of an aqueous solution) allows the plant to achieve its healthiest state possible.
Bacteria also respond to this increased food supply by making more nutrients in the soil available to the plant. These minerals are then picked up by the roots and sent to the aerial (upper) part of the plant, further contributing to plant health.
“A foliar spray can either push a plant toward vegetative production, meaning the growth of leaves, stems and stalk, or toward reproduction, which includes promotion of blossoms, flowers and fruit set, depending on the timing of application,” Stengel adds. “So we see it as a win-win product, no matter how it is used.”