Chitosan (Timer) Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, chitosan is successfully used in plant protection, as an elicitor, growth promoter, enhancer of secondary metabolites production and in soil correction.
Plant defense Activator: Chitosan is a natural plant defense activator derived from the deacetylation of chitin, a compound readily available from shellfish wasteS from food processing. The chitosan molecule stimulates plant immunity against pathogens.
Elicitor: Chitosan is used as an elicitor for inducing phytoalexins accumulation in plant tissue culture. Phytoalexins act as toxins to the attacking organism.
Seed coating: One of the most important bioactivities of chitosan on plants is the stimulation of seed germination.
Chitosan coating alters the permeability of the seed plasma membrane, increasing not only the concentrations of sugars and proline but also enzymes activities.
Germination rates increase significantly and seedlings germinate quicker, better, and vigorously.
Plants growth promoter: Chitosan application is strongly effective on the growth and yield of some crops such as potato, cabbage, soybean, upland rice, tomato, lettuce, and radish to name but a few. It also has a significant effect on growth rates of roots, shoots, and flowering
Bio Nematicide: Chitosan application in soil is effective to kill nematodes. It acts by inducing proliferation of chitinolytic microorganisms destroying cuticle of nematodes and their eggs.
Fertilizer: Chitosan acts as a potent fertilizer due to its high concentration in nitrogen.
Leaf coating: Foliar application of chitosan reduces transpiration of plant by inducing closure of plant stomata.
Application and Dosage: Application can be done by different ways such as in the seed, in the soil or by foliar spraying.
Dosage: 1.5 ml / Liter