Syngenta UK has launched its first biostimulant in potatoes, Quantis, that has shown to effectively help crops cope with the impact of heat stress. company said that it had carried out “the UK’s most extensive research field trial of a biostimulant”. Analysis of the data resource had revealed “significantly increased yield for crops that had been under prolonged or extreme heat stress”.
Carl Collen reports in Eurofruit that the results indicated that Quantis could have an important role in potato agronomy programmes from tuber initiation, through the crop bulking phase, Syngenta outlined.
Syngenta’s head of technical Dave King said that the value of Quantis was even more apparent with the increasing incidence and severity of heat events in the UK. The results indicated that Quantis could have an important role in potato agronomy programmes from tuber initiation, through the crop bulking phase, Syngenta outlined.
Quantis contains a level of amino acids that can help to protect plant structures from nitrogen and protein degradation when under stress. Furthermore, it also provides osmoprotectant regulators to help plants manage cell osmosis, which could help contribute to the heat stress mitigation.
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