Crop Quality

Acadian Plant Health™ solutions can improve crop quality by increasing fruit set, size, color and firmness. Acadian agricultural products also improve fruit uniformity and reduce fruit drop. When crop quality is at its best, plants have the strength they need to defend themselves against environmental stress and other factors limiting improvement in crop yields. Add Acadian to your crop production management program to improve overall crop quality and ensure your bottom line is a profitable one.

Plants often have to deal with challenging conditions such as abiotic stress during their development. Use Acadian Plant Health™ crop care solutions to:

  • Increase fruit set and reduce fruit drop
  • Improve plant natural defenses to biotic and abiotic stress
  • Increase fruit size, weight, color and firmness
  • Enhance growth and uniformity

Scientifically Proven, Field-Tested Solutions

WINE GRAPE FIELD TRIAL

WINE GRAPE FIELD TRIAL ‘Pinot noir’
California, United States

Quality wine starts in the vineyard with quality crops. Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural products improve color and size uniformity, and they increase bunch length. In a wine grape trial conducted on Pinot noir grapes, grapes treated with an Acadian Plant Health™ product were more uniform in both size and color. Increased uniformity means a shorter harvest period and less culls which can reduce grower expenses.

APPLE FIELD TRIAL

APPLE FIELD TRIAL ‘McIntosh’
New York, United States

In this trial, applications of an Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural product improved fruit color as treated trees produced more fruit in the most desirable color category. In this case, ‘redder’ apples demanded a higher price and the Acadian treatment led to a better return for the grower.

CURLY LEAF LETTUCE FIELD TRIAL

CURLY LEAF LETTUCE FIELD TRIAL
Parana, Brazil

In this lettuce trial, plants treated with an Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural product looked healthier as they were visually more developed showing fuller, more uniform growth.

GRAPE TOMATO GREENHOUSE TRIAL

GRAPE TOMATO GREENHOUSE TRIAL ‘Amsterdam’
Dr. James S. Craigie Research & Development Center, Canada

In this greenhouse trial, tomatoes that had been treated with an Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural product showed an increase in fruit wall thickness of 13.4% over the control. Increased wall thickness indicates a potential for longer shelf life. The harvest for this trial began 75 days after planting and fruit were collected every three to six days. The photo shows the total fruit collected for each treatment on the day of the first harvest. At this time, plants treated with an Acadian crop care product had riper tomatoes that were ready to be picked.

Tomato Field Trial

OLIVE FIELD TRIAL

OLIVE FIELD TRIAL ‘Picholine’
Meknès, Morocco

Olive Field Trial

In a trial conducted on olives, applications of an Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural product increased fruit weight by 26%. In the same trial, treated trees went on to yield 15% more oil per 100 kilograms of olives and oil acidity was reduced by 0.2 percentage points. The decrease in oil acidity was significant as it allowed the oil to be classified as the highest quality oil (extra virgin olive oil). Extra virgin olive oils must have an acidity of less than 1%, and with an average oil acidity of 0.9%, oil from treated trees met this requirement.

Average Olive Fruit Weight

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General Application Guidelines

Applying Acadian Plant Health™ biostimulant agricultural products at pre-bloom, petal fall and fruit development at the recommended rates and timings helps improve crop quality. For more detailed crop quality benefits, please consult your local Acadian representative to receive specific rates and application instructions for your crop.

How Does Acadian Plant Health™ Help with Crop Quality?

Improving crop quality means you will have a stronger and healthier crop that can better deal with challenges when it comes to growth and development. Give your plants the health boost they need by adding an Acadian agricultural product to your crop production management program today.

  • They contain key polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates) that trigger antioxidant production within plants. Antioxidants protect plants from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.
  • They contain and trigger the production of polyphenols (compounds with antioxidant properties) that help improve plant growth and health.
  • They contain lipids (essential fatty acids). Lipids are components of the protective wax that covers green tissue in plants. This protective wax creates a physical barrier to help plants defend themselves against environmental stress so that they can remain healthy.