Plant Establishment

Acadian Plant Health™ solutions produce crops with full, well-developed plant roots that can make the most out of available water and nutrients for crop establishment. Our agricultural products enhance root growth and development and this, in turn, improves plant health. Healthier plants are better at coping with and recovering from environmental stress, and this leads to better quality crops.

Plants are often exposed to harsh growing conditions during early root development. Use Acadian Plant Health™ biostimulant crop care solutions to:

  • Create bigger, stronger plant root systems that
  • Improve the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients
  • Increase capacity to store carbohydrates that are used to fuel plant growth and development
  • In legume crops, enhance the formation of plant root nodules, which store beneficial bacteria that convert nitrogen into a format the plant can use
  • Increase healthy populations of microbes in soil
  • Enhance the growth and uniformity of shoots (plant stems and their leaves, petals, etc.)

Scientifically Proven, Field-Tested Solutions

COFFEE FIELD TRIAL

COFFEE FIELD TRIAL ‘COFFEA ARABICA IAC 125 RN (IBC12)’
MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL

Coffee Field Trial

In this field trial with young coffee plants, enhanced root growth was seen in plants treated with an Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural product.

WINE GRAPES TRIAL

WINE GRAPES TRIAL ‘Muscat’
Dr. James S. Craigie Research & Development Center, Canada



In this wine grapes trial, applications of an Acadian Plant Health™ product led to a 100% increase in total plant root length.

ALFALFA UNIVERSITY TRIAL

ALFALFA UNIVERSITY TRIAL
Dalhousie University, Canada



In this field trial, applications of an Acadian Plant Health™ product led to a 45% increase in the number of nodules in the roots of alfalfa plants. Nodules store beneficial bacteria that convert nitrogen into a format the plant can use. With optimum amounts of nitrogen, alfalfa plants can produce optimum yields.

LETTUCE FIELD TRIAL

LETTUCE FIELD TRIAL ‘Jupiter’
California, United States



In this lettuce field trial, significant improvements were observed in early plant root development when an Acadian Plant Health™ product was added to a grower’s standard program. Treated plants showed an increase in total root length of 77% and an increase in root surface area of 33% over the control.

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General Application Guidelines

Applying Acadian Plant Health™ products at earlier stages of crop development (i.e. to seedlings, cuttings or root treatments) at the recommended rates and timings helps improve crop establishment. To encourage root growth of new transplants, treat roots with a solution of an Acadian Plant Health™ product prior to transplanting. For plant establishment 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 Establishment?

Growth, crop quality and yield all depend on a strong plant with large, healthy root development. Multiple bioactive compounds found within Acadian agricultural products help increase plant root growth and crop establishment.

  • They contain amino acids (the building blocks of plant proteins) that serve as a food source for beneficial microbes in the soil.
  • They contain alginic acid (a complex carbohydrate) that bonds to micronutrients in the soil and makes them easier for the plant to absorb. It also serves as a food source for beneficial microbes in the soil.
  • Some trigger auxin-like activity in plants. Auxins are internal plant hormones that stimulate the initiation of new roots.
  • Some trigger cytokinin-like activity in plants. Cytokinins are internal plant hormones that encourage growth in all areas of the plant, including the roots.