Stress Management

Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural products support your crop’s ability to manage abiotic stress. Stress in plants is difficult to avoid when it comes to commercial agriculture. Applying Acadian Plant Health™ crop protection products will help your crops grow, and even flourish, in challenging environments.

Use Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural products to improve your crop’s ability to deal with stresses like:

  • Drought Stress
  • Heat Stress
  • Chill Stress
  • Salinity Stress

Scientifically Proven, Field-Tested Solutions

CORN FIELD TRIAL

CORN FIELD TRIAL
Arizona, United States
(Heat & Drought Stress)

In a trial conducted on corn, applications of an Acadian Plant Health™ crop care product led to better visual plant development, despite extreme heat stress conditions.

SWEET ORANGE NURSERY TRIAL

SWEET ORANGE NURSERY TRIAL ‘Hamlin on Carrizo and Swingle rootstock’
University of Florida, United States
(Heat & Drought Stress)

In a citrus nursery trial with Carrizo and Swingle rootstocks, plants treated with an Acadian Plant Health™ product showed continued crop growth when exposed to drought stress.

The complex mix of bioactive compounds in Acadian Plant Health™ agricultural products helps crops grow well under water and heat stress conditions. Several trials have proven that Acadian Plant Health™ products help plants open their stomata (pores) when optimal conditions exist for improved photosynthesis. When water stress occurs, treated plants can close their pores more quickly so that they can better retain water and keep hydrated.

STRAWBERRY FIELD TRIAL

STRAWBERRY FIELD TRIAL ‘Proprietary variety’
California, United States
(Salinity Stress)

Strawberry Salinity Field Trial

In this strawberry trial, strawberries treated with an Acadian Plant Health™ product yielded 19% more trays, despite being exposed to salinity stress. As shown in the photos, treated plants grew more vigorously and showed fewer symptoms of salt burn.

Strawberry Yield Field Trial

Acadian agricultural products promote vigorous crops in high salt soils. High salt destroys roots so that water and nutrients can’t be absorbed as effectively. Scientists have found that applications of an Acadian Plant Health™ product cause the plant to better cope with salinity stress.

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General Application Guidelines

Make applications – either foliar or soil applied – at the recommended rates and timings listed on Acadian Plant Health™ product labels. For plant stress management, applications can be made as required, or immediately prior to or following stress periods such as chill, heat stress and drought. Acadian Plant Health™ crop protection products mix well with pest control products so that you can create your own synergistic mix.

How Does Acadian Plant Health™ Help Plants Tolerate Stress?

Adverse growing conditions – such as drought, flood, heat, disease and insects – reduce the potential for improved crop yields. Multiple bioactive compounds found within Acadian agricultural products play a role in helping plants tolerate these stress conditions.

  • They encourage the production of proline (an amino acid) that strengthens cell walls and regulates the amount of water within cells to keep cells hydrated and healthy during stressful situations.
  • They contain mannitol (a sugar alcohol) that also helps regulate the amount of water within cells to keep cells hydrated and healthy during stressful situations.
  • 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 natural betaines and encourage betaine production. Betaines are compounds that help adjust the levels of water, salt and other substances within cells so that plants can better manage water, salinity, heat and chill stresses.