Jan 22, 2019New sub-micronized calcium supports healthy fruit development
Oro Agri has introduced Encourage Nanocal, a liquid, soil-applied product designed to supply crops with readily available calcium during periods of high demand of fruit formation. Its calcium carbonate particles are milled to an average size of 0.7 microns – significantly smaller than the 3-20 micron size of other widely used calcium products. Its sub-micron size is small enough to be taken up by the meristematic region of adventitious roots without requiring additional mineralization like gypsum, limestone or products with larger particle sizes.
“The demand for calcium spikes in crops as fruit start to develop. Even if calcium levels, as a result of a standard nutrient program, appear adequate they may not be at a level to satisfy the needs of the crop’s intense demand during fruit development. Or the calcium may not be readily available for uptake by the crop’s roots because its particle size may be too large, as is often the case with gypsum or limestone. A calcium shortage during this critical period often shows up as blossom end rot, internal fruit degradation and poor storability.” explains Riley Reynolds, Sales Director for Oro Agri.
Nanocal is designed as a supplemental source of calcium to be applied during those periods of high demand by the crop. It is not meant to remedy an overall calcium deficiency in soils. Nanocal is formulated for quick uptake by the roots and rapid translocation throughout the plant facilitated by Oro Agri’s proprietary TransXylem technology. This is critical in supplying developing fruit the calcium it requires because calcium is only effectively translocated to the developing fruit through a plant’s xylem. Foliar calcium applications do not provide comparable levels of calcium because of its very limited movement within the plant outside of root uptake and translocation via the xylem and are
For more information about Encourage Nanocal, please your ag chem retailer, local Oro Agri representative or visit www.oroagriusa.com
Oro Agri develops and manufactures innovative products using Orowet technology for agricultural, turf and ornamental, and industrial applications worldwide. Established in 2001, the Oro Agri Group started with a single product and has expanded its product range as well as its global presence. Today, the company serves customers in over 80 countries.
The vision of the company is to grow shareholder value through continual innovation, development and commercialization of a broad range of highly effective, low environmental impact, biorational products providing competitive solutions to serve growers’ increasing needs to enhance yields and sustain crop health.