Additive value of new biostimulant shown in latest trial results

The additive value of a dual action biostimulant by Arysta LifeScience has been confirmed through exciting new trial results.

Launched in July, Calibra Carbo® combines the protein building properties of amino acids, with the increased nutrient and water movement properties of leading biostimulant active, GA142.

Latest independent trial results on winter wheat show that the synergistic effect of these two active ingredients can lead to an impressive 16% increase in shoot growth.

Arysta LifeScience product development & technical manager for UK & Ireland, Don Pendergrast, explains: “What makes this product stand out is its dual mode of action – the two molecules working together to provide an enhanced performance.

“These new trial results further support this hypothesis. When used in isolation, the amino acids produced a 5% increase in shoot growth, whereas GA142 alone gave a 9% increase.

“But, what we have seen with Calibra Carbo is a 16% increase – so a synergistic effect of the two active ingredients being combined together in one product, to yield maximum results.”

By working together, seaweed extract GA142 accelerates the transfer of the amino acids through the plant, reducing stress and boosting photosynthesis.

18 different vegetable amino acids form the basis of the Calibra Carbo formulation, as well as nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and the GA142. It can be used on a range of crops including cereals, oilseed rape, potatoes and turf, and is compatible with most fungicides and insecticides.

Dr Steve Rossall, Associate Professor of Nottingham University, conducted the trial on Calibra Carbo. He said: “During the trial Calibra Carbo outperformed the stand-alone GA142 and amino acids for both winter wheat and winter oilseed rape.

“As well as the increase in shoot biomass, the product also boosted root development, which will support the establishment of crops in unfavourable conditions.”

Arysta LifeScience will be showcasing its biostimulant product range, including Calibra Carbo, at CropTec, held November 27 & 28 at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.

Mr Pendergrast added: “Biostimulants make a considerable contribution to the sustainable agriculture agenda, and we are proud to be developing our portfolio to include more of these products, whilst constantly adapting to market needs.

“We hope that the trial results for Calibra Carbo will boost the confidence of growers, enabling them to make informed decisions when choosing new innovative ways to support their existing crop protection programmes.”

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.