Arysta LifeScience, a global agricultural crop protection and life sciences company, today introduced BM Start, a BioStimulant that improves fruit and vegetable quality and yields, in the UK.
Active Ingredient in BM Start derived from seaweed
Already successful throughout Europe, BM Start is a liquid formulation based on Physio Activator® Technology that improves nutrient uptake with better fruit setting, increases the number of fruits and fruit size, benefits fruit uniformity, and alleviates stress while limiting flower drop.
The product contains GA142, a natural active ingredient found in seaweed that grows along the coastline of North Brittany. The ingredient is extracted from seaweed within 24 hours of harvest using a unique cold manufacturing process to retain the active characteristics of fresh seaweed and to ensure a consistently high quality product.
After application, the active ingredient in BM Start unlocks nutrients in the soil, which may otherwise be unavailable to the target plant. Trials have shown that using BM Start can result in yield gains and an increase in top size categories.
“Maintaining plant health is vital in enabling farmers to produce an efficient crop, and that is essentially what BM Start does by improving the plant’s overall health and ability to achieve its potential yield,” said Alison Casey, Arysta LifeScience technical lead for Vegetables. “BioStimulants and the entire BioSolutions market make a considerable contribution to sustainable agriculture, and we are proud to add these and other products to our portfolio, all of which supplement traditional crop protection products.”
BM Start has a wide range of applications, including fruit trees, grapes, berries and fruiting vegetables both indoors and outdoors. It is compatible with most insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, and fertilizers at a dose rate of two litres per hectare.