Every grower is looking for an edge; that right combination of seed and other inputs that will lead to appreciable gains on the yield monitor.
What savvy growers have learned over the years is that healthy plants need the proper amount of calcium to promote cell division and really healthy plants also need a proper dose of boron to help plants retain blooms and fruit.
So how can plants receive a 1-2 punch of calcium and boron without breaking the bank?
CALBOR with TransMaxx Technology, a foliar-applied product from Concept AgriTek, has helped hundreds of growers across America achieve healthier plants, higher yields and an increased return on investment.
At a rate of one pint per acre, CALBOR with TransMaxx Technology is a cost-effective way to effectively deliver a blend of calcium and boron into the tissue of the plant with unrivaled efficiency, to increase water uptake and retention, aid in pollination and stave off damage as a result of weather-related stress events.
How do calcium and boron help plants grow?
“Calcium is a huge help for cell division, which has to take place for anything to grow,” Concept AgriTek Vice President of Sales and Agronomy Daniel Hensley said. “The calcium splits the cells and the boron helps to retain the blooms and fruit the plant puts on. Once you have fruit put on, whether its beans, peanuts, cotton, apples, turf and ornamentals, or any other crop, the boron helps with the starch development of those fruits, the calcium splits the cells more to help with plant development and (bloom and fruit) retention. Calcium and boron complement each other very well.”
Does calcium move through plant tissue?
Hensley said growers sometimes challenge him on calcium’s ability to move through plant tissue. On its own, calcium cannot move through the tissue. That’s where Concept AgriTek’s secret weapon, TransMaxx Technology delivers.
TransMaxx, which is blended with CALBOR, is a translocation technology for foliar feeding that allows for the systemic uptake of nutrients that have been difficult, to nearly impossible, to introduce into plants.
“This is something that took us about four years to develop, Hensley said. “You can spray it on the leaf, it hits the xylem and the phloem and takes the right track through the plant.”
Hensley said he also is frequently asked if TransMaxx is nanotechnology, to which the answer is “no.”
“Not even close,” Hensley said. “It is also not fulvic acid that we’re using. It is 100 percent something that we created to help with this translocation process of nutrients.”
When is the best time to apply calcium and boron on plants?
Concept AgriTek recommends that, whenever possible, growers apply CALBOR with TransMaxx Technology twice—once during the mid-vegetative stage and again in the early reproductive stage, typically with a fungicide. However, if a grower opts for just one CALBOR application during the growing season, that application would be most effective in the early reproductive stage.
Hensley said the results speak for themselves. CALBOR with TransMaxx technology is currently on more acres than any other Concept AgriTek product and delivering the higher yields and better ROI growers are looking for.
“To prove that we translocate the calcium, we have sprayed a foliar application of CALBOR on peanuts and on Irish potatoes, and in both cases we saw significant increases in both calcium and boron. In the peanut, we’ve seen it in the nut and the shell and in the potato, we’ve seen it in the tuber.”
How can Concept AgriTek help?
The knowledgeable sales and agronomy experts at Concept AgriTek can help growers better understand how to get the most out of CALBOR with TransMaxx Technology applications. They also can devise a full-season growing plan, using the latest technologies in agronomy, biology and chemistry, to enhance soil and plant health.
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