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Synergistic products for added benefit
Cell Power® SizeN® and Cell Power® Calcium Gold or Cell Power® Calcium Platinum
fulfil needs of flowering buds, without overstimulating nut trees.
Almonds and pistachios are
heavy bearing crops, and the
season takes a lot out of the
trees. Conventional wisdom is
that the dormant period is the
time that the tree recuperates
and prepares itself for the
next season's workload. Once
inside trees, nutrients are
transported to where they are
needed, typically to growing
points. Once incorporated by
the tree, some elements can
be immobile while others can
be remobilized. Immobile
elements essentially get
locked in place and that is
where they stay. Those that
can be remobilized can leave
their original location and
move to areas of greater
demand. Knowing which are
mobile or immobile is helpful
in diagnosing deficiency
developed a line of Macro
and Micronutrients that,
when applied together, act
synergistically within the plant,
thusly creating nutrition with
added benefits. Specifically,
SizeN® and Cell Power®
Calcium Gold and Cell
Power® Calcium Platinum
are the perfect combinations
to fulfil the needs of newly
forming flower buds, without
overstimulating the trees.
SizeN® for Nut Crops
Almonds and pistachios
are crops where quality and
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yield sometimes have to be
traded off against each other
by growers when making
decisions on fertilizer inputs.
Nitrogen is needed to push
yield, but too much of it leads
to excess vegetative growth at
the cost of yield and quality.
This has led to conservative
use of N late season and postharvest
with more of a focus
on early season applications.
Continuing research shows
that the Amine N in Cell
Power® SizeN® does not
behave in the same way as
conventional nitrogen, rather
it encourages investment in
root growth and reproductive
growth directly impacting
on yield and quality. This is
extremely important when
setting up nut trees after
harvest for the upcoming
year. Amines (NH2) are
processed in roots using a
shorter chemical process,
they encourage production of
a different growth hormone
called cytokines. Cytokinins
encourage root growth and
reproductive (flower and fruit)
development, critical for next
year's crop.
Cell Power® Calcium Gold
and Cell Power® Calcium
Platinum for Nut Crops
Unlike potassium and many
other nutrients, plants have
no capacity to store reserves
of calcium. Calcium is stored
in calmodulin proteins
between the cell wall and cell
membrane, once these Ca
storage sites are all occupied
the plant ejects any extra
calcium as it is not beneficial to
plants to have free calcium in
cytosol. This means that plants
precipitate out large amounts
of calcium oxalate from leaves,
especially after harvest. This
is critical even when there are
calcium deficiency symptoms
on nuts.
Calcium is not phloem
mobile, meaning that plants
cannot easily mobilize it and
move it from one place to
another. Instead, Calcium
moves through the Xylem
with water transpiration. This
means Calcium follows water
through plants from the roots
to the places of highest water
loss (usually the foliage at the
top of the plant). This is why
there is usually a difference
observed between the shady
half of a nut tree and the
sunny half). It is also why any
conditions affecting water
transport such as drought,
waterlogging, and wind can
lead to worsening calcium
related quality problems.
Calcium transport into cells
is directly related to auxin
content in plant tissue, as
calcium transport is governed
by polar auxin transport.
This means there are places
in crops that cannot absorb
calcium properly no matter
how much is applied.
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Cell Power® Calcium Gold
and Cell Power® Calcium
Platinum, containing LoCal
technology, allows parts of
plants low in auxin to properly
absorb Ca where they would
normally have a low ability
to do so. Calcium fertilizers
Cell Power® Calcium Gold
and Cell Power® Calcium
Platinum) that use LoCal
technology can supply calcium
to flower buds very effectively,
preventing disorders that may
appear the following year. Best
timing on any nut crop for Ca
applications is a foliar spray
after harvest is complete.
OMEX® USA Cell Power®
Calcium Gold and Cell
Power® Calcium Platinum
are formulated products,
we can use as little as 2x1
pint/acre and see better
results than any amount
of standard foliar calcium
products regards correcting
physiological disorders. For
subsequent bud development
late season applications
are very effective, where
conventional products will
see little or no benefit as nut
trees can't adequately absorb
calcium from conventional
sources after harvest.
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Agrifluids, Inc.
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Agrifluids, Inc.

January/February 2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of January/February 2024

Editor's Letter
Precision pollination
Sustainable innovations
Pest Management
Data and novel technologies
A trusted name
Company Spotlights
Industry Events
Ad Index
January/February 2024 - 1
January/February 2024 - 2
January/February 2024 - 3
January/February 2024 - Editor's Letter
January/February 2024 - 5
January/February 2024 - Precision pollination
January/February 2024 - 7
January/February 2024 - 8
January/February 2024 - 9
January/February 2024 - Sustainable innovations
January/February 2024 - 11
January/February 2024 - Pest Management
January/February 2024 - 13
January/February 2024 - Data and novel technologies
January/February 2024 - 15
January/February 2024 - 16
January/February 2024 - 17
January/February 2024 - A trusted name
January/February 2024 - 19
January/February 2024 - 20
January/February 2024 - 21
January/February 2024 - Business
January/February 2024 - 23
January/February 2024 - Company Spotlights
January/February 2024 - Industry Events
January/February 2024 - Ad Index
January/February 2024 - 27
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