Chitosano: what it is and how it works.
Chitosan, (Chitosan plus – InagroUp), an element that is becoming essential both in defense strategies and in plant nutrition.
What is Chitosan plus – Inagro?
It is a natural, non-toxic substance and is widely used in organic farming with specific nutritional and defense purposes. Chemically it is a polysaccharide extracted from the chitin of crustaceans, which appears to be the main constituent of the integument that covers insects, but can also be found on the cell wall of fungi. This has the ability to improve and / or develop those so-called resistance phenomena of plants towards various harmful organisms, be they insects, fungi or bacteria.
How does Chitosan plus – Inagro work?
Its function is not perceptible to the naked eye. Operating endogenously as an “elicitor” it is capable of inducing considerable defensive responses through the development of phytoalexins. Chitosan (Chitosan plus – Inagro) therefore has no direct action on the various pathogens (insects, fungi or viruses), but directly stimulates the plant to react towards the immune defense. The induced defense mechanisms can now affect the thickening of the cell wall, with the aim of physically avoiding penetration by insects, now developing biochemical metabolites capable of blocking the development of fungi or bacteria.
From a functional point of view, the use of Chitosan plus – Inagro is always possible given its high compatibility with all fertilizers and plant protection products, has no contraindications, no residue and has no safety range.
If you want to know more about this product or want to test it directly in the field with the help of Casa Verde Italia technicians, contact us.
Article written by:
Dott. Agronomo Salvatore Arfò
Company technician following the customer from transplanting to harvesting, advising on the best use of the products, their sustainability in the field and the best control strategies for crop protection.content_copyshare