Alfa Grease * Alfalfa Extract
Alfa Grease * Alfalfa Extract
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Alfa Grease is a premium alfalfa extract that provides the natural hormone triacontanol. Triacontanol is a naturally occurring fatty alcohol derived from plant waxes, particularly found in high concentrations in the waxes of certain plant species, such as alfalfa, sugarcane, and rice bran. It is known for its potential beneficial effects on plant growth and development. Average yield increase of 20% consistently tested.
- Hormonal Regulation: Triacontanol can influence plant growth and development by modulating the levels and activities of plant hormones, such as auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, and abscisic acid. It can promote hormone synthesis, transport, and signal transduction pathways, which play crucial roles in regulating plant growth, flowering, fruiting, and other developmental processes.
Photosynthetic Enhancement: One of the significant effects of triacontanol is its ability to enhance photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into chemical energy. Triacontanol has been reported to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis by promoting the activity of key enzymes involved in the process. This can lead to higher rates of carbon dioxide assimilation and energy production, ultimately contributing to better plant growth and development.
- Stress Tolerance: Triacontanol has been found to enhance the ability of plants to withstand various environmental stresses. It can help improve the plant's tolerance to abiotic stresses like drought, heat, cold, salinity, and heavy metal toxicity. Triacontanol activates stress-responsive genes and antioxidant systems in plants, providing protection against oxidative damage and maintaining cellular homeostasis under stressful conditions.
- Yield and Quality Improvement: Studies have shown that triacontanol application can result in increased crop yield and improved quality characteristics. It has been found to enhance fruit set, increase the number and size of flowers and fruits, improve seed germination and seedling vigor, and enhance nutrient uptake and utilization efficiency. These effects can lead to higher crop productivity and improved marketable traits of agricultural produce.
- Environmental Sustainability: Triacontanol is considered an environmentally friendly option for plant growth enhancement as it is a naturally occurring compound. It can be used as an alternative to synthetic growth regulators or chemical fertilizers, reducing reliance on synthetic inputs and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
This is a beneficial substance to plants.
Hormone products consisting of a mixture of plant hormones, plant nutrients, inoculants, or soil amendments is not a “plant regulator” under section 2(v) of FIFRA, provided it meets the following criteria of low toxicity under 3 and 4 and product is not intended for use on food crop sites.
A product of any of the following types, intended only to aid the growth of desirable plants, is not a “plant regulator” under section 2(v) of FIFRA, and therefore is not a pesticide: A plant nutrient product, consisting of one or more micronutrient trace elements necessary to normal growth of plants and in a form readily usable by plants.