Plant health is an overarching term for innovating in plant growth and preventing risks including pests, diseases. It has the potential to contribute to the wider goal of ensuring the sustainability of primary production on an economic, ecological, and social level.
Chitofarm is an eco-friendly agricultural material that promotes the health of plants.
The cell membrane of microorganisms is generally negatively charged, so chitofarm with positively charged binds to the cell membrane of the microorganism and inhibits growth.
Inhibitory effect of major pathogens’ mycelial growth in citrus by chitofarm treatment (in vitro).
Plants also have resistance proteins similar to the immune function of animals, but chitofarm activates self-defense enzymes that increase the resistance to pests and disease.
Excessive use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers can acidify the soil or cause damage by the salty condition of soil, which leads to the inhibition of plant growth. In the presence of chitofarm, the plant reduces the damage from salty soil.
Healthy roots promote plant growth and increase yields of crops. In presence of chitofarm, it (left of each photo) promotes root growth.