Surround® reduces sunburn & heat stress damage

Written by   AgNova

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting another hot summer, so now is the time to prepare your strategy and plan to use Surround® crop protectant.

A combination of high temperatures and high levels of infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) light can culminate in sunburn damage and heat stress to plants.
But timely applications of Surround reduces sunburn and heat stress damage, when used as per the product label.
Surround forms a white barrier coating on crops, which is specially designed to allow usable light through while blocking harmful IR and UV light.
This decreases harmful light and lowers temperatures and UV levels at the fruit surface, reducing damage without inhibiting essential photosynthetic processes.
Specially engineered kaolin clay
Natural kaolin clay that has been specially engineered using advanced Particle Film Technology is the secret to the success of Surround.
During production, heating the clay to form calcined kaolin modifies the crystals to form a highly reflective, 3-dimensional structure.
This kaolin formulation, unique to Surround, reflects radiation more effectively than hydrous kaolin and calcium carbonate.
The result is a premium formulation giving superior crop protection against damaging sunburn and heat stress.
Timing is everything
But timing is everything. Surround must be applied before the heat event.
Applications after extreme heat or even after spikes in temperature will not provide crops with adequate protection.
So be prepared this summer. Apply Surround early for maximum sun protection.

For more information contact AgNova Technologies on 03 9899 8100

See this article in Tree Fruit Dec 20198

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