AgroFresh Introduces LandSpring™ Technology, an Innovative Pre-Planting Application that Reduces Transplant Shock in Tomatoes and Peppers.
Transplant shock is a widely recognized problem for vegetable growers and is caused by planting sensitive seedlings into the field environment where they often encounter stress conditions from heat, wind, cold and high solar radiation. Stressed seedlings produce ethylene, which causes a reduction in seedling survival and slows crop establishment. These effects ultimately limit plant performance and negatively impact marketable yield. By blocking ethylene recognition, LandSpring leads to faster crop establishment and healthier plants that show better tolerance to stress and disease throughout the growing season.
LandSpring is currently being shipped for application in the U.S. beginning in August of 2016. While AgroFresh's current registration for LandSpring is only for use on tomatoes and peppers, the technology has potential benefits for all transplanted vegetables. Additional U.S. registrations on melons, cucumbers, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are expected over the next few years.http://www.agrofresh.com/landspring-technology