Healthy, resilient crops. Which grower doesn't want this? In our opinion this is feasible. And also in a responsible, commercially healthy way and taking into account our responsibility to ‘man and environment’.
On the one hand, by using a well thought-out and targeted crop protection approach. Using products on a natural basis whenever possible and only using chemical products when absolutely necessary (IPM).
By then looking at the entire crop: are there flaws, what does it need to be able to grow optimally, to become and stay healthy. In other words, by looking at your crop from our system-oriented approach.
And finally, to work with products that supplement shortages where necessary and level up maintain the overall resistance of your crop. Products consisting of ingredients based on nature.
This approach and these products together lead to a large number of benefits, for your crops and therefore for you. In terms of quality, production, residue-free cultivation and storability.
Our vision on ‘naturally’ versus ‘chemically’
The use of ecological crop protection - including natural enemies, green crop protection products and bio-stimulants, such as ours - is an integral part of modern, professional agriculture and horticulture. But sometimes this approach alone proves to be insufficient: without any chemistry. Many growers therefore opt for the so-called integrated crop protection approach, also known as Integrated Pest Management or IPM. This involves a combination of biology (soil fertility, use of natural enemies and bio-stimulants such as ours) and chemical crop protection.
Using natural products as a basis and only using chemical agents when absolutely necessary and only for a short period of time: incidentally. In this way we make as much use as possible of the power of nature itself and we burden the environment much less. And we comply with the ever stricter legislation in this area.
A shift: both in thinking and in doing
This integrated approach entails a shift in thinking: from mainly curing to increasingly preventing. From thinking primarily in terms of chemical possibilities and only then looking for alternatives in a more natural approach when chemicals don’t suffice anymore. To just the other way around: using natural products to grow strong, resilient crops. And only using chemical products in case of emergency: incidently. Because healthy, vital crops, which are balanced (not deficient) and resilient, are well prepared for possible infections, harmful insects or other unfavourable external influences. And are able to react adequately to them.
And if we combine your knowledge and experience with ours, you will achieve the best results:
You grow resilient crops. More and more in a sustainable, natural way. With efficient and effective use of our products that burden nature as little as possible, fill its shortages and give it a helping hand where necessary. With preservation and even improvement of production, quality (also shelf life) and quantity.
More and more studies show the advantages of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. We continue to research this. As soon as we have new research data, we will add it here:
- In the cultivation of everbearing strawberries Nutricin turns out to be a good alternative for chemical treatments. This shows that IPM is also suitable for crops that cover a longer period of time, such as everbearers.
Only stand-alone or sometimes together?
Our products are mostly used independently. If incidentaly, chemical agents should be needed, they can often be used in addition to our products. Fitting within IPM.
We are happy to help you make the right choices!
PlantoSys develops products to keep plants vital and healthy in various crops, even under unfavourable (cultivation) conditions. To this end, we have developed both bio-stimulants and EC-fertilisers.
With our bio-stimulants we focus on the consequences of abiotic (stress) factors such as weather influences (hail damage, sun, temperature differences), the amount of light, soil composition (impoverishment).
And our EC-fertisilers can be used in the event of a shortage, or even better, to prevent such a shortage.
PlantoSys has specific fertilisers with copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and calcium (Ca). Each of these elements is necessary for photosynthesis, the production of proteins (Cu), or the production of phytoplasts. In addition, Calcium provides strong cells and therefore a resilient crop.
We adhere to a system-oriented approach, whether it concerns our bio-stimulants or our fertilisers or a combination of both. That is also what the 'Sys' in PlantoSys stands for. It's in our genes: with our products we aim to strengthen the entire system and stimulate the self-healing capacity of your crop. We do this by means of administration from the outside (via leaf spraying and uptake via the roots) with effects inside the plant. Our ingredients reach the entire plant and help your crop to strengthen itself from the inside.
We make use of knowledge that we obtain directly from nature itself. For example, we have developed (organic) products in easily absorbable form, containing (in various effective combinations) amino acids, willow bark extract, silicon, colloidal silver, micro copper, manganese and micro zinc and seaweed extract). Each with their own specific effects, to be used on their own or in combinations that reinforce each other. And always based on nature, even complementary to it, where nature is impoverished. So they are recognizable and easily absorbed by your crops, which become and remain healthier, more vital and more robust.
We apply a unique treatment to these ingredients where useful that makes them retain their positive effects for longer: a difference from 2 to as much as 6 or 7 days. And we make use of mutually reinforcing combinations: here, too, our system-oriented thinking is shown.
A limited selection of our very diverse solutions and their effects:
- - strengthening of cell wall and epidermis - SilicaPower, Nutricin
- Resistance increasing - SalicylPuur, ArgicinPlus and Nutricin
- Improved absorption capacity (trace) elements (SalicylPure, ArgicinPlus, Nutricin, SilicaPower and Argentum)
- Stress-reducing (allowing your crop to grow better)
- wounds caused by crop treatments - ArgicinPlus
- damage caused by weather influences such as hail - ArgicinPlus
- increase self-healing power - SalicylPure, ArgicinPlus
- better distribution of elements by the plant - SilicaPower
- with a mutually reinforcing effect (Argentum with SalicylPure, Ds-Lime with Cuprum and ManZincum (Ds-mix), Cuprum with ArgicinPlus
- increased yields (through increased photosynthesis, production of more sugars, increased absorption capacity and thus extra growth and quality) - SalicylPure, SilicaPower, Argentum, Nutricin and/or ArgicinPlus.
Always based on these principles (systemic, reinforcing and based on nature itself) we have developed, tested and marketed our products. And over the years we have also been able to adapt them to specific cultivation and application methods. For example, we now have extensive experience in the following sectors: greenhouse vegetables, pot plants, cut flowers, bulbs, tree nursery, herbs, pome fruit, stone fruit, soft fruit and seed potatoes.
We apply some strict criteria in the development of our products. The result is a product range that meets many requirements and needs with the following advantages:
All of our products are of natural origin.
Several products are EC fertilisers (Cuprum, Ds-Lime and ManZincum),
and several have been classified as biostimulants (Argentum, ArgicinPlus, Nutricin, SalicylPure and SilicaPower).
Some have been specifically developed for the greenhouse cultivations to be drip fed from the A fertiliser feeder, (SalicylPure and SilicaPower)
others are suitable for spraying or application via LVM (ArgicinPlus, Argentum and Cuprum).
- All our products may be used alone. If necessary, some of our products may occasionally be supplemented with chemical agents. We will be happy to advise you on this, also with regard to the correct dosages.
- Some ingredients work so well together that we have used them to develop a separate product containing their combination: easy to apply and proven to be more effective (ArgicinPlus, ManZincum and Nutricin).
- Other ingredients also proved to be useful on their own. Resulting in the following cost efficient products: Argentum, Cuprum, Ds-Lime, SalicylPure and SilicaPower).
- Seven of our ingredients deserve special attention due to their particular effectiveness:
The metal particles in our products:
- do not lump together in solution so that the product remains stable for two years or longer;
- stick to the leaf as if magnetised, increasing their plant-strengthening effect, and don't wash off in the rain.
- All of our products are residue-free, show no growth inhibition, have no re-entry restrictions and no safety term to be taken into account at harvest.
And we have not stopped here. Every day we gain new experiences, either as a company, through our dealers or through the growers who use our products. We continue to invest in research to provide us with new information, and we continue to try to make the most effective products possible.
Registered brand names
And if you are curious to know in which markets our products have been registered?
Please contact our marketing advisor Annelies Ribbink on
+31 (0)6 - 51 95 40 56 or annelies.ribbink[at]plantosys.nl.
We develop products using natural ingredients. Each product has one or more components, each of which is of natural origin. All with one goal: to help the plant use its own resilience and self-healing capacity effectively. So we don't add chemicals, but help the plant to make itself more resilient, in a natural way. And with results!
In addition to the fact that your crops need a healthy (nutrient) soil, three defence routes in the plant itself play a role in their resilience. These are named after the plant hormone that initiates the route:
- the abscisic acid route (ABA route) - makes the plant resistant to e.g. excess salt or too high temperatures,
- the jasmonic acid route - plays a role in necrotrophic fungi and insects,
- the salicylic acid pathway - functions particularly in the case of infestation by biotrophic fungi, which have an interest in living cells, bacteria and viruses.
Our products contain ingredients that have a particular effect on this salicylic acid defence pathway.
The following ingredients form the natural basis of all our products. Depending on the crop for which the product has been developed, the application method and/or other practical requirements, they are applied alone or in combination.
When developing our products, we take into account not only the diversity of crops/crops, but also the various methods of administration (drip feefing, spraying, LVM, etc.).
List of ingredients
Amino acids act as building blocks. They help to grow a stronger, more energetic crop. This is achieved through improved root development, increased stress resistance, and positive effects on the energy balance.
Colloidal silver (Ag) plays an important role in the absorption capacity of trace elements, the growth of your crop and thus your yields.
Strengthening effect willow bark extract and absorption capacity of trace elements
Silver on the one hand enhances the effect of willow bark extract. It has also been shown that applying low doses of nano-silver to plants improves the absorption of elements such as Mg, N, Fe and other trace elements.
More photosynthesis, more sugars, more growth
Furthermore, research shows that nano-silver increases the chlorophyll content of plants, allowing more photosynthesis and producing more sugars (i.e. glucose). As a result, your crop can grow faster.
Help in case of unfavourable weather conditions
In addition, the silver reduces the effects of hail and other severe weather conditions. As a result, your crop suffers less stress and strain and can grow better.
Furthermore, the metal particles break the light, creating diffused light that penetrates deeper into the leaf. In sunny conditions in particular, the leaf temperature will rise less quickly, your crop can continue to evaporate for longer and photosynthesis can take place for this reason as well.
Reducing other forms of plant stress
Crop treatments cause (invisible) wounds, resulting in unwanted stress. For example, in the cultivation of Phalaenopsis during canes. In order to prevent the loss of buds during the last weeks of the long cultivation, we recommend the use of nano-silver.
As a post-harvest effect, silver has the same stress-reducing effect. Apples that have been sprayed at least 3 times with Argentum (nano-silver) in the last weeks before harvesting come out of the cold store 'fresher'. Especially if the crates in which the apples are kept are kept clean with ArgiPura. This way, for example we realised an increase of class A of Golden by 30 to 40%.
By administering colloidal silver, you can increase your yield in various ways.
Nano-silver is the main ingredient of Argentum.
It also occurs in the following products: ArgicinPlus and ArgiPura.
Micro-copper (Cu) strengthens your plants and has a function in the production of proteins.
Manganese and micro zinc
Micro-zinc (Zn) and manganese (Mn) make the plant more robust and increase plant resilience.
Silicon (orthosilicic acid)
Silicon (Si) strengthens the cell walls and epidermis of the leaf.
With very little of our specific form of lime (Ca(OH)2), you can already increase the Ca content in your crop.