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Water Stress

PERFORMANCE UNDER STRESS

Plants treated with Acadian® are able to respond more quickly when stress begins as they have been primed for optimum plant function. With this priming, they experience less stress as the plant is able to close stomata upon the onset of water stress to reduce water loss and wilting, and to allow for acclimation to the reduced water levels. This improved functionality results in improved water use efficiency and growth in Acadian® treated plants. Additionally, plants treated with Acadian® have reduced electrolyte leakage, indicating less cellular damage due to the stress.

ACADIAN®-TREATED PLANTS HAVE HIGHER WATER CONTENT

Pepper plants treated with Acadian® had higher water content and were better developed under water stress. They also recovered better when they were re-watered.

BENEFITS OF ACADIAN®

  • Enhances water use efficiency by improving stomatal response times which increases water conservation within the plant.
  • Reduces membrane damage which supports the plant’s ability to recover from stress successfully.
  • Improved plant vigor allows for better use of nutritional programs and supports overall yield and quality.

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ACADIAN®-TREATED TREES CONTINUE TO GROW EVEN DURING DROUGHT STRESS CONDITIONS

Down arrow shows when water stress started.

First 4 weeks = no water stress.

ACADIAN®-TREATED PLANTS ENDURE DROUGHT AND RECOVER MORE QUICKLY AFTER WATER IS RETURNED

Here, greenhouse tomato plants help illustrate two notable benefits of Acadian®. Applications of Acadian® prepare the plant for water stress conditions, which allows the plants to better withstand the stress and recover more fully (left picture).

Non-irragated

Irrigated

HIGH-SALT SOILS ARE OFTEN FOUND IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS

Acadian®-treated plants are able to reduce the uptake of salt resulting in less salt burn to leaves and allowing for improved photosynthesis in healthy leaf structures.

ACADIAN®-TREATED PLANTS RESPOND MORE QUICKLY TO WATER STRESS AND RETAIN MORE SUB-SURFACE MOISTURE

Stomatal Conductance: Eliciting the plant’s own water stress reduction activity. Plants treated with Acadian® better regulate stomatal conductance resulting in improved water retention.

Soil Moisture Content: Retaining water in the soil. Acadian®-treated plants retain more water as measured by the soil moisture content. This allows the water to be available during times of stress.

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