FBS: products help crops bounce back from heat

FBS reports it is offering growers “a more efficient, cost-effective way to help crops recover from heat stress this summer with BounceBack-F and Calron-S.

Both products, the company says, are formulated to counteract the effects of heat stress on crops utilizing CarbonPower technology, an FBS nutrient delivery system.

“When temperatures rise sharply, plants can suffer severe side effects,” said John Bradley, director of research and development at FBS. “Extended periods of high temperatures can impact a crop's yield, quality and shelf life. It is important to minimize the effects of extreme heat stress quickly so that plants have the greatest chance of recovery.

“BounceBack-F and Calron-S provide plants with calcium, which positively impacts the quality and storability of crops and promotes higher yields.

“FBS developed BounceBack-F with CarbonPower technology to counteract environmental stresses and promote strong, healthy plants. A single, foliar application boosts plant cell strength and integrity, reduces die back caused by stress, and provides wilt resistance and recovery during periods of heat stress.

“BounceBack-F works by reducing respiration rates, helping plants conserve energy and vital levels of sugars and other carbohydrates. As a result, crops are less likely to suffer from yield and quality losses,” he said.

In addition to calcium, the company says, it contains anti-oxidants to help minimize oxidative heat stress, while carbohydrates help maintain plant energy, amino acid formation and glycomic formation.

“Calron-S is formulated to provide calcium to crops through the soil. Calron-S can be applied to fruiting crops without negative side effects from excess nitrogen. It can be applied to all deciduous, fruit and nut crops through existing irrigation systems. FBS' revolutionary CarbonPower technology protects calcium from soil tie-ups, makes existing nutrients in the soil more available for root uptake and provides superior uptake and nutrient translocation throughout the plant,” Bradley said.

FBS has its headquarters in Collierville, Tenn., with manufacturing facilities in Visalia, Calif. For more information on FBS, visit www.fbsciences.com.

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