Innovative Turf Colourant Technology
Turf colourants assist turf managers in maintaining an overall accentuated appearance.
1. Protect leaves from excessive U.V. light which can lead to damage to chlorophyll, a reduction in photosynthesis and damage to cell DNA
2. Controls excessive over-stimulation, avoiding release of electrons which in turn leads to a build-up of Free Radicals
3. Help reduce other stresses, including: extremes of temperature (hot and cold), drought. waterlogging pest and disease attack and close mowing
Plant Stress Relief
Optik Bronco contains added Asset Gold for an additional natural bio-stimulant effect and plant stress relief, particularly during periods of extreme climactic conditions. Optik Bronco can be tank mixed with additional Asset Gold if further plant stress relief is required.
By including Asset Gold in our formulation, Optik Bronco has the added effect of increasing the Proline amino acid content in the plant to help fight the build-up of free radicals, as well as boosting Chlorophyll production.
The effect of Asset Gold on Proline and Chlorophyll
The development of Optik Bronco included a series of field trials against a competitor product.
Both products were applied at a rate equivalent to 1.5 lt/ha in 250 lt/ha water, using a battery powered hand held sprayer.
Both products were assessed at regular intervals, with measurements taken using the Field Scout Green Index calibration chart and app.
Measurements were recorded using a DGCI (dark green colour index) score, with a computation of the DGCI score providing the visual score.
The trial was repeated on multiple occasions to ensure accuracy of results. An average of the results is shown in the graphs below.
DGCI – Dark Green Colour Index
For more information on our development of this product, please contact us.