Aug 12, 2021Plant cell walls strengthened with CrabLife Powder, research shows
New research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service demonstrated conclusively that application of CrabLife Powder to the roots of lettuce and tomato elicited expression of growth and defense-related genes, including those responsible for strengthening of plant cell walls.
According to an Agricultural Solutions news release, beneficial gene expression was attributed to the high levels of chitin (≈25%) found in CrabLife Powder, potentially resulting in stronger, healthier plants that were better positioned to defend against biotic and abiotic stress.
Details of the study were published on July 2, 2021 in the APS publication “PhytoFrontiers,” and are available here by citing the article by Kandel et. al. titled, “Crustacean Meal Elicits Expression of Growth and Defense-Related Genes in Roots of Lettuce and Tomato.”
CrabLife Powder, CrabLife Flake and PreBiotech are commercial formulations of dried, pasteurized and certified organic crustacean meal produced by Agricultural Solutions LLC. They are food safety compliant and are used routinely by growers to improve yield and quality of vegetable, fruit, vine, turf and ornamental crops.
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