Extended Release of Pesticides/ Repellents from Particles, Reduce Waste and Safeguard the Environment
These nano-engineered particulate coatings (NPCs) allow for extended release of repellents/ pesticides. They help continually protect citrus plants and other crops from insect attacks and bacterial infestations, which cost billions in lost revenue and thousands of jobs every year. Citrus greening, a bacterial infection spread from plant to plant by insects, is particularly devastating and especially harmful to Florida’s $9.3 billion citrus industry. University of Florida researchers’ innovative nano-engineered particulate coatings use modified clay particles to continually release small amounts of repellent/pesticides. An extended release prevents actives from being washed away in rainwater, protecting the environment and allowing the same quantity of repellent/ pesticide to last longer. The NPCs provide crop protection to cover gaps between pesticide applications. Formulated to be hydrophobic (water-repelling), the NPCs strongly adhere to fresh flush and mature leaves for superior weather resistance.
ApplicationFoliage adherent nano-engineered particulate coatings that release incorporated semiochemical (repellent) / pesticide slowly for crop protection
- Enables extended release of repellents/ pesticides, resulting in long-lasting wear and foliage coverage
- Features superior weather resistance, increasing overall crop protection
- Maintains enhanced, long-term protection, saving time and costs on pesticide re-applications
- Comprised of generally recognized as safe (GRAS) components - they are considered safe for crop applications