3. Product Action
Vigo™ which is a recognized plant growth regulator is active at low concentrations, and through scientific trialing it has been determined that the greatest results are achieved at specific concentrations. It has a physiological affect at the cell membrane level triggering nutrient and water movement thus allowing the plant to maximise whatever nutrients are available to it. Allowing a plant to still grow and produce in adverse conditions including nutrient poor or water stressed
environments. Being water soluble, the product is easily absorbed through the roots or leaf stomata. The product can be applied at anytime within the plants growth cycle, i.e. from seed to mature plant. Application can be in the form of folia or soil drenching with results having the same effect. Optimal results in yield are however achieved by applying the product from an early stage of seedling development, often starting with the transplanting out into the production houses or fields.
It is believed that Vigo™ on its own or in whether in synergy with amino acids and carbohydrates in Vigo™ has the ability to function as secondary metabolites in that they stimulate and regulate the natural hormonal processes in a plants growth. In some cases Vigo™ substitutes for these hormones resulting in the plant responding through growth, no matter the environmental conditions in which it is located. It has been known to improve stomatal conductance and increase the rate of photosynthesis (Abdelgadir et al. 2013). Being a carbon based recipe the actives have the ability to have analogous properties of most other plant growth regulators (van Staden et al. 2006) therefore avoiding the need for other growth regulatory based additives.
Plants treated with Vigo™ have also shown to have significantly higher levels of nitrogen in their roots and stems (Chumpookam et al. 2010) and have shown to have larger leaf surface areas. These physiological and anatomical benefits result in plants having reduced stress, rapid homogeneous growth, increased flowering and fruiting and ultimately a healthier higher yielding crop.