Rhamnolipids are the most promising application to cure plants from citrus greening. We are changing the future of Growing Citrus

Using the citrus greening rhamnolipid application acts as a wetting agent while dubbing as a pesticide that kills many Citrus diseases.

Citrus Greening, also called yellow dragon disease, is a disease that is devastating to many types of citrus plants and trees. An insect called the Asian citrus psyllid and the deadly bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter spreads the disease. This disease causes the tree to lose its ability to take in nourishment. The tell-tale sign that the tree is infected with the disease is the tree starts to show spotty leaves. First, the trees are unable to produce fruit with other early symptoms of citrus greening such as vein yellowing and asymmetrical chlorosis which is called, blotchy mottle.

Not only is citrus greening a problem in the United States but it also is resulting in many issues agriculturally across the globe. Farms in Florida, where citrus greening is abundant, are seeing many cases of the disease and is already having a profound effect on orange juice production. About 90% of orange trees in Florida are grown to make orange juice.

Rhamnolipids are the most promising application to cure plants from citrus greening. Rhamnolipids are a type of biosurfactant which are known to be environmentally friendly with no known toxicity. They are registered with the EPA for use on trees and plants and have the ability the pierce the cell wall of the Citrus Greening bacteria, rendering it “obliterated”.

Using the citrus greening rhamnolipid application acts as a wetting agent while dubbing as a pesticide that kills many Citrus diseases.

The Effects of Citrus Greening

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Agriculture

A wetting agent is defined as an additive when added to a liquid increases the usage of the application. Agricultural wetting agents increase the usage of pesticides and fertilizers for treatments in crops. Basically, wetting agents reduce the expense of spraying. The only problem is, what is being used in sprays that are environmentally unsafe? How about a wetting agent with a natural pesticide built in that super charges fertilizers? Rhamnolipid will replace most agricultural wetting agents.

 

 

Pesticides

A pesticide is used to kill pests and organisms that feed on plants and animals. The effects of pesticides also affect targets outside the spray zone from runoff to areas outside the spray zone. These environmental concerns range from grazing areas, human settlements as well as wild animal habitats. Negative environmental effects have led many pesticides to be banned and the market is turning to green products but, cost effective solutions are now the drivers. Rhamnolipid being a natural pesticide dubbing as a fertilizer is that best choice and becoming the front runner.

 

Fertilizers

A fertilizer is any nutrient catalyst whether synthetic or natural when added to soil or plants increases growth. Basically, plants need many different mineral components that are essential for healthy plant growth. Some micronutrients such as iron are not normally dissolvable in water.  Rhamnolipid forms a chelating agent for the delivery of iron and other micronutrients to the plant. Basically, to facilitate the absorption of nutrients in plants for exponential growth, rhamnolipid is the best choice for an environmentally safe alternative to other fertilizers.

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