Foliacin

Foliar spray for improved plant health and resistance.

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Plants are often exposed to environmental and chemical stress which can impact health and productivity. Boosting natural leaf biology gives greater protection during times of stress.

Foliacin is a biological foliar spray which boosts beneficial microbe populations and supports the protective biofilm on plant foliage.

Foliacin supports leaf retention and overall plant resilience in times of disease pressure, drought, cold, phytotoxic exposure (chemical damage from other sprays) and other stress.

Use Foliacin foliar spray to:

  • Improve plant health and growth
  • Improve recovery from periods of environmental and chemical spray stress
  • Improve flower and fruit set
  • Aid in green leaf retention
  • Maximise photosynthesis

Foliacin contains a combination of compounds from the fermentation of beneficial bacteria and yeast.  These compounds promote plant health and growth and prebuild the protective biofilm of the leaf by activating beneficial microbes that live on the leaf’s surfaces. Trials show that Foliacin treated plants have better health and growth during periods of stress.

Foliacin can be co-applied with normal crop protection and/or nutritional foliar spray applications to help reduce phytotoxic damage to foliage.

Accolade wine trial
A three year trial of Foliacin and Mycorrcin was concluded on the pinot noir block at Mud House Vineyard, Accolade Wines in the Wairau Valley this March.
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Reduce spray stress
Beans treated with Foliacin recover quicker from spray stress
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Foliacin grape trial
Foliacin primes the plant defence system, and when used with your normal fungicide applications, further reduces the incidence of Botrytis and Slip Skin
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Broccoli Trial
Mycorrcin and Foliacin improves broccoli yield
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Potato Trial
Mycorrcin and Foliacin improves potato yield
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Onion Trial
Mycorrcin and Foliacin work together to improve onion yield and bulb size
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Pumpkin Trial
A Pukekohe trial showed that Mycorrcin and Foliacin treated pumpkin crops had a higher yield, higher individual pumpkin weights, fewer rejects and improved overall marketable pumpkin yield and profitability.
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Directions for use:

  • For best results spray early morning, early evening or in overcast conditions.
  • The spray rates in the table below are for medium volume spraying (200–600 L/ha) to just before run off.

  • Calibrate sprayer before use

  • Typical water rates for grapes and vegetable crops are (250–500 L/ha) to just before run-off.
  • Typical water rates for pipfruit and kiwifruit are for ~1,000 L/ha to just before run-off.
  • Use higher Foliacin application rates and closer spray intervals during periods of high environmental stress.
  • Nil withholding period.
  • Biostart Foliacin is compatible with commonly used fungicides and nutritional sprays.

Crop specific information

Crop Timing Application rate
Grapes Early growth/first cover spray up to flowering 0.5 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water. Apply every 10–14 days with crop protection sprays and/or nutritional sprays. Target 3 applications.
Grapes After flowering and up to harvest 0.5 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water with every crop protection spray and/or nutritional spray. Target 3 applications.
Grapes After periods of stress 1 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water. Then 0.5 L/ha every 10–14 days with crop protection sprays and/or nutritional sprays.
Kiwifruit, pipfruit and stonefruit Early growth/first cover spray up to flowering, then after flowering and up to harvest 1 L/ha in a minimum of 500 L of water. Then 1 L/ha every 10–14 days with crop protection sprays and/or nutritional sprays. Target applying 5–6 L/ha over the season.
Kiwifruit, pipfruit and stonefruit After periods of stress 2 L/ha in a minimum of 500 L of water. Then 1 L/ha every 10–14 days with crop protection sprays and/or nutritional sprays.
Vegetable, cereals and forage crops Early growth/first cover spray up to flowering, then after flowering and up to harvest 0.5 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water. Apply every 10–14 days with crop protection sprays and/or nutritional sprays.
Vegetable, cereals and forage crops After periods of stress 1 L/ha in a minimum of 200 L of water. Then 0.5 L/ha every 10–14 days with crop protection sprays and/or nutritional sprays.

Note: The rates above are based on conventional plant spacings. Biostart recommends a minimum dilution rate of 100 mL of Foliacin in 100 L of water. If your crop isn’t included above, please contact your local Biostart representative for personalised information.

Material Safety Data Sheet

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Label information

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Compatibility

Foliacin is compatible with most crop protection sprays and nutritional sprays. Call 0800 116 229 to check the compatibility of the product prior to use.

Handling precautions

When mixing or applying, avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear protective clothing, gloves and goggles. Flush applicator thoroughly with water after use. Do not eat or drink while using. Wash hands and face before meals and after work. Wash protective clothing after use.

Storage instructions

Store below 35°C. Keep out of reach of children. Keep container tightly closed. Do not store diluted product. Withholding period: nil.

Do not use this product on animals.

Empty container disposal

Triple rinse and return to an approved recycling centre.

Label information

Download the product label here.

Empty container disposal

Triple rinse and return to an approved recycling centre.