Chitosan is a natural biopolymer modified from chitin, which is the main structural component of squid pens, cell walls of some fungi and shrimp and crab shells.
Chitin and chitosan are copolymers found together in nature. They are inherent to have specific properties of being environmentally friendly and easily degradable.
With high affinity and non-toxicity, it does no harm human beings and livestock. Chitosan regulates the immune system of plants and induces the excretion of resistant enzymes. Moreover, chitosan not only activates the cells, but also improves its disease and insect resistant ability.
Chitosan has strong effects on agriculture such as acting as the carbon source for microbes in the soil, accelerating of transformation the process of organic matter into inorganic matter and assisting the root system of plants to absorb more nutrient from the soil. Chitosan is absorbed to the root after being decomposed by bacteria in the soil.
Application of chitosan in agriculture, even without chemical fertilizer, can increase the microbial population by large numbers, and transforms organic nutrient into inorganic nutrient, which is easily absorbed by the plant roots.
Organic substance: 92% min.
Organic nitrogen: 7.5% min.
Appearance: Off yellow powder
Deacetylation: 85.0% min. (DAC degree)
Moisture: 10.0% max.
Ash: 1% max.
Viscosity: 70cps max.
Heavy metals [Pb]: 20ppm max.
Arsenic: 0.5ppm max.
Application in agriculture:
Chitosan Powder isn’t water soluble, when apply it in agriculture, need to use week acid dissolve Chitosan Powder, get the solution as the preparation for below application.
Broad-spectrum antibacterial agent,
Improve crops production and quality,
Enhance resistance to adversity,
Use as a plant growth enhancer,
Degrade pesticide residue.
>Range of application:
Cucumber, eggplant, tomatoes, squash, broccoli, spinach, rape, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, celery, garland chrysanthemum, lettuce, asparagus, onion, ginger, garlic, strawberry, melon, watermelon, melon, bitter melon, water melon, beans , green beans, snow peas
Rice, wheat, rapeseed, cotton, soybean, peanut, corn, tobacco,
Apples, pears, grapes, jujube, peach, cherry, kiwi, lychee, longan, banana, mango, mangosteen, loquat, citrus