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Verano365 Releases Evofactor to Improve Fertilizer Performance

Vipin Saini
Vipin Saini

Verano365 has launched a new adjuvant that improves fertilizer efficiency, benefiting greenhouse growers’ return on investments in applied nutrient inputs. 

Evofactor uses the company’s proprietary technology, OpusMAX, to promote nutrient availability to plants when it is used with water-soluble fertilizers as part of a regular fertigation schedule. 

According to the company, Evofactor allows growers to choose the outcome that’s most valuable to their operation: either a reduction in the amount of applied fertilizer to yield plants of equitable size and health to what they’re producing today; or, increased biomass in crops that receive the same fertilizer rate they’re using currently. Both outcomes result from Evofactor’s ability to make plant nutrition solutions more readily available through localization. OpusMAX creates supramolecular structures of the active ingredients in fertilizers, ultimately delivering highly concentrated nutrients to the plant. 

Test trials have demonstrated that Evofactor results in increased nutrient assimilation in plants. Uptake rates of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium have been observed to be significantly increased,  

Evofactor can meet a grower where they are with increased nutrient assimilation. With more nutrients available to the plant, a grower can expect to see increased biomass with their current fertilization program when Evofactor is introduced. Or, if a grower wants to decrease the amount of fertilizer in their operation, the increased nutrient assimilation will allow for that – letting them reduce the applied fertilizer by a corresponding amount, which could be up to 50 percent. 

The company claims that a single case i.e. five gallons case of Evofactor could replace up to 750 pounds (30, 25-pound bags) of water-soluble fertilizer. A single pallet (180 gallons) of Evofactor could replace up to 28,000 pounds (14 pallets) of water-soluble fertilizer. 

Horticultural growers in the U.S. spend close to $400 million per year on fertilizers – a large part of a grower’s budget. Unfortunately, due to many factors, a significant amount of fertilizer is never assimilated into the plant. Evofactor allows growers to drive more uptake of a fertilizer’s nutrients into the plant, giving them an opportunity to use fertilizers more efficiently, creating a positive impact on a grower’s bottom line and the environment. 

Evofactor is the third product release from the Texas-based start-up in the last 12 months utilizing OpusMAX to increase the efficacy of horticultural inputs. Evofactor is however patent-pending. 

A perfect product to start 2021 The International Year of Fruits & Vegetables.  

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