Turf-TAC is specifically designed for turf and ornamental spray programs. Turf-TAC contains dissolved chitin. It is used in foliar applications as a sticker and plant defense mechanism elicitor, and in soil applications as a food stock for disease suppressing bacteria. It should be included in foliar spray programs and used in soil applications to promote chitinolytic populations in the root zone. Chitosan stimulates root-microbe associations leading to disease and pest suppressive soils.
1 - Turf-TAC is a custom formulated solution containing dissolved chitin (chitosan) intended for use as a sticking agent in foliar spray’s, and an elicitor promoting plant defense mechanisms and a food source for bacteria that consume chitin. The chitosan polymer forms a thin coating over the surface of leaves or other vegetative plant materials. When using Turf-TAC other adjuvants designed to hold material onto leaves are not needed.
2 - Turf-TAC contains chitosan, the soluble form of chitin. Chitin is the material that forms the skeletal structure for crustaceans and insects. Chitin and chitosan have been used for years to elicit defense responses from plants. When sprayed onto leaves it ultimately washes off into the soil where its second beneficial property is revealed. Bacteria in the soil that consume chitin are stimulated by the
soluble fraction of chitin called chitosan in Turf-TAC. Chitin is a polymer containing nitrogen and sugar (glucose). It serves as a fuel/food source for specific organisms with enzymatic ability to dissolve the material. These same organisms will attack soil pests and pathogens that contain chitin in their body.
3 - Turf-TAC because of the chitosan, is an elicitor of plant protective defense systems and also serves as a direct food source for Chitinolytic organisms that consume chitin. When Turf-TAC is incorporated into a program with regular usage, the stimulation of Chitinolytic bacteria helps to build suppressive soils and ultimately fight disease and reduce pest pressure.
NOTE: Best used with SBS-A. Soil Biological Symphony (SBS-A) is a concentrated source of bacteria including Chitinolytic species when used with Turf-TAC, a defense response is elicited against pests and pathogens. The microbes in SBS-A include many bacteria species including Chitinolytic species, that use Turf-TAC as a primary food source.
Turf-TAC is a custom formulated solution containing dissolved chitin (chitosan) intended for use
as a sticking agent in foliar spray’s and also as an elicitor of bacteria that consume chitin.
To elicit defense responses from plants; helps to build suppressive soils, fight diseases and reduce
Protect against pests, creates a fuel source for organisms that attack soil pests and is an excellent
sticker for foliar applied materials.
Best used with SBS-A, sprayed onto the leaves or injected through irrigation systems.