Maxstim Cynosa silicon based biostimulant that reduces the need for fungicides

When Cynosa is used in conjunction with Maxstim, crops have shown:

  • Significantly higher yield
  • Better resistance to disease and abiotic stress
  • Stronger leaf and stem structure
  • More homogenous germination

Cynosa has been developed to enable growers to reduce or eliminate the use of fungicides. Our latest research led us to create a product designed to strengthen plants and protect them against fungal diseases. It is a perfect companion product to use alongside Maxstim’s other biostimulants to support crop development and growth throughout the plant’s life cycle. To demonstrate product efficacy, field testing has been underway in a variety of crops, and the first results are being reported. Overwhelmingly we’re being presented with evidence that Cynosa, used in conjunction with Maxstim biostimulants, is supporting the plant’s natural defences against these otherwise difficult to control stressors. Our trials are also demonstrating that the uptake of silicon by a plant is not necessarily related to the amount of silicon in the product. We now have evidence to show that the technology used to make the silicon easily available to the plant is responsible for its uptake and therefore effectiveness.

To learn more about Cynosa and find out the effect on peppers and cucumbers in our trials, download the report here.

To find out more about the effects of silicon in various stress conditions and how it impacts plant health, download our technical paper. This paper has been written as part of the research and development of Cynosa. It details actual effects of silicon on arable crops, horticultureal plants and sports turf.

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Cucumbers grown in soil and hydroponically

Plants treated with Cynosa had a higher cut and breakage resistance, higher sap volume, and lower incidence of fungus developing or mildew in hydroponic plants.

Hydroponically grown plants can result in silicon deficits due to the lack of soil, but Cynosa was effective in providing the silicon the Exquisito cucumbers needed.

Peppers grown in higher yields

There was a 4.2% increase in yield in areas treated with Cynosa and Maxstim products. As well as producing an increased yield, there was also an improvement of crop quality.

Caterpillars are known to target the plants, resulting in rot. In areas treated with Cynosa, the rot did not spread from the fruit to damage the whole plant, so the product acted as an added protection to the crop.

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"After the first two weeks, the plants treated with Maxstim were already looking healthier. They grew larger and had a better colour. Overall, they looked the better plants and sold almost immediately when we put them back on sale. We offer a full guarantee on all our plants and would be more confident with the treated plants being more resistant to any problems that could lead to customers bringing them back."

Colin Barrie | Manager | Caulders Braidbar Garden Centre

"Maxstim has played a big part in thickening the foliage and we've noticed fewer divots too, enough scars to keep us busy but the decline in divots is noticeable. Maxstim has become part of our pitch regime both here and at our training facilities. I would recommend Maxstim and am looking forward to seeing the results next season from seeding."

Phil Fifield | Head Groundsperson | Fulham Football Club

"I love the Maxstim product! It does so much and all from one bottle. It gives me great roots, vibrant healthy plants with great sward and colour. The pitches cope really well with stress and recover very quickly."

Anthony Harry | Head Groundsman | Swansea Training Ground

"I incorporated Maxstim into my well established maintenance program some 18 months ago and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to my peers. It has definitely contributed to enhancing the plants ability to endure stress and usage, giving me a much more durable playing surface. I have now incorporated Maxstim into the program at Murray Park too."

David Roxburgh | Head Groundsman | Glasgow Rangers

"I’ve never seen such a big improvement in such a short period of time; it’s amazing. I never get that much root growth in a whole year!"

Lee Evans | Head Groundsman | Millennium Stadium

"Our field trial results on blueberries show that we can get the roots to develop much faster, nearly doubling the yield over five years. It’s not all about the yield - the berries are more uniform, larger, better quality with significantly higher BRIX values and a longer shelf life. Allin all, using Maxstim means growers will achieve a very significant increase in profit. Every grower will want Maxstim."

Peter van Dijk | Wijstwater Advies

"I am happy with the results, the fruits are of good quality and I am very pleased that we have significantly increased our harvest."

Raimundo | Alberto Garcia Farms

"As we watched the trial progress, everything about the treated plants looked far greater than the control plants. Not only were they more robust, but their colouring and root mass were better too. What also took me by surprise was the weight of the treated plants; they had a much denser mass, which would make them hardier plants in our customers' gardens."

Manager | Gouldings Garden Centre

"It soon became evident that the tomatoes I had treated with Maxstim were considerably larger, up to 20%, but with no loss of flavour. Earlier and more uniformed ripening was noticed too and general plant health was excellent. Based on the trial results I quickly started applying Maxstim to the whole farm. I’ve noticed Maxstim had a more pronounced effect with young developing plants and with fewer fruit required to get to the 450g punnet size, I’ve already built Maxstim into my budget going forward."

John Jones | Guy and Wright Tomatoes

"Maxstim has had a significant impact on our plants. Initial trials showed very clear differences within days of planting. The treated plants grew faster, filled the pots quicker and budded earlier. The flowers lasted almost twice as long as the control plants, as their stems were much stronger. Anyone with an interest in growing plants that look healthier, larger and hardier should seriously consider using this product."

Sheena | Horticulturalist | Rouken Glen Garden Centre

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