The Biosurfactant Rhamnolipid when used as a pesticide eradicates organisms that cause plant diseases. Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant is non-toxic to the environment and also acts as a wetting agent for other pesticides. Zoosporic plant pathogens cause diseases in many plants and trees and their roots. rhamnolipid destroys zoosporic plant pathogens by exploding the zoospore. Basically, rhamnolipid lysis the fungal zoospores on contact. The rhamnolipids break the plasma membrane of the zoospores, which do not have a cell wall. This process happens upon contact and is immediate.
Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant is used on:
Rhamnolipid is produced by fermentation process similar to those used to produce beer, yogurt, or any other fermented product. Bacteria is added to a fermentation tank and provided a nutrient source (substrate) and under properly controlled conditions the result will be a crude Rhamnolipid mixture. Rhamnolipid are extracted within a short cycle, extensively processed to remove any residual bacteria, purified, and the resultant mixture diluted into a final product. The amount and mixture of Rhamnolipid material in the final solution can be precisely controlled. The Rhamnolipid mixture can be further refined to produce certain foaming characteristics, mixed according to customer specifications, including production as a solution or as a powder.
Root, Bulb, Tuber and Cane Crops, such as: beets, carrots, cassava, garlic, ginger, onions, potatoes, radish, sugar beets, sweet potatoes and yams
Raw Materials (Food Source, Bacteria, Heat)
Fruiting Vegetables, such as: eggplant, pepper and tomato.
Legume Crops, such as: alfalfa, field beans, lentils, peas, peanuts, and soybeans
Leafy Vegetables, such as: asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, celery, collards, lettuce and spinach
Cucurbit Vegetables, such as: cantaloupe, cucumber, melon, squash, watermelon and zucchini.
Fruit and Nut Trees, such as: almonds, apples, apricots, cherries, filberts, macadamia, nectarines, peaches, pecans, pistachios, plums and walnuts.
Citrus Fruits, such as: grapefruit, lemon and orange.
Tropical Crops, such as: avocado, banana, cocoa, coffee, guava, lychee nuts, mango, papaya, pineapple and plantain.
Berry Crops, such as: blueberry, gooseberry, raspberry and strawberry.
Grain, Forage, Fiber and Oil Crops, such as: barley, canola, corn, cotton, hops, millet, oats, rice, rye, sesame, sorghum, Sudan grass, and wheat.
Biosurfactant for roots and vines
Vine Crops, such as: grapes, kiwi and passion fruit.
Herbs, such as: chive, mint, oregano, parsley, sage and thyme.
Ornamental Plants grown in greenhouses and nurseries, such as: begonia, bougainvillea, chrysanthemum, cyclamen, dahlia, ferns, foliage plants, fuchsia, ivy, lily, miniature roses, orchid, peony, phlox, and poinsettia.
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs grown in greenhouses and nurseries, such as:azalea, birch, blue spruce, boxwood, camellia, cedar, crabapple, cypress, dogwood, elm, ficus, fir, flowering cherry, flowering peach, forsythia, gardenia, hackberry, holly, hydrangea, laurel, lilac, magnolia, maple, myrtles, pines, poplar, privet, pyracantha, rhododendron, spruce and sycamore.t
Flowers for Cutting grown in greenhouses and nurseries, such as: astor, astromerias, baby’s breath, carnations, chrysanthemums, fuchsia, lilies, and roses.
Bedding Plants grown in greenhouses and nurseries, such as: calendula,carnation, cosmos, impatiens, lobelia, marigold, nasturtium, pansy, petunia, snapdragon, sweet alyssum, verbena and zinnia.
Turf Grass on sod farms, such as: bentgrass, Bermuda grass, bluegrass, centipede grass, fescue, ryegrass, and St. Augustine.