A PGR Unlike Any Other
BRANDT GlucoPro is an entirely new Plant Growth Regulator concept and the first technology of its kind in agriculture. Applying BRANDT GLUCOPRO at planting and in early plant growth stages releases glucose that is fixed inside plant seeds and roots, which stimulates germination, root growth and tissue growth. Subsequent applications of BRANDT GLUCOPRO during high growth periods provide an additional supply of energy to the plant during fruit and vegetable development.
- Increased yield and premium marketable yield
- Increased harvestable weight
- Larger fruit size and fruit count
- Increased quality
- Improves firmness and flavor
- Increased brix at harvest
The Importance of Glucose in Plants
All living cells require a continued source of energy to carry out their biological functions. One of the primary sources of plant energy is glucose, which is created by the plant during photosynthesis. Glucose also plays a role in the formation of starches and cellulose.
Mechanisms of Action
BRANDT GLUCOPRO is a ground-breaking new technology that disables Lectin proteins to prevent them from binding to glucose. The patented mechanism of action, “unlocks and releases” the glucose that is bound to the Lectins. This frees and releases the glucose into the plant, providing the plant with a flush of energy to carry out its biological functions.
Factors that Limit Glucose Availability
While glucose directly impacts plant development, there are factors that can limit glucose availability inside the plant. One of those factors is the binding of Lectin proteins and glucose molecules. Lectin is a protein that is present in all plants and found in high concentrations in plant seeds and roots. The protein has a natural tendency to bind to glucose. When this occurs, the glucose is fixed to the Lectin and not available to the plant to use. Being able to turn off Lectin’s affinity to bind to glucose is the key concept behind BRANDT GLUCOPRO technology.