Kphite 7LP – Is it a fertilizer or a fungicide? The ingredients in Kphite 7LP provide additional potassium which Is beneficial to fruit-set in all crops. The active ingredient, phosphorous acid controls scab and other pecan diseases but provides no additional phosphorus as a plant nutrient. Gary Veal, Technical Sales Agronomist for Plant Food Systems, Inc. says that growers should beware of fertilizers that claim control of key pecan diseases like scab and anthracnose.
Going back many years researchers noted a positive crop response to applications of products containing the active ingredients found in Kphite 7LP. Initially, researchers thought it was a fertilizer response. It is now widely acknowledged that the active ingredients like found in Kphite 7LP bring benefits that resemble a nutrient response.
Those benefits, while not documented in pecan production, include an enhanced root system. Another key element agreed to by researchers is that the active components, like found in Kphite 7LP, tend to switch on the plant’s immune system. Veal comments that early and sequential applications of Kphite 7LP show these positive attributes in addition to scab and anthracnose control in pecan production. Veal states that in every crop we work the early and sequential applications result in a healthier start to the crop. A healthier plant often results in improved diseases control and Improved production.
Kphite 7LP is ranked as low-risk for diseases developing resistance allowing multiple and sequential applications.
Plant Food Systems, Inc. is the manufacturer of Kphite 7LP and is located in Zellwood, Florida. Gary Veal, Technical Sales Agronomist for Plant Food Systems, Inc. is based in the heart of south-Georgia residing in Ocilla.
Technical Sales Agronomist
Plant Food Systems, Inc.
495 Satilla Road
Ocilla, GA 31774