Purebase Shade Advantage (WP)

prod-purebase-ShadePurebase Shade Advantage natural mineral plant protectant reduces sunburn damage to plant tissue (including fruits and nuts) exposed to UV radiation. The protection is achieved through the absorption of ultraviolet light and dissipation of heat, which reduces the stress on most plants. Purebase Shade Advantage is made up of the natural and organic mineral Kaolin, which is extracted, processed, milled, heat treated and packaged for applying to Organic and Non-Organic agricultural crops.

Benefits

  • Purebase Shade Advantage WP adheres to vascular tissue, fruit and wood electrostatically without the need for surfactants (stickers)
  • Provides shade protection against sunburn of plant tissue and sun scalding of fruits
  • Purebase Shade Advantage’s smaller particle size makes it more effective for protecting plants
  • Designed for application on organic and conventional crops
  • When sprayed on dormant trees, Shade Advantage has the potential of increasing the chill hours

Directions For Use

Purebase Shade Advantage WP may be applied with backpack, ground or aerial spray equipment. Good coverage is needed for adequate sun protection. When spraying fruits and nuts, a white residue may be left on the outer skin that may need to be cleaned with brushes or water washed before packing and shipping. When mixed properly, the material will go into suspension, not solution, and will require continuous agitation during application. To make a slurry, fill the recipient ½ full of water, start agitator, slowly add suggested total amount of Purebase Shade Advantage and then finish filling the container with water. Continue to agitate until thoroughly blended. Continue to agitate during application.

Application Rates

For Avocados, Citrus and Nuts. Mix ½ to 1 lb per every one gallon of water. Spray between 100 to 500 gallons per acre depending on tree size. Depending on weather conditions, we suggest repeat application every ten days for a maximum 6 applications per season.
Vegetables and Row crops like melons, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes. Mix ½ to 1 lb per every 1 gallon of water. Spray between 50 to 200 gallons per acre. Melon fruits may be sprayed for additional sun protection and may require clean up before final packaging.
Fruit Tress, Berries and Vines including apples, pears and pomegranates. Mix ½ to ¾ lbs. of Purebase Shade Advantage WP per every one gallon water and apply between 100-500 gallons per acre depending on tree size. Fruits may be sprayed directly for additional sun protection and may require clean up before final packaging.
Nursery and Ornamentals. Mix ¼ to ½ lb. per every one gallon of water. Apply between 50 to 100 gallons per acre.

Availability

Purebase Shade Advantage (WP) is available in 25 pound bags

For additional information about this or any agricultural product, send your request to aginfo@purebase.com

 

For additional information about this or any agricultural product, send your request to aginfo@purebase.com

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