Ratchet, a patented, foliar-applied LCO promoter technology, can be used on many crops, including corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and cotton, to increase photosynthesis. By applying Ratchet, the crop is stimulated for increased photosynthesis, resulting in more sugar production, higher nutrient uptake, and improved plant health.
Ratchet enhances plants’ nutritional capabilities and is formulated for ease of use and flexibility. Improving plant health by using Ratchet increases plants’ stress tolerance and yield performance. Combined with all its benefits, the technology drives yield and crop quality.
“With tank-mix flexibility and a low use rate, farmers can efficiently experience the benefits of LCO promoted technology with Ratchet,” says Ward. And with almost no extra effort, growers can give their crops an extra layer of assurance.
“Growers won’t have to make additional passes in the field to get the benefits of LCO promoter technology, so they’ll be saving time and getting the benefits of Torque IF and Ratchet,” finishes Ward.
Novozymes’ multiyear trials of Ratchet have demonstrated an improvement of 2 bushels/acre in soybeans and 5 bushels/acre in corn.
Torque IF + Ratchet: A powerful combination
Torque IF and Ratchet can both be used on crops in the same growing season: Torque IF during planting and Ratchet as a foliar application. This powerful combination of signaling molecules sets crops up for a successful and profitable harvest.
For more information on Novozymes, Torque IF or Ratchet, visit www.biosolutions.novozymes.com/en/products/soybeans/torquer-corn-us.