PANAF 4 is specially formulated inoculant as a dip for seeds and seedlings before transplanting in order to help protect the young plant overcome attacks from pests as well as withstand other stresses. It is also used to prepare seeds before sowing.
Help protect the young plant overcome attacks from pests, such as nematodes, fungi and heat
PANAF 4 INGREDIENTS:
Acetyl-Genins, Salicylic Acid, Chitosan
PANAF 4 can be applied through dipping of the seedlings before planting, spraying or dipping of seeds
Select the appropriate inoculant according to specific needs.
Add water only when needed. Eg. Peanut seed coats are known to be damaged by water and that inhibits germination. In this instance addition of water is not recommended.
In other instances the inoculant can be diluted as 1 part inoculant to 10 parts water.
Where clogging of seeds after dipping causes a problem, a light spray is recommended.
PANAF 4 (INOCULANT)
Especially in vegetable farming, much use is made of growing seedlings under controlled conditions.
In most instances seedlings are transplanted in bare-root state. This method of transplantation leaves
the seedling vulnerable to various conditions of shock. The most important of these are Transplant
shock, Transplant root injury, growth delay due to adaptation & re-establishment, UV shock and attacks
from soil borne pests.
PANAF 4 has been formulated to obviate or reduce these factors as best as possible.
PANAF 4 BENEFITS
The right series of slides compare the germination and growth of 2 sets of sunflower seeds over a 9 day period.
10 sunflower seeds were soaked in diluted PANAF 4 for 30 minutes and thereafter placed in glass containers as indicated. Both containers were kept in an oven at 20° C for the duration of the experiment. Within 24 hours all seeds in the experimental (treated) group germinated, whereas 3 of the control group did not. Two of these only germinated after 7 days, and one not at all.
From day 3 onwards root growth in the treated group was much more defined and vigorous. Taproots began to develop from day 3 and primary roots continued to grow deeper. From day 5 onwards the difference in root structure was clearly noticeable. After 9 days the total root mass of the experimental group was 45% more than that of the control group.
The Average stem length of the experimental group was 185mm, against 129mm of the control, which means that the experimental growth was 43% better than the control group.