When plants run out of water. When plants lack water, they produce acetic acid in their bodies.
This acetic acid plays a role in bringing out the desiccation tolerance of the plant itself. This mechanism was discovered by our representative, Kim, and his colleagues at RIKEN (Kim et al., 2017, Nature Plants). However, simply applying acetic acid to the plants would cause severe damage to the plants due to the stimulus of the acetic acid, instead of bringing out the “drought tolerance” of the plants. Therefore, we have solved this problem with our original technology and developed a product that effectively draws out the power of plants using acetic acid as the active ingredient.
This is the “Skeepon” series.
In addition, the acetic acid contained in Skeepon is taken up by the plant body and acts like a sticky note that remembers drought stress, and when the plant dries out again, it quickly and strongly becomes drought tolerant. In addition, subsequent studies have shown that the Skeepon series can be used to increase the drought tolerance of plants. Subsequent research has also shown that Skeepon is effective not only for drought tolerance but also for high-temperature tolerance. For more information on actual applications, please refer to each product’s introduction page.
FEATURES OF SKEEPON SERIES
The active ingredient in the Skeepon series is "acetic acid". Acetic acid, one of the main ingredients of vinegar, is a familiar and safe substance that has been consumed for a long time. In recent years, it has also been registered as a functional ingredient in many functional foods. In addition, acetic acid sprayed on the soil is absorbed by plants and decomposed by microorganisms living in the soil (biodegradable).
In the Skeepon series, ingredients other than acetic acid are safe for the human body and the environment, just like acetic acid, and can be used with peace of mind.
The Skeepon series is classified as an agricultural material under the category of "biostimulant", which is neither an "agricultural chemical" nor a "fertilizer". Biostimulants are "a new technology that reduces plant damage caused by climatic and soil conditions by controlling non-biological stresses on plants, thereby providing healthy plants (Japan Biostimulant Council website).
Although biostimulants are still not well known in Japan, they are rapidly spreading, especially in Europe, as a way to achieve fewer pesticides and chemical fertilizers and to realize a sustainable society.
Skeepon is an agricultural product suitable for the growth of a wide range of crops in general. It is a safe and reliable product based on acetic acid, the main ingredient of vinegar, which is known for its health benefits and is not a pesticide or fertilizer. At the same time, the product is friendly to both people and the earth, as it makes plants resistant to dryness, high temperatures, and salt damage.
2 Skeepon Turf
Skeepon Turf is a product for lawns. When plants are deprived of water, they produce acetic acid in their bodies and have the ability to withstand dryness and high temperatures. Focusing on this mechanism, we have developed a product that contributes to the maintenance of lawns by improving their resistance to drought and heat. This product reduces damage to lawns in the summer, reduces the cost and labor of watering, and reduces the incidence of root rot and disease.
- What types of turf can I use?
It can be used on any type of turf, including bentgrass, Korean grass, and Tifton.
- When is the most effective time to apply?
We recommend mixing it with watering in the morning or evening, or after watering.
- How much should I use at one time?
Spray at least 250ml of diluted Skypon Turf solution per 1m2.
The larger the amount of spray (water), the more effective it will be.
- How much of the product should I use?
500x concentration, 500 mℓ per square meter.
If you use 250 times concentration, 1000 mℓ per square meter, the effect will be stronger and last longer.
In the case of green, 300 times is better. (1.2 mℓ /m2 every 10 days)
- What is the most important thing to realize the effect?
After application, let it dry for at least half a day (about 12 hours) without sprinkling or irrigating.
After that, use the normal irrigation pattern or spray with a slightly reduced amount of water.
- Can I use it repeatedly?
You can apply it as many times as you like.
You can repeat the application as many times as you like, but successive applications will bring out the best results from Ski Pong Turf.