MECHANISM

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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

  • Safety

    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.

  • Biostimulants

    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 SERIES

  • 1 Skeepon

    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. The active ingredient, acetic acid, protects the lawn from high temperatures and dryness. This helps maintain lawns by reducing the frequency and amount of irrigation (water conservation) by improving the lawn’s resistance to drying and maintaining quality during high summer temperatures by improving heat tolerance.

Q&A

What types of turf can I use Skeepon Turf on?

The Skeepon Turf can be used on any type of turf, including bentgrass, Korean grass, and Tifton.

When is the most effective time to apply the Skeepon Turf?

We recommend mixing the Skeepon Turf with watering in the morning or evening, or after watering.

How much of the Skeepon Turf should I use at one time?

Spray at least 250 ml of diluted Skeepon Turf solution on 1 m2 of turf.
The larger the volume of spray (water), the more effective it will be.

How much of the product should I use?

Using a 500 dilution, use at least 500 ml/m2.
If you use a 250 dilution, then use 1,000 ml/m2, the effect will be stronger and last longer.
In the case of golfing greens, a 300 dilution is better (1.2 ml/m2 every 10 days).

What is the most important requirement for realizing the desired effect?

After application, allow the product to dry for at least half a day (approximately 12 hours) without irrigating with water. Then, return to the normal irrigation pattern or spray with a slightly reduced amount of water.

Can I use the Skeepon Turf repeatedly?

You can repeat the application as many times as you like, and successive applications will bring out the best results from the Skeepon Turf.