Achieve Dramatic results with just one application every two weeks!
ChitoSalfeatures two highly bioactive plant effectors that trigger two separate pathways within the plant. Since our unique approach has allowed us to create a product of incomparable effectiveness, it only needs to be applied once every two weeks to achieve amazing results. Therefore, growers can produce superior crops by using a very small amount.A little goes a long way.
ChitoSalis compatible with all growing media and all base nutrients. It can be applied as a foliar spray, or watered directly into the root zone.
The first application is recommended one week before transition to flower, andChitoSalis then applied once every two weeks throughout the flowering stage. For best results, we recommend foliar spraying the first two applications, followed by watering into the root zone once every two weeks until harvest.
What Are Plant Effectors?
A plant effector is usually a small molecule, one that can be beneficial for a plant by inducing or changing certain behaviours. When effector molecules bind to specific receptors within a plant, they can regulate the plant’s biological activity. This can lead to an increase in enzyme activity, specific gene expression, and cell signalling.
ChitoSal uses two powerful plant effectors in order to trigger a number of beneficial changes:
INCREASING THE PLANT’S TOLERANCE TO ABIOTIC STRESSES SUCH AS SALT, HEAT AND DROUGHT
INCREASING PHOTOSYNTHETIC ACTIVITY
TRIGGERING FLOWERING AND FRUIT YIELD
INDUCING THE BIOACCUMULATION OF PLANT DEFENSE COMPOUNDS SUCH AS TERPENES AND RESIN
DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL DEFENSE STRUCTURES SUCH AS THICKER CELL WALL DEVELOPMENT AND INCREASED TRICHOME PRODUCTION
What is Oligochitosan?
Fungi and insects are some of the most common pests that attack plants. As a result, plants have evolved the ability to detect the presence of insects and fungi as part of their natural defense strategies. Plants use special receptors on the surfaces of their leaves to detect the exoskeletons of insects and the cell walls of fungi.
Oligochitosan are miniscule pieces of exoskeleton. That is why plants recognize the presence of Oligochitosan molecules as a pathogen attack, which triggers a series of defensive responses and induces beneficial changes within the plant.
It is important to note insect and fungi exoskeletons are made of chitin – not Oligochitosan. Chitin is not soluble in water, thus it has low bioactivity and is impossible to formulate into a liquid. To resolve this issue, we apply our proprietary manufacturing process to modify the chitin in order to obtain plant available Oligochitosan molecules, which are far more effective at triggering a reaction within the plant. Our unique production process allows us to create Oligochitosan, the most bioactive chitin-derived molecule possible.
What is Salicin?
Salicin is another well-known plant effector, but plants do not register it in the same manner as Oligochitosan. Salicin skips the first steps of the reaction as it does not need to bind to a receptor in order to trigger a cascade reaction. Salicin is the first step in the molecular chain reaction, a very small quantity will activate a plant’s defense response.
Importantly, Salicin does not work on the same pathway as Oligochitosan, which means their effects complement rather than oppose one another.ChitoSaltherefore induces the formation of many desirable compounds, which give rise to a rich complexity in plants leading to higher quality crops.
Keep in mind, Salicin is not the actual molecule that is active in the plant. The active molecule in the plants’ biochemical pathway is actually salicylic acid. Salicin is simply a natural form of salicylic acid found in many plant species such as Willow trees. Nonetheless, plants recognize Salicin as a precursor and turn it into salicylic acid. This allowsChitoSalto trigger dramatic effects within the plant while remaining an all-natural, certified organic product.
We offer free shipping for orders over $149 CAD before tax.
The Better Than Nature online store ships all over Canada.
All orders are processed within 1 business day.
Your order will be marked as fulfilled from the moment it’s been boxed up in the warehouse awaiting for the courier to pick it up. Once your order has been fulfilled, you will receive an email with your tracking number. Your tracking details will appear once the courier has processed the package.
We deliver packages through the following couriers: Canada Post
We currently only ship to PO Boxes across Canada via Canada Post.
LOCAL SHIPPING (KELOWNA)
We offer local delivery across Kelowna, Lake Country and West Kelowna, British Columbia via our company truck.
It's an additional $20 delivery charge (excluding orders over $149 CAD), and all orders are processed within 1 business day and delivered Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays).
Your order will be marked as fulfilled from the moment it’s been boxed up in the warehouse awaiting to be delivered.
We do not deliver to PO Boxes via local delivery.
If you would like discreet shipping, please request it in the notes section on the cart page.
SHIPPING DELIVERY ESTIMATES⠀⠀
Alberta-British Columbia: 2-3 Business Days
Saskatchewan-Manitoba: 3-5 Business Days
Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland & Labrador, & PEI : 5-7 Business Days
Occasionally, our online inventory is inaccurate. In the case we cannot fulfill your order due to an item being out of stock, we will contact you within 24 hours whether to cancel the order or wait for the item to be back in stock. Most items not instock require 5-7 business days to fulfill.
We reserve the right to cancel & refund any order where we cannot economically ship to. If this happens you will be refunded in full and notified of the issue.
Orders are processed and delivered Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays)