The Haifa Bonus™ technology

The Haifa Bonus™ technology  

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To grant your crops the full benefits of foliar nutrition,
Haifa’s range of products are formulated to remain on the leaves and nourish the plant over time.
The Haifa Bonus™ technology optimizes the adhesion of the fertilizer to the leaf surface and improve its absorption.

 How it works
Haifa Bonus™ foliar nutrition sprayed, and forms droplets on the leaf surface   A portion of the fertilizer is absorbed immediately

When the air gets hot and dry, the fertilizer droplets dry and nutrient uptake temporarily stops
  At night, the dew re-dissolves the fertilizer. Nutrient uptake is renewed

Tips for a successful foliar spray

  • Spray during the cooler and more humid hours of the day
  • Apply foliar spray when the wind is low.
  • Never spray plants under stress
  • Test for possible side-effects or phytotoxicity by a small trial, spraying a week prior to the intended commercial treatments.
  • After spraying rinse thoroughly, the sprayer and all its parts with fresh water
Setting application rates
  • Consider both spray concentration and spray volume.
  • If you apply smaller (or larger) volume than recommended, increase (or decrease) the fertilizer concentration of the spray solution accordingly, to keep the total application rate per unit of area.
  • Avoid concentrated sprays, as they might scorch leaves.
  • Plants in areas of humid climate tend to have thinner leaf cuticle, which make them more susceptible to phytotoxcity.
  • For this reason, spray concentrations must be considered more cautiously in these areas.
Preparation of tank mix
  • Fill 1/4 - 1/3 of the spray tank with water. Add the entire amount of the fertilizer(s) and then fill up the tank with water.
  • When preparing tank mix that includes pesticides, it is advisable:
  • To keep the pH of the spray solution at level of 5.5 -6.5, to avoid alkaline hydrolysis of the pesticides.
  • Note: In general, Haifa’s foliar products are slightly acidic, requiring lower rates of acid to set the pH of the spray solution.
  • To perform a compatibility test of the spray-mix prior to large-scale treatment.