Albit improves overwintering, frost resistance of winter
cereals and other crops
In agricultural practice, Albit has a good record as an effective anti-stressant.
Plants treated with Albit become more resistant to low temperatures, chilling,
dramatic temperature fluctuations. Albit increases plant frost resistance (by
25% according to field trial results at under extremely continental
conditions in Kalmykia, and by 30% in greenhouse experiment
in China, 2012), improves the overwintering of winter crops (by
20% according to the Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture, 2013-2014).
In Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture in 2013-2014,
efficacy of Albit was assessed in comparison with highly effective chemical
fungicide (a.i. fludioxonyl). Seed treatment of winter wheat with Albit and
in tank mix with fungicide was used. Adding of Albit to fungicide considerably
improved overwintering of plants in conditions of snowless frosty winter
(Fig. 1). In variant with fungicide, persistence of overwintered plants was
91.6%, however in variant with
Albit – 103.4%, in variant with Albit + fungicide it was 114.7%.
Fig. 1. Effect of seed treatment of winter wheat with chemical
fungicide and Albit on overwintering (Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture,
Also, Albit is effective for revival of winter crops after
overwintering. The plants, weakened by winter, herbicides and root rots, respond
to Albit treatment with dramatic increase of productivity. For example, in
ZAO AF “Agrokomplex” (“Kolos” farm Vyselkovsky district, Krasnodar krai) in
2006 on winter wheat var. Yubileinaya 100, foliar spraying with Albit
after overwintering in tank mix with herbicide and fungicide gave yield increase
0.61 t/ha over chemical treatment (herbicide and fungicide without Albit).
Analogous application of Albit in the farm of Jonathan Leuenberger (Dudingen,
Switzerland, 2012) on winter wheat var. Titlis gave yield increase
0.46 t/ha. In this field trial, Albit treatment allowed to fully abort spring
foliar spraying with fungicide. In ZÀÎ «Agrisfera» (village Starokorsunskaya,
Krasnodar krai, 2004) adding of Albit in tank mix to herbicide during spring
treatment of winter barley var. Mihailo provided yield increase 0.5
In Kalmykia Republic in 2012, winter wheat was damaged after
severe spring morning frosts without snowpack (temperatures on soil down up
-20°C). In the beginning of tillering stage, a severe damages of plants and
irregular vegetation of crop were observed. Albit treatment (1 fold, 50 mL/ha
with herbicide) promoted active growth of plants, and the wheat had dark green
color. As a result, significant yield increase was obtained (25% over herbicide
treatment, “40 let VLKSM” farm, Priyutnenskii district).
After overwintering of winter canola var. Sherpa, applying
of Albit (foliar spraying) allowed to obtain a world yield
record of 6.86 t/hà (Voore farm, Estonia, 2015).
In the National Institute of Grapevine and Wine (Magarach, Crimea)
a long-term field trials on assessment of influence of Albit on overwintering
of grapevine (var. Cabernet Sauvignon, Moldova, Asma, Italian muscadine)
were conducted. Coefficient of fruiting, content of starch in shoots, differentiation
of shoots were assessed. It was shown that ability of grapevines to endure
of frosts increased by 22.4–27.9%. Also, Albit increased ability of grapevine to
restore after frosts by 28.7%. Albit application allows to shift the
border of temperatures into lower side for all varieties of grapevine (ca.
Foliar spraying with Albit also protects vegetable crops against
low temperatures. For example, on cucumbers high protective effect was observed
in greenhouse farm Yongqing (Hebei province, China) (Fig. 2).
Fig. 2. Influence of Albit treatment on recovering of cherry
garden after frosts (China, 2014)
Also, protective effect of Albit against frosts was observed on seedlings
of woody plants, for example, heat-loving pecan. As shown on Fig.
3, control plants of pecan were damaged after low temperatures, however plants
after Albit treatment easily endured this stress.
Fig. 3. Seedlings of pecan var. Eliot,
Check – control, Treated – plants treated with Albit (Georgia, USA, 2014)