Biorational Crop Enhancement Products
Valent BioSciences specializes in the development and commercialization of biorational products that deliver target-specific, sustainable solutions. In agriculture, VBC’s industry leading portfolio of plant growth regulator (PGR) solutions enhance crop quality by positively affecting fruit set, size, color, shape, texture, harvest time, and shelf life.
Activol® is a gibberellic acid (GA3) plant growth regulator registered for uses on table grapes, tomatoes, and potatoes. A highly effective growth promoter, Activol is used to increase size and quality of fruits, vegetables, and other crops.
Berelex® is a gibberellic acid (GA3) plant growth regulator registered for use on table grapes, wine grapes, citrus, vegetables, and rice. A highly effective growth promoter, Berelex increases size and quality of fruits, vegetables, and other crops.
BioNik® plant growth regulator is a 25% formulation of s-abscisic acid (s-ABA) tailored for hybrid corn seed production. BioNik delays germination on male inbred lines to achieve improved synchronization of pollen shedding of male flowers and female silks.
CyLex® is a state-of-the-art formulation of the plant growth regulator 6-benzyladenine (6-BA) used for thinning in apples and pears. The powerful thinning effect of CyLex adjusts crop load, resulting in the best returns per hectare and ensuring return bloom.
MaxCel® is a state-of-the-art formulation of the plant growth regulator 6-benzyladenine (6-BA). The powerful thinning effect of MaxCel adjusts crop load, resulting in the best returns per acre, and ensuring return bloom. MaxCelstimulates cell division, resulting in increased fruit size at harvest.
PinCor® is a plant growth regulator containing aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG). PinCor inhibits the biosynthesis of ethylene in plant tissues and flower induction in pineapple. Adverse climatic conditions can trigger ethylene production in pineapple, resulting in Naturally Differentiated Flowering (NDF). NDF causes effected plants to be out of synch with production.
PoMaxaTM is a potent auxin-based plant growth regulator to assist pome fruit growers with apple and pear thinning, apple and pear harvest management and return bloom in apples. PoMaxa was developed specifically for use in a program with VBC plant growth regulators MaxCel® and ReTain®, both industry standards in the production of high quality pome fruit.
Prestige® is a plant growth regulator product containing the cytokinin forchlorfenuron (CPPU) registered for table grapes in Australia. Prestigeincreases fruit set and size by stimulating cell division and improves fruit firmness, uniformity, cap stem attachment, and harvest flexibility.
ProGibb® is a gibberellic acid (GA3) plant growth regulator product used in a wide variety of crops to improve quality and value. ProGibb is a highly effective growth promoter that increases size and quality of fruits, vegetables, and other crops. ProGibb can also play a role in the regulation of other plant processes such as flowering, seed germination, dormancy, and senescence.
Promalin® is a mixture of two naturally occurring plant growth regulators: gibberellic acid 4 and 7 (GA4+7), which cause cell enlargement and elongation, and 6-benzyladenine (6-BA), which promotes cell division. Promalin has desirable effects in apples including improved fruit shape, fruit size, and finish (russet control), and improved fruit set following frost events.
ProTone® is a plant growth regulator containing s-abscisic acid (s-ABA). ProTone enhances color development in red table grapes by initiating rapid accumulation of red pigments into the skin of the berries. ProTone can be used to initiate earlier harvest, increase overall marketable yield, and/or reduce the number of picks within a particular block.
ProVide® is a mixture of two gibberellic acid (GA) plant growth regulators: GA4 and GA7. Registered in the Americas, ProVide conditions skin cells in apples, making them more elastic and able to withstand extremes in moisture and relative humidity. ProVide is used to improve fruit finish by reducing russeting and other physiological skin disorders.
Regulex® is a mixture of two gibberellic acid (GA) plant growth regulators: GA4 and GA7. Registered in Europe and South Africa, Regulex is used to improve fruit finish by reducing russeting of Golden Delicious apples. Regulexconditions the skin cells of apples, making them more elastic and able to withstand extremes in moisture and relative humidity.
Release® is a superior quality seed treatment formulation of gibberellic acid (GA3) registered for rice, wheat, and sorghum. Release activates the germination process and stimulates active seedling development in the early stages of seedling growth, improving germination rate, accelerating plant emergence, and establishing more uniform stands.
ReTain® plant growth regulator contains aminoethoyxvinylglycine (AVG), a naturally occurring substance that temporarily inhibits ethylene production. By inhibiting the production of ethylene in developing fruit, ReTain extends harvest time and allows growers to harvest with fewer pickers while the fruit matures to optimal size, color, and condition.
RyzUp® is a gibberellic acid (GA3) plant growth regulator that is highly effective in increasing size and quality of fruits, vegetables, and other crops. In bananas, RyzUp alleviates plant stress, enhances yield, and improves postharvest green life. In pineapple, RyzUp improves plant weight and fruit size. In rice, RyzUp promotes panicle exertion and in cotton, early growth.
RyzUp SmartGrass® is a formulation of the naturally occurring plant growth regulator gibberellic acid (GA3) for use on corn and pasture grass. In corn, RyzUp SmartGrass promotes ear length, girth, and tip fill resulting in higher yield. In pasture grass, encourages grass growth earlier in spring and later in fall.