Arborjet Protects Plants from Drought


According to preliminary data released by NASA on Monday September 12, 2016, this past August was the warmest month on record. According to the data, this has been the hottest summer on earth’s Northern hemisphere. Now, more than ever, we need to protect our plants from drought. When considering the future of your garden, plants and trees, think of options that will help them survive these types of record breaking conditions.

Option #1- Shortstop®

Shortstop is a systemic plant growth regulator that slows above-ground vegetative growth by inhibiting gibberellin biosynthesis for use on trees. This redistribution of energy increases root production, and improves drought tolerance. Shortstop alters leaf physiology by thickening leaf cuticles and decreasing stomata size, while increasing leaf hairs to help reduce water vapor loss in hot, dry weather. Enhanced root hair growth optimizes translocation of water and nutrients in the soil, reducing stress. There is also an increase in abscisic acid, which reduces transpiration to prevent water loss and reduces enzyme production required for photosynthesis, aiding in drought stress management and top-growth production.

Option #2- NutriRoot™


The 2015 Arbor Age A+ Award winner, NutriRoot is a unique blend of essential minerals, seaweed extract, humates, surfactants and humectants designed to increase root development and to reduce water stress in trees, plants and turf. NutriRoot is versatile and can be used at planting or as maintenance to protect plants from drought, stress and shock. In trials, plants treated with NutriRoot developed twice the amount of root mass. The increase in root mass will help to foil stress, nutrient deficiencies, and dry soil conditions.

Option #3- ARBORChar™

Unlike traditional biochar, ARBORChar is uniquely built with biochar made from recycled trees and amended with a balance of naturally derived nutrients and minerals to ensure improved leaf vigor, root & fruit development, and soil microbiology. ARBORChar is designed to have neutral pH, produce minimal dust, and will not burn. Most impressively it is able to hold up to 10 times its weight in water, thus reducing watering and easing drought conditions.

One or a combination of these products may be the solution to protect your plants from increasing heat and drought conditions in the years to come. Do you have questions about these Arborjet products? Speak to one of our highly trained distributors in your area or contact us directly!