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Reduce risk and release potential
Increasing the resilience of crops to climate change and unlocking the genetic potential of plants, are the two most challenging areas of crop protection and driving growing use of a new era of smart protection - Biostimulants. Bridgeway is an amino acid biostimulant designed to help crops reach their genetic yield potential and reduce the impact of abiotic stress by improving plant health. Feeding a crop Bridgeway guarantees the supply of amino acids for building protein, critical for plant health. Bridgeway treated crops are more likely to reach their genetic yield and quality potential.
Key situations in which to use Bridgeway
- At the key stages of crop development to help crops reach their genetic yield and quality potential - for more information on specific timings, request a copy of our product guide below
- To help the crop resist / recover from stress
- To increase the metabolic efficiency of the crop
- Where crops struggling to access water and micronutrients
- To optimise root and shoot growth at establishment
- To optimise grain fill and fruit set in the run up to harvest
- In organic systems to improve plant health and maximise yield and quality
Building healthier crops
How Bridgeway works
Reduces abiotic stress
Bridgeway contains high levels of L-Proline which helps counteract the effects of abiotic stress, and L-Serine which increases resistance to stress. If the crop has all the amino acids it needs from Bridgeway, it will not need to self destruct by breaking down the proteins (it has made for other important processes in the plant) to produce the amino acids required to aid stress recovery and repair. Feeding a crop Bridgeway produces fitter plants with greater tolerance to abiotic stress.
Increases the rate of photosynthesis
Bridgeway contains high levels of key amino acids L-Glycine and L-Glutamic Acid, critical to the production of chlorophyll in plants, and vital components of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the most important chemical process of plants that uses carbon dioxide, water and light energy to synthesise sugars to power all metabolic processes within the plant. This critical function is influenced by the amino acids L-Glycine and L-Glutamic acid, essential metabolites for chlorophyll synthesis and tissue formation. These amino acids raise the concentration of chlorophyll in plants. More chlorophyll means greater absorption of light energy, which in turn increases photosynthesis. Bridgeway increases the rate of photosynthesis, increasing the metabolic efficiency of plants. Wheat plants treated with Bridgeway have shown increases in sucrose (energy) production of up to 39% in-season, and 15% by the end of June.
Bridgeway contains high levels of L-Tryptophan, a fundamental precursor of rooting. The rooting ability of crops is not only vital for anchorage, but critical for the uptake of water and nutrients, particularly during periods of crop stress. Bridgeway increases root growth, improving the crop’s access to water and nutrients. Research at the University of Nottingham shows that Bridgeway increases rooting significantly in Winter Wheat and Spring Barley, in both stress and non-stress situations. Root increases of >40% were observed.
Increases the bioavailability of nutrients
Bridgeway contains high levels of L-Glycine and L-Glutamic Acid, increasing crop access and uptake to macro and micro nutrients. Availability of nutrients to the crop are critical to plant health and development. However, nutrients can become inaccessible to the crop due to their molecular structure / ionic charge. L-Glycine and L-Glutamic Acid play a vital role in enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients. Bridgeway increases nutrient uptake, producing healthier crops that can build yield for longer.
Increases pollination & fruit set
Bridgeway contains high levels of all amino acids required in this important final stage of growth – L-Histidine; L-Proline; L-Methionine; L-Glutamic Acid; L-Alanine; L-Valine and L-Leucine. These amino acids must be readily available to the crop in order to maximise pollination and fruit set. It is one of the most important phases of development within the plant and extremely energy intensive due to the high levels of amino acids required. By delivering these amino acids directly, Bridgeway promotes pollination and fruit set, building both crop yield and quality in the final trimester before harvest.
Approved for use in organic crops without restriction
Bridgeway contains all 18 L-amino acids required by plants. It is produced exclusively from plant materials through a process called enzymatic hydrolysis. Bridgeway has approval from both the Soil Association and Organic Farmers and Growers for use in all organic crops without restriction.
Reduce risk and release potential
Bridgeway helped Sugar Beet recover from herbicide damage
For one Agronomist, Bridgeway was the last resort to save a dying crop of sugar beet damaged by a herbicide contaminated spray tank. That crop went on to produce larger beet that weighed in 16% heavier than the undamaged beet in the rest of the field, with the same sugar levels.Read case study
How to use Bridgeway
- For best results apply ahead of crop stress and maintain applications at the key stages of crop development. For specific crop and timing recommendations, please request a copy of our product guide below or contact our Technical Manager, Stuart Sutherland
- Bridgeway is miscible with the most common crop protection products and fertilisers. Testing for compatibility is recommended
- Avoid mixes with Centurion Max
- When using Bridgeway in Sugar Beet, the use of oil must be avoided
Application rate per hectare
1.0 - 3.0 L/ha at each application depending on the crop and time of application. Request a copy of our product guide for specific crop recommendations
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