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Jetphiter® Potassium Phosphite: K2 HPO3
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Protects, Defends And Restores Plants By Activating Plants Auto Immune And Defensive Systems.

Phosphorus is required in nearly all metabolic processes and frequently influences utilization of other nutrients. Phosphorus is an important element for plant compounds such as enzymes, nucleic acids and proteins, in the storage and transfer of energy, stimulating early growth, root formation, and seed production. It is a structural component of phosphoproteins, phospholipids and nucleic acids. Phosphorus plays a vital role in the life cycle of plants and is important in reproductive growth. Phosphorus has a regulatory role in the formation and translocation of sugars and starches.

Phosphorus has long been one of the most difficult nutrients to supply to plants. Even though soil may have either naturally available and/or added phosphorus, adequate reservoirs may not be readily available for optimum plant functions. However our soils contain usually high amounts of phosphor and potassium and with the high pH (alkalinity), this acts as a mineral blocker.Therefore, natural phosphorus levels are generally not sufficient to support the needs of plants without supplemental fertilization.

Compare graphite (pure carbon), to carbon monoxide (CO) a poisonous gas to carbon dioxide (CO2). All these compounds are very similar in chemical composition - but the addition of an atom of oxygen to each compound markedly changes the nature and reactivity of the resulting molecule.

JETPHITER ® is based on a phosphorus atom combined with three oxygen atoms PO3– this compound is called phosphite (or a phosphonate when derived in a plant). Conventional phosphates have the same phosphorus atom combined with four oxygen atoms PO4 – this compound is called a phosphate.

The biological differences between these two compounds are remarkable even though chemically they are very similar. Phosphite is very plant active, because it is slightly unstable - phosphite tends to react and to do things. Phosphite is water soluble, it is easily absorbed by the plant both through the roots and the LEAVES.

Phosphorus is the "energizer" nutrient in plant production and health. Phosphorus supplementation increases during cool weather, limited root growth and fast top growth. Deficiency symptoms include: slow growth, inhibited root structure, stunted plants, purplish coloration on foliage of some plants, small leaf size, dark green coloration with tips of leaves dying, delayed maturity, and poor fruit or seed development.

Because of the many vital plant functions influenced by phosphorus, less than adequate supplies can result in problems related to plant health or other functions. These occurrences can be in the presence of obvious deficiency symptoms or, more commonly, without apparent symptoms. Plants afflicted with hidden hunger use water less efficiently, are susceptible to the suppression of growth, are less tolerant of cold temperatures and take longer to root and recover.

The recognized, traditional source of phosphorus, as H3PO4, has long been phosphoric acid, and forms a salt when neutralized with a base. The salt is referred to as phosphite, H3PO3, as opposed to phosphate H3PO4.

Once applied and rapidly absorbed, by the plant, Phosphites undergo an oxidation or conversion process resulting in the continual release of soluble phosphorus. This allows for the beneficially timed utilization of phosphorus, in preparation for critical times when demand by the plant may be especially high or uptake is otherwise impaired.

Potassium Phosphite application results have also shown several other novel characteristics, such as inhibition of mycorrhizal (root fungus) development, accelerating foliar uptake of other cations (cat-eye-ons) such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and most micro elements, when applied in combination, and by supplying more phosphorus per molecule than phosphate.

Because Phosphite has one less oxygen molecule than phosphate, a higher degree of solubility and mobility, within the plant is achieved. This unique characteristic permits phosphites to be rapidly absorbed or taken up across the membranes of plant foliage and/or roots, in both their nutritive and plant protective roles.

Potassium Phosphonates are systematically absorbed by the plant and are mobile, within the plant, translocating to the new growth, via both the phloem element and the xylem. They are a highly soluble form of Phosphorus and Potassium, which is beneficial to plant growth, rooting and root development, accelerating foliar uptake of other cations (cat-eye-ons) such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and most micro elements, when applied in combination, and by supplying more phosphorus per molecule than phosphate. Not only does phosphite help roots, but is actually beneficial to the regeneration of mycorrhizae on the roots of oaks and other trees. Phosphorus and Potassium, is rapidly absorbed by the leaf tissue and roots for maximum and efficient plant use by moving systemically upward and downward in the plants vascular system, pholem and including the root system, bypassing typical soil phosphorus tie-ups with other soil, inorganic compounds.

The Phosphonates, Potassium Phosphites have been observed to activate defense mechanisms that kick into gear when attached by disease or insects. This product also has fungistatic activity against major fungal pathogens and decline and has shown to promote the trees natural defense systems capable of stimulating host defenses through induced systemic resistance.

One method is to wall off the pathogen by killing off surrounding cells, somewhat like a fire line around a forest fire. Currently, potassium phosphites are being studied as "inducers", of disease resistance and control. But the plant responds further, releasing various chemical compounds that alert the rest of the plant to begin producing other compounds that increase plant resistance to infection or attack at other sites on the plant. These responses are called systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and induced resistance (IR). It is also well known that functional Potassium will provide a certain level of disease protection, in and of itself.

JETPHITER ®, being a full potassium salt of phosphorous acid, has been shown, by research, to be the most effective form of the Phosphonate type fungicides. The mode of action of phosphorous acid is two fold, by acting first within the fungus, inhibiting fungus growth, and also by changing the nature of the fungal cell walls by activating the plants own immune defense response through rapid cytological action, and triggering other cellular phytoalexin accumulations and metabolic changes and other resistance inducers. Phosphonates are highly selective, non-toxic fungicides against numerous fungal pathogens, and provide both protective and curative responses against such plant diseases.

JETPHITER ® It is a highly systemic sterol inhibitor that penetrates and trans-locates, preventing fungal cell development, by interfering with cell wall formation and growth throughout the plant by inhibiting sterol biosynthesis.

JETPHITER ® The chemical now is dispensed directly into the tree through a Chemjet Syringe that puts the product directly into the tree's vascular system, it stimulates parts of the tree that produce disease-fighting chemicals. Scientists have discovered that trees dosed with a chemical product normally used as a fertilizer can fight and even resist the deadly microbe that has killed so many oak trees. Once the phosphite moves up the tree and enters the leaves, it stimulates the production of infection-fighting chemicals within a layer known as the cambium. The chemicals, although they do not affect the pathogen, boost the tree's natural defenses. Arborists and foresters who use the phosphite product, which is expected to cost about $65 per application,

Sudden Oak Death

The micro-injection of oaks for Sudden Oak Death and other trees with Potassium Phosphite Vital®, serves to stabilize the tree. It is a selective, systemic fungicide/nutrient energizer with a high level of environmental safety and very low non-target toxicity. This injection immediately enters the tree and begins restoring the trees ability to function again. Phosphorous is an essential element for trees and critical for root production. Not only does phosphite help roots, but is actually beneficial to the regeneration of mycorrhizae on the roots of oaks and other trees. The Phosphite is highly mobile in trees and moves bi-directional in the pholem and upward to the leaves in the vascular systems. Because Phosphite has one less oxygen molecule than phosphate, a higher degree of solubility and mobility, within the plant is achieved. This unique characteristic permits phosphites to be rapidly absorbed or taken up across the membranes of plant foliage and/or roots, in both their nutritive and plant protective roles, with immediate activity on contact.

Injecting trees with " JETPHITER ® " (PP) with the Chemjet Injectors Syringes uses the least amount of the fungicide/energizer, though a little labor intensive, it is more environmentally safer and more target friendly.

The treatment is entirely within the tree and the dosages are determined precisely by the size of the tree. The material does not have to penetrate the soil, the leaves or the bark to be come effective, it goes to work immediately. Since it uses far less target material, it is very cost effective.

It is not surprising that the original spray, and material waste applications are over a century old. However, just because it was one of the first methods, does not mean it is the "best" in all situations. It is time to look at new ideas with a more environmental, scientific and practical approach.

Fill each syringe with 20 mils of solution and should be inserted 4 to 5 inches apart around the trunk at waist high. Small holes using a 4.2 mm. 11/64' drill bit are drilled at a 45 degree downward angle through the bark deep enough to penetrate into sap-wood and diluted "Vital " (PP) 15% solution is immediately injected. The small injection holes will heal naturally and within a short time after application.

  • Phosphite ( JETPHITER ® ) Potassium Phosphite K2HP03
  • 2 ½ gallon bucket for loading & carrying syringes PREPARATION
  • If using 20 % phosphite -Dilute 1 part phosphite with 4 parts water
  • If using 30 % phosphite -Dilute 1 part phosphite with 2 parts water
30% solution : 11oz Potassium Phosphite + 21 oz of water makes 1quart.

Use a good quality water source, preferably spring water or rain water.

Wound closure:There are very good research studies on wound closure. Small, shallow holes should be enough to allow us to inject the needed amount of product into the tree and cause the least amount of damage. A tree in good general healthy condition, these very small shallow wounds ( 4.2 mm or 11/64" drill portal ) created in the drilling process close very readily and will heal within weeks. Oaks trees generally have a higher rate of wound closure.

JETPHITER ® is based on a phosphorus atom combined with three oxygen atoms PO3– this compound is called phosphite (or a phosphonate when derived in a plant).Phosphite is very plant active, because it is slightly unstable - phosphite tends to react and to do things.

JETPHITER ® Increases the integrity of plant cell walls, which improves plant strength and resistance.

JETPHITER ® Stimulates key pathways in the plant, which produce compounds (phytoalexins) that are responsible for defending the plant against environmental stress including pathogens.

JETPHITER ® Enhances the efficiency of all plant nutrients.

JETPHITER ® A highly selective, non-toxic fungicides against numerous fungal pathogens, and provide both protective and curative responses against such plant diseases.

JETPHITER ® Is intended to be only as a supplemental fertilizer treatment .

JETPHITER ® As an “Injectable” treatment method, trees have shown a “rapid and significant re-greening and a return to vigorous growth.”

JETPHITER ® stimulates the tree's natural potent immune system and helps trees spring back to significant re-greening and vigorous growth very quickly. Reapply applications 1 time per year.

"JETPHITER ® " http://www.phoenixenvcare.com/labels/sl_Vital.pdf

" The Chemjet" http://www.chemjet.com.au/

More about Essential Tree Nutrients http://www.oakwilt.com/articles1701/essentialtreeelements.htm

 

Disclaimer: This article may contain pesticide recommendations that are subject to change at any time. These recommendations are provided only as a guide. It is always the pesticide applicator’s responsibility, by law, to read and follow all current label directions for the specific pesticide being used. If any information in these recommendations disagrees with the label, the recommendation must be disregarded. No endorsement is intended for products mentioned, nor is criticism meant for products not mentioned. The Writer assumes no liability resulting from the use of these recommendations. The information given herein is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is implied.   

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