Crop Enhancement’s mission is to create innovative, safer, and more sustainable pest control solutions for growers.
Designed to be compatible with the crop protection strategies that growers already use, CropCoat gives farmers flexibility to adjust their spray programs in response to the issues they see in the field.
By applying a microlayer of CropCoat to plants, farmers can deter insects and prevent fungus growth
Compliant with rigorous sustainability programs
Preserves the environment for future growing seasons
How CropCoat® works
CropCoat is unique among pest control approaches — it acts on the pests’ environment, not the pests.
CropCoat® camouflages plants from insects
Water droplets containing CropCoat land on the plant, smothering any pests that are present
1-2 h after application
As the water evaporates, CropCoat binds to the plant surface, camouflaging the pant from harmful insects
12-24 h after application
CropCoat hardens to a solid dry film, making the pant surface inhabitable. Malnutrition leads to pest starvation, reproductive failure, and population collapse.
When applied, CropCoat forms a durable, biodegradable coating on the plant surfaces, camouflaging the plant from damaging pests.
Field studies show that a single application provides up to six weeks of residual control.
Complements biological controls
Because CropCoat only interferes with pest-plant contact, it has little effect on beneficials.
CropCoat can be used in combination with other biocontrol strategies to limit damaging pest populations, while preserving the insects that act as a food source for the beneficial population.
Easy application process
CropCoat can be applied with existing machinery, saving growers time, money, and resources.
An extensible platform
CropCoat can be used to address a range of other issues, such as post-harvest loss of crop quality, micronutrient deficiencies, and abiotic stresses due to drought, heat, or high light levels.
Frequent application of synthetic pesticides can lead to resistance issues.
CropCoat provides growers with a new rotational option, so they can reserve conventional products for when they really need it.