VERNO is made from carefully selected naturally occurring and sparingly soluble nutrient salts like oxides and carbonates. This gives a unique opportunity for manufacturing very concentrated slow-release products that can be applied at low rates per hectare.
The ingredients are mixed with naturally occurring dispersants and micronized into smaller particles that distribute well and adhere well to the plant surface. We let the plant, with its slightly acidic leaf surface, dissolve the nutrient salts gradually, chelate and relocate the positively charged nutrient ions. Our idea is to leave the chemistry to the plant, which they are very capable of, and our products simply provide the nutrients over a prolonged period.
The unique combination of nutrients in VERNO significantly stimulates physiological processes responsible for both the growth of the roots and above ground part of the plants.
VERNO is unique and highly concentrated water dispersible granules for meeting the need for user-friendly products and less energy spent on transport and handling.
VERNO fertilizers allow for versatile application:
- Handheld sprayers, boomsprays, aerial, or orchard sprayers.
- Pop-up with seed and/or pesticide.
- Down the tube mixed with UAN at seeding.
- Suitable as soil drench when transplanting.
- Added directly to growing media in nurseries.
- All VERNO products are compatible with each other and can be blended to achieve the right balance of micronutrients.
The copper and zinc oxides and manganese carbonate are micronized and formulated as water dispersible granules for uniform mixing and ease of handling. Micronisation gives optimum coverage and retention with the product persisting on the leaf as a slow-release source of essential nutrients.
Copper as a trace element is essential for many plant functions. It is a catalyst in both photosynthesis and respiration, and responsible for the structural strength of cells by the formation of lignin. Moreover, copper is involved in carbohydrate and protein metabolism and stimulates pollen maturity and growth of the pollen tube thus playing a key role in flower and seed formation. Copper deficiency causes a delay in maturity and senescence, significantly affecting grain yield. Stem bending and susceptibility to disease are also consequences of copper deficiency.
Zinc is essential for many plant functions. Besides its main role in the formation of the growth hormone Auxin, this element is also known for its positive influence in mRNA synthesis, and also makes cell membranes more permeable. It is also necessary for the formation of chlorophyll and carbohydrates (starch), and for proper root development. Zinc deficiencies in plants are dramatic because of combinations of chlorosis, rosetting, dieback, and depressed vegetative growth.
Manganese is an essential micronutrient for plants involved in photosynthesis, respiration, enzyme activation, protein biosynthesis, and several structural components of plant cells. Acidic soils with a high organic matter content and high pH are frequently manganese limited, and tropical soils are frequently leached of manganese. Manganese deficiencies can dramatically reduce plant growth and photosynthetic capacity, leading to stunted plants and significantly reduced crop yields.
Verno is available in Copper, Zinc and Manganese formulations.
The product is formulated as uniform, micro granules that are easy to measure. These granules disperse rapidly in water. When added to water, the result is a fine suspension of micronised particles that can be used for foliar or pop-up application.
Verno’s micronised particles persist on plant surfaces, strongly resisting dislodgement by rain, irrigation or wind. This persistence provides plants with a continuous source of available micronutrient ions throughout the growth of the crop.
Verno is manufactured within strict certified standards and high quality parameters by NORDOX AS in Oslo, Norway and distributed world wide. (Management Systems Quality and Environment ISO 9001)
Verno Copper and Verno Copper + Zinc are certified for organic production. Please download current Certificates from the Nordox website.
VERNO is formulated as uniform, micro granules that are easy to measure. These granules disperse rapidly in water. When added to water, the result is a fine suspension of micronised particles.
VERNO is available in several formulations combining different concentrations of copper, zinc, and manganese.
- Proven Results
Verno has many years of success across a wide range of crops.
- Cost Effective
Verno is a high analysis and high purity product. As a result, Verno can be applied at relatively low rates per hectare.Typical usage rates are 100 to 250 grams per hectare.
All Verno products are compatible with each other and can be blended to achieve the right balance of micronutrients. The products are also physically compatible with a wide range of fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and fertilisers when the spray solution is above pH6.0.
- Crop Safety
Verno formulations are safe to apply to crop foliage at the suggested use rates. In furrow applications with seed are also crop safe at suggested use rates.
- Rain Fast
Verno has excellent adherence to the plant surface in wet and windy weather conditions and under spray irrigation, due to the small particle size of the formulation. This ensures a constant supply of available nutrient over an extended period.
- Certified Organic
Verno Copper and Verno Copper + Zinc are OMRI certified for organic production.
Ease of use
The unique Verno micro-granular formulation makes it simple to use.
- Verno micro granules are easy to measure and handle with low dust.
- The granules disperse rapidly into water as a suspension with agitation.
- Verno is packaged in weather resistant plastic pails that at are easy to handle and transport.
- The product formulation is stable and can be stored from one season to the next.
- Straightforward inventory management.
- The plastic pails are easy to count and have colour coded lids.
- There are sixty four (64) pails to a pallet.
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