Frequently asked questions about Pentakeep & Woundpaste
What makes Pentakeep unique from other products?
Pentakeep is the only fertilizer on the market to which 5-aminolevulinic acid has been added. This is a worldwide patent. There are plenty of products on the market that contain amino acids, but these are based on proteins. There are about twenty of these proteins. 5-Aminolevulinic acid is a plant-specific substance that can only be developed through the correct way of fermentation. So there is no such thing as other products with the same active ingredient as Pentakeep.
When can the results be expected?
On average, you can expect a period of 6 to 8 weeks before the results will be visible. This is due to the fact that the metabolism, in which the process takes place, is first increased. After that, the results will be more noticeable. It is known from practice that, depending on the crop, results are also noticeable earlier. The method of dosing is important for optimal results. The effect of Pentakeep depends largely on the correct dosage and absorption for the plant.
How much time does the plant need to optimally absorb Pentakeep?
Research has shown that the plant needs 2 hours before Pentakeep is fully absorbed by the plant. Weather permitting, this is the optimal time of recording. In any case, make sure that the drain is delayed for as long as possible.
Can damage to the crop or system occur when applying Pentakeep?
5-Aminolevulinic acid is a plant-specific organic substance. Damage to the crop and/or the system can thus be excluded. Always keep the correct dosage, if the concentration is too high, the plant can become too generative. A higher dosage can be used if you want to convert your production into number of pieces instead of kilos. Please discuss this with our product advisors.
Foliar use can cause burns when Pentakeep is added pure. To prevent this, you should always mix Pentakeep with water, 50cc per 100 liters.
Blockages in the pipe system can be excluded. Pentakeep is an organic compound and will not attach to the system. It is important to know that the dirtier the pipes are, the faster Pentakeep can be broken down in the system. Keep this in mind when dosing, make sure that Pentakeep can be absorbed by the plant as soon as possible.
How can I use Pentakeep in the best way?
Click here for a detailed explanation of how best to apply Pentakeep. You can also contact our product advisors for specific or other questions.
Why is Pentakeep expensive?
5-Aminolevulinic acid is a very specific molecule that plays an important role in the metabolism of humans and plants. This molecule can only be fermented through the right procedure. It takes about 2 months for fermentation and development, and the molecule cannot be produced in large quantities at the same time. In addition, continuous research takes place to guarantee a optimum efficiency. The packaging for Pentakeep has also been specially developed, so that oxygen and light remain outside the packaging and Pentakeep has no expiry date.
Are there periods when Pentakeep should not be used?
Trials have proven that the optimum effect of Pentakeep lies with year-round use. This can be explained by the fact that Pentakeep must first activate and increase the metabolism during the first uses. After this, more and more effects will be noticeable. The moment the use of Pentakeep is stopped, the metabolism will slowly return to the old level. When you start using Pentakeep again after this stop, the metabolic process has to start all over again.
Also during the summer months, when the climate conditions are generally favorable, Pentakeep will have an effect. PPO has tested the bell pepper trial over the summer months and has proven that 8% more production can be achieved, compared to untreated. In addition, the plant is more resistant to heat and stress during the summer months.
What is the role of Cosmo Oil?
Pentakeep is developed by Cosmo Oil. This company is located in Japan, is equal to the Dutch Shell, a billion-dollar concern. Cosmo Oil has its own laboratories where extensive research is done. This is where 5-Aminolevulinic acid was discovered and further developed and researched for sustainable use. Continuous research is still taking place here for the pharmaceutical sector, because 5-Aminolevulin is applicable for multiple purposes. Cosmo Oil has applied for a worldwide patent on the 5-Amonolevulinic acid, so that labeling is excluded and we at Pentagrow BV can guarantee that Pentakeep is the only product on the market that contains 5-Amonolevulinic acid.
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