Elona

Elevated Photosynthesis for Higher Yields.

Key Benefits

Enhanced Delivery of Nutrients

Improved rooting & establishment

Strong tiller development

Improved growth during stress

Technical Data:

Elona, is a pioneering new product using Levity’s ‘Catalyst Technology’ to deliver a highly efficient form of Manganese (Mn) together with Zinc (Zn), Copper (Cu) and Magnesium (Mg) to optimise photosynthesis.

In addition Elona also contains Amine nitrogen stabilised with ‘LimiN Chemistry’, to encourage robust shoot growth, improved rooting and strong
reproductive growth.

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Spring Barley 2021

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More than just Micronutrients

When using micronutrients growers often focus on visual deficiency symptoms and tissue analysis, but whilst these tell us what is missing from the crop they give no indication to what impact if any correcting the deficiency has on the crop. Elona products offer growers more than just deficiency correction, they impact on crop metabolism and physiology, increasing photosynthesis and the yield potential of the crop.

Micronutrient formulations often produce a cosmetic ‘greening effect’ that has a limited short-term effect on photosynthesis. Elona products contain Levity’s ‘Catalyst Technology’ and are proven to give better and longer lasting improvements in photosynthesis than conventional nutrient formulas.

Growth partitioning

Modern cereal varieties are bred to be short and high yielding, but when we feed them conventional nitrogen inputs they begin to ‘stretch’ becoming increasingly vegetative and at risk of lodging. This is a response to nitrates, which make plants synthesise higher levels of auxin, as they increase in leaves.

Elona contains Levity’s ‘LimiN Tehnology’ that provides stabilized amine nitrogen (SAN). Exposure to this is proven in research to alter where crops allocate growth through process known as ‘growth partitioning’. Small applications of Elona alter the shape of the crop increasing: root length, tiller numbers, tiller thickness, and leaf position.

This altered growth habit directly impacts on yield potential, forming a crop that is more able to support higher levels
of grain.

A winning combination

The combination of ‘Catalyst Technology’ and LimiN Chemistry’ together with essential micronutrients improves leaf chlorophyll content with research demonstrating increases in photosynthesis greater than 20%.

Elona and Spring Barley Crops 2021

What a difference a year makes, by this time last year the T1 fungicide on Spring Barley crops would have already been applied [10 to 14 days prior] in many cases and the debate was being had over whether to cut back on T2 fungicide spend or leave them out completely due to the dry conditions! Plus many crops (esp. those sown into poor seed beds) were suffering in the heat and subsequent dry soils. Fast forward to late May 2021 and many have yet to have their T1 fungicides because cooler conditions early on meant slow growth rates and the more recent rainfall in May (although very welcome!) has now delayed application further.

Due to the more recent rainfall and warmer conditions [although temperatures are still below average] we are seeing a rapid surge in growth as crops take up applied nitrogen (generally as NO3). Whilst this is not unwelcome in a crop where rapid spring growth is required to build canopies with which crops can maximise light capture for photosynthesis which in turn builds further biomass which can be redistributed to grains later, we don’t at the same time want to be favouring excessive leafy growth over tiller survival, root growth and stem strength which are all required to support high yields later on.

Spring Barley grain yield is more strongly related to grain number than grain size, therefore management decisions to maximise tiller production and survival through to ear production are important. Whilst in building the platform to support higher ear numbers you will require a root system to anchor and supply nutrients/moisture to avoid stress later on (important when trying to avoid stress related diseases such as Ramularia) and also stem strength to help avoid brackling.

Elona

The use of ‘Elona’, Levity’s foliar nutrition product containing the proprietary Stabilised Amine Nitrogen (SAN) Technology ‘LimiN’ alongside the common crop nutrients found to be deficient in cereals crops (Manganese, Copper, Zinc and Magnesium) can help to manage crop growth in favour of the plant parts (tillers/roots) which will support higher yields later on. Whilst at the same time research has shown the use of Elona on cereal crops can improve tiller base diameter which may aid lodging resistance (Marks et al, 2020).

Therefore, consider the use of Elona at 1.5-3l/ha alongside crop applied fungicides on Spring Barley to help plants put growth in the right place whilst also supplying those essential nutrients traditionally found to be limiting in UK crops to maximise yields later on.

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At levity, we know that science makes the difference. Our team of scientist’s regularly upload insights explaining the science behind our products, and why it works so well.

Elona and Spring Barley Crops 2021

Elona and Spring Barley Crops 2021

What a difference a year makes, by this time last year the T1 fungicide on Spring Barley crops would have already been applied [10 to 14 days prior] in many cases and the debate was being had over...

read more
Elona and Spring Barley Crops 2021

Elona and Spring Barley Crops 2021

What a difference a year makes, by this time last year the T1 fungicide on Spring Barley crops would have already been applied [10 to 14 days prior] in many cases and the debate was being had over...

read more

Published Papers on Elona

At levity, our science is proven, published and peer reviewed in the academic and scienctific community. Read our academic papers related to Elona here.

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Elona

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Elona

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Elona Max

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Elona FE

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