potato-fieldsPennosan, through its Research & Development arm Pennotec is working with UK universities and industrial partners to develop proprietary chitin and chitosan products for the horticultural market for increased crop yields and quality.

Chitosan is a natural, biodegradable materials with intrinsic anti-microbial properties. Chitin is a natural polymer which induces the growth of beneficial bacteria in the soil and helps strengthens plant resistance to disease. As such they can act as soil health promoters via direct effects and indirect effects for example, in stimulating the growth and activity of beneficial microbes to combat pests and pathogens such as the Potato Cyst Nematode.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss any horticultural applications of chitin or chitosan and we will gladly assist you.