User Instructions

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Strawberries

Before planting: Dip seeds/seedlings into the solution (450ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water). Apply on the 7th and 17th day after planting and as soon as flowering occurs: Spray an atomized fine mist all over the plant. In the case of cold and frost risk, repeat every 7-15 days. To improve yield and quality apply every 15 days.

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Cut Flowers

For open fields and greenhouses when there is a cold and frost risk: At every stage of growth, Cropaid (450ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water) application should be done by spraying an atomized mist all over the foliage. It is recommended to do an initial test on flowers in case of color change, in which case avoid spraying buds and flowers. Cropaid NPA will extend the life of cut flowers provided that the water in the vase has been mixed with NPA as described above and if they are sprayed every 15 days before being cut.

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Tomato, Pepper and Aubergine

This group of plants should be first treated when they are seeds. Before planting, the seeds should be put on a dry and clean cloth and sprayed with a solution of 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water. Mix well and wait until they are dry before planting. Second application should be done if there is a risk of cold and frost after they emerge. To improve yield and quality, apply at blossom and continue spraying every 15 days.

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Potatoes

Before planting: Dip potato tubers in the solution (450ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water) or spray as a fine mist. The next application should be done by spraying an atomized mist all over the foliage when the foliage is starting to emerge. In the case of cold and frost risk, application should be repeated every 7-10 days.

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House & Garden Potted Plants

To protect from cold and frost injuries or reduce damage to a minimum: Mix 500ml Cropaid NPA with 100 litres of water and spray as a fine mist all over outdoor potted plants. To improve appearance and lifespan of indoor plants spray every 15 days.

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Lettuce

First application should be done after the seeds emerge. After this, apply 2 days before if there is a risk of cold and frost. Use 450ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water every 15-20 days.

Sugar Cane

Before planting the seeds, they should be put on a dry and clean cloth and sprayed with 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water. Mix well and dry before planting. Second application should be done after emergence if there is a risk of cold and frost during spring. If the risk continues, apply once every week. To improve yield and quality, continue applying every 15 days.

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Apples & Pears

These types of fruit trees should be treated for the first time immediately after the leaves fall during autumn. To protect from frost and cold injuries, the second application should be done when buds are changing to flowers and young fruits. Applications during spring require weather forecast observation in order to apply it at the latest, 2 days before frost risk. Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water. After the spring cold and frost threat is over apply every 15-20 days to improve mineral intake, strength and quality.

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Cherry, Nectarine, Apricot

Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water for all applications. First application should be done in autumn after all the leaves have fallen. Next application should be done in spring when the buds start growing, followed by another application during the flowering time. Follow the weather forecast and apply at least 2 days before cold and frost.

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Carrot, Parsnip

Before planting the seeds they should be placed on a dry and clean cloth and sprayed with 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water. Mix well and dry before planting. 
Second application: After emergence, if there is a risk of cold and frost. To improve yield and quality continue applying every 15 days.

Other Plants

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WHEAT, BARLEY, RYE, OATS:  Before planting the seeds, they should be placed on a dry and clean cloth and sprayed with 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water. Mix well and wait until dry before planting. Second application should be done after emergence and third application at blossom.

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BEANS, CHICKPEAS, PEAS: Cropaid NPA will protect this group of plants from cold and frost and increase yield.  Before planting, the seeds should be sprayed with 450ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water and mixed well. Second application should be done after emergence if there is a risk of cold and frost. Apply during bloom, every 15-20 days to improve mineral intake, yield and strength.

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KIWI: To protect from cold and frost, apply twice in autumn 15-20 days apart. In spring, apply once when the buds start to appear. Following application should be done during bloom.  To improve mineral intake, yield and strength, apply every 15-20 days. Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water.

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CITRUS FRUIT, FRUIT TREES WITH NO LEAF FALL: First Application: In autumn during fruit growth.  Second Application: One week before harvest.  Third Application: If there is a risk of cold and frost during spring.  To improve mineral intake, yield and strength apply every 15-20 days.  Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water.

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PLUM: First Application: In autumn after all the leaves have fallen.  In spring, apply when the buds start growing and during blossom.  Apply every 7-15 days if there is a risk of cold and frost during spring.  To improve mineral intake, yield and strength - apply every 15-20 days.  Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water.

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GRAPEVINE: First Application: In autumn after all the leaves have fallen. Apply two days before the cold and frost risk in spring when the buds are opening and the stems are around 10-20cm. To improve mineral intake, yield and strength, apply every 15-20 days.  Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water. 

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WALNUT: To protect young plants, male and female flowers from cold and frost, first application should be done in spring at the beginning of bloom. After this, apply 2 days before the risk of cold and frost. To improve mineral intake, yield and strength apply every 15-20 days. Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water.

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HAZELNUT: First application should be done after the leaves have fallen in autumn. Second application should be done at the end of winter. If there is no cold and frost warning, appearance of the fruits would be the right time to start applications. To improve mineral intake, yield and strength, apply every 15-20 days.  Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water.

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BRASSICAS:  These types of plants should be sprayed atomized before they are planted.  Due to their waxy leaves, use spray equipment that sprays as a fine fog to create better coverage. To improve mineral intake, yield and strength apply every 15-20 days. Use 500ml Cropaid NPA diluted with 100 litres of water.

 

General Information And Usage Note:

Cropaid NPA could reduce plants’ freezing point by up to 7 degrees Celsius.

Spray an atomized mist all over the plant until the point of run-off.

To improve yield and quality, apply at blossom and continue spraying every 15 days.

Always dilute Cropaid NPA with water for all applications. For best results, always use unchlorinated water. If it is not possible, wait until chlorine levels are at a minimum before mixing Cropaid NPA with the water in the tank. Do not mix with water that has a pH level above 7.0.

Cropaid NPA will have a different level of effect on different plants. This is based on the plant’s age, genetic properties, its growing environment, temperature and soil conditions and the additional fertilisers used on it. Not every plant can produce Antifreeze proteins and amino acids. If they can produce any, Cropaid NPA will make them produce more or all of them.

Concentrated Cropaid NPA has a pH value of 1.9-2.1, which is acidic. It must not be mixed with chemicals and pesticides with a pH level of more than 7 or wetting agents because it will block equipment used for pulverization and  Cropaid NPA will lose all of its effects.

Choose serene weather for all applications. Unless it  rains heavily after application, Cropaid NPA will provide protection after about 6 hours.

For best protection, apply two days before the cold or frosty weather. One application at least 6 hours before the frost, will give good protection.

Cropaid NPA will not work if the plants are under cold stress. It is recommended to apply at about 10am or 4pm at above 12 degrees Celsius for glasshouse plants and above 9 degrees Celsius for outdoor plants.  If this is not possible, apply during the hottest time of the day.

The coverage of 1 kg (litre) of Cropaid NPA will depend on; a) the atomizing level of the sprayer, b) the plant size, c) the plant surface area, and d) the distance between the plants.

This product will temporarily assist the plants as described for up to 15 days but will not enable the plants to grow outside of their normal habitat.

In greenhouses, Cropaid NPA will increase plants’ resistance to cold and frost injuries.  Heating levels could be lowered and in some cases heating may not be needed at all.

The biomineral content of Cropaid NPA is easily absorbed by the leaves, stem and roots of the plants. In a short period of time, plants begin to have heavy metabolic activity and their content of amino-acids, proteins, sugar, oil, vitamin, mineral and specially antifreeze proteins will increase. Fruits become bigger, heavier, shinyer, more tasty and will have increased quality and yield.

Cropaid NPA gives plants more photosynthesis capabilities. This increases osmotic pressure and the water and nutrition intake in the roots of the plants. Therefore, plants can resist heat and arid environment better. Leaves become thicker and healthier. These properties make plants stronger against the outside undesired injuries.

When Cropaid NPA is applied to soil, it lowers the pH level. Thiobacillus spp bacteria take the free Nitrogen from the air to the soil and the amount of pure Nitrogen taken to the soil is about 60-80 kg for per hectare in a year.

Cropaid NPA will provide better results on healthy plants.  It will not, however, cure a plants’ existing injuries.