Tiger Greening Guard™ Will Help Farmers Fight Citrus Greening
SHELTON, Conn. U.S. – (November 2015) – H.J. Baker, a global agriculture firm,
launched TIGER Greening Guard™ citrus mix (64%S, 3%Fe, 7%Mn, 6%Zn), a
revolutionary new product that is backed by university research conducted in Florida
and could be farmers’ best line of defense against HLB.
HLB, (Huanglongbing) also known as Citrus Greening, can be fatal to citrus trees is the
No.1 threat to the citrus industry. The Asian citrus psyllid insect infects vulnerable trees
causing its fruit to turn green, with bitter juices, become deformed and drop
prematurely. In vulnerable trees, HLB reduces the transfer of nutrients and can reduce
root functionality by as much as 50% to 80%.
H.J. Baker’s TIGER Greening Guard limits tree vulnerability by boosting and
strengthening tree’s immune system. It increases feeder root density for optimal
nutrient uptake which allows for healthier fruit and reduced fruit drop. Utilizing Tiger’s
acid forming technology, Greening Guard has a controlled release mechanism to ensure
long-term root health and maximizes efficiency of nutrient uptake.
Don Cherry, President of H.J. Baker’s Crop Performance Group, stated: “TIGER Greening
Guard citrus mix is a revolutionary new way to combat Citrus Greening. Its acid forming
technology and precision micronutrient delivery fuels feeder root density and
strengthens the plant immune system. It also lowers soil pH which reduces stress and its
control release properties optimize nutrient uptake and boost citrus tree health.”
H.J. Baker has been a global manufacturer and supplier of agricultural goods and
services for 165 years. H.J. Baker has built relationships that last decades, and continues
to invest in innovative products, the environment and the community. The company’s
strategically located processing plants, offices and warehouses create a super-efficient
pipeline for the vital commodities and products that it sources, manufactures and
markets. H.J. Baker is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, U.S.
Tiger-Sul Products is a wholly-owned subsidiary of H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. Tiger-Sul
Products is a global leader in Sulphur Bentonite, Sulphur Bentonite Micronutrients
technology, and other well-established products with more than 40 years of operational
excellence. Tiger-Sul provides next generation nutrient and fertilizer technology that
deliver the required precision, efficiency and reliability to meet both the agronomic and
environmental imperatives of sustainable agriculture.
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