From the outset, Grazers always sought to produce a product range that was totally safe to nature, not just to humans, their crops and their pets, but to all wildlife. Importantly this includes the very pests that the products are seeking to keep away from the plants, as they play an important part in natural food chains.
All four products in the Grazers range are in liquid form and based around the plant nutrient calcium (the CaCl form), combined with a natural adjuvant of a plant extract to improve its plant action. The content of individual Grazers products differ in the amounts of these co-formulants, each depending on the circumstance, so orientated towards the pests’ grazing method and the plant type.
This specific mix of calcium and adjuvant only works to keep away grazing pests when it is applied to the photosynthesising leaves, stems or flowers of any plant, thereby interacting with the plant’s own metabolic processes. When the Grazers solutions are applied, they both cover the leaves and stems and are absorbed into the plant cells, resulting in a ‘plant mediated effect’ of making the plant non-attractive to pests. The newest leaf or two formed after Grazers application is expected to be assisted by the translocated calcium.
Using a human term of reference, when Grazers is applied to a plant it makes it seem ‘bitter’ or unappetising to the attacking grazing pest, therefore unappealing for the pests to eat, so they look elsewhere for their food.
Like all safe and good biologically-active products, this effect does not last forever, because it is a normal plant nutrient and therefore naturally dissipates within the plant. In the meantime however, plants applied with Grazers are given the very best chance to establish, thrive and overcome their pests.
So, by applying the Grazers we are in effect ‘helping our plants to help themselves’, giving them the strength to flourish. At the same time, we are also leaving their pests healthy for consumption by their own natural predators, such as the birds, hedgehogs, frogs, and toads etc. In turn the safer environment attracts more wildlife to area, which will eat yet more pests.
Environmental balance and peace of mind!