Your plants overall health is the most critical part of your grow. If your plants immune system isn’t strong and healthy your crops yields will be significantly reduced.
HYSHIELD™ tricks plants into thinking they are being attacked by pests and, as a result of this perceived infestation, the plant’s immune system goes into protective mode. These natural defense mechanisms not only stimulates the plant immune system but also keeps pathogens and pests at bay.
Our unique formula when applied to crops as a foliar spray or drench, can increase your plant’s resilience to survive in high heat and cold stress environments.
Designed to be compatible with water-soluble nutrients & supplement programs, HYSHIELD™ can help boost your yield and enhances conditions for better plant growth.
HYSHIELD’s™ unique formula is derived from exoskeletons of crustaceans. Chitosan, the active ingredient in HYSHIELD™, is extracted from crab shells, which are a by-product of the crab fisheries.
Chitosan as a derivate of the naturally occurring compound Chitin, when given to plants helps activate the plant’s natural defense mechanisms fighting any potential diseases, pests and pathogens.
HYSHIELD™ has been created with an environmentally sustainable approach in mind using crab and shrimp shells that would otherwise be discarded in landfills.
Our innovative formula provides the necessary boost your plants require.
No, you need to continue with your normal feeding regimen. HYSHIELD™ does not replace your nutrients, however it does enhance overall plant nutrition.
Depending on the problem, when applied regularly, HYSHIELD™ boosts the immune system of plants and helps prevent pest problems. It can also be an effective cure depending on the type of pest.
FOLIAR APPLICATION: Dilute 0.12 – 0.25 oz per gallon (1 mL – 2 mL per L) of water and spray with lights turned off on foliage 3-5 times per week.
HYDROPONICS/SOIL/AND OTHER GROWING MEDIUMS: Mix 0.12 – 0.25 oz per gallon (1 mL – 2 mL per L) of water or nutrient solution. Recommended to be used with every watering or as determined by your feeding schedule. (Only use with water soluble nutrients)
DRENCH APPLICATION: Dilute 0.12 – 0.25 oz per gallon (1 mL to 2 mL per L) of water and apply directly to root zone 3-5 times per week.
Yes, when applying HYSHIELD™, we highly recommend checking your pH level to ensure it is at the optimal pH of 5.8 for the best results.
Yes, HYSHIELD™ can be used with any grow medium.
HYSHIELD™ is compatible with H2O2 and can be used in conjunction with it.
Store in a cool and dry location.
Every container of HYSHIELD™ has an EXPIRATION DATE printed on the container. Check the bottom back side of the container for the EXP stamp.
The expiration date is printed on the bottom back side of each HYSHIELD™ container. Check for the EXP stamp.
HYSHIELD™ should be applied throughout your grow to protect your plants from pests and pathogens. It also enhances the conditions for better plant establishment and growth. You should see results throughout your grow and higher yields at harvest.
No, the grade and quality of chitosan can be very different depending on it’s source. HYSHIELD’s™ Chitosan is specifically selected for it’s molecular weight and degree of deacetylation to provide the highest benefits to plants.
It is recommended to apply HYSHIELD™ separately from HYGROZYME®. While HYGROZYME® is typically combined with your nutrient and/or watering regimen, HYSHIELD™ should be applied separately and fed directly to your plants if used as drench application.
Beneficial insects will not be affected by HYSHIELD™.
Yes, foliar spray is one of the most effective ways to apply HYSHIELD™ to plants and trigger it’s benefits.
Scientific research has proven that chitosan applied as a foliar spray on barley reduced locally and systemically the infection by the powdery mildew pathogen Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei. Further studies are in progress.