Fortalis® + Fungicide = Improved Soybean Yields

How does Fortalis® work?

The CaT technology in Fortalis® contains a special combination of thoroughly researched, tested and regulated chemicals. These chemicals increase yield by mobilizing calcium already existing within plant tissues, resulting in higher pod retention. When applied as a tank mix, Fortalis® with a fungicide or insecticide contributes to better plant health and higher yield potential.

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Mobility Infographic

Mode of action validated
in university tests

Read a summary of Lancaster University findings on how CaT™, the patented molecule within Fortalis®, enhances calcium movement.

Application guidelines

Apply 14 oz/acre of Fortalis® with your preferred soybean foliar fungicide from growth stage R1 to R3. It is tank mix compatible with leading insecticides and fungicides.

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Fortalis® FAQs

What is Fortalis®?

Fortalis® is a crop enhancement product. The CaT™ technology in Fortalis® stimulates natural processes to enhance nutrient translocation and efficiency.

What is CaT™ technology? How does it work?

CaT™ technology is based on a synthetic chemical molecule that optimizes the mobility and distribution of calcium in plant tissue. The technology stimulates selective ion transport channels in membranes, which increases the calcium concentration within cells as part of the signalling process.

How does Fortalis® act on the soybean plant? What effect does that have?

Fortalis® includes CaT™ technology, foliar calcium and zinc. By optimizing mobility and distribution of calcium in plant tissue, as part of the natural stress signalling process, CaT™ technology enables the soybean plant to retain more flowers and pods.

Will I be able to see Fortalis® make a visible impact in my fields?

Not necessarily. We have found that the effect on Fortalis® on the growth of soybean pods may not be visually apparent. The increase in yield will be most readily measurable in weight at harvest.

If I already apply calcium or other foliar fertilizers, do I still need Fortalis®?

Yes. Fortalis® works to mobilize calcium and support its essential role in plant signaling. Soil- or foliar-applied calcium and other fertilizers remediate existing deficiencies in your soil. This means your crop can still benefit from Fortalis®, even if you already apply calcium or other fertilizers.

Fortalis® does not improve or reduce the performance of calcium fertilizers.

What is the difference between Fortalis® and competitor products?

Fortalis® contains CaT™ technology, which optimizes the mobility and distribution of calcium in plant tissues. CaT™ technology has delivered an average 4.8 bu/a increase when applied with foliar fungicides in the U.S.

Does Fortalis® combat calcium deficiency?

No. While Fortalis® works to improve plant health by mobilizing calcium, the product itself does not supply high enough levels of calcium to combat a calcium deficiency in the soil. In cases where growers already use soil- or foliar-applied calcium to combat this deficiency, they should not change or replace that program after introducing Fortalis®.

In which climate conditions does Fortalis® respond best?

Fortalis® delivers yield gains in any climate by enabling a soybean plant that is better able to retain more flowers/pods.

Can Fortalis® cause phytotoxicity?

The CaT™ technology in Fortalis® has been thoroughly tested in more than 150 small and large plot trials in the U.S. over the last three years and more than 1,600 trials in Brazil over the last five years. There were no signs of increased phytotoxicity.

Can Fortalis® be mixed with other products?

Fortalis® can be applied in tank mixture with most agricultural inputs, particularly the foliar fungicides and insecticides which are most commonly applied between R1 and R3 growth stages when Fortalis® is recommended. However, growers should avoid mixing it with glyphosate and/or glufosinate.

Note that not all potential tank mixes including other pesticides and additives have been tested for crop safety. Jar testing of all tank mix partners is recommended.

Does Fortalis® perform differently depending on the type of soil?

Fortalis® works equally well on a wide variety of soil types.

What is the pH of Fortalis®?

Fortalis® has a pH of 2.5. Please note that Fortalis® is more concentrated in a slurry. Application by airplane will result in a more acidic pH than application by tractor.

How should Fortalis® be stored?

The product should be stored in areas that are well ventilated, avoiding temperature extremes. Storage is recommended with a maximum pile height of 2 units of pallets.

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