Ratchet® for Tea
Ratchet® is based on a unique molecule that, when present at the time of planting, enhances a tea plant’s nutritional capabilities. That immediately drives natural growth processes in your tea crop. This happens regardless of crop variety, soil or environmental conditions. Ratchet® improves green leaf quality while increasing fine leaf count and plucking points. With Ratchet®, you can reduce the banjhi spell. It improves the strength, briskness, Total Soluble Solids (TSS) and polyphenol content of made tea. It also significantly improves organoleptic parameters. Ratchet® is formulated for ease of use and is applied as a foliar spray. It's compatible with most post-applied spray programs.
Ratchet® is Novozymes’ patented, foliar applied LCO Promoter Technology for tea. Formulated for ease of use and compatibility with post- dormancy applications. Ratchet® enhances the plant’s nutritional capabilities
|Stage||Ratchet spray - Month|
|End of First Flush||Early April|
|End of Second Flush||Early June|
|Rain Flush||Early August|
|Autumn Flush||Early October|
Novozymes Ratchet® has been tested across major Tea growing regions of North East (TRA) and Southern India (UPASI).
Ratchet® sprayed at 60ml/ha has shown significant yield improvements of 9.9%-10.3% in the Assam region, 14%-17.9% under Dooars conditions, 13.5% in the Darjeeling region, 6.2%-19.7% in the Nilgiris, 9.7%-10.8% in the Annamalais, 17.5% in the High Ranges and 7.6% in Central Travancore. Significant decrease in Banjhi spell was observed throughout the period of the study.
Source: Final Research reports submitted to Novozymes by TRA and UPASI.