Norotherm is a Biostimulant based on the bacterium Thiobacillus spp. and minerals that are used by the bacteria.
Prevents damage caused by low temperatures and frost. This is because it is frost resistant and lowers the freezing point of the plant. Thiobacillus produces rusticianin, oxaloacetic acid, and pyruvic acid, which give plants the ability to produce natural antifreeze proteins. There are sufficient amounts of minerals in the product just like those inside the enzymes. It also has a beneficial effect on production and its quality.
When applied to plants, the product is absorbed through stomata, stems and roots. It stimulates photosynthesis and the biochemical reactions of the plant’s natural Krebs cycle (citric acid cycle). It induces the production of its own antifreeze proteins and glycoproteins. These proteins interact with the water in the cells, thus reducing or stopping the process of ice nucleation (occurs when small ice crystals form on membrane proteins that act as nucleation sites. They facilitate the alignment of water molecules, which favours freezing), thus preventing cell breakage and death. The product increases a plant’s natural cold tolerance up to 70C below their natural tolerance.
Norotherm is presented as a emulsifiable concentrate.