What is Leaf Coat?
Leaf Coat™ is a ready-to-use product that strengthens and protects plants against unwanted insects and damaging leaf fungi. Made from natural latex that was originally developed to prevent evaporation, it creates a permeable, self-degradable barrier on the leaf, which still allows air and light to get through.
How to use it?
There’s no need to mix Leaf Coat with water – simply apply straight from the bottle, preferably from an atomiser. Spray the leaves and flowers completely, and repeat this about two times a week until a fortnight before the end of the flowering period. Within a few hours of application, a very thin elastic layer – 1.5 microns thick – forms on the leaves. Its beneficial effects last for up to two weeks until it is naturally decomposed by light or sunlight.
Why Leaf Coat offers better protection in all conditions
If the atmosphere gets too hot and humid (over 28ºC), Leaf Coat™ helps prevent the plant from losing too much water through evaporation. At the same time, the natural latex layer it forms around the leaves, helps the plant breath and stops it from ‘sweating’. Then when the temperature drops, such as in winter months, Leaf Coat™ safeguards against the cold by helping maintain the leaf temperature.
As an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides, Leaf Coat™ couldn’t be more suitable or safer to use. Reducing the need to use pesticides also saves money. And unlike synthetic and toxic products it has a pleasant smell, and doesn’t irritate. Because Leaf Coat doesn’t get absorbed by the leaves, it doesn’t affect the taste of the fruit either.