Tidal Vision High Tide Chitosan is a natural plant elicitor. Because the exoskeletons of all insects are made of the same thing (chitin), When chitosan comes in contact with plants it “tricks” the plants into thinking they are being infested and the plant’s natural immune response is stimulated.
For many types of plants, this stimulating or eliciting of your plant’s immune response can increase the concentration and production of sap, resin, essential oils, fruit, and your plant’s overall size. It can also increase your plant’s resilience when being transplanted. It can even help revive stress-shocked saplings.
In solution, chitosan can be applied as a soil amendment, foliar spray, hydroponic amendment, or adjuvant. Chitosan not only provides an antimicrobial film that prevents mold growth , it causes a reaction that also improves the immune system of plants.