November 24, 2021 mcdmarketing

It Is All About the Crown.


Acadian® is a unique technology containing a complex mix of synergistic bioactive compounds that allows crops to reach their full yield potential. Acadian enhances crop quality and productivity by enhancing root growth, improving nutritional health and bolstering tolerance to challenging growing conditions.

Benefits to Broccoli

  • Improves rooting
  • Mitigates environmental stresses
  • Increases nutrient uptake
  • Improves yield and quality

Acadian Improves Yield and Quality

Uniform crown development and quality at harvest are critical for export and domestic markets alike. Acadian ensures your crop has the ability to start strong and better manage environmental stress. Acadian improves crown size and consistency leading to increased yield. Harvest, pack and ship more with Acadian.

Acadian Organic Broccoli Yield per acre

The Acadian-treated broccoli yielded over 9% more than the Control with over twice as much of that yield in the export category.

How Does Acadian Benefit Broccoli?

Improves Rooting:

Acadian elicits early root initiation and elongation to allow broccoli transplants or seedlings to quickly establish a strong foundation for the season. Acadian contains unique bioactive compounds such as fucose-rich sulphated polysaccharides and alginates, which enhance root initiation and formation of small absorptive roots. This leads to improved plant establishment and uptake of water and nutrients.

Broccoli Root Scans
Acadian Organic Broccoli Root Growth

Acadian improved every aspect of root growth with a 40% increase in total root length and a 44% increase in total length of small absorptive roots.

Mitigates Environmental Stresses:

Don’t let stress decrease your yield! Acadian helps your crop better resist tough growing conditions throughout the season to ensure maximum yield and crop quality. With its numerous bioactive compounds such as mannitol, unique polysaccharides and betaines, Acadian improves a plant’s tolerance to a variety of stressful growing conditions including drought, heat, chill and salinity stress.

Increases Nutrient Uptake:

Acadian fast-tracks nutrients into the plant to make the best possible use of every ounce of fertilizer. Acadian contains natural complexing sugars which bind to micronutrients, thereby improving their bioavailability and translocation within the plant.


Improves Yield and Quality:

Acadian gives your crop strong early growth, good nutrition and the ability to tolerate the most challenging growing conditions. Acadian works from the cellular level to give you uniform, quality crowns.

Rates and Timings

  • Apply Acadian at 2 qt/acre at the following timings:
    • Seedline or at transplant (soil)
    • First Sidedress
    • Pre-button stage
  • Additional applications can be made at times of stress.
  • Acadian mixes well with nutrients and other agricultural products.