Jun 02

Aquatrols Expands its Plant Health Technology Portfolio with New Patent in Australia

Aquatrols Corporation of America (ACA), the global leader in soil surfactant technology, has been awarded an Australian patent covering technologies to manage abiotic stress and improve plant health. Dr. Stanley Kostka, who is named as the inventor on the patent, explained the importance of this new patent protection and the technology it covers.

“This technology provides a simple, effective means for reducing the negative effects of environmental stresses, including heat, radiation and drought stresses on diverse crop plants and their fruits. The broad patent gives Aquatrols widespread protection for both new and existing products,” said Kostka.

“This patent shows the true potential of our products…to enhance plant health, increase crop productivity, and overcome new challenges brought on by our changing climate.”

The invention covered in this patent relates to the discovery that, when certain surfactants are applied to the rootzone, sunburn on fruit and other harmful effects of photo-oxidative stress from intense light and heat stress are reduced.

The use of this technology offers small and large-scale growers an easy, long-lasting, and relatively inexpensive method for mitigating fruit environmental damage, particularly defects caused by sunburn and heat stress. Research has also demonstrated that the technologies covered by this patent enhance plant health while increasing fruit yield, density, color, and quality.

This is the second patent in what ACA anticipates to be sweeping global protection for its abiotic stress management portfolio. According to Aquatrols’ President Tracy Jarman, the new patent reinforces the company’s mission to change the way the world grows.

“This patent shows the true potential of our products, not only to reduce water inputs, but also to enhance plant health, increase crop productivity, and overcome new challenges brought on by our changing climate,” said Jarman.

About Aquatrols

Aquatrols is the global leader in the development of cutting edge soil surfactants and other technologies in the professional turf, ornamental, and agricultural industries. Family owned and operated since 1954, Aquatrols combines state of the art research and development techniques, a knowledgeable sales force, and a long history of industry expertise to serve its customers. For more information on Aquatrols products, please visit



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More than 60 years ago, Aquatrols introduced the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent. Since creating an entirely new product category to address water management challenges and opportunities, the company has remained a top innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants and related technologies. Aquatrols’ advanced product suite optimizes soil-water-plant interactions in agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural industries in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in southern New Jersey, Aquatrols also has offices in the United Kingdom and conducts business on six continents.