Sunscreen for Crops: Cover Up that Fruit

Sunscreen for Crops: Cover Up that Fruit

Food & Drink

Sunscreen for Crops: Cover Up that Fruit


By Cari Martens

It’s something called solar stress, and its impact has been hitting fruits and vegetables, decreasing yields and quality by as much as 40 percent. Now there is a remedy from Purshade that claims to offer a safe, science-based solution to protect the crops. According to the reports, Purshade uses high-quality, microcrystalline calcium carbonate to prevent damage. It promises increased quality, better yields, and superior water utilization.

The product essentially acts as a sunshield for crops, with an SPF 45. It is a thin film of microscopic ‘prisms,’ or mirrors, reflecting ultraviolet and infrared solar rays while letting in the rays needed for growth and fruit development. It is easily removed through traditional post-harvest processing and washing.

So cover up that fruit!

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