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Course Overview:

Kelpak is a seaweed extract product that is made from the Ecklonia maxima seaweed species. This course explains how the active ingredients are extracted, how this product can increase yield by enhancing rooting and pollen tube growth, and then reviews field trial research, proving the benefits of Kelpak on various crops and by multiple application methods.

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to share with your customers:

  • Where Ecklonia is found, how it is harvested and how the active ingredients are extracted from the plant material.
  • How polyamines and phlorotannins within Kelpak can help plants deal with nutrient deficiency and reduce abiotic and biotic stresses
  • How Kelpak impacts yield and plant growth

Course Details:

  • Time: 40 minutes total
  • Quiz: 11 questions
  • CEU Credits: 0.5 Nutrient Management

CCA – CEU Credits will be submitted to the CCA board on your behalf by ATP at the end of every month. If you would like to receive credits, please ensure you have entered your CCA number in your ATP Academy profile. If you have any questions about how to get your CCA – CEU credits please contact Melissa Matias @ [email protected].

Course Instructor

Dr. Riaan Lourens, Global Technical Manager, Kelp Products International
Riaan Lourens has spent 20 years with Kelp Products International, starting as a field specialist and now as the Global Technical Manager. His current focus is technical and sales support in the North American and European markets.

Prior to Kelp Products International, he spent 20 years conducting research with the South African Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Research Council, where he focused on fruit crops and weed science. He holds a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, as well as a doctorate in plant physiology from the University of California, Davis.