Introduction to PandA Products

PandA products are formulated on bamboo or wood vinegar the only exception being PandA-Foliar that is based on an amino acid rich Fish Protein Hydrolysate.

PandA (PA – pyroligneous acid) is a light brown liquid with a medium to strong smell of smoke.  It is sometimes referred to as “liquid smoke” produced during BioChar production, where the condensable gases derived from plant cells are liquified to PA liquids.

The PA liquids are refined into three fractions.  Heavy tars, PandA, and light oils. After separation PandA is aged before packing.

PandA has a pH of 2.4-2.8.  Organic acids account for 8-10%, acetic acid being the main one. There are traces of more than 200 organic components that can be grouped as phenolics, aldehyde, keytones, alcohol and esters. The organic acids in PandA can be used to adjust and stabilize the pH of herbicides and fungicides and frequently improves their efficiency.  

Since no fertilizers, agricultural chemicals or fossil fuels are used in the growing, carbonization and distillation of PandA, in Japan, Korea, Thailand, China, Philippines, Brazil and Cuba, PandA is regarded as an organic product.

The technology is believed to have originated in Japan where pyroligneous acid has been used for centuries to increase crop productivity and quality and to combat diseases and pests in agriculture. For decades farmers throughout Asia have been using pyroligneous acid to improve crop and livestock production. Uses have included:

*     foliar spray particularly for fungus (grey moulds)
*     insecticide when mixed with hot pepper
*     microbial accelerator and enhancer for compost-making
*     soil conditioner to improve the soil when mixed with charcoal.

*     Livestock feed supplement when mixed with Moso BioChar.

Products formulated with PandA (2023) include:

  1. PandA – BioStimulant
  2. PandA – Foliar BioStimulant (FBS)
  3. PandA – KR (Kernel Recovery)
  4. PandA – Foliar Blue
  5. PandA – Char

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