Solar protectant

Purshade® reduces solar stress in crops by protecting the foliage and fruit from damaging ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation while still allowing photosynthesis to occur.  Based on calcium carbonate, a highly reflective mineral, PURSHADE has been shown to reduce sunburn damage to fruit and minimize overall heat stress in plants.


Purshade® comes in an easy-to-handle liquid formulation that mixes quickly, applies evenly, is non-abrasive to equipment, and can be removed as required during standard post-harvest processing. The product can be applied with standard spray equipment and in most cases may be incorporated into an existing spray program. Purshade® helps maximize the value of every treated acre by reducing solar-related losses, thus increasing marketable yield, enhancing crop quality, and improving water use efficiency.


  • Reduces damage due to UV and IR radiation
  • Easy to use, non-abrasive liquid formulation
  • Reduces plant stress and promotes biomass
  • Promotes efficient photosynthesis
  • Tank mixes easily, covers evenly
  • Washes off during standard post-harvest processing