EPA Registered

Arcus ST is a naturally-derived plant growth regulator (PGR) seed treatment product registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Arcus ST is a broad-spectrum PGR that provides a variety of benefits to any crop.

CPPA The Future of the Seed

FBSciences Arcus ST is the first product available commercially with our patented Complex Polymeric Polyhydroxy Acids (CPPA) active ingredient and can be applied in mixtures with a wide range of other seed amendments such as biostimulants, fertilizers, polymers, fungicides, insecticides, and inoculants.

Efficiency is the Key

Applying Arcus ST to the seed increases the efficiency of basic physiological processes, enhancing crop growth right from the start, which is essential to improved plant health and productivity.

Modes of Action
Improved Seedling Development
Improved Seedling Development

Critical early-season plant
stand and vigor. Arcus ST
improves early season plant
growth, underpinning a good
return on investment.

HIGHER CHLOROPHYLL DENSITY
HIGHER CHLOROPHYLL DENSITY

Critical for plant energy, all of the crop’s growth and yield results from the ability to use chlorophyll to produce energy. Arcus ST increases chlorophyll density
in a wide variety of crops.

GREATER BIOMASS
GREATER BIOMASS

More access to sunlight. Arcus ST produces greater leaf area and supports a full crop canopy, which allows the plant to absorb nearly all-available sunlight.

STRONGER ROOTS
STRONGER ROOTS

Better access to water and nutrients. Arcus ST produces
larger and stronger root systems
that provide access to
critical resources.

BETTER ABLE TO WITHSTAND STRESS
BETTER ABLE TO WITHSTAND STRESS

Harsh conditions threaten young plants, which fight hard for survival as they put all their energy into growth. Arcus ST helps seeds and young plants withstand these stresses leading to improved overall plant health.

INCREASED GERMINATION
INCREASED GERMINATION

A strong start to the season.
Arcus ST increases the rate of germination leading to improved seedling emergence and higher plant populations.

  • Corn Research
    Corn Research
    Over 80 Global Independent Research Studies
    23%
    Increase in plant height & fresh weight
    15.1 bushel per acre yield increase (+7%)
    23%
    Increase in Root Mass
    13.7 more bushels per acre (+6%)
    6.3
    bushels per acre
    Average Yield Increase
    Positive Yield Response on corn 82% of the time.
  • Soybean Research
    Soybean Research
    Over 120 Global Independent Research Studies
    29%
    Root Surface Area Increase
    4% Average Yield Increase
    7-19%
    Increase in Root Nodules
    4%
    Average Yield Increase
    Positive Yield Response 73% of the Time Producing an Extra 2 bu/ac.
  • Cotton Research
    Cotton Research
    Over 20 Global Independent Research Studies
    9%
    INCREASE IN PLANT POPULATION
    8%
    AVERAGE YIELD INCREASE
    Positive Yield Response 86% of the Time
  • More Research
    9.4%
    Average Yield Increase
    in
    Spring Wheat
    6%
    Average Yield Increase
    in
    Canola
    23%
    Average Yield Increase
    in
    Tomatoes
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THE MALAWI INITIATIVE
Sustainable Solutions for Developing Nations

Working through the Clinton Foundation and Salida Capital Foundation Partnership for Sustainable Development in Africa, we have been conducting Arcus ST field trials in Malawi, Africa since 2010 with the goal of supporting sustainable growth and self-sufficiency for developing nations.

Over the three-year average, the Soybean seed treatment trials saw a 34% average yield increase, and the maize seed treatments saw a 21% average yield increase. The results are significant in their implications for Malawi, one of the 20 poorest nations where 40 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar per day.

As large numbers of smallholder farm families increase their incomes, they have the ability to improve their living condition and quality of life as well as the lives of their families. They can also afford to access available healthcare, education, and a higher level of food security.