Ethylene is a gas produced in plant cells to regulate the movement of hormones within a plant. Normal levels of ethylene within the plant control the movement of the auxin hormone and food movement for the production of new plant tissue and plant development. Without ethylene, all food movement would be directed toward apical meristematic leaf tissue with little movement to roots (storage) or developing grain and fruit. Maintaining normal levels of ethylene helps signal plant maturity and the initiation of flowering and fruiting.
Excess ethylene levels are produced under stress conditions as a signal for the plant to synthesize protective proteins to overcome moderate stress. When in excess, ethylene will cause premature senescence and cell death.
Stoller products help maintain the appropriate nutrient and hormonal balance a plant needs to regulate normal plant growth and development.