HALO has been extensively tested throughout the world and will provide a range of benefits, including a higher growth rate when using lights due to an increase in photosynthesis by up to 25%. In addition, nutrient uptake in plants is also increased. Ultimately HALO provides value to growers by increasing yield and fruit quality. It activates growth mechanisms that result in improved plant vigour and increased plant stamina as well as an improved stress defence response. HALO also activates cell wall expansion and cell elongation along with protein and sugar transport as well as promoting flower initiation and fruit set and size. It stimulates defence mechanisms increasing the plant's ability to defend itself against certain viral and bacterial as well as fungal plant diseases. Pre-harvest applications reduce the incidence of Botrytis (bud rot) and extends crop shelf life.