Soft Fruit – Benefits of Good Plant Health
When growing soft fruit, plant health is key and nutrition is vital.
With more sophisticated horticultural practices being adopted, the use of foliar nutrition and biostimulant products is rising.
Foliar nutrition is becoming the cornerstone of a good IPM system, which is now common place for most growers, meaning waste is minimised and quality is improved – equalling costs at a sustainable level.
Nutrition is not only about feeding crops, its also considering shelf life and quality – producing a healthy plant with both excellent finish and increased yield. OMEX independent labs, FACTs trained nutritionists and national distribution chain can assist in achieving this goal. OMEX tailor each crop nutrition programme to the specific crop.
Kelpak, is ideal for boosting plant health.:
Features and benefits
• Kelpak on soft fruit promotes a strong healthy root mass to support the plants through early establishment
• Sequential sprays of Kelpak during flowering and early fruit set improves pollination resulting in better fruit shape and a more consistent size across the crop.
• When used alongside CalMax Ultra it improves the fruit quality as well as encouraging better fruit set.
Due to the boost given by the Kelpak application, the strawberries in the above trial saw an increase in total season yield along with season total marketable yield.
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