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Pioneering the Future

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Multicote™ Agri significantly increased asparagus yield in France

 

An application of a specific Multicote™ Agri formula for asparagus increased yield and boosted profitability.

   Description

Crop/Cultivar & Growing method

Asparagus Variety GROLIM and CUMULUS

Area

South west France

Objectives

Comparison of fertilization plans. MC Vs farmer practice

Haifa product + formula

MULTIGRO 10-10-25+3 with 60% N coated

Accomplish objectives

Full 

 

Report date:  

December 2012

Trial partner (name):

MAÏSADOUR

Type of partner’s business:

Private grower 

Methods and Materials

Experimental plan

Comparison in band

Repetitions

2 repetitions in different fields

Treatments

Treatment 1 : Base 800 Kg/ha 11-9-25 after harvest

                        30 days after planting  250 Kg/ha Calcium nitrate / top dressing

                         60 days after planting  250 Kg/ha Calcium nitrate / top dressing

 Treatment 2:   Base  800 Kg/ha MULTIGRO 10-10-25+3 after harvest

                        30 days after planting  250 Kg/ha Calcium nitrate / top dressing

                        60 days after planting  250 Kg/ha Calcium nitrate / top dressing

Application methods

Base dressing

Harvest date

March and April 2012

Soil characteristics

Black Sand

Grower's current fertilization practice

Classic NPK apply in base dressing after harvest, and 2 applications of Calcium nitrate during the summer season.                                                                                Total nutrients appl. rate: N=150 kg/ha; P2O5= 75 kg/ha; K2O= 200 kg/ha

Irrigation method

Dripper line

Results

General results

 

Control

Multigro

Stem/ml

21.5

24.2

Diameter average (mm)

17.0

17.6

 

 

 

Best treatment results and costs

Treatment

yield

Average Price

Total revenue

Farmer practice

3.8 ton/Ha

3 €/Kg

11,400 €

Multigro

6.5 ton/Ha

3 €/Kg

19,500 €

Extra income

 

 

8,100 €

Extra cost

 

 

100 €

Net income

 

 

8,000 €

Conclusions

Summary

The trial result was same as in other regions (South East, West and Alsace(: fertilization with Multigro increases the field yields (more green shoots and bigger diameter) In all repetitions the profitability was higher for the Multigro treatment and the income improved per hectare)