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Foliar applications for Coffee orchard improved yield, quality, and profitability

 

 

   Description

Crop/Cultivar & Growing method

Coffee orchard

Area

4 X 1 Ha

Objectives

Evaluation of the feasibility of additional Poly-feed foliar and Multi-K spraying to the common farmer practice

Haifa product + formula

PolyFeed 15-30-15+TE, Haifa-MKP,  PolyFeed 16-8-34+TE

 

Accomplish objectives

Full 

 

Report date:  

 02/ 2013

Trial partner (name):

4 different growers 

Type of partner’s business:

private

Haifa Staff in charge

Taneth

Methods and Materials

Experimental plan

Fully randomly / Latin square / other

Repetitions

 

Treatments

Control: Farmer practice

 

Haifa treatment:

Control,

Haifa: Multi-K (300grams/16 lits water, 400 lits/ha) spray one times before flower setting 10 days.

PolyFeed 16-8-34+TE (100grams/16 lits water, 400 lits/ha) spray 5 times after fruit setting and 30 days apart.

 

Application methods

foliar

Grower's current fertilization practice

Base fertilizer program: 250N - 120P2O5 - 270K2O + 90CaO+48S

Climate conditions

Dry and rainy season , Winter-Spring and Summer-Autumn 2012

Results

General results

Plot

Treatment

Fert Cost

Toal cost

Profit

Yield

 

USD/Ha

USD/Ha

USD/Ha

T/Ha

Nguyen Huu Chin

Control

1345

3108

3082

3.25

Nguyen Huu Chin

Haifa

1400

2975

3844

3.58

Ngo Bach Hy

Control

1345

3162

3257

2.86

Ngo Bach Hy

Haifa

1400

3075

3661

3.24

Hoang Gia Dinh

Control

1345

2750

2697

2.6

Hoang Gia Dinh

Haifa

1400

2905

3266

3.24

Nguyen Van Trung

Control

1345

2956

3996

3.05

Nguyen Van Trung

Haifa

1400

3035

3996

3.51

Worse treatment

Hoang Gia Dinh control

Best treatment

Nguyen Van Trung control and Haifa

Benefit/Cost Ratio

Nguyen Huu Chin (net Haifa - net Control)/(fert cost Haifa- fert cost control) = 13.85

Conclusions

Summary

Haifa's treatments had better results (including yields, costs and profits). According the farmers the  coffee trees that were applied with Haifa fertilizers, had early flowering and more dense flowering, the fruit had strong growth, ripen evenly and especially no abscission of fruits.