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Enhancing vegetative growth and productivity of table grapes

Foliar nutrition with Haifa Bonus 12-2-44 increased yield by 2.5 MT per hectare

 
 

Crop/cultivar

Table Grapes /108
Country / locationIsrael / Lachish
ObjectivesIncrease productivity and vegetative development
Haifa product testedHaifa Bonus 12-2-44
Application methodFoliar nutrition
Tested treatment4 x Foliar appl, Multi-npK @ 2.5% & 500 lit./Ha.
All sprayings were combined with pesticides
Cost of treatment (application + material)  100 US$/Ha
Control treatment resultsTotal yield (MT/Ha) – 19.7
Vege. development (%) - 100
Foliar K content % - 100
Best treatment resultsTotal yield (MT/Ha – 22.2
Vege. development (%) - 126
Foliar K content % - 105.8
Net benefit of best treatment2,400 US$/Ha
Benefit/Cost ratio25
ConclusionsFoliar feeding is a potent tool to increase productivity in such cases.
ReferenceY. Soffer