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Improved tomato quality with Multicote™ Agri and Nutrigation™

 

A field trial in Mexico studied the benefits of Multicote™ Agri in tomatoes grown in net-house. The results showed that nutritional program that combines Multicote Agri controlled release nutrition and Nutrigation™ improved yield quality and allowed for lower application rates, compared to the Nutrigation™ only.


The trial started in February 2010, was carried out in Verduras Finas del Altiplano farm, Huizache, S.L.P. México. Tomatoes of the cultivar 7705 (Nunhems) were grown in calcareous soil, and drip-irrigated.

 

 

 

 

 

Haifa product(s) checked in this experiment

Multicote Agri (4)

Exact formula

Multicote Agri (4) 19-15-20 (30-00-30)

Arrival date of product from Haifa, and quantity

Multicote 11-2-40 (4): 250 Kg

Cote N 40-0-0 (4): 100 Kg

Arrival: February, 2010

Trial Objectives

Show to the producer and the dealer, the benefits of the Haifa’s products application.

 

To show the efficiency of reduced nitrogen and potassium fertilization with CRF.

 

To obtain the best cost-benefit ratio.

 

Generate information to develop sales for producers tomato and other vegetables.

Crop name and cultivar

Tomato / Cid (Harris Moran)

Crop type

Vegetables
Growing method Shade house/soil
Soil type or media composition Vertisol 
Irrigation method Drippers
Why was this plant chosen This is one of the most important crops in the region and therefore, a good market for Multicote Agri
No. Of replicates per treatment One replicates
Arrangement of treatment / replication plots NAVE 3: Conventional management Vs.NAVE 2: Multicote Agri
Treatment Yield per ha

HAIFA (CRF + Nutrigation)

    XL   

    L    

  S & M  

  TOTAL  

81

47.25

6.75

135

CONVENTIONAL

    XL   

    L    

  S & M  

  TOTAL  

40.5

67.5

27

135

Concluding comments

The difference in quality would have been a major benefit for the Haifa’s treatment.The Multicote’s treatment significantly increased the harvest quality.

 

 

 

 

Improved tomato quality with Multicote™ Agri and Nutrigation™

A combined treatment of both CRF and Nutrigation™ prooved to be synergetic for tomato yield. A substantial increase of the portion of extra-large and large fruits, thus increasing the grower’s premium.

 

 

Concluding comments: Usually, the difference in quality would have been a major benefit for the Haifa’s treatment, but as in the whole country, the selling price of this vegetable was not good during the year.

 

The Multicote’s treatment significantly increased the harvest quality, even during its development, the shade house structure weakened, and some wires that held the plants were broken by their weight.

 

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