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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)