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Mexico: Multicote Agri reduced nutrients application rates

Pre planting application of Multicote Agri significantly reduces the nutrients application rates in chili pepper, without any reduction in crop yield and its quality

 

 

Crop/cultivar

Chili Pepper / Guajillo (open field)
Country / location Mexico/ Alquería, Zac./ Rancho El Rosario
Objectives Maintain or increase yield with reduced application rates of N & K2O
Haifa product tested Multicote Agri (4) 15-21-20 70 (30-0-30)
Application method Base Dressing + Nutrigation
Tested treatment 1 x S.D. of 300 kg/ha Multi-K prills before bulbs start swelling
Tested treatments

Haifa-
Multicote Agri – pre planting + Reduced Nutrigation

 

Kg

N

P2O5

K2O

MgO

S

Multicote Agri 15-21-20

400

59

82

80

0

0

Nutrigation
Haifa’s water soluble fertilizers
 

86

26

178

39

10

Total fertilization  

145

108

258

39

10

Control:
Granular fertilizers – pre planting + Nutrigation
 

Kg

N

P2O5

K2O

MgO

S

DAP, Urea, SOP, A. Sulfate

500

106

64

31

0

0

Nutrigation
Haifa’s water soluble fertilizers
 

104

42

329

42

10

Total fertilization  

210

106

360

42

10

Treatment results
 

Yield (mt/ha)

Dehydrated yield (mt/ha)

control

11.76

2.94

Mutlicote Agri & reduced nutrigation

12.75

3.18

Characteristic of best treatment Although the application rates of N & K2O were reduced by 30% , the fresh and dehydrated yield were slightly increased
Conclusions

This experiment clearly showed that the high efficiency use of Multicote Agri (applied as pre planting) allows to reduce significantly the nutrients application rates without any reduction in crop yield and its quality

Reference José Flores / Mario Domínguez (CORAHSA) / Esteban Chávez

 

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