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Foliar sprays with Haifa products increase sugar cane yield

During the growth season of 2014 a trial was carried out in Goiás, Brazil, to study the effect of the enrichment of  sugarcane nutrition with mid-season foliar sprays of Poly-Feed™ Mar and Haifa Bonus™. The results confirm that the foliar nutrition improved yield and increased the farmer’s net profit.

 

Trial setup

The trial was carried out in a trial station of the Association of Sugarcane farmers in Vicentinópolis, GO, Brazil.

Soil texture: medium

Sowing time:  25.4.2014

Irrigation: rain-fed

 

Treatments

 Treatment  

 Fertilization

 

 Base

 Foliar

 Control

 Granular 5-25-25 at sowing

 -

 Haifa

 Granular 5-25-25 at sowing

 Poly-Feed™ Mar at 210 DAP, 150 L/ha @ 3% (4.5 kg/ha)

 Haifa Bonus at 260 DAP, 200 L/ha @ 6,0% (12 kg/ha)

 

 

Results:

 Treatment   

 Stem height (cm) 

 No. of internodes 

 Yield (ton/ha) 

 Net income (US$/ha) 

 Control

 2.76

 14.6

 88.0

 1954.24

 Haifa

 2.91

 17.5

 107.0

 2371.36

Conclusions

Foliar application of Poly-Feed™ Mar and Haifa Bonus™ in addition of to the soil-applied fertilizers enhanced sugarcane growth, resulting in better yield and leaving higher net profit.  

Need more information about growing sugar cane? You can always return to the sugar cane fertilizer and the crop guide