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Multi-K™ proved to be a much better fertilizer for Chinese squash

Compared to a local potassic fertilizer, Multi-K™ was found to be superior, improving frost hardiness and marketability




Squash/ Zaoqing hybrid
Country / locationChina / Shouguang /Shandong province
ObjectivesCompare two potassic fertilizers: SOP vs. Multi-K
Haifa product testedMulti-K
Application methodBase dressing & Fertigation
Tested treatment345 Kg/Ha K applied as SOP – base dressing
345 Kg/Ha K applied as Multi-K - fertigation
Control treatment resultsTotal yield in 0 K:   29.2 MT/Ha
Best treatment results

Total yield in 345 Kg/Ha K applied as SOP:    33.7 MT/Ha

Total yield in 345 Kg/Ha K applied as Multi-K: 35.8 MT/Ha

Characteristics of best treatmentYield increase: 2.1 MT/Ha better than SOP,
Frost hardiness was much improved, and so was marketability
Net benefit of best treatment(Grower’s revenue from yield: 1,240 $US/MT)
2,603 US$/Ha
Benefit/Cost ratioSOP – 9.6 ;   
Multi-K – 12.2
ConclusionsLocal: Multi-K was considerably superior to SOP.


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