Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Chilli and Aubergine (Eggplant) - Impact Controlled Release Fertilisers applied at planting optimise fertiliser inputs and minimise nutrient wastage and environmental impact.
Plant tissues do not absorb calcium evenly, and frequently parts of plants are low in calcium despite there being adequate calcium in soil. Stress conditions can worsen this problem and late applications of nitrogen further exacerbate this. In tomatoes, calcium imbalance can lead to blossom end rot. Nutrical is a cost effective, high concentration formulation which will help to solve any calcium imbalance.
Often the only way to influence quality is through foliar application. The Fusion range of soluble NPK fertilisers and the Solar range of highly active foliar fertilisers help to balance nutrients within the plants during vegetative growth, fruit set and maturation.
During periods of environmental stress such as drought or heat stress biostimulant products such as Joust and Protaplex can help regulate cell water relationships and alleviate symptoms. Growers should check the irrigation water quality (soluble salt contents, carbonate and bicarbonate, chloride, sulphate, boron, and nitrates) that may affect plant growth.
Many fruiting vegetables remove large quantities of potassium particularly when the fruit is swelling. At this time the ratios between NPK are critical and high potassium fertilisers such as Solar K and Solar K32 or one of the high potassium soluble fertilisers form the Fusion range should be used. A lack of potassium can lead to uneven ripeness, improved storage life and a reduction in disease.
The use of Magnum Hydra in irrigation systems has a major impact on efficiency of water and nutrient use, guarding against over watering, waterlogging and leaching of nutrients.