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Bioestimuante radicular

Root biostimulant in spring vegetable crops

Bioestimuante radicular

Applying a root biostimulant in spring vegetables crops for a powerful development results in a pivotal factor to ensure an optimum yield.

Crops must cope with a wide range of unfavorable situations so as to achieve optimum performance. Together with pests and diseases, and within the context of climate change, there are more and more situations of environmental stress occurring. These factors lead to production decline, both in quality and quantity. Thus, regulating plant growth ends in a highly important factor, which will mark the productivity of crops.

In crops, a powerful starting is always synonymous with safe harvesting. Therefore, the treatments applied in initial stages play an essential role in the later development. With the calendar well into the month of May, the last frosts of spring have been left behind. The weeks that arrive ahead will take us into summer.

Thus, hot days with many hours of sunshine begin to become common, creating a favorable scenario to obtain the maximum yield in summer crops like tomato, pepper, eggplant, melon or watermelon. The cultivation of vegetables in spring has begun during winter months by preparing the seedbeds. Later, in spring, we proceed to field transplantation.

In southern regions like Almeria, this calendar is slightly modified when it comes to greenhouse plantations. Seedbeds have been prepared in July, and transplantation is delayed until the months of August-September.

Irrespective of the calendar, the application of a root biostimulant is well recommended within the first stages of cultivation. By using it, a broad, dense and branched root development is promoted in the plant.

A better plant development results in crops being more tolerant to the most unfavorable environmental conditions. Crops are also more capable of resisting disease entry. In addition, it allows better absorption of nutrients, so that apart from achieving better yields (and fewer losses), the quality of the crop will be higher.

Root biostimulant: growth and nutrient uptake

Seiland is a biostimulant to be applied at the time of transplantation, just within the first stage of cultivation in the field. The solution produced by Seipasa contains a mixture of microorganisms colonizing the ecological niche that roots occupy and creating a biological barrier that is beneficial for crops.

Seiland is high in organic matter. It provides carbon and nitrogen to the soil. These elements are needed for the installation and development of microorganisms. Its action allows to colonize the root area so as to protect it from being attack by pathogens.

The microorganisms of Seiland provide substances activating defense mechanisms, as well as elements and substances beneficial to plant development. The application of Seiland also allows to stimulate the activity of the microbial flora of the soil. Therefore, nutrients are more accessible to plants, allowing a more efficient use of fertilizers.

The application of a root biostimulant in spring vegetable crops is especially visible from initial stages. Not only does this process contribute to a correct plant development, but it also helps the plant to complete its cycle properly. It means not being conditioned by the different stresses in initial stages, when crops are more vulnerable.

Control de malas hierbas en agricultura

Weed control in extensive agriculture

Control de malas hierbas en agricultura

Weed control in extensive agriculture results in an essential task to ensure a better crop yield. World cereal production in 2016 is 2.600 million tonnes. The latest FAO report forecasts that production will exceed 7.9 million tonnes (+ 0.3%) as predicted in February. Figures for the 2016/17 season exceed the record production obtained in 2014/2015 by more than one point, according to the International Grains Council.

In Spain, data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing, Food and Environment indicate that an average of 6 million hectares of cereals are grown. This is the sector with greater territorial base and with a distribution throughout the whole territory. The Ministry considers that 42.8% of production is barley while 30.1% corresponds to soft wheat.

Because of its role in diet and food production, cereal farming is a key element on the board of the world economy. Due to its increasing importance, it is necessary to produce instruments for weed control in extensive agriculture, given its immediate impact on crop production and yield levels.

Seipasa a company specialized in natural solutions for agriculture with zero residues, has developed tools to guarantee weed control in extensive agriculture. Kynetic4 is a biostimulant produced to maximize the action of herbicides. It is based on the action of physiological intermediates and amino acids of plant origin. Being added to a herbicide program, Kynetic4 enhances absorption, taking action as a synergist and activator of herbicides, fungicides and foliar fertilizers.

Kynetic4’s ability to activate plant’s physiological processes not only results in increasing vegetative development but it also makes an improvement of the final production in extensive crops and cereals.

Reduction of stress caused by herbicides

Kynetic4 also reduces stress caused by herbicides. When herbicides are applied, crops are subjected to abiotic stress. The plant suffers from metabolic wear and requires an extraordinary energy supply to recover. Kynetic4 acts as a supplement to overcome episodes of higher stress.

An example of how Kynetic4 performs is observed in the trial conducted in Blairville (France). It was based on the efficacy of the product within a herbicide program. The results obtained revealed that the efficacy of Kynetic4 together with a herbicide program was 94.5%, compared to 90.4% of a herbicide program without any enhancer being applied. Other weed control programs were also measured, but lower efficacies were observed.

Yield increase with each of the treatments was also evaluated in this trial. As shown in figure 1, the best results were obtained when Kynetic4 was applied.

Figure 1.- Harvest evaluation with each of the treatments

Control de malas hierbas en agricultura

Source: Redebel

Weed control in sugar beet farming

Applying Kynetic4 together with herbicides in sugar beet farming allows to obtain higher efficacies in weed control in extensive agriculture. Global production of sugar beet in the 2016/17 season is forecasted at 171 million tonnes, according to International Sugar Organization Brazil, India and the EU are the main producers. The importance of this crop requires the implementation of tools ensuring optimum performance.

Seipasa researched on the supply of Kynetic4 together with a herbicide program on sugar beet farming. The test, conducted in Belgium (Faimes), aimed to assess the benefits of a normal program of herbicide treatments together with Seipasa’s biostimulants. The purpose was to enhance the herbicide effect at the time the crop received biostimulation in its growth. The test was also applied to reduce the stress effect caused by chemical elements.

Four post-emergence applications of the usual herbicide program used in the region were carried out. The active ingredients of the 3 products were ethofumesate + fenmedifam + desmedipham; metamitron and clomazone.

Also, 3 products were included to evaluate compared effectiveness not only on weed control but also on the effects they could produce in the crop. Two additional evaluations were performed during the time elapsed between applications. An addition, a third evaluation was conducted 27 days after the last application of the 3 herbicide programs.

Kynetic4 shows similar performance compared to the reference product, but better than using animal amino acids. Efficacy of the combined use can be observed in figure 2. Kynetic4 in sugar beet cultivation improves the assimilation of treatments and stimulates the development of the crop, producing better and higher yields.

Figure 2.- Efficacies obtained by herbicide programs plus improvement products.

control de malas hierbas en agricultura

Sources Redebel

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tratamientos del olivo

Treatments for olive trees after winter

Tratamientos-para-el-olivo

Treatments for olive trees after winter are widely recognized to prevent diseases and to obtain a homogenous harvest each season, thus forgetting the feared alternation of production. Preparatory treatments are applied at an early stage and aim to adapt the olive tree to achieve a good flowering.

The months of January and February are suitable to apply pruning work at the olive tree, allowing to set a proper structure within the production of the following campaign.

Although depending on climate and varieties, towards the end of March the flower buds have already begun to appear. In this second phase, the buds gradually thicken until the generation of the floral bud begins to be observed. Henceforth, the plant will continue its development with the formation of the cluster.

At this point, treatments for olive trees after winter recommend the use of products such as Kynetic4. Its use allows to enhance the flowering of the crop, an essential step to assure the harvest of the following year. Kynetic4 produces an energetic stimulation at times of increased crop demand. Its application contributes to obtain a better flowering and the following setting.

Treatments for olive trees: fungal diseases

At this stage of the harvest, it is utterly necessary to pay attention to the possible occurrence of fungal diseases such as repilo. Treatments for olive trees after winter also include the application of preventive products based on copper.

The copper placed on the leaf creates a protective barrier that precludes the spore from germinating when it appears. The use of Glucosei favors the creation of this protective barrier and stimulates the generation of self-defenses. Due to its formulation, Glucosei minimizes the possible negative effects caused by the copper on the soil.

March results a time of the year when the latest winter rains and the earliest of the spring may become commonplace. The use of Glucosei also helps to ensure that crops are protected when spring budding occurs.

Micronutrient correctors

Specialists also recommend the application of a micronutrient corrector as a treatment for olive tres after winter. The plant assimilates them during the budding, overcoming any shortage of micronutrients that may occur and reinforcing the subsequent phase of flowering. Based on a combination of zinc, manganese, iron, boron and molybdenum, Seipafol Mix has been specifically designed to beat any shortage of micronutrients that may occur during the different stages of plant growth.

Not only does the use of natural solutions bring greater energy to the vegetable, but It also contributes to maintaining the balance of the agricultural ecosystem, respecting sustainability and revitalizing the environment. Thus, besides contributing to the development of the crop, natural treatments help to guarantee the conditions in which both olive trees and fields are left in proper conditions for future campaigns.

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Fertilizers for tomato fattening

Fertilizers for tomato fattening

 

Best fertilizers for tomato fattening contain organic matter, potassium, fulvic and humic acids, and microelements.

Fertilizante para engorde de tomate

Achieving the highest harvest percentage with proper size and color is the goal of all farmers. This is very important to market the products. Hence the importance of assessing the application, at the appropriate time and following the needs of the plant, of fertilizers for tomato fattening and, where appropriate, specialized biostimulants.

When the fruit setting phase, the plant requires an extra contribution of potassium. Deficiency of this element can lead to an irregular maturation, preventing the full formation of the fruits in many cases.

Symptoms of potassium deficiency can be observed by small fruits with non-uniform coloration being produced, with yellow spots in areas that do not mature enough. It also leaves weak stalks, chlorosis and scorched edges on the leaves, poor resistance to pests and diseases, as well as increased susceptibility to frost and droughts.

Fertilizers for tomato fattening: potassium and much more

The relationship between potassium, fruit growth and maturation shows the importance of this macro-element in the quality of crop production. However, other factors must be taken into account to ensure the size, color and flavor of the tomato, without harming the characteristics of each variety.

Besides the need for a nutrient balance, with an adequate balance of other macro-elements and micro-elements such as Boron, Molybdenum, Calcium or Magnesium, environmental factors such as temperature must be taken into account. Between 24 and 28 degrees (Celsius) or solar lighting are  optimal for maturation. The characteristics of the substrate significantly influence the process, since this is the natural source of nutrients.

Fertilizers for tomato fattening: the importance of the substrate

The most demanding agricultural producers look beyond the specific application of mineral nutrition. They pefer to ensure not only the size of the fruits in that campaign, but also the richness of the soil that gives them greater guarantee of success for the next crops. What is key is to take advantage of all nutrients in the substrate while maintaining the balance of the substrate for short and long term benefit.

The most suitable tomato fattening fertilizers are those combinig organic matter with high content of potassium. Some very specialized references even contribute fulvic and humic acids, vitamins and microelements. This is the case of Terrasei Fruit, from SEIPASA.

The role of organic matter in tomato fattening fertilizers

Potassium fertilizers with high content of organic material such as Terrasei Fruit, significantly reduce potassium fixation inside the clays and its leaching loss in sandy soils. They increase both the concentration of potassium available and in solution in the soil. Its use favors the structure of the substrate, but also improves the absorption of potassium provided by conventional fertilizers.

Fulvic and humic acids contained in this reference are essential to regulate the physical and chemical properties of the soil and also to favor the development of beneficial microorganisms. This fertilizer has an immediate and slow release effect, helping to provide nutrients gradually.

Early maturation by applying fertilizers for tomato fattening

With the same conditions of temperature and illumination, it is possible to obtain a greater precocity and organoleptic quality in the process of maturation. This is because of fertilizers for tomato fattening. When it comes to Terrasei Fruit, results of the studies reveal considerable advance in maturation. As shown in figure 1 (corresponding to an experiment in which four applications of the product were carried out from fruit setting to harvesting) harvesting of the first fruits after maturation (days to first pick) was advanced 21 days.

Figure 1.- Days to first pick.

Fertilizers for tomato fattening

Fertilizers for tomato fattening: performance, size and color

Apart from favoring fruit maturation, field studies confirm that Terrasei Fruit ensures high performance (see figure 2) and a marked improvement in size (see figure 3), color (see figure 4), plant growth, length root and sugar content. Additional test data can be found here.

Figure 2.- Performance

Fertilizers for tomato fattening

Figure 3.- Fruit size

Fertilizers for tomato fattening

Figure 4.- Fruit color (%)

Fertilizers for tomato fattening

Advantages of liquid format in tomato fattening fertilizers

Organo-mineral fertilizers in liquid form such as Terrasei Fruit reach deeper soil profile compared to solid organic matter.

Biostimulants for tomato maturation and fattening

Biostimulants result in a specialized option so as to induce maturation and fattening of fruits and, depending on the characteristics of the crop and needs, could be combined with fertilization.

A reference specially addressed to this purpose, foliar and root application, is Sweetsei. This is a biostimulant of rapid assimilation. Besides advancing maturation, it increases fruit size while achieving uniformity and excellent color. Furthermore, it obtains greater elasticity, hydration and firmness due to an organic polymer incorporated in its composition. In the same way, it improves fruit behavior in post-harvest and favors the formation of sugars, improving the index of Brix degrees.

Seipasa produces natural treatments for agriculture with zero residues. Should you need more information on tomato fattening products, you can access it through these links: http://www.seipasa.com/nutricionales/terrasei-engorde/ and http://en.seipasa.com/biostimulants/sweetsei/. You can also consult SEIPAS’s experts at http://en.seipasa.com/request/request-information/terrasei-engorde/

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SEIPASA in Fruit Attraction 2016

SEIPASA at Fruit Attraction 2016

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Successful participation and great reception of ‘Zero Residues’ SEIPASA products

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The passage of SEIPASA along Fruit Attraction 2016 has concluded exceeding expectations. With large numbers of visitors throughout the whole fair, which was held from 5 to 7 October at the IFEMA fairgrounds, SEIPASA says goodbye satisfied by the great success of their products and new developments.

The new natural insecticides of SEIPASA Nakar and Pirecris have aroused great interest among professionals in the sector, given its high capacity to control pests – demonstrated with diverse independent tests – with the added value, with regard to the conventional products, of obtaining ‘Zero Residues‘ crops.

 

This was evidenced by the success of call in the technical talk devoted to explaining the properties, field efficiencies and integration strategies IPM (Integrated Pest Management) of new insecticides solutions Nakar and Pirecris by SEIPASA technical director, Javier Nácher.

During the event many attendees were interested in the SEIPASA latest developments.

The future of the agricultural sector was also present at the SEIPASA’s stand represented by a group of students from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The director of R&D+i department, Francisco Espinosa, responded to their concerns and showed them the great potential that natural treatments  can reach, most of them of botanical origin, after a thorough research and development to achieve the ideal formulation.

SEIPASA’s stand was also the scene of a meeting of all partners making up the consortium responsible for carrying out the ambitious European project Life+ Zero Residues (LIFE12 ENV/ES/000902: LIFE Zero Residues: towards a sustainable production and supply chain for stone fruit). The conclusions of this initiative, aimed at improving the quality and sustainability of production, conservation and marketing of stone fruit with the guarantee to be free of residues, speak of success.

For more information about SEIPASA products (biopesticides, biostimulants, fertilizers…), contact us: consulta@seipasa.com

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SEIPASA in Fruit Attraction: New natural pesticides

The latest and Innovative Residue Zero solutions for present and future needs in a crop protection market increasingly limited will be displayed in Fruit Attraction 2016, Pavilion 4 stand 4G07

Technical director will reveal the extraordinary potential of ‘New natural insecticides’ in the Innova Forum 7, Thursday 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Book an appointment to be advised personally in the stand of SEIPASA to know nearly the advances in control biostimulation and fertilization http://www.seipasa.com/fruit-attraction/

SEIPASA has been nominated for ‘Estrellas de Internet’ Prizes, organized by Fruit Today, in the category of Best Blog

Seipasa en Fruit Attraction 2015

Seipasa en Fruit Attraction 2015

New and specialized natural broad-spectrum insecticides (Nakar and Pirecris), the best chance to hold off Lepidoptera (Bt32 Seipasa) and the ideal tool to including in control programs of fungal diseases (Septum) are some of the latest technologically advanced natural pesticides emerged from Seipasa Technology that will be present at Fruit Attraction 2016 (Pavilion 4 stand 4G07).

In a context in which it becomes increasingly difficult to find solutions to tackle pests and diseases due to the strict regulation in plant health and active substances, SEIPASA responds to the current needs of the crop protection market and anticipates the future, always with the guarantee of obtaining free residues crops.

Phytosanitary developments

It is in this spirit that SEIPASA will also disclose in this important industry event its latest phytosanitary developments ‘Zero Residues‘.

These include those aimed at controlling thrips in horticultural, Taphrina deformans in fruit trees or powdery mildew and downy mildew, among other foliar fungi.

SEIPASA not only provides specialized solutions for major cultures but also for minor cultures which, with the new situation, are more affected if possible by the lack of treatments. Aphids, whiteflies, mites, woodlice, mildews, dappled… For each problem, a solution.

‘New natural insecticides’

Technical director of the company, Javier Nácher, will reveal in Innova Forum the extraordinary potential of the New natural insecticides of SEIPASA, their properties, field efficiencies and fusion strategies Integrated Pest Management. They are pesticides, totally natural, that will mark a before and after in the fight against certain pests and diseases.

The talk will take place on Thursday, 6 at 11:30 am at the core connecting 7-9 (Innova Forum 7).

In addition, SEIPASA’s Blog (http://blog.seipasa.com/en/) has been selected as one of the finalists in the ‘Estrellas de Internet’ Prizes, organized by Fruit Today. Winner will be announced on the 6th, at 17.30 hours, in Proexport stand (4A01c).

Biostimulants

The latest generation of SEIPASA’s biostimulants cannot be absent to this important appointment. They represent a key tool to maximize returns on production costs. Without having a direct effect on pathogens, they allow invigorating and induce resistance in plants. In this way, they can prevent the attack from many pests and diseases.

Kynetic4, one of the most complete biostimulants; Seisil, potassium and soluble silicon source; Seiland, an excellent product to stimulate the development of roots and absorption of nutrients; and Sweetsei, the best solution to contribute to the increase of sugars, maturation and fattening of the fruit, are some of the major biostimulants of Seipasa.

Personal advice. Book an appointment

To know these last generation innovations and solutions, you can visit the stand of SEIPASA in Fruit Attraction 2016 (Pavilion 4 stand 4G07). You can even book an appointment in advance to receive a personal advice:  http://www.seipasa.com/fruit-attraction/. We will be waiting for you.

Seipasa location in Fruit Attraction 2016

Seipasa location in Fruit Attraction 2016

Seipasa location in Fruit Attraction 2016