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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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Biostimulant Kynetic4

Biostimulant for flowering and fruit set: Kynetic4® acts in this way

Kynetic4® biostimulant represents a significant energy boost that gets better bloom, an optimal pollination and fertilization, and an excellent fruit set. It also acts as a protective barrier against possible plant stress conditions

Watch in this video the spectacular results of  the application of  this latest generation biostimulant

The action of the SEIPASA’s specialized biostimulant Kynetic4® on vegetable and fruit evidence a significant increase in the harvest. This cause and effect relationship has been demonstrated in research by agronomists. In the almond crops tested, productivity increases between 8% and 15%, reaching values even higher in vegetables. In fact, the application of Kynetic4® in zucchini reduces the use of hormone in about 60% with no significant differences between the different tested treatments.

The biostimulant Kynetic4 increases the production in almond-tree

The biostimulant Kynetic4 increases the production in almond-tree

Major quality of production in zucchini with Kynetic4

Major quality of production in zucchini with Kynetic4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just some of the results of the various tests carried out with this biostimulant, which have reported excellent results, a fact that farmers who have used it are already showing their crops.

But what is what brings Kynetic4® to get these quotas profitability? Based on the action of a studied combination of physiological intermediaries and vegetable amino acids, this biostimulant provides crops short chain substances rapidly assimilated by the plant, and peptides of long chain that improve adherence and effect of the product.

Flowering, fertilization  and flower set

Since its application involves an energy stimulation at times of peak demand, its employment is key in important stages such as flowering, fertilization and fruit set.

Kynetic4® manages to increase its vegetative growth and improve final output, not only in terms of quantitative parameters but also qualitative. Color, smoothness, size and taste are favored by the application of this biestimulant created thanks to recent advances in natural technology.

Effective pollination

With the application of a this formulated, the crop can achieve an effective pollination less determined by the natural factors that influence it, such as air temperatura (heat accelerates and cold retards the growth of the pollen tube, although it should be noted that high temperatures also accelerate the degeneration of stigma and decrease the longevity of the egg), rain (rain can wash the stigma and prevent the continuation of the process of fertilization), the amount of pollen captured or nutritional status of the plant.

In spite of the fact that the latter aspect requires appropriate management of fertilization since the beginning of cycle to avoid deficiencies during fertilization, the use of Kynetic4® manages to take advantage to the most of the nutrients in this stage.

Powerful action against crop stress

Also, Kynetic4® provides greater adaptability of the plant to stress conditions: drought, frost, transplants, extreme temperatures, diseases, pests…

This biostimulant keeps crops in excellent health vegetable to successfully face these situations and, once overcome the circumstances of stress, stimulates the recovery of the plant, since it promotes the restoration of plant tissues.

Furthermore, as an added value, it has high efficiency as a natural chelator, unblocking soils and facilitating absorption and assimilation of other compounds.

Promotes the effect of foliar fertilizers and herbicides

In this regard, polypeptides compounds in Kynetic4® formulation reduce surface tension and facilitate its use as a synergist in applying foliar fertilizers, facilitating their absorption, and herbicides, promoting their effect.

Specially selected amino acids in this biostimulant play its action on interest routes improving nutrient uptake and inducing protein and phytohormone synthesis .

This way, glutamic acid stimulates the growth of root, leaf and floral meristems, favors the opening of the stomata and plays an important role in plant nitrogen as a nature reserve.

Glycine, glutamic with, is essential in the formation of plant tissue and chlorophyll synthesis, and promotes the transport of micronutrients by the plant. Other amino acids as lysine and proline are essential in the flowering stage since, the first one increase pollen germination, and the second one improves fertility and regulates water balance.

But, in addition, Kynetic4® is enriched by organic matter and nitrogen. Nitrogen is vital to increase the longevity of the eggs.

Meanwhile, fulvic acids influence the health of the rhizosphere through its ability to multiply beneficial microorganisms, which are of great importance to keep out pathogens and pests.

 

For more information and prices on biostimulant Kynetic4®, contact SEIPASA: consulta@seipasa.com.

Olivar en Jaén

Quality and quantity, the goals to reach growing olive groves

Profitability, both in the short and long term, is determined by the balance given by natural products specialized in vegetative growth and pest control

Quantity and quality in the olive production are not conflicting parameters. Advances in natural technology for agriculture by companies with a major background in the R&D field just like SEIPASA have led to specialized products available to the farmer that imply a boost to the health and vigor of plants – either by activating their metabolism or by protecting them from pests and diseases that curb and hurt them- and result both in the harvest’s weight and final quality.

They are completely natural inputs that not only offer more energy to the plant, but also maintain the natural balance of the agricultural ecosystem, regenerating and revitalizing the environment. Thus, present profitability is improved while tuning the crop while, and perhaps this is more important, future profitability is also improved thanks to the favorable conditions in which the olive trees and land is left.

What are these natural tools?

Starting with the rhizosphere, olive trees need a base that promotes the activity of beneficial soil microorganisms, boosting a barrier against pathogens at the same time it stimulates root development. These benefits can be obtained with reference products such as Seiland, a root protector that strengthens the plant’s defense system and promotes the generation of lateral roots and root hairs, and nutrient assimilation.

Without neglecting the importance of balanced irrigation and fertilization, there are crucial stages in the olive tree production cycle that require special care if qualitative and quantitative targets want to be achieved. Especially on sprouting, flowering and fruit setting. They are moments of high energy demand; times when the action of Kynetic4 becomes pillar to ensure success.

Its bio-stimulating effect not only favors a good development of all these processes, which will brand the year’s harvest and part of the next’s, but also prepares olive trees to cope with immunity with abiotic stress such as frost. It should be kept in mind that olive tree buds, unlike almost all woody plants, are not protected by scales and hence are more sensitive to cold.

Nutrition and flowering in olive groves

Olive inflorescence occurs over last year’s buds, and rarely on the new ones. It depends on what the tree has experienced over the previous year in terms of water supply in the soil, nutrients or temperature, but this can also be boosted by the enhancing effects of Kynetic4..

This next-generation bio-stimulant also has an important role in the fruit setting process, since it increases pollen germination and thus optimizes the setting.

Fighting pests and diseases naturally

Olive mountain

Achieving optimal production parameters also means knowing how to fight pests and diseases while maintaining crop health intact. In this sense, it is vital to follow guidelines of integrated pest control, maximizing natural resources for biodiversity, the environment and your own future profitability.

That is why is necessary to maintain and enhance the pests’ natural enemies jointly with other physical and cultural methods and, especially, with the use of natural treatments compatible with biological control. SEIPASA constant research in this area has led to obtain clever formulations that are highly effective against insect pests and other harmful agents.

That’s the case with Pirecris, which features a quick action on different types of populations, including olive fly, olive moth (prays) and glifodes. These are three of the pests that most damage are inflicting over olive groves in Jaén, that require effective fighting tools, capable of avoiding resistance and sensitivity in olive trees.

Pirecris’ natural effectiveness not only answers to the pyrethrum extract’s active ingredient: its activity is enhanced by the botanical-based, green co-formulants, unlike many pyrethrin-based based references that include synthetic compounds. This is a unique, perfectly balanced combination which not only protects olive trees from pest attacks, but also guarantees the protection of this crop.

Producers can also use natural formulations alternative to copper such as Glucosei, which implies a great support to prevent fungi proliferation.

In short, optimal management of olive crops derives from the application of biological, cultural and biotechnical measures, backed with specialized treatments that are as effective as respectful of the agricultural system that receives and animates them. It is a path open to long-term profitability.

Kynetic4, bioestimulante

Natural technology to optimize fruit setting

The advances in biostimulation offers farmers highly specialized products such as Kynetic4®

Kynetic4, bioestimulante

In seasons like the current one, which has included an abnormally warm winter, time lags in production cycles increase, and this determines the quality and quantity of crops.
Sprouting, flowering and fruit setting processes itself require high energy demand, while climate disruptions do not help to keep the plant in good shape to cope with this brief but crucial period.

It is for this reason that, in order to ensure success at this stage, using specialized bioestimulants such as Kynetic4® is necessary. This natural input implies a significant energy boost that improves sprouting and promotes flowering helping pollen fertility, and optimizes fruit set. Besides, it acts as a protection barrier against stress conditions, whether it is frost, drought, salinity, pests or thermal changes.

Effective pollination

Effective pollination is thus less determined by natural factors that influence it, such as temperature, rainfall, the amount of pollen captured or the nutritional status of the plant.
Although this latter aspect requires an appropriate fertilization management since the start of the cycle to avoid deficiencies during fecundation, using Kynetic4® achieves the maximum use of nutrients of present in this phase. Specially selected aminoacids act on routes of interest improving nutrient assimilation and inducing protein and phytohormone synthesis.

This SEIPASA formulation stimulates growth of apical, leaf and floral meristems, favors stomatal opening and micronutrient transportation, increases pollen germination and regulates water balance. But it is also enriched with organic matter and nitrogen, which increases the longevity of the eggs.

Furthermore, it acts as a natural chelating agent, unblocking soils and facilitating the assimilation of other compounds. Its fulvic acids influence the health of the rhizosphere due to its capacity to multiply beneficial microorganisms, and enable better use of foliar and root fertilizers.