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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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Abonos orgánicos para olivos. Campos de Andalucía

Organic fertilizers for olive trees

Organic fertilizers for olive trees. Advantages versus manure and conventional fertilizers

Organic fertilizers for olive trees

The organic fertilizers for olive trees are an essential element for the soil health of these crops. The advantages of an organic bottom fertilizer, used in the first cycles, versus manure or conventional fertilizers, are not only observed in the most immediate campaign, but also in the plant health and the quality of the long-term production.

Although nutrients are naturally found in the substrate, they are not replenished fast enough to maintain soil fertility. Hence, it is necessary to make additional contributions. But which fertilizer to use?

Before choosing one or the other to include in the subscriber plan it is advisable to carry out a soil and leaf analysis to know the exact needs of each crop. Some parameters such as soil characteristics and composition, type of plant, age, agricultural practices, water status or planting density should be taken into account.

Nowadays, one of the most advanced organic formulations for the basal dressing is Organitro, from SEIPASA, rich in nitrogen and 100% organic.

Organic fertilizers for olive trees vs. dung

– The dung contains high humidity and is not stable. Thus, in contrast to the dung variability, the complete organic fertilizers guarantee the fertilizer units (N, F, K).

– Dung can contain seeds of weeds or pathogens that can be transferred to the crop.

– If some dungs rich in macronutrients such as nitrogen are not mixed with other poorer or plant remains, they tend to be imbalanced despite composting.

– In organic farming, many dungs are not allowed: Those from intensive farms may be contaminated with residues of pesticides, antibiotics or heavy metals.

Organic fertilizers for olive trees vs. conventional fertilizers

– Conventional mineral fertilizer gives the plant nutrients available immediately, but it is easier to apply in excess or deficiency. It does not amend the soil, simply feeds the vegetable.

– The organic fertilizer is less aggressive to the soil. Conventional can salinize the substrate. It can increase toxic salts if applied in large quantities.

– With the use of chemical fertilizers there is a risk of contamination of the underground and surrounding water.

– The application of synthetic fertilizers can also lead to degradation of soil life by eliminating microorganisms useful for plant nutrition.

– Applying organic fertilizers allows the action of the soil microorganisms to degrade the fertilizer to form water soluble compounds, which the plant takes advantage of.

– Organic fertilization also favors the proliferation of bacteria and fungi that benefit the soil and help the best use of nutrients by the plant.

– In short, they improve the structure of the substrate, allow carbon fixation and favor the ability of the crop to retain nutrients and water.

Organic fertilizers of reference for olive trees

Organic fertilizers for olive treesFor the basal dressing, one of the best options is the complete fertilizer with Organitro.

The high organic matter content of this fertilizer substantially improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil.

It is easy to handle in the application thanks to the pelletizing. It is distributed with great uniformity in the soil, allowing an immediate availability when disintegrating in only five minutes in the presence of water and dissolving completely in no more than four hours.  It achieves a maximum valuation of the supplied fertilizer units.

It has a dual nutritional effect: the combination of fast-release nutrients and elements that ensure fertility in the medium term after undergoing mineralization processes. It allows the formation of organo-metallic complexes. Thus, it stabilizes micronutrients of the soil that would otherwise not be usable.

Organitro increases the cation exchange capacity and acts as a buffering agent by reducing the tendency to a sudden change in soil pH when acid or alkaline reaction substances are applied.

To have an oxygenated soil, with good structure and balanced in its nutrients is the ideal thing so that the farmer can obtain good yields, and references like this are basic.

Organic solid and liquid fertilizers

In addition to Organitro, belonging to the Seivital line (solid organic), SEIPASA offers another type of 100% organic fertilizers, guaranteed with the corresponding ecological certificate, and ideal for integrated production.

The liquid organic fertilizers of the line Multisei are also placed as regenerative models of soils for their ability to balance the nutrient substrate, improving its structure, its composition and microbial activity.

They promote the formation of aggregates in the soil that improve the friability of the land facilitating agricultural work and avoiding flooding and root suffocation.

They incorporate in their formulation raw materials of vegetal origin with a high degree of refinement that avoid problems of precipitates and seals in systems of drip irrigation.

The Terrasei line is the answer of SEIPASA to the nutritional needs of crops in different phenological states, since it combines mineral nutrition and the energy and soil structure of organic fertilization.

Organic fertilizers company

SEIPASA is a leader company in R+D+i research, both in phytosanitary products and in organic fertilization, making organic fertilizers available to farmers to improve the yield of olive and other crops.

If you want more information about these products you can access it through this link: http://en.seipasa.com or requesting it through the mail: mailto:consulta@seipasa.com.

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Fruit Attraction 2016: New natural insecticides of SEIPASA, on the media

 

New natural insecticides of SEIPASA, on the media

 

Various media have echoed the great success obtained by the new natural insecticides of SEIPASA, Nakar and Pirecris, that were presented in the framework of Fruit Attraction 2016 and that will be a great relief for the farmer.

Why? Because producers are increasingly seeking more effective tools to finish with the pests without creating resistance and without leaving residues in crops, which results in greater acceptance and value in international markets; SEIPASA is the solution.

Here are some of the online media that have excelled in their pages the good reception of the new natural products of SEIPASA:

http://www.hortoinfo.es/index.php/noticia/7326-seip-f-att-071016
http://www.lasprovincias.es/ribera-costera/201610/08/seipasa-presenta-madrid-novedosos-20161008004727-v.html
http://heconomia.es/volatil.asp?o=-1628923942&c=agro
http://www.foodnewslatam.com/6188-las-nuevas-armas-naturales-contra-las-plagas-seipasa-fruit-attraction.html
http://www.interempresas.net/Horticola/Articulos/162938-Seipasa-presento-sus-nuevas-‘armas’-naturales-contra-las-plagas.html
http://www.phytoma.com/noticias/empresas/9951-las-nuevas-armas-naturales-de-seipasa-contra-las-plagas-la-revelacion-de-fruit-attraction-2016
http://www.fhalmeria.com/detallenoticia.aspx?id=t%2BpVvn%2FWMOgL6X%2FWeKTiXg%3D%3D
http://www.infoagro.com/noticias/2016/insecticidas_naturales_de_seipasa__revelacion_en_fruit_attraction.asp
http://www.inocuidadlatam.com/index.php/3480-las-nuevas-%E2%80%98armas%E2%80%99-naturales-contra-las-plagas.html
http://www.ifema.es/Institucional_01/noticias/INS_P_554797

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

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.

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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

Curva degradación residuos cero

How to achieve zero residues crops in conventional agriculture

Towards Zero Residues in traditional agriculture

Any conventional agricultural production -thus not restricted to organic agriculture- can get fruit, vegetables and grains free of chemical residues, Zero Residues. How? We will explain.

To be clear about this process, we should talk about the so-called degradation curves or waste disposal curves. Which are the graphical representation of the evolution over time of residues present in plants treated with pesticides.

The application of pesticides generates a deposit (amount of the substance that remains in the plant immediately after treatment), which depends on the product used, its formulation, the presence of adjuvants, of the application, the vegetable’s morphology, of the weight-surface ratio of and of weather conditions at the time of application.

Since the initial deposit, occurs a progressive degradation of the pesticide by mechanical, physical and chemical agents, derived from climatic factors (temperature, wind, rain, humidity, sunshine) and the nature of the plant and the pesticide.

This process may be foreseen according to models that set the rate of heat loss, setting curves that let us learn theoretical concentrations for a particular application time.

teoretica curveThat is why curves of authorized pesticides for each crop allow us to know how the residues content changes over time in the fruit and, thus, determines the “safety periods” (minimum period of time that must elapse between treatment and harvesting the product, or the entry of cattle in the treated plot).

Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs)

The danger of a residue is determined by the toxicity of its active material, the characteristics of the formulation, the potential metabolites generated by the degradation process itself, its bioaccumulation, the amount of residues in the collection or consumption, and the degree of exposition.

In order to protect public health against the toxicity of chemical residues in agricultural products, they are regulated by the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) rules.

This is the maximum amount of chemical residues that plant products may contain when they reach the market; that is, the allowed concentration acceptable for long term human or  animal consumption.

In conventional agriculture, following the best practices implies crops that do not exceed those Maximum Residue Limits if the legally established criteria (dose, timing, adjustment of product-cultivation…) is respected.

Residues degradation to zero

Degradation curve phytosanitariesThe curve process is as follows: There is a brief latency period, after which a progressive decrease in the residues concentration (dissipation area) is reported. This comes to a point where degradation occurs more slowly (persistence zone) until reaching the harvest period, in which the parameters of the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) must be met.

Also, it must be kept in mind that in many cases several applications of a pesticide are necessary at different times of the production cycle, which causes the degradation curve to move to the right. This way, the closer the harvesting time, the more residues will reach the final production.

But, in addition to this method, the practice leads to focus on another highly effective and even more natural formulation: planning each crop following the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy with the added goal of a ‘zero residues’ crop.

Thus, it is established as the main performance in pest control prioritization mechanisms of natural regulation as the use of biological control and the use of plant protection products compatible with biological control organisms (OCB) are like SEIPASA biopesticides, of so that free crop residues is guaranteed from the beginning.

Degradation curve, Zero Residues

SEIPASA biopesticides degradation curve, highly specialized in removing different pests, has dissipative and persistence periods with more convergence towards zero, which guarantees a residues-free harvest.

This ensures fruits, vegetables and cereals without toxic remains reach the population tables, not even legally permitted levels.

Value-added harvest

All of this adds value to the agricultural product, both in quality (nutritional, sensory and visual) and nutritional health, which more and more consumers ask for, along with large retail chains. Moreover, major retail outlets are no longer satisfied only with respect to Maximum Residue Limits, they ask for much lower levels.

The great effectiveness of SEIPASA biopesticides can keep pests at bay while protecting the crop in a more natural, sustainable and healthy way, but also avoids the harmful effects caused by chemical pesticides such as some plants’ sensitivity to pests or diseases or some pests’ resistance to pesticides, which make them not only useless but also contaminants.

It must be kept in mind, as discussed before, that synthetic products can be replaced entirely by SEIPASA’s natural treatments from the cycle start, achieving the same effectiveness. SEIPASA biopesticides are a major element in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

For more information on the most appropriate biopesticide for each crop and production cycle, and o application times in order to achieve a ‘zero residues’ harvest:  consulta@seipasa.com

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.

 

Vid y olivos

Vines and olive trees: Soil preparation for a successful campaign

When the time comes to fertilize vines and olive trees, the question to be asked is which product to use to achieve the best results.

The correct soil preparation in order to lend it a nutrient balance is critical for having a good campaign. It is one of the practices that influences the most in the harvest’s production and quality, and must be as respectful as possible of the environment, preventing leachate and runoff.

Although the necessary macronutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) are naturally in the soil, they will not replenish fast enough to maintain soil fertility. That is why it is necessary to make additional contributions. But which fertilizer should be used?

Based on the securities that offer organic full fertilizers compared to synthetic fertilizers and even manure (See: The benefits of 100% organic full fertilizers), before choosing one or the other soil and foliar analyses should be carried out in order to grasp the exact needs of each crop.

Not only the characteristics and composition of the substrate must be taken into account, but also the type of plant material, age, agricultural practices, water status or planting density used, among other items. It is also important the observation of the farmer on the development and evolution of plants.

In keeping with these circumstances to try to prevent nutrient deficiencies and excesses, fertilizers can be applied as efficiently as possible through its specific formulation, fractionation and / or its adaptation to the stage of the crop cycle when its availability is the most appropriate.

Fertilizers for new olive trees and vineyards

Fertilizers Organitro and Seivital K

At the current stage of the production cycle of the olive tree, it needs all the energy to develop its leaf mass, and one of the best options – due to its formula –  is full fertilizer Organitro®, which includes much nitrogen and is 100% organic. Accordingly, it is the most appropriate reference for new vines.

Its high organic matter content substantially improves the soil’s chemical, physical, and biological properties. It also increases its capacity of cationic exchange* and acts as a buffer agent to lower the tendency to sudden pH change in the soil when acidic oralkaline reaction substances are applied. It also allows the formation of organometallic complexes, thus stabilizing soil micronutrients that otherwise would not be profitable.

It is crucial to stimulate the plant metabolism and crop revitalization, especially during periods of peak nutrients demand, in order to achieve higher productivity, and references like this are essential.

Vines in production

For vines in production, with higher potassium requirements, you can use specialized solutions such as Seivital K. It is an organic fertilizer with a high percentage of this essential macronutrient, which also makes it the most appropriate when crops are into the flowering and setting periods.

Thanks to its input of organic matter and humic acids, allows farmers not only to improve soil structure by increasing cation-exchange capacity, but also boosts microbial activity and the availability of exchangeable potassium at the time it favors the transformation of this nutrient, which is included in the soil in a form that cannot be absorbed by the plant.

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*Ability of soil to retain and release cations. The most important cations related to plant growth are calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), potassium (K), ammonium (NH4 +), sodium (Na), and hydrogen (H). The first four are nutrients directly involved in plant growth. Sodium and hydrogen have a pronounced effect on the availability of nutrients and moisture.

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The benefits of 100% organic full fertilizers

Full organic fertilizers (with contain the three primary nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) offer many benefits to crops compared to chemical fertilizers and even manure.

Put against manure variability, they guarantee fertilizer units (N, F, K) while they ensure the absence of weed seeds or pathogens that can migrate from manure to crop. Besides, many kinds of manure are not allowed in organic agriculture: those from intensive livestock farms are likely to be tainted with antibiotics, pesticide residues or heavy metals.

On the other hand, some kinds of manure very rich in macronutrients, such as nitrogen, if not mixed with poorer manure or plant remains, tend to imbalance despite composting.

Regarding synthetic fertilizers, the benefits are more evident, both for the crop and the environment, in the short and especially in the long term.

Although using of inorganic fertilizers contributes with immediately available nutrients to the plant, it is easy to employ them excessively or deficiently.

Chemical fertilizers do not amend the soil

Besides the chance of contamination of surrounding and underground water, and the increase of toxic salts in the soil when applied in large quantities, soil degradation is a significant risk in the single use of chemical fertilizers, since it eliminates useful microorganisms for plant nutrition. The simple fact is synthetic fertilizers fail to amend the substrate – they only feed the plant.

When organic fertilizers are applied, soil microorganisms themselves degrade them until they become water-soluble compounds that plants take advantage from. Another valuable feature is that they achieve the increase of activity in bacteria and fungi that benefit the soil. In fact, this kind of fertilizers boost the proliferation of fungi responsible for plants to take advantage of nutrients.

Thus, organic fertilizers improve soil structure, help to retain nutrients, allow carbon fixation in the substrate and enhance the ability of the crop to absorb water.

100% organic guarantee and official certification

This natural effectiveness can be found in specialty formula fertilizers tailored to the requirements of each crop in each time of the production cycle. The different lines of SEIPASA fertilizers are a sample of the best options for natural nutrition.

SEIPASA offers 100% organic guaranteed fertilizers, supported by an environmental certificate, which are great for integrated production.

Multisei y Terrasei

Multisei and Terrasei fertilizers

The balanced composition of the Multisei and Seivital products lines (liquid and solid organic) place them as regenerating soil models for their ability to balance the substrate nurturing, improving its structure, composition and microbial activity.

Multisei fertilizers also promote the formation of soil aggregates that improve soil friability, which facilitate farming and prevent waterlogging and root asphyxia. In the same line, they include on their formulations vegetable raw materials with a high degree of refinement that avoid problems such as precipitates and clogged drip irrigation systems.

Seivital solid fertilizers, featuring pellets that get distributed on the soil easily and uniformly, allow immediate availability as they disintegrate in just five minutes in the presence of water and dissolve completely in no more than four hours. This achieves the maximum yield per added fertilizer units.

They ensure a fertilizer of organic origin, free of pathogens, antibiotics and weed seeds, while also free from Salmonella, Enterobacteriaceae, and Streptococci.

When regularly applied, they are the best solution to enrich and restore eroded soils, compacted or depleted, since they achieve the increase of porosity of the substrate as long as they allow greater air circulation, as well as rapid infiltration and greater retention of rainwater or irrigation water.

SEIPASA’s Terrasei line is a response to the nutritional needs of crops in different growth stages, since it combines mineral nutrition with the energy input and the soil structuring contribution of organic fertilization. 

Furthermore, these products include a percentage of aminoacids in their composition, which results in an energy plus for crops, since they allow the plant to use up its metabolic resources for primary physiological functions.