Huma Gro® Nutrient and Fumigation Replacement Program Increases Strawberry Yields 97%

Conducted by: Pacific Ag Research
Huma Gro® Products: Ultra-Precision™ Blend (Fresca CA Strawberry Mix), Promax®, and Zap®

OBJECTIVE
This field trial assessed the effects on strawberry yields of replacing field fumigation with periodic applications of Huma Gro® Promax® and Zap® and replacing a grower’s standard fertilizer program with irrigation-applied Ultra-Precision™ blended liquid Huma Gro® crop nutrition products.

CONCLUSIONS
This trial and others demonstrate that the use of Huma Gro® Promax® and Zap® can achieve high yields on Portola strawberries in California, even without traditional fumigation. Treatments with Promax® and Zap®, which were applied via irrigation, have the advantage over traditional fumigation in that they are nontoxic, have no reentry interval, and could be applied at any time during the growing season. This is a tremendous advantage over traditional fumigation.

This trial also demonstrates that the Huma Gro® Ultra-Precision™ blend of liquid fertilizers applied through irrigation resulted in yields superior to the grower’s standard fertilizer program. The combination of Huma Gro® Ultra-Precision™ blend of liquid fertilizers plus the Huma Gro® fumigation replacement products of Promax® and Zap® (Treatment 1) increased yields by 97% over the control (Treatment 3).

Figure 2 and Table 1 demonstrate that for the two trials that used PicClor preplant field fumigation (Trial 2 and Trial 3), weekly yields began dropping off at week 11/6, while the trials that replaced preplant field fumigation with periodic applications of Promax® and Zap® (Trial 1 and Trial 4) continued to produce at relatively high levels until the end of the season.

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El programa Huma Gro® aumenta la producción de fresas un 14 %, con un retorno de la inversión superior a $2.500/acre

Realizado por: Holden Research and Consulting
Productos Huma Gro®: Promax®, Zap®, Vitol®, Breakout®, Calcium, Lucky 7®

Este ensayo de campo evaluó los efectos de PROMAX® y ZAP® además de la fumigación (más otras aplicaciones foliares de 4 productos fertilizantes Huma Gro®) sobre la producción de fresas Portola, en comparación con el programa de nutrición de cultivos estándar de la productora.

Según los datos recopilados en este ensayo, los dos programas de tratamiento con productos Huma Gro® dieron como resultado mayores producciones y un mayor porcentaje de producción comercializable. El Tratamiento 3 dio como resultado un aumento total de la producción del 14 % por sobre el estándar de la productora. Este aumento de la producción correspondiente al Tratamiento 3 dio como resultado un aumento en las ganancias del campo de casi $3.500 más por acre, un aumento del 15 % en dólares de ganancias para el campo (ver Figura 3). Restando el costo de los productos Huma Gro® adicionales aplicados para alcanzar este aumento en la producción, se estimó que el retorno de la inversión (ROI, por sus siglas en inglés) fue superior a $2.500/acre (289 %).

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Huma Gro® Program Increases Strawberry Yields 14%, With an ROI > $2,500/acre

Conducted by: Holden Research and Consulting
Huma Gro® Products: Promax®, Zap®, Vitol®, Breakout®, Calcium, Lucky 7®

This field trial assessed the effects of PROMAX® and ZAP® on top of fumigation—plus additional foliar applications of 4 Huma Gro® fertilizer products—on the yield of Portola strawberries when compared with the grower’s standard crop nutrition program.

Based on the data collected in this trial, the 2 Huma Gro® treatment programs resulted in both higher yields and a higher percentage of marketable yield. Treatment 3 resulted in an overall yield increase of 14% over the Grower Standard. This yield increase for Treatment 3 resulted in a return-to-the-farm increase of almost $3,500 more per acre, a 15% increase in dollars back to the farm (see Figure 3). Factoring in the cost of the additional Huma Gro® products applied to achieve this yield increase, the return on investment (ROI) was calculated to be over $2,500/acre (289%).

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Saying Goodbye to Soil Fumigants

An Effective and Responsible Approach

A New White Paper from Huma Gro®

While the routine use of pre-plant soil fumigants has become standard practice for many growers over the years, problems with product availability, safety restrictions, ecological concerns, and soil sustainability have begun to call the practice into question. Growers are now faced with a dilemma: Fumigation has been an easy solution to many causes of decreased crop yields, but what options are available that are as effective to protect yield yet still responsible when it comes to health, safety, and environmental impact?

This article highlights sustainable alternatives to soil fumigation, including the combination use of two specific Huma Gro® products, Promax® and Zap®, that provide effective nematicide/fungicide actions while building a vigorous soil biology for the natural improvement of soil health and fertility.

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