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Ferticell® Sustainable Strawberry Program

Utilize the Ferticell® Sustainable Strawberry Fertilizer Program on both Conventional and Organic Berries

Improve berry size and bloom count with the plant-derived nitrogen fertilizer and certified organic liquid potassium, and take your berry shelf life to the next level with the Ferticell® Calcium Fertilizers.

Improve berry size and bloom count with the plant-derived nitrogen fertilizer and certified organic liquid potassium, and take your berry shelf life to the next level with the Ferticell® Calcium Fertilizers.

These organic strawberries in Oregon we treated with Explorer™ Liquid 10-0-0. The bigger strawberries were treated through the drip with the a 2-gallon rate per acre of Explorer™ Liquid. The smaller rows of strawberries were treated via a foliar spray with 2 quarts per acre. The grower is very happy and his petiole levels, including Calcium are very high to help with preventing disease in the crops.

2014/15 Ferticell® Trial for Reducing Sodium & Chloride Effects on Strawberry Production

This trial was conducted in Ventura County, California to determine the effectiveness of the Ferticell® Program to reduce the effects of sodium and chlorides for strawberry production. This was trial occured over the 2014/15 season.

Trial 1: Grower Standard Program

Trial 2: Grower Standard Program + Absolute Acid™ at 32 fl. oz./acre & addition NaCl in water

Trial 3: Grower Standard Program + Absolute Acid™ at 24 fl. oz./acre + Universal™ at 24 fl. oz./acre & additional NaCl in water

Trial 4: Grower Standard Program + additional NaCl in water

Chart 7 shows the net differential in returns to the farm for each picking day for the treatment programs over the grower standard, which in this case was $375 per acre more for the season for the treatment 2 program, but $824 per acre better than the berries grown under the salty conditions. Finally, Chart 8 consolidates the estimated net return per flat prices per day paid back to the grower during this trial period

“The Absolute Acid™ program net return on investment (ROI) was $375/ac for no-salt issue berries, and jumped to $824 when salt was present.”