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Frost and Cold Shock Destroys Horticultural Yields, Quality and Profitability
Horticultural crops, which may need cold weather to set fruit, are often lost to late frost and sudden cold temperatures, impacting fruit development, size and yields. ECTOL Protect and Grow has been proven to protect crops and support yields for over 10 years, with extensive in-field and university trials.
ECTOL Organics is a new range of natural liquid and prilled plant nutrients
ECTOL Organics provides all the Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Sulphur and trace elements needed for healthy crop, pasture, fruit, vegetable and animal production. ECTOL Organics are suitable for all organically certified or natural farming systems.
Guano Rock Phosphate and Potassium Ash
ECTOL is pleased to now offer two, new slow release fertilisers - ECTOL Guano and Potassium ash, sold as Phosta K – alternatives to soluble acidic fertilisers.
Post-harvest application of Nitrotain+TE can boost your spring bud nutrient levels
Research shows that 30-40% of new seasonal nitrogen requirements for grape vines and tree fruits comes from the previous seasons accumulation. Nitrogen stores in the bud will also determine the cell numbers and size potential of tree fruits. Autumn is the perfect time to consider building up your spring bud nutrient levels, by applying nitrogen before leaf fall.
Late Frost & Cold Shock
With winter nearly over, now’s not the time to be complacent with frost and cold shock. Horticultural crops, which may need cold weather to set fruit, are often lost to late frost and sudden cold temperatures, impacting fruit development, size and yields.
Frost – The Overnight Crop Killer
This month, we’re addressing frost and chill – the overnight crop killers – and how you can top-up protection for your wheat and cereal crops for as little as $25/ha.
The demand for Nitrogen:
Wheat and Small Grain Yields
If you have winter crops in the ground, your Nitrogen program is one of the key factors impacting yields and profitability. It is just as important as sunshine and rain
Protect your wheat and cereal crops from frost and chill, for as little as $25/ha
Frost and chill present a major threat to wheat and other small grain yields, particularly from late-boot stage, to head emergence and flowering. However, there is evidence to suggest that natural plant biochemical extracts can be applied to help mitigate these stresses and potential loss to farmers – all without breaking the bank.