Manuel Martinez is the manager of a 72-hectare farm in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. The main crop is potato, and the season runs throughout the entire year. That is why all stages of the potato cultivation must be visible at the same time. When the potato is cut, they only add FERTIPLUS® during the second batch, to reduce the risk of burning the seedlings on the cut edges. The use per hectare is 64 bags of 25 kg FERTIPLUS® (1,600 kg/ha). When they mix FERTIPLUS® with mineral Fertilizers, the use per hectare is 40 bags of 25 kg FERTIPLUS® (1,000 kg/ha).
After just a few weeks, a significant difference in the size and intense green colour of the leaves of the potato plants is visible. After the potato harvest, the sizes are significantly more constant compared to their production without the use of FERTIPLUS®, which also translates into a higher yield for the farmer.