One of our agents in the Netherlands, R. van Wesemael BV, started a trial led by Jan van Dillen in 2011.
This study was intended to determine the positive results of the use of FERTIPLUS® in apple and pear breeding. They used FERTIPLUS® 4-3-3 for the apples and FERTIPLUS® 4-2-10 for the pears. Additional nitrogen and ammonium sulphate were also added.
The results were amazing. In addition to a higher yield and increasing the fruit size, there was also a higher intake of nutrients. In particular, the absorption of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and silicon was visible in the fruit. This was noticeable by the large size, improved hardness, taste, colour, and longer shelf life. You could really see that better mitosis had taken place. The use of FERTIPLUS® brings more organic life into the soil. Increasing the soil life improves the absorption of nutrients. The structure of the soil improves, which increases the air and water permeability. The grower was very pleased with the FERTIPLUS® product.