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Cropping programme

Increased Yields

The EcoCulture crop programme seeks to increase yields through a greater understanding of growth and how it is affected by various environmental factors.

Higher Quality, Higher Profitability

Our programme improves both the production and quality of the fruit, obtaining higher profitability rates for the farmer.

Growth stages
Application method Rate of use Number/timing of applications First true leaves First shoots Beginning of flowering Full flowering Fruit setting Fruit expansion Fruit ripening
3 – 5 cc/l
5 l/ha
6 – 8
2 – 3 cc/l
2,5 – 5 l/ha
3 – 6
FOLIAR 1 – 2 cc/l
2 – 3 l/ha
2 – 3
0,8 – 1,5 cc/l
1 – 2 l/ha
2 – 3
1 – 2 cc/l
1 – 2 l/ha
6 – 7
FOLIAR 2 – 3 cc/l 5 – 6
1 – 2 g/l
1 – 2 Kg/ha
4 – 5
IRRIGATION 1 – 3 l/ha 6 – 7
2 – 3 cc/l
3 l/ha
2 – 3
After planting, application via irrigation with NHDeltaCa (5 cc/L) to obtain a better rooting and foliar development decreasing
post-transplant stress. From development stage, applications with NHDeltaCa and NHDeltaK via irrigation to improve growth
and secondary root system increasing absorption of micro elements regulating pH at rhizosphere. The use of NHDeltaK
improves fruit development. It is recommended to decrease nitrate applications between 30 – 40%
Apply when the crop requires contributions of Fe and Mn, especially during budding and flowering to avoid deficiencies of
these elements, and when symptoms of Fe deficiencies are observed. In neutral, basic soils or irrigated with alkaline water,
from start of cultivation.
After planting application at 1 to 2 cc/L to obtain a better growth response. From shoot development, regular applications
every 10 to 15 days to reduce the effects of environmental stress. Before harvest, 2 applications at 1,5 cc/L; the first 10 days
before harvest and the second 3 days to get better post-harvest condition.
Apply at the end of flowering stage and beginning of fruit set at a dose rate of 1.5 cc/L to obtain fruits better developed, with
higher weigh, less physiological disorders (cracking, mechanical damage, etc) and diseases (botrytis, mildew etc) as well as
less water losses along late stages. The acidic pH of the product allows most of tank mixing with other pesticides and foliar
Use during the growth phase at a dose of 2 cc/l every 12-15 days to reduce vegetative growth and promote flowering, as well
as pollen tube elongation. In later phases it helps reduce excess apical growth by redirecting soluble solids and other
photoassimilates to the fruit, favoring the production of sugars (ºBrix). Increases flowering and improves pollen quality.
NPK with micronutrients for better growth and health of the crop in order to increase harvest and quality. Apply anytime a
balanced foliar supply of NPK + microelements is needed.
Maximizes the effectiveness of the use of water and fertilizers in irrigation, promotes soil aeration and increases the harvest
and its quality. It can be applied through any irrigation system. Slick can be applied together with fertilizers at an initial dose of
3l/ha plus applications of 1l/ha per month throughout the entire crop cycle.
For correction of potential deficiencies of zinc and manganese. Apply preventively and repeat if necessary depending on
deficiency symptoms. (Can alternatively be applied via roots through any irrigation system).
Full nutrient package designed for optimal root uptake in crops fed with drip irrigation or hydroponic systems. Apply during
periods of rapid vegetative growth and fruit development, as well as post-harvest to maintain plant strength.

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Normally, both the establishment of nitrogen fertilizer doses and the application date constitute a complex problem that arises differently for the farmer in each crop cycle. When making this decision, a series of factors must be considered, such as:

  • Crop needs
  • Soil reserves
  • Climatic factors
  • Residues from the previous crop

The difference between the absorption of nitrogen by the crop and its availability in the soil theoretically determines the quantities to be applied. However, it is important to introduce a corrective index, which refers to the real effectiveness of fertilization. It is considered that under field conditions it varies between 40 to 80%, although when there is a water deficit or fertilization is carried out at sowing, the N efficiency may be lower.


* For any questions or clarification about this crop programme or our range of products, consult an Ecoculture technician. 

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