To obtain propagating material for commercial cultivation, specific companies have specialised in the propagation of strawberry plants on tray fields.

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Stage 1 Cultivation preparation
Stage 1

Cultivation preparation

Soiltech does not have specific products for this stage.

Stage 2 Planting and establishment
Stage 2

Planting and establishment

A growth medium (potting soil) is used to propagate young strawberry plants on tray fields. This medium is mixed according to the specifications of the grower to ensure good initial growth of the young propagating material. For an extra boost to promote establishment, we recommend making optimal use of the root promoter Optima Root during irrigation.

Advice in this stage:

Irrigation 3 x - Optima Root: 7 litres/ha (every 10 days)

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Stage 3 Root development
Stage 3

Root development

Root development can be stimulated with Optima Root. This will reduce plant mortality and encourage faster initial plant growth.

Advice in this stage:

Irrigation 1 x - Optima Root: 7 litres/ha

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Stage 4 Vegetative growth
Stage 4

Vegetative growth

After initial root development, the plants concentrate on vegetative development of stalks and leaves. The primary elements nitrogen and magnesium and the trace elements iron and manganese, in particular, are of extra importance for the formation of chlorophyll (leaf green). To optimise the photosynthesis capacity and plant growth and yield, foliar nutrients can be applied during the season using the following products:

Advice in this stage:

Foliar application - Optima Leaf Mg*: 0.75 litre/ha (every 14 days)

Foliar application - Optima Leaf Mn: 0.75 litre/ha (every 14 days)

Foliar application - Optima Leaf NPK+: 2 litres/ha (every 14 days)

* Unfortunately, only available and applicable in the Netherlands.

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Stage 5 Growing point formation
Stage 5

Growing point formation

At the end of the growth season, the phase arrives in which the young plants become heavier and start forming growing points. These growing points on the plant develop into vegetative (leaves) and generative (flowers and fruits) plant parts and are crucial for production in the following season. There is a strong relationship between the number of growing points and the final production per plant. Give the plant the right (quantity of) nutrients in time so it can accumulate reserves in preparation for the harvest period.

For optimal fertilisation, we advise the following products:

Advice in this stage:

Foliar application - Optima Leaf Trace: 1 litre/ha (every 14 days)

Foliar application - Optima Leaf-K: 5 litres/ha (every 14 days)

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