Optima Sugar + is a unique specialty foliar fertiliser with amazing results. Growers who use Optima Sugar+ see substantial pluses in their yields: more than 950 kg per hectare more net sugar, which ensures a significant increase in yield.
Why the + in Optima Sugar +
The + of Optima Sugar+ stands for the addition of trace elements as a supplement to the other nutrients. Our test results show that trace elements are only needed in very small amounts and are absorbed very efficiently when applied not as salt, but in a formulated form via the leaf. As a result, a better absorption can be achieved with a small amount.
Higher gross revenue
The improved crop status has also led to an increase in gross sugar beet yield (see figure 2). In both 2019 and 2020, the yield of the fields treated with Optima Sugar+ was between 5.6% and 9.2% higher compared to the practical reference.
Figure 2: Gross yield (tons/ha) of various trials with Optima Sugar+ in sugar beet. Percentage difference is the difference with respect to the practical object. PPO-WUR trial conducted in 2019 in Valthermond, Exploras trial conducted in 2020 in Dongen; Agro Research International (ARI) trial conducted in 2020 in Dedemsvaart.
Higher sugar yield
In addition, the total sugar yield in the various experiments was also increased (see Figure 3). The average sugar yield in the Optima Sugar+ treated objects was 6.7% to 10.3% higher compared to the practical object where no foliar fertiliser was used.
Figure 3: Sugar yield (tons of sugar/ha) from various trials with Optima Sugar+ in sugar beet. Percentage difference is the difference with respect to the practical object. PPO-WUR trial conducted in 2019 in Valthermond, Exploras trial conducted in 2020 in Dongen; Agro Research International (ARI) trial conducted in 2020 in Dedemsvaart.
In addition to the fact that the result of Optima Sugar + certainly shows itself in the yields and results, this actually becomes clear in the field during cultivation. The treated field clearly shows stronger and greener plants.
Figuur 3: Visuele verschillen in de 3 verschillende behandelingen.
Naast in de effectiviteit van de bladmeststof hebben we ook geïnvesteerd in gebruiksgemak. De formuleringstechnologie van Soiltech heeft daarbij geleid tot een geconcentreerde bladmeststof, zonder dat er uitzakking of kristallisatie van het product in de verpakking optreed. Optima Leaf-MnZn+ is stabiel bij een pH van 3,0 - 12,0 en kan daardoor kan met veel producten gecombineerd worden. Het is niet combineerbaar met producten die fosfaat bevatten.
Het product is geregistreerd op de Nederlandse inputlijst voor de biologische landbouw.
Op de video hieronder is duidelijk te zien dat Optima Leaf-MnZn+ snel en in zijn geheel oplost.
Optima Sugar+ has been specially developed and optimized to increase the sugar yield in sugar beets. The formula with a high concentration (14%) of calcium combined with nitrogen, magnesium, manganese and other trace elements ensures that both the gross yield and the sugar yield per hectare increase significantly. This foliar fertiliser can also be used in other crops.
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