“During the 2006-2007 season, tests were performed at the area of Collipulli, Chile, on a full production blueberry block of Elliot variety, planted in 1992 and fertirrigated. The aim was to assess the effectiveness of Speedfol™ strategies on blueberry firmness, fruit diameter and fruit size” reports Ignacio Sepúlveda, WSF and Speedfol™ Sales Manager at SQMC.
As from the full blossom stage, the treatments were based on successive applications of Speedfol™ Ca SC (as calcium source) along with Speedfol™ Biolife, an essential growth regulator for fruit development. As from fruit set, Speedfol™ K SL and Speedfol™ Marine SL were applied to encourage further growth.
10 harvests were performed to record the above mentioned quality variables. The treatments turned out to be highly effective as an increase in firmness, fruit diameter and fruit weight was noted.
Speedfol™ Biolife (1,25 l/ha) + Speedfol™ Ca SC (3 l/ha)
Speedfol™ K SL (2,5 l/ha) + Speedfol™ Marine SL (2,5 l/ha)