Field Trial - Tomatoes (P355 - Hygrotech), South Africa

Date/Datum 1999 / 2000
Product/Produk Yield-Plus
Crop/Oes Type/Tipe Tomatoes
Variety/Varieteit P355 (Hygrotech)
Locale/Plek Roodehoogte Plase, Robertson, R.S.A.
Rainfall/
Reenval
Winter/
Winter
Summer/
Somer
  Ave. mm pa/
Gem. mm pj
 
Soil quality/
Grond gehalte
Excellent/
Uitstekend
  Good/
Goed
Medium/
Gemiddeld
  Poor/
Arm
 
Normal weather conditions/
Gewone weerstoestande
 
Test period weather conditions other than normal/
Toets periode weersomstandighede buitengewoon
 
Cooperator/Samewerker Mr Werner Saunders, Mr J Marais
Type of trial/Proeftipe Commercial Field
Experimental design/
Proefnemings ontwerp
0.5 ha treated with Yield-Plus
Control
0.5 ha treated with another product
Treatments/Behandelinge 1. 600ml/ha 14 days before flowering
2. 300ml/ha 14 days later
3. 300ml/ha 14 days later
4. 300ml/ha 14 days later
Applications/
Toedienings
Qty/Hoeveelheid Four
Form/Vorm  
Counts/Tellings Yield at harvest
Results/Uitslae
  Treated Untreated Difference
Yield in kg/ha 44280 31320 12960
% 141.4 100 41.4
Conclusion/Gevolgtrekking Yield-Plus treated tomatoes realised a substantially larger yield.
Special comments/
Spesiale opmerkings
Mr Saunders also found the treated tomatoes to have a much sweeter taste.
Harvesting of the treated tomatoes started one week earlier than the untreated and continued to later in the season.
Treated tomatoes were more uniform in size.
Notes/Notas  

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