2016-17 yield results Kagome Tomato-web

Horticulture – Tomato trial update (2016-17)

  • + 5.4 t/Ha yield increase

Kagome Australia commenced tomato production near Echuca (Vic) in 1996, and has since grown to become Australia’s largest tomato producer.

For the past three years, Kagome has conducted trials using BioAg products to measure their effect on tomato yields.

2016-17 Kagome Tomato Trial Summary

As has been the case in previous trials, the BioAg regime continues to provide yield increases.

For the 2016 trial, harvested on 1 April 2017, the yield increase was +5.4 t/ha.

Soil Fertility

During the season, tests were performed on the trial plot soils by Microbial Laboratories Australia (MLA) to determine what affect the BioAg regime was having on soil fertility.

The graph below illustrates the results of this test.

When compared to the control plots, the BioAg regime has increased soil health and functions in all areas and often to large degrees.

By improving the processes that occur in the soil, the BioAg products balance the nutrient supply to plants and soil-borne microbial populations, as well as stimulate and add diversity to these populations, which in turn promotes crop health and yield.

BioAg Products used in the trial

The BioAg plots received 25 l/ha of BioAg liquids applied at stages throughout the growing season, from planting to week 15:

  1. Soil & Seed 16 l/ha via fertigation
  2. Balance & Grow 5 l/ha via foliar application
  3. Fruit & Balance 4 l/ha via foliar application

Each of these products have been designed to stimulate and improve soil and/or plant health and processes throughout the key stages of a crops life-cycle (at planting, through vegetative growth, and at flowering or fruit-setting).

2016-17 yield results Kagome Tomato-web

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