BioKimia, always careful about what the farmers need right from the first growth stages of every crop, offer their own range of special nutritional products created especially for potato crops. This range of products is capable of achieving the best cost efficiency results for the farmer because whilst increasing production results they can also contemporarily supply the essential nutritional needs of the potato. Quality is certainly obtained through a number of significant aspects of this tuber, indeed, on this ever demanding market, it is very important to exploit all aspects that can improve size homogeneity, shelf life, organoleptic characteristics and guarantee minor skin blemishes and pulp imperfections, thus reducing the rejects to a minimum.
BioKimia range of products for potato crops is complete and is hereby explained in chronological order:
VIGORLAND 4-6-12 is an organo mineral compound to be applied at pre-sowing, although not intended for autumn applications due to the fact that the raw material contents (dried blood, meat meal) are among the most quickly assimilated organic components by plants; followed by pre-sowing or pre-emergency with FOSFORO TERRENO 9-23 + 1Zn which has a starter effect on the root system and due to its’ low pH can acidify the zone of soil around the roots also making the phosphorous, naturally found in the soil, available for up take. Straight after plant emergency phase 2-3 applications are to be made (total dosage 125-150 kg/ha) with a fertigation product based on hemoglobin: EMO-GLOBAL that we can safely name as the focal point of this (and other) Biokimia nutritional programmes due to its’ special characteristics; this product promptly carries organic nitrogen which is immediately up-taken by the plant (leaves and roots) and iron of biological origin (it has to be remembered that the heme group, typical of hemoglobin is practically identical to the central nucleus of the chlorophyll molecule).
Starting from 15 days before blossoming (and every 7-10 days) the BioKimia programme provides 3 applications with PHOS-PHYTOS 3MgO + 4 Mn, this is a particular product that nurtures whilst protecting and improves the general metabolism of the plant, creating nutritional balance and making it’s phosphorous, magnesium and manganese contents promptly available.
Careful attention should be made to the 2 products that will “round up” the programme; PHYTOAMMINA 12-6-30 and PHYTOAMMINA 3-5-50, meticulous because they mix on an amino acid organic base from the raw material ingredient (nearly always of food supplement quality) that are able to create a storage of dry substances in the tubers and create a better conclusion to the final vegetative stage of the plant that is now ready for maturation.
During the last 4 years we have had excellent results from these products on the plain areas running from Bologna, Ferrara and Verona, where the tubers gave very positive results both from a quality and quantity point of view. The nutritional programme provided by BioKimia is complete and includes macro, meso and micro elements and is capable of significantly reducing the amount of traditionally used granular fertilisers, thus creating a significant environmental impact.
BioKimia is proud to offer support through their competent technical staff who are capable of adapting the programmes, with this exceptional range of products, to cover the vast climatic differences throughout each area.
BioKimia was also “on field” during the 2011 potato campaign, together with the most important potato farmers and agricultural cooperatives coming from the main Emilia Romagna and Veneto regions, promoting their special fertilisers for potato crops. We will come back with an up-date in September, after full harvest, but we have already managed to get the first preview of excellent yield/quality results again this year from this range of BioKimia products.