At AEA, we recognize that many crops have the genetic potential to produce far greater yields than are routinely harvested. A critical limiting factor that often contributes to decreased yields is insufficient support of the plant’s reproductive functioning.
Two reproductive processes are key to bigger yields — bud initiation and pollination. In addition, plants need enough of the right nutrients to keep from aborting the increased fruit set. We often see plants dropping as much as 75% of their blossoms and immature fruit. We observe this so often that we begin to accept it as a set of normal circumstances, but it can be prevented.
In this webinar, John describes how blossoming, pollination and fruit development in plants can be likened to the human female reproductive processes and which minerals provide the hormonal and nutritional support needed to build a crop. Find the complete webinar here: https://youtu.be/Z897hIrKZ8w
For many crops there are 5 Critical Points of Influence,
which are connected with both vegetative and
reproductive growth stages.
2. Reproductive Bud Initiation
3. Blossoming and Pollination
4. Fruit Fill
Two important CPIs are bud initiation and pollination.
What nutrients are required for
reproductive bud initiation?
What nutrients are required
for strong pollination?
all the hormones
with the right