Effects of Foliar Application of Grower's Secret Professional on Strawberry

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Effects of Foliar Application of Grower's Secret Professional on Strawberry

  1. 1. “EFFECTS OF FOLIAR APPLICATIONS OF GROWER’S SECRET PROFESSIONAL APPLIED TO STRAWBERRY” Research by David Holden Holden Research and Consulting 10/14/2012
  2. 2. “EFFECTS OF FOLIAR APPLICATIONS OF GROWER’S SECRET PROFESSIONAL APPLIED TO STRAWBERRY”In the Grower’s Secret Professional treatment plot….. “Thenet back to the grower after costs of approximately $6.00per tray were removed (labor for picking, carton and traycosts, transportation to the cooler and cooling costs) was$965.00* per acre” over the same treatment without theGrower’s Secret Professional.David Holden, Holden Research and Consulting
  3. 3. Who is David Holden?•Consultant to growers, manufacturers, crop commissions anddistribution.•Holden Research & Consulting specializes in productionrelated field research in traditional and organic farming withnutrients and pest management.•Over 35 years of experience as an agronomist and Pest ControlAdvisor (PCA).•Has completed over 1,000 field research projects on over 100crops for a variety of agricultural manufacturers.•Currently consulting on approximately 10,000 acres forgrowers of avocados, berries citrus, field grown vegetables,and wine grapes. Page 3
  4. 4. SUMMARY– The addition of Grower’s Secret Professional to the standard fertility program significantly increased yields and quality– Higher Cumulative Marketable Production– Higher Net Return ($965.00/a over same treatment without Grower’s Secret Professional)– No negative effects on plants, no phytotoxicity, no application issues
  5. 5. TEST PARAMETERS• CROP: Strawberry (Bennicia commercial field)• LOCATION: Ventura County, California• DESIGN: Randomized Complete Block• PRODUCT: Grower’s Secret Professional (1.0 fl.oz./a)• APPLICATIONS: 6 applications (applied every 3-4 weeks pre-bloom through mid March) with standard fertilizer application (SF)• WATER VOLUME: Foliar, 25 gal./acre• PLOT SIZE: 10 plants per replicate, (6 replicates) Page 5
  6. 6. Fruit Quality(Desiccation, Botrytis sp., Mucor sp.)
  7. 7. Marketable Production by Pick Day SF + + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8 %+ GS Pro SF 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% + GS ProSF = Standard fertility programDavid Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  8. 8. Cumulative Marketable Production by Pick DaySF = Standard fertility programDavid Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  9. 9. Marketable Production Net Return by Pick Day SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% + GS ProSF = Standard fertility programDavid Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  10. 10. Cumulative Marketable Production Net Return* by Pick Day SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% + GS ProSF = Standard fertility programDoes not include cost of GS Professional ($105/a/season)David Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  11. 11. Marketable Utilization by Pick Day SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% + GS ProSF = Standard fertility programDavid Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  12. 12. Mean Weight per Marketable Fruit by Pick Day SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% + GS Pro SF = Standard fertility program David Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  13. 13. Cumulative Differential from Grower Standard Return SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% SF + 3-18-18/Zinc 6.8% + GS ProSF = Standard fertility programDavid Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  14. 14. Net Price per Flat Return to the Grower on Given DateDavid Holden, Holden Research and Consulting, 2012
  15. 15. SUMMARYWhen Grower’s Secret Professional is added tothe standard fertility program on Strawberries….. – It significantly increased yields and quality – Allowed higher cumulative marketable production – Allowed higher net return ($965.00/a over same treatment without Grower’s Secret Professional) – Caused No negative effects on plants, no phytotoxicity, no application issues
  16. 16. CONTACT INFORMATIONCharles T. Schiller, PhD.VP Product ManagementPhone: 925-787-5457Email: chucks@growerssecret.comJeff NewberryVP Sales, Distributors and Key AccountsPhone: 888-217-9426 ext. 205Email: jeffn@growerssecret.comKim MillerDirector of Sales, Commercial AgriculturePhone: 888-217-9426 ext 208Email: kimm@growerssecret.com Corporate Offices: 785 Market St., Ste 600, San Francisco, CA, 94103 www.growerssecret.com Page 13

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