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Trial on Tobacco - Moutiers-sur-le-Lay, France

KTS® is a clear, chloride-free solution that features the highest potassium and sulfur content available on the market.

CaTs® is a clear liquid fertilizer containing calcium and sulfur that reduces the harmful effects of salt, such as sodium, in the soil, and it can work as a soil amendment.

N-Sure® (28-0-0) is a clear, liquid nitrogen fertilizer containing the patented slow-release nitrogen (SRN) compound Triazone™, which enhances nitrogen absorption, translocation and remobilization.

Year: 2015
Cooperation with: Farmer Anthony Forgerit/Arvalis
Type of application: fertigation
Parameters measured: yield, nicotine, calcium, potassium, sulfur, dry matter
Goal: measure use of CaTs®, KTS®, N-Sure® to take out of a growing heterogeneity problem

METHODOLOGY

Applications of CaTs®, KTS®, N-Sure® have been done to solve several issue:

  • CaTs® to improve homogeneity and solve crusting soil trouble.
  • KTS® to improve tobacco growing and good quality on leaves quality.
  • N-Sure® to support extra development with small nitrogen input.

 

TREATMENT

Treatment timing: fertigation
N-Sure®: July 18, 2015
KTS®: July 18, 2015 - August 4, 2015; August 18, 2015
CaTs®: July 28, 2015 - August 11, 2015; August 27, 2015
Total nutriment apply with Crop Vitality fertilizers: N = 7 ; P2O5 = 0 ; K2O = 14.6 ; CaO = 1.05 ; SO3 = 34.16

TREATMENTFARMER PRACTICETHIOSULFATES
Calcium0
0
CaTs®
3x10 l/ha
Potassium126.5KTS®
3x10 l/ha
Nitrogen27.8N-Sure®
1x10 l/ha
Phosphorus50.6
Sulfur113.85

RESULTS

After all harvesting operation

TREATMENT YIELD AFTER DRYING (KG/Ha)
Control3,466
KTS®/CaTs®3,622 + 5.6% on DM

CONCLUSION

This small schedule of N-Sure®, CaTs®, KTS® during two months of growing have very good results on tobacco growing. Heterogeneity disappear and fertilizer apply affect the yield.
Our fertilizer improve the yield of 5.6% on dry matter. Incomes uptake of 588€/ha with input increase of 99.46€/ha, the farmer margin improve of 488€ /ha!

CaTs® and KTS® added give a better control on nicotine rate which is a very important topic on tobacco leaves. Too high level of nicotine could be a lower sale price for the farmer. Potassium and calcium are very important in tobacco growing, our fertilizer show a very good efficiency to work through a growing issue. Leaves analysis indicate a better assimilation of calcium and potassium.

 

KTS CaTs Tobacco Trial France 2015.pdf

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