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Growing tips for greenhouse crops


ORGANICS IN GREENHOUSE: 

Soil Mix Per Yard:
3 kg of General Purpose 4-3-9 +
2 kg of Starter Food +
2 kg of Blood Meal +
3.0-3.5 kg of Earth Boost
Mix the above for every yard of soil mix and leave the mix, preferably under a tarp, for 7-14 days in order to get the additives activated with moisture and heat of soil. Same mix can be used for starting seedling plugs.
 
Drench
Use 10-12 L of Root Conditioner per acre of growing area added with 1/2 kg of GreenUp in the same mix. This will maximize nutrient uptake and promote rooting in the medium. Apply this drench as last application of the day and try to give maximum irrigation free period after this drench, to allow the active ingredients to get mixed in the medium. This is also highly recommended for seedlings and newly transplants.

 
Fertigation:
Use BioFish or Tomato & Vegetable 3-1-4, etc and maintain an EC of 2-3 depending on need on an ongoing basis.
Use vigorous and constant aeration in nutrient tank with ample dilution to avoid sedimentation.

Fogging / Wet spray:
0.5-0.75 kg/acre of Greenup
1-1.5 kg/acre of Sulphate of Potash (water soluble)
Above can be mixed and applied as a spray or as a fog on need basis.
Spot Treatment: Using the same mix used for enriching soil (a) apply 10-20 g of mix in root zone as a top dress in root zone near the dripper.

 
CONVENTIONAL GROWING IN GREENHOUSE:

Soil Mix Per Yard:
2.5-3 kg of any of BioFert’s slow release fertilizers like 16-16-16. 11-18-21, etc mixed thoroughly into the growing medium like peat moss, bark, coco coir, compost or their blends
3-3.5 kg of Earth Boost to increase CEC, microbial activity, organic matter and root development
4-5 kg of Mineral Mix to meet all secondary and trace nutrient requirements over the long term.
Drench:
Use 10-12 L of Root Conditioner per acre of growing area added with 1/2 kg of GreenUp in the same mix. This will maximize nutrient uptake and rooting in the medium. Apply this drench as last application of the day and try to give maximum irrigation free period after this drench, to allow the active ingredients to get lodged in the medium. This is also highly recommended for seedlings and newly transplants.

Fertigation:
On an ongoing basis, use either Crop Conditioner or Root Conditioner at a 1:10,000-15,000 dilution to maximize nutrient uptake and robust root development from the very start. Consult with BioFert’s technical staff for advice. 
Use a separate tank for these products which will be fed into the main water line carrying the nutrient solution. For best results, add these products at water source before injection of water soluble fertilizers.

Fogging / Wet spray:
Use 1.25-1.5 L/acre of Crop Conditioner along with any pest control products. This will help in maximizing uniform energy / nutrient transfer in the crop. Use of Crop Conditioner in foliar applications will also help in building crop immunity and minimizing loss from crop stress.
Use BioStix with all foliar applications using 1:1000 dilution.

Spot Treatment:
Apply 10-20 gm (depending on volume) of Earth Boost in root zone in all growing media including rock wool and other slabs or blocks. This promotes emergence of new roots, enhances nutrient uptake and minimizes run off losses. 
 
All recommendations are mentioned on a per acre basis or on per yard basis for soil mixes for greenhouses & nurseries.

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