In broccoli monoculture: Tectopore generates positive results
Broccoli monocultures in the province of Cotopaxi were the subject of these five trials and were done in conditions where the soil was highly degraded by intoxication due to the excessive use of conventional fertilisers and absence of crop rotation.
We applied Tectopore, thanks to its physical, chemical and biological characteristics, to regenerate the soil’s life network and reactivate it permanently. Of the five trial plots, four achieved increases in production and quality, and in the third, climatic factors caused a rotting process in the pellets. In those that received Tectopore, the impact was less significant.
The trials evaluated the increase in productivity, average weight, kilos of punishment, percentage of rotting and pellet quality, with two modes of application. In the first, the entire dose was divided into three equal parts and applied at sowing, in the first and second fertilisation.
For the second application mode, 100% of the dose was applied at the time of sowing with chemical amendments.
Prior to this application process, Tectopore was mixed in one case with organic matter and in the other case with chemical fertiliser to achieve a homogeneous mixture. Depending on the farm, it was applied manually or mechanically.
In terms of time, two of the trials had three replications, so they were spread over one consecutive year. The other two had one cycle each.
In the mechanical application, the seed drill and fertiliser spreader were used to apply the product.
In manual application, mishcas or sack bags with tubes were used.
Results Batches 1 and 2 in cycles 2 and 3
In cycle 3 of batch 2 we managed to visually show that in the areas affected with Plasmodiophera, the affectation was lower in the treatments with Tectopore which leads to indicate that the presence of Tectopore in the root could influence the regrowths in the root part which indicates a better development and harvest of the broccoli head.
Results Batch 3
This lot had problems generated by climatic factors and was not harvested in its entirety in the treatments nor in the control due to the rotting of pellets caused by hail. However, it was concluded that the Tectopore treatments had less rot.
Results Batches 4 and 5
In lot 5, the plant was treated with Tectopore from the pylon.