Tectopore trials: Results on sunflowers
Known as summer flowers, sunflowers follow the path of the sun and are remarkable for their size and colour. They are a favourite variety for gardens and flower arrangements, and are also in demand in the food industry.
It is a crop that has five to eight weeks of production depending on the area and one of its characteristics is that it requires artificial light throughout its cycle.
We carried out a trial on two varieties: Gold and Orange, in plantations in sandy soil in the Cusubamba area, in the province of Pichincha. We used a single dose and granulometry of Tectopore in the furrow, under the six rows of sowing, with the aim of measuring the effect on productivity and the result obtained was a decrease in mortality, which was between 3% and 5% less, depending on the variety.
It was ratified that, in degraded soils, Tectopore generates positive results and that, when the soil is more damaged, the results are even better.
It is recommended to mix Tectopore with organic matter and microorganisms.
Due to the lower mortality recorded with the application of Tectopore treatments, an increase in productivity of 4.47% was generated in the Orange variety. In Gold, it was 2.93%.