Fertiactyl® GZ and Florida Citrus, A Winning Combination
Early this fall, Timac Agro USA Product Manager, Kevin Murphy, conducted field research in Florida on three popular varieties of citrus rootstock: US 802, US 812, and US 897. Each variety of rootstock was transplanted on September 22nd and harvested on November 10th, 42-days after treatment with Timac Agro USA’s premier nutritional soil amendment, Fertiactyl® GZ. The results from a single application of Fertiactyl® GZ in a 1% and 2% fertigated solution are nothing less than incredible.
The data collected is illustrated in the tables below.
Based on his findings, Mr. Murphy makes several recommendations to growers who want to use Fertiactyl® GZ in their growing program on citrus rootstock. Based on this study’s finding, the minimum dosage rate should be 1% of Fertiactyl® GZ in solution, however, a 2% solution is recommended for even better results. Growers should apply Fertiactyl® GZ every 6 weeks, with their Imidacloprid applications. As another benefit, it is well known that larger root systems handle HLB, or Citrus Greening Disease, more effectively. Applying Fertiactyl® GZ to rootstock can help reduce the negative impact of the disease by establishing a larger root mass.
Images below show the US 812 rootstock from the treatments used in this study. From left to right, Control, 1% Fertiactyl® GZ, 2% Fertiactyl® GZ.
Fertiactyl® products are a line of liquid soil amendments formulated to strengthen stress tolerance and recovery, improve water use efficiency, enhance nutrient uptake, and improve overall yield. Engineered with our patented Fertiactyl® Complex, Humic and Fluvic acids, and a variety of nutrient blends, Fertiactyl® products offer growers an innovative solution to improving crop quality and yield.