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BOOSTER-Mag improves plant resistance to insect damage at Goulburn Valley, Australia.
When the chief of Goulburn Valley field tomato needed to improve plant resistance to insect damage, it contacted Calix to conduct a trial of its BOOSTER-Mag technology. The successful trial demonstrated how the technology can dramatically improve the resistance of tomatoes to insect damage.
Optimal yield and plant vitality.
Healthier plants with optimal natural resistance to diseases and pests.
Easy-to-apply foliar spray.
Non-toxic to humans, animals, fish and plants (non-phytotoxic).
Environmentally beneficial and poses no accumulative risk.
Safe and low cost.
With support from the Australian Processing Tomato Research Council (APTRC) and local growers, a rigorous evaluation of BOOSTER–Mag was undertaken across 3 farms.
The crops were grown using conventional methods with selected areas treated with a 1% v/v mix of BOOSTER–Mag using spray booms at a rate equivalent to 1.5 kg/ha. 3 treatments were made; 1st week January, 3rd week January, 3rd week February.
The crop was assessed by hand harvesting and quantifying fruit quality; degree of fruit ripening – (red and green fruit); extent of insect damage (wormholes, deep entries and stings); extent of blossom end-rot; micro-nutrients (by pediole analysis) and fruit BRIX.
BOOSTER-Mag has been manufactured using Calix’s proprietary “mineral honeycomb” magnesium oxide, a novel, nano-active material already demonstrating remarkable results in sewer and waste water, biogas, and aquaculture applications.Download the Solution Spec Sheet