Evaluation on rice crops

Apayao - Philippines

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BOOSTER-Mag improves plant vitality at Apayao, Philippines.

Case Study summary

Challenges

When the chef of Apayao rice crops needed to improve plant vitality, it contacted Calix to conduct a trial of its BOOSTER-Mag technology. The successful trial demonstrated how the technology can dramatically improve the vitality and the growth of plants.

Objective

Demonstrate improvement in plant vitality.

OUR SOLUTION

Calix has developed BOOSTER-Magan easy-to-apply foliar spray that acts as both fertiliser and stimulates a plants natural ability to fight disease and pests. It demonstrably provides a substantial safety, simplicity, sustainability and productivity benefit.

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Benefits of BOOSTER-Mag

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.

Introduction

Two large fields were prepared in an identical manner using identical hybrid rice seedlings. At leaf 5 (5 weeks after transplant), BOOSTER-Mag was first sprayed (2% v/v, 1.7 kg/ha).

Five further treatments were applied at 14 day intervals over a 10 week period.

Observations – 40 days after planting.

Generally health plants. Scattered leaf browning and no flowering.

Visibly greener leaves and visibly denser canopy. 25% taller stems (40 & 30cm approx.). No browning, no wilting – robust and healthy plants with unusually early stage flowering.

Observations – 100 days after planting.

10 % loss on drying. Dry yield of 120 cavan* /ha (6,000 kg/ha). [* 1 cavan = 50 kg]

Harvested 10 days earlier.

2% loss on drying. Dry yield of 141 cavan / ha (7,050 kg/ha) – increase of 18%.

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