At Wageningen University & Research in Bleiswijk, VitalFluid is conducting a trial with the use of natural nitrogen in tomatoes. On November 2, there will be a demo on-site to show the results.
In this trial, tomatoes are grown according to the principles of USDA Organic. The reference is fed with 'regular' organic fertilizer to compare with the VitalFluid Natural Nitrogen. This year's trial was also conducted in the cucumber field, where an American USDA organic crop delivered the same product as the regular cucumber crop at Dutch grower Herman Keijzers.
VitalFluid notices that the availability of NO3 is a lot better with the natural nitrogen that is produced in-house, because it is directly available to the crops. Sales Manager Mark van Boxtel: "With the 'normal' organic nitrogen sources, the nutrients have to be converted into NO3 first and that takes a lot of time and effort."
VitalFluid's natural nitrogen is produced by copying lightning, becoming an imitation of a natural process in which nitrogen is dissolved in water. This sustainable process provides the nitrogen used in this trial.
Anyone wishing to participate in the demo can register with VitalFluid by email. The number of participants is limited.