Plant-based biostimulants help pepper grower deal with low water retention capacity

With the unique characteristics of the local soil in Kistelek, Hungary - sandy textures, low water retention, and rapid warming - pepper grower Buknicz István decided to optimize crop growth with plant-based biostimulants.

Intrigued by the promise of enhanced root development, vibrant foliage, and improved water management, the pepper grower decided to integrate a Van Iperen biostimulant into the cultivation process.

"Plants for Plants® 4-Terra activates the PHT2;1 gene, enhancing Phosphate assimilation within the pepper plant for robust growth. Simultaneously, it enables a prosperous soil microflora through a "Microbioma effect," ensuring optimal nutrient availability," the team with Van Iperen says.

Root System Development
From the initial planting stages, the grower witnessed an acceleration in root system development. The treated crop not only caught up with the control one but surpassed it. Carefully observed over time, the treated crop showed a larger leaf surface, showcasing the biostimulant's impact on water and nutrient absorption.

The treated crop was also compared with an untreated one. "We notice the differences in root system density, stem strength, leaf size, and, ultimately, the size and abundance of the harvest."

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