Peter Cutler of Portland Strawberries in Portland, Victoria, had been trying to minimize the amount of chemicals that he puts on his crops.
In an effort to do this he had used a range of natural fertilisers in the past and was keen to trial the Grow Green Profert® product.
Peter had a poor performing block which he wanted to give Profert a trial on. Peter had been using calcium nitrate and Seasol.
Peter’s property is irrigated by bore water.
For the trial Peter identified three objectives:
- Improve yield on poor performing block
- Increase health of plants
- Increase the quality of the fruit
Spray Profert at 10mL per litre of water with 1mL Xtend® oil.
Key Results Achieved
After the trial Peter noted the fruit had improved in size and taste and his strawberry plants had more vigour.
In addition his yield increased markedly, from virtually no fruit in February to almost 80 punnets a day after December.
Peter stated to Grow Green: "The Profert is definitely working, I will start to spray my whole crop from now on."