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Sweet pepper

Complete, efficient and immediate nutrition for higher yields

Basic Information

Sweet pepper requires high amounts of nutrients. As perennial-annual vegetable, it can have several cycles of harvesting from fruit-set to fruit sizing and maturity. Thus vegetative and generative growth occur at the same time after the first fruit-setting. This is an important aspect because it determines the way how peppers should be fertilized. This requires a balanced NPK ratio that maximizes production, but does not affect the continuous growth. In case of a potassium overdose, future harvests might be compromised due to poor new stems and less flowering. Calcium is also a key nutrient, since peppers are very sensitive to a physiological disorder related to calcium, B.E.R. (Blossom End Rot). Trace elements are very important as there are several harvests and a continuous growth of new tips.

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Crop Stage Program

Transplanting / Root growth
Vegetative growth
Flowering
Fruit setting
Fruit growth
Ripening and harvest
Products used in this stage
Important instructions for use: If several products are mixed while using our product, unforeseen reciprocal effects may occur. It is not possible to foresee all conditions that can occur in practice (e.g. temperature, kind of water, crop protection agents). Therefore, it is highly recommended to test the compatibility and the application of the intended products on a small scale first. We disclaim any responsibilities for damages which may ensue from interactions based on mixtures – especially – with other products, crop protection agents, plant protection products or fertilizers and/or from unusual conditions (temperature, kind of water, etc.). In case of doubt and for information on application data please get in touch with your local supplier, visit our website: www.compo-expert.com or get in touch by e-mail: info@compo-expert.com.

Detailed Description

The high chili yields are mainly due to the use of improved cultivars, control of the water regime and nutrition, the latter through techniques such as localized irrigation and fertigation. In the case of sweet peppers, three main types of irrigation systems are usually used, subsurface irrigation, drip irrigation or sprinkler irrigation, depending on region. Similar to eggplant and tomato, the key to achieve good yields and avoid B.E.R. is the water management, which has to compensate water scarcity and balance the humidity. Thus applications of Kamasol® Aqua as an irrigation improver, enhances the water use efficiency. Foliar applications of Basfoliar® Kelp SL and Vitanica® Si monthly improve fruit-set at 0,5 % and 0,3 % respectively, or through irrigation at 3-5 l/ha. Calcium nutrition is also a key factor as well as the vegetative/generative equilibrium. Therefore, Hakaphos® Calcidic plus NPK and plus K are a perfect combination, similar to eggplant. If more potassium is required in the nutrient solution NovaTec® Solub 9-0-43 can be included in the program, but in a different stock solution tank. Vitanica® RZ to strengthen the root system, at a dose of 10 l/ha/application, applied post-transplant. In case of major soil fungus problems, repeat doses 35-45 days after transplant.