Selecting the Right Products for

Conventional Strawberry Fertility

For application timing and use rates, please consult a BioGro agronomist. Our products are only part of our system. Testing and critical timing is important to get the highest yield per acre of soil and per acre foot of water.

PLANT-X RHIZO-PRO

Promotes Healthy Roots | Aids with Root Growth & Reducing Plant Stress

Natural plant extracts for aiding in root growth and promoting a healthy root and plant system.  It is very important to have Rhizo-Pro in the soil prior to planting.

Compatible

Aqua Ammonia, Polyphosphate, Potash & Nitrogen

Blendable

Formulations have a superior mix ability rating when blended with most standard fertilizers.

CHB PREMIUM 6

Overall Salinity Management & Nutrient Uptake

Recommended for improving nutrient uptake with a secondary benefit of aiding root growth in mildly salty soil. Superior compatibility and blending properties with all fertilizers.

Compatible

with Calcium & Acid Fertilizers, Polyphosphate, Potash & Nitrogen

Organic

CDFA & WSDA

Blendable

Formulations have a superior mix ability rating when blended with most standard fertilizers.

CHB Plant-x 21

Aiding Root Growth

Plant-X 21 is a combination of amino acids, refined humic acids and PGPR’s. Aids in root growth in new and established roots, with a secondary benefit of increasing nutrient uptake.

Compatible

Aqua Ammonia, Polyphosphate, Potash & Nitrogen

Blendable

Formulations have a superior mix ability rating when blended with most standard fertilizers.

CHB Carbo K10

Potassium Source & Reduces Plant Stress

A blend of potassium blended with carbohydrate-based colloids which help keep potassium from leaching or being fixed on or into soil colloids.  It also contains specific amine-nitrogen compounds which stimulate water uptake in high sodium environments.

Compatible

Compatible with Bio-Gro's Custom Blend Fertility System

Value Added

A value added liquid fertilizer formulated by Bio-Gro, Inc

NUE FLOURISH

Nutrition Package & Root Development

Flourish is a specialized nutrition and root development package designed for berries and other crops. It can be highly customized based on the growers’ field needs and plant needs. It is more of a system than a product. For example, if you happen to need some extra zinc or boron on your plants, we can pre-blend prior to delivery.

Compatible

Compatible with Bio-Gro's Custom Blend Fertility System

Value Added

A value added liquid fertilizer formulated by Bio-Gro, Inc

NUE CAL-8

Improve Photosynthesis & Nutrient Uptake

NUE Cal-8 is a non-nitrogen, non-chloride form of foliar calcium + 35% organic acids. The high amount of organic carbon based compounds help form a film of calcium and other added nutrients on the leaf surface.

Compatible

Compatible with Bio-Gro's Custom Blend Fertility System

Premium Ca

Drive photosynthesis. Premium liquid calcium fertilizer.

Selecting the Right Products for

Organic Strawberry Fertility

For application timing and use rates, please consult a BioGro agronomist. Our products are only part of our system. Testing and critical timing is important to get the highest yield per acre of soil and per acre foot of water.

PREMIUM PLANT TEA

Promotes Healthy Roots | Aids with Root Growth & Reducing Plant Stress

Natural plant extracts for aiding in root growth and promoting a healthy root and plant system.  It is very important to have Premium Plant Tea in the soil prior to planting.

Compatible

Aqua Ammonia, Polyphosphate, Potash & Nitrogen

Organic

CDFA & WSDA

Blendable

Formulations have a superior mix ability rating when blended with most standard fertilizers.

CHB PREMIUM 6

Overall Salinity Management & Nutrient Uptake

Recommended for improving nutrient uptake with a secondary benefit of aiding root growth in mildly salty soil. Superior compatibility and blending properties with all fertilizers.

Compatible

with Calcium & Acid Fertilizers, Polyphosphate, Potash & Nitrogen

Organic

CDFA & WSDA

Blendable

Formulations have a superior mix ability rating when blended with most standard fertilizers.

CHB PREMIUM 21

Aiding Root Growth

CHB Premium 21 is a combination of amino acids, refined humic acids and PGPR’s. Aids in root growth in new and established roots, with a secondary benefit of increasing nutrient uptake.

Compatible

Aqua Ammonia, Polyphosphate, Potash & Nitrogen

Organic

CDFA & WSDA

Blendable

Formulations have a superior mix ability rating when blended with most standard fertilizers.

CHB ACTIVATE

Nutrient Activator

CHB Activate is a phos acid, stabilized fish product that chews up complex nitrogen and releases or “activates” nutrients that are already in the soil.

Compatible

soil and water run applications in conjunction with organic fertilizer or organic matter applications

Organic

CDFA & WSDA

Value Added

A value added liquid fertilizer formulated by Bio-Gro, Inc

Got Buffer Zones? Interested in Reduced Chemical Strawberries?

BioGro’s No Fumigation Program

For more specifics on the program, please consult a BioGro agronomist. Every field situation is different. Testing and critical timing is important to get the highest yield per acre of soil and per acre foot of water.

Overview

BioGro’s No Fume Program differs for every grower and soil type and there is no “cookie cutter” method, but we begin with a study of the field history. Then we determine how best to grow more root surface area, put on a lot more high grade humic acid and feed the root zone of the plants to produce better results. We replace what is currently going on the field with proprietary bio-substances.

Traditional Fumigation vs. Our Program

We calculated the actual lbs of material going into an acre of strawberries and found that 400 gallons of our material represents exactly 315 pounds of “life” growing materials going into the ground. On the other hand, 30 gallons of inline fumigation typically delivers exactly 315 pounds of “death” for diseases. We thought it was an interesting point to illustrate, don’t you?

NO FUME PROGRAM – STEP BY STEP

  1. Get a Field History – in cooperation with the grower to determine disease pressure, soil type, past issues, etc.

  2. Perform Soil & Water Tests – make pre-plant recommendations

  3. Lysimeter Monitoring – measure soil solution and make proper recommendations throughout the growing season

  4. Monitor Applications – minimize issues and make custom blends when necessary

  5. In-Field Presence – minimize issues and better communicate with the grower

PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Better for soil – soil structure building

  • Better for scheduling – no need to plan fumigation

  • Better for growers – less paperwork & safety concerns

  • Better for the industry – tough regulations are here

  • Better for the environment  – reduced chemical use

  • Better for marketing – reduced chemical berries

  • Better for yield – higher quality berries

2012-13 Trial Results

Fruit Weight

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Marketable Fruit

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 TRIAL SUMMARY

This trial was completed in Santa Maria, CA on winter strawberries. The BioGro block of the trial was NOT FUMIGATED. These results represent 16 picks on the fruit. The BioGro program produced fruit that weighed on average, 21.2% more than the standard fumigation program. We also produced a higher percentage of marketable berries than the standard fumigation practices.

The success of this trial depended on being in the field from the start, before planting. Costs on the No Fume Programs are very similar to traditional fumigation practices because we simply move the budget from the fumigation over to the fertility side and ramp up the nutrition going to the plants.

When plants are strong from the start, good fertility practices do very well in most situations. There are always going to be outliers, but for the most part, if we are there from the start, we have proven that the BioGro system works, time and time again.

2013 Summer Berry Trial

Crates Per Acre

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Standard Fumigation0%

Margin Per Acre

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 TRIAL SUMMARY

The BioGro side of the block produced a 28% increase in crates per acre and a 26% increase in margin per acre.

The BioGro trial made the grower just over $3,400 per acre more than the standard fume block. Results very, but we have proven year after year that our system works, when applied properly from the beginning.

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