Melon & Watermelon
An innovative and highly effective plant activator based on purified plant molecules. Through application of Croptimum the plant photosynthesis, capacity for shoot formation and crop resilience improves.
At Crop Health Vision (CHV) we believe that the best stimulants for melon and watermelon production can be found in the natural abundance of active molecules in plants.
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Consistent results at growers, supported by research results, are measured in several melon and watermelon crops and varieties.
- Crop characteristics are being reported as healthier, more active and more balanced (vegetative / generative).
- Plants carry up 15% more fruits.
- 15% better uniformity and therefore up to 15% more first grade.
- The average ROI of using Croptimum in melon is experienced 20 times.
Melon production cumulative increase (kg/ha)
Through independent research institutes and reputable growers unquestionable results were observed at various production locations. Across a wide variety of fruit and vegetable crops, better yields and quality were measured. Grower results with melons and watermelons proved that the application of Croptimum significantly increases the harvested weight of the final product. An increase of +/- 30% in harvested weight was observed for indoor and outdoor growing.
Mode of action
The technology applied to crops by CHV is unique in crop health improvement methods. Our understanding of plant science has resulted in in a specific formula containing plant derived molecules. Croptimum provides two new distinct mode of actions in crop management;
|Croptimum triggers a response with glutathione which is involved in many plant processes. Through regular application oxidative and abiotic stress is reduced and plant performance increased.|
During moments of high plant load or difficult growing conditions Croptimum enables the plant to respirate better and ensures continuous growth and fruit formation.
|• Raised chlorophyll levels|
• Optimized photosynthesis
• Increased respiration
• Elevated uptake of essential nutrients
• Boosted fruit formation
• Improved fruit quality of harvested fruits
|Croptimum improves root health and enhances the uptake of nutrients supporting better crop growth.|
Raised levels of vital nutrients help any plant with improved chlorophyll production, formation of new fruits and resilience against abiotic stress.
|• Healthier and sturdier roots|
• Raised levels of vital nutrients:(Iron, Calcium, Boron, Chlorine)
• Improved rhizosphere conditions
Dosing and use
Recommended dosage for melon and watermelon crops:
|Product||Croptimum dosage litre/ha||Interval of appli-cations suggested||Start of the application||Last application|
|Melon and watermelon (greenhouse)||0,6||Weekly||2 weeks after transplant||2 weeks before the last harvest|
|Melon and watermelon (open field)||1,2||14 days||2 weeks after transplant||2 weeks before the last harvest|
Croptimum is ideally applied directly to the roots through a drip / drench irrigation system. Best results are obtained when Croptimum is applied via a sperate dosing pump, alternatively Croptimum can be mixed in the fertigation mixing tank in the central fertigation unit for the day of use (after tanks A and B are mixed). When no other option is available, diluted Croptimum can be directly added to tank B as long as the complete tank is used within one day.
For optimum effect of Croptimum:
- The recommended dose of Croptimum should be applied in 1 pulse.
- For the best uptake Croptimum should be applied when there is little to no drain.
- Croptimum is to mixed well with water before applying to the irrigation system.
- Croptimum solution is ideally applied in ± 1 litre of water / m2. In heavier soil, such as clay, please apply with your stand-ard irrigation volume (l/m2).
- Do not mix Croptimum directly with amino-, humic- or fulvic acids (a 24 hour interval is advised).
- Do not apply simultaneously with hypochlorite or chlorine.
Get in touch!
Would you like to be visited by a sales advisor to discuss challenges together? Our CHV advisor will be happy to visit you to look together at how we can optimise crop growth and minimise wastage on your business.