Chase SM6 Seaweed Extract
Chase SM6 is an extra strong seaweed extract with at least 30% w/v soluble seaweed solids which contain macro nutrients, trace elements and plant growth stimuli. The natural plant stimulants contained in SM6 encourage many plant growth processes including :-
Cell Division – Protein synthesis – Chlorophyll production
Regular applications of SM6 will result in higher yields of better quality fruit. The natural growth stimulants contained in SM6 encourage healthy growth which in turn improves the plants resistance to attacks by pests and diseases and is beneficial when plants are under stress. The use of SM6 is in line with the current thinking of environmentalists and consumers.
Apply 2.8 lt/ha to newly planted runners in order to help rooting and establishment . Thereafter use 5.6 lt/ha annually, split into four applications starting when growth commences and then at regular intervals up to fruit set. A further application of 1.4 lt/ha post harvest helps to strengthen the crowns for next season. Where plants are under fruit loading stress, applications beyond the above may be of benefit.
Raspberries & Currants
Apply 1.4 lt/ha when growth commences followed by a further three applications at regular intervals until fruit set. As with strawberries a post harvest spray is beneficial in strengthening next year’s fruit bud. Where plants are under fruit loading stress, applications beyond the above may be of benefit.
Pre Planting Dips
Dipping young roots prior to planting has a beneficial effect on establishment and growth by encouraging root development. Mix a solution 1 part SM6 to 200 parts water.
For those interested in how and why seaweed extracts work, ask for a copy of our technical handbook.