Chase SM6 Seaweed Extract
Potato Trial – Maris Piper (2001)
Site: Coupar Range
Variety: Maris Piper
Plot size: 16.5 sq.m.
SM6 Timing: First application tubers 25mm, second 14 days later,
with the objective of increasing tuber size/weight.
|Treatments||Tuber Nos||Yield(kg) 45mm +||%|
|2. Nutriphite 1.5 lt||982||90.5||101.1|
|3. SM6 2.8 lt
|4. Yield Plus 1.5 lt
Cropset 0.6 lt
Nutrel 5 lt
Bittersaltz 5 kg
Smart Mn 2.0 lt
As expected with a late treatment such as this the SM6 did not increase tuber numbers, but neither did the other two treatments. Although none of the treatment differences were statistically significant, there was a clear trend for SM6 to improve marketable yield.