Chase SM6 Seaweed Extract

Potato Trial – Maris Piper (2001)

Site: Coupar Range SM6 Seaweed Extract
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 + %
1. Untreated 972 89.5 100
2. Nutriphite 1.5 lt 982 90.5 101.1
3. SM6 2.8 lt
973 93.3 104.2
4. Yield Plus 1.5 lt
Cropset 0.6 lt
Nutrel 5 lt
Bittersaltz 5 kg
Smart Mn 2.0 lt
972 92.3 103.1

Results

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.

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Potato Trial Coupar Grange