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Pioneering the Future

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Summer grown rice in the Philippines

Positive response to Multi-K application, all other vegetative and productive parameters were markedly and significantly enhanced

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Crop/cultivar

Rice / IR 64 (lowland cultivar)

Country / location Philippines / Cotabato / Kabacan.
Growing period: July-October
Objectives Increase yield
Haifa product tested Multi-K
Application method Foliar nutrition
Tested treatment 3 x foliar sprays @ 360 lit/ha (Knapsack sprayer); 30, 55 & 85 days after transplanting @  1, 2, 3, 4, or 5%.
Control treatment results Total yield: 4.58 MT/ha B
Mean No. of productive tillers/hill: 24.9 B
Mean plant height at 10 days before harvest: 93.4 cm B
Percentage of unfilled spikelets/panicle at harvest: 17.5% A
Grower’s revenue from yield: US$ 1,155 / ha
Best treatment results Total yield: 6.22 MT/ha A
Mean No. of productive tillers/hill: 29.1 A
Mean plant height at 10 days before harvest: 98.7 cm A
Percentage of unfilled spikelets/panicle at harvest: 7.3% B
Grower’s revenue from yield: US$ 1,155 / ha
Characteristics of best treatment Yield increase: 1.64 MT/ha (36% above control). All other vegetative and productive parameters were markedly and significantly enhanced.
Cost of treatment (application + material) US$ 35 / ha
Net benefit of best treatment US$ 1,120 / ha
Benefit/Cost ratio 33.2
Conclusions These results are in good accordance with the previous item , detailing a similar experiment with the same cultivar in. It also resembles many experiments showing high contribution of foliar feeding to rice with Multi-K.MT