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New organic fertilizers proven effective in rice and vegetables
by Ladylyn Jose - Thursday, 14 January 2016, 03:33 PM
www.mb.com.ph: December 30, 2015

A new line of four organic-based fertilizers have been proven effective in increasing yields of rice, corn and vegetables by farmers in Cagayan Valley and Nueva Ecija.

This was reported by UNAHCO Agronomy (Unahgro), a new business unit under the wings of Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO) headed by president and COO Ricardo C. Alba. The new unit has been organized to handle its agricultural product lines.

Rebecco Remorque, head of Unahgro, said the new unit is now looking to expand to the rest of Luzon after their successful foray in Cagayan Valley and Nueva Ecija, both major rice and corn producing areas where many farmers have switched to the company’s organic-based liquid fertilizers.

The fertilizers, he added, did not only increase the yields of the crops, they also lessened the cost of production. Moreover, he  continued, the new fertilizers are also more environment-friendly than the conventional chemical fertilizers.

The four organic-based fertilizers are under the brand names of Soil Set, Agro Mos, Grain Set and Crop Set. All are listed in the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) of the United States for use in organic crop production. Together, they address all crop needs from soil preparation to crop protection and growth enhancement up to the time of harvest.

The products are all developed by Kentucky-based Alltech Crop Science, a leading agronomic solution provider whose state-of-the-art production facilities are supported by an ultra-modern fermentation system, a research farm, a world renowned development laboratory and the world’s largest fermentation facility in Brazil.

Soil Set is used during soil preparation before planting or after harvest to revitalize the soil by activating the soil microflora. It improves mineral availability for plant nutrition and contains specific bacterial metabolites like natural enzymes that aid in plant development and improved growth by promoting healthier root systems.

Agro Mos, on the other hand, provides essential nutrients to fight environmental stresses affecting crops. It optimizes crop quality and improves yield by providing nutrients utilized in plant metabolic processes and reduces disease susceptibility through proper nutrition, and can even be used to revive plants that have been stricken by diseases.

Crop Set, for its part, is ideal for fruits and vegetables. It is a micronutrient fertilizer that supplies sulfur, copper, iron and manganese to the growing crop with a special formulation of high performance nutrients and fermentation technology that enhances the plant’s ability to utilize nutrients to optimize yields and improve crop color, quality and uniformity.

Grain Set, meanwhile, is a liquid source of sulfur, manganese and zinc specially formulated for cereal and grain production like rice and corn. It optimizes nutrient uptake, thereby increasing yields, nutritional value and overall crop quality.

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